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Greece’s Issues Could Become More Than a Debt Crisis

New York (HedgeCo.net) – While hedge funds and institutional investors alike are mainly concerned with the sovereign debt and stock market in Greece, there could be a bigger concern in the long run and that is the geopolitical environment. During […]

Fortress Joins Growing List

New York (HedgeCo.net) – This has not been a good month for alternative asset managers, at least not in terms of their own earnings performance. On Thursday, Fortress Investment Group joined a growing list of alternative investment firms that have […]

Fund of Funds Outperform Hedge Funds in Past Year

New York (HedgeCo.net) – The latest report from eVestment showed that over the past year, funds of hedge funds have performed better than hedge funds themselves. The semi-annual report for July reported that the average fund of funds gained 6.65% […]

Blackstone Pushing for Liquid Alt Offerings in 401(k)’s

New York (HedgeCo.Net) The liquid alternative industry has experienced tremendous growth over the last seven years, with assets under management going from $100 billion to $440 billion during this time period. As impressive as the growth has been, the alternative […]

Individual Investors Are Not Trusting The Market

New York (HedgeCo.Net) The American Association of Individual Investors started their weekly sentiment survey in June of 1987. This past week’s results caused a record to be broken, but what that record means is uncertain. For the sixteenth straight week […]

More Bad News For Carlyle Group

New York (HedgeCo.net) – One day after having a noted financial consultant advise clients to leave one of their hedge funds, Carlyle Group LP reported on Wednesday that their earnings dropped 38% on a year over year basis. Much of […]

Highlights From The Credit Suisse Mid-Year Survey

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Credit Suisse released its mid-year hedge fund survey yesterday and there were some very revealing highlights about the industry. The survey polled over 200 institutional investors from around the globe with just over half being in […]

Bucking The Trend: Wells Fargo Launches Commodities Fund

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Most of the recent headlines regarding commodity based hedge funds have been about poor performance or funds closing down, but Wells Fargo & Co.’s wealth management division is launching a new fund in the midst of […]

Financial Consultant Urges Investors To Dump Carlyle Fund

New York (HedgeCo.net) – The Carlyle Group is one of the largest alternative investment firms in the world, but the Washington D.C. based firm may not be as big if investors listen to a noted financial consultant. Cliffwater LLC is […]

Hedge Funds Investing In Iran?

New York (HedgeCo.net) – While Iran may have come to an agreement with the United States and the United Nations regarding its nuclear operations, is the world ready to invest in Iran? What about U.S. citizens? One hedge fund manager […]

Slide in Commodities Causes Fund To Close

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Over the course of the last year, most commodities have seen significant declines in their prices. Oil is down over 50%, platinum is down over 30%, silver is down over 25% and gold is down over […]

Chinese Plunge Protection Team Working Overtime

New York (HedgeCo.net) – After the drubbing the Chinese market took on Monday, regulators enacted measures to halt the slide. These measures included allowing 1,400 companies to halt trading and providing the China Securities Finance Corp., a state-run financing vehicle […]

Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index Down Slightly in Q2

New York (HedgeCo.net) The second quarter was a tough one for investors as the overall market dropped sharply in the last week of the quarter to take the Dow and the S&P into negative territory for the quarter and erased […]

Technology Continues Strong Growth

New York (HedgeCo.net) Over the last 30 trading days, the overall stock market has seen its share of volatility with the S&P 500 gaining just under 2% from June 15 through June 23 and then losing over 3.5% from June […]

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