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Survey Finds Continued Optimism Towards Hedge Funds Despite 2008 Performance

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Highlights of a second annual national survey released by Morningstar and Barron’s Magazine examining the perception and usage of alternative investments among institutions and financial advisors showed that hedge funds were the most popular alternative vehicles […]

Railways pension invests 65 million pounds in hedge fund

Reuters – The UK Railways Pension Schemes, one of the UK’s largest plans, has invested 65 million pounds in London-based asset manager Goodhart Partners’ global long-short equity fund of hedge funds. Railpen Investments, the fund manager of the industry-wide scheme […]

Hedge funds to get $60 billion boost

Financial Standard – Pension funds around the world are expected to pump up their $547 billion hedge fund allocation by more than $60 billion before December as they look to balance assets and liabilities, new research shows. Hedge fund managers […]

Barron’s Top 100 Ranking Hedge Funds for 2009

Barron’s is out with its annual hedge fund 100 list and we wanted to post up all the media relating to it. Barron’s mentions that hedge fund assets plummeted from $1.9 trillion to $1.4 trillion throughout the course of 2008. […]

Pensions seen fuelling hedge fund industry growth

Reuters – Pension funds will likely funnel more money into hedge funds and become a powerful engine of growth for the industry in the coming months, a hedge fund industry veteran said on Wednesday. "We are finding that corporate pension […]

Major pension scheme sticks by hedge fund move

Reuters – The nation’s second-largest pension fund, the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), said it was sticking by a medium-term plan to double exposure to alternative assets such as hedge funds and private equity. The 23 billion pound pension scheme confirmed […]

Morningstar Reviews 2008′s Losses and Gains

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – In their summary of hedge fund performance for the fourth quarter and full year of 2008, Morningstar reported that 2008′s low returns wiped out the last two years gains. Investors lost their appetite for hedge […]

December investor survey finds managment fees too high

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – When surveyed about what they think about fee levels and value for money offered by investment managers, investors believe that managment fees are too high. Two surveys were conducted by bfinance in December, questioning institutional […]

Global stocks and dollar swing ahead of Fed meeting

Reuters – Volatility spread across stock and foreign exchange markets on Tuesday as investors eyed a Federal Reserve meeting expected to cut interest rates and hint at future unorthodox monetary policies to lift the U.S. economy. European stocks reversed early […]

NY gov. seeks tax hike on hedge funds, luxury goods

Reuters – U.S. Treasury debt prices jumped on Tuesday, pushing the benchmark note’s yield down to fresh five-decade lows, after the Federal Reserve slashed interest rates near zero and vowed to extend its quantitative easing measures. In an unprecedented move, […]

Iceland: The country that became a hedge fund

CNNMoney.com – On a gloomy morning in early August, more than a month before Wall Street and the world’s financial system seized up, a senior aide to Iceland’s Prime Minister paid a visit to the Russian embassy in Reykjavík to […]

Experts show the way on post-Bush portfolios

Asbury Park Press – The end of the George W. Bush era brings some Grateful Dead lyrics to mind: "What a long, strange trip it’s been." The first Bush term opened following the bursting of the tech bubble, which had […]

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