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Hedge Fund Elliott Management’s Market Commentary

Seeking Alpha – Very in-depth and analytical commentary out of Elliott Management in their recent second quarter 2009 letter to investors. The hedge fund has penned a 24 page letter covering topics of risk management, the automotive industry, regulation, distressed […]

Hedging back in vogue among lucrative convertibles

Reuters – Hedge funds stand to make gains from convertible bonds arbitrage again after last year’s huge losses decimated the sector, though improving markets have made the job more complicated. Managers have been using a simple "buy and hold" strategy […]

Meriwether Said to Shut JWM Hedge Fund After Losses

Bloomberg – John Meriwether, who roiled global markets when Long-Term Capital Management LP collapsed in 1998, plans to shut his current hedge fund, according to a person familiar with the matter. JWM Partners LLC is closing its main Relative Value […]

Hedge-Fund Startups Sprout as Roc Gathers $1 Billion

June 16 (Bloomberg) — Arvind Raghunathan , former head of Deutsche Bank AG’s global arbitrage business, will open his new hedge-fund firm next month with more than $1 billion, a sign that investors are trickling back after record losses last […]

SEC has about 150 hedge fund probes

Reuters – U.S. securities regulators have about 150 active hedge fund investigations and more than 50 probes involving credit default swaps and other derivatives, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro said on Monday. The SEC also has about two […]

US firm launches hedge fund rep ETF

Financial Standard – US investors can now access a liquid and transparent hedge fund replication strategy after IndexIQ launched the IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF on the New York Stock Exchange. The New York based firm’s exchange traded fund (ETF) […]

Hedge funds, FCCBs catch the fancy of India’s super rich

Business Standard – Hedge funds and foreign currency convertible bonds (FCCBs) are replacing real estate as popular offshore investment destinations for India’s richest. Hedge funds are investment funds which employ various strategies to produce absolute returns. These strategies could be […]

Why hedge funds might shine in 2009

Morningstar.ca – Hedge fund managers, once the swashbuckling frontiersmen of international finance and subject of fawning cocktail party banter, have quickly gone from hero to goat. As the global credit bubble burst with a vengeance in 2008, so too did […]

Hedge funds in positive teritory

Director of Finance online – Lyxor says their Hedge Fund Index was up 1.53% in January.  Lyxor is an asset management group wholly-owned by Socieìteì Geìneìrale. According to a report released today the top performing strategies over the month of […]

Hedge Funds Rally in December, Post Record Losses on the Year

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Although hedge funds finished up 2008 with some of the worst numbers to date, they showed some signs of promise in December.  According to the latest research by the Hennessee Group LLC, a New York-based advisor […]

Hedge Funds At Risk

Forbes – The hedge fund sector has to date weathered market volitality better than the banking sector, since no large bellwether hedge fund has yet gone bankrupt. Nonetheless, hedge funds are expecting a wave of redemptions, as investors move to […]

Blackstone: $5 billion limit for LBO bank financing

Reuters – Private equity firm Blackstone Group LP’s chief operating officer said on Tuesday that the limit on bank financing for leveraged buyouts was about $5 billion. But COO Tony James said there were multiple opportunities to invest despite the […]

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