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Castlestone set to launch defensive equity fund – Investment Week

Investment Week – Castlestone Management is set to launch a hybrid fund investing in both equities and hedge funds. The group claims managed futures have maintained decent returns throughout the market turmoil and predict the asset class will work well […]

Dow Jones Hedge Fund Strategy Benchmark Review

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) - In the monthly report from Dow Jones Indexes on the performance of Hedge Fund Strategy Benchmarks, only one of four strategies, merger arbitrage, posted net-of-fee gains in November. After hedge funds experienced two of the most […]

Connecticut Pension Fund to Enter Hedge Funds After $5 Billion Loss

StreetInsider.com – Connecticut State Treasurer Denise Nappier is moving forward with a plan to invest in hedge funds after losing $5 billion of pension assets this year. Nappier will begin allocating up to 8% of the $20 billion she oversees […]

Are Managed Forex Accounts Suitable for Short-term Hedge Fund Investors?

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) - In an interview with Geneva based Forex trader and currency specialist Robert Paulson, he said; "Trading the Forex market is for serious investors seeking alternative investment opportunities."  Clients pulling out of hedge funds due to the […]

Paulson Bucks Paulson as His Hedge Funds Score $1 Billion Gain

Bloomberg – There’s not a lot of light in Paulson & Co.’s 28th-floor headquarters on a drizzly November afternoon. The Alexander Calder sculpture and multicolored prints have been shipped to the firm’s new offices six blocks south. Darkness envelops the […]

Commodities lose diversification edge

Using commodities to hedge potential losses in stock markets has not worked lately, and the tighter link among assets these days means diversification benefits may not be as great as before. Hedge funds, pension funds, mutual funds and wealthy individuals […]

Investors see hedge funds as less important-poll

Reuters – The days of hedge funds as a red-hot asset class may be cooling, according to a new survey released by fund research firm Morningstar on Monday. Nearly half of all financial advisers who help wealthy people invest their […]

Battered convertibles lure brave hedge funds

guardian.co.uk – Bolder hedge funds are looking to snap up convertible bonds at bargain prices, returning to an asset class that became a no-go area for them only a short while ago. The convertible bond market has tumbled 44.5 percent […]

Wealthy cut back hedge funds but no firesale

Reuters – Wealthy investors are cutting back exposure to hedge funds after disappointing returns but are not exiting the sector wholesale, and are likely to come back again once markets have calmed down. High net worth individuals have been key […]

Nippon Life Insurance to Boost Hedge Fund Investments

Bloomberg – Nippon Life Insurance Co., Japan’s biggest life insurer, said it will boost hedge fund investments and may target distressed assets to take advantage of volatility caused by the collapse of the U.S. subprime mortgage market. Nippon Life, with […]

MSCI Barra Joins Morningstar Arrangement

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – MSCI Barra and Morningstar have entered into an arrangement to calculate and distribute hedge fund indices jointly. “We are delighted to be working with Morningstar, and believe that this exciting development will greatly benefit all […]

Nippon Life Targets Hedge Funds, Considers Distressed Assets – Bloomberg

Bloomberg.com: Asia – Nippon Life Insurance Co., Japan’s biggest life insurer, said it will boost hedge fund investments and may target distressed assets to take advantage of volatility caused by the collapse of the U.S. subprime mortgage market. Nippon Life, […]

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