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Salus Alpha’s perspective on UCITS III Hedge Funds

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Salus Alpha issued a statement regarding the reinvention of the hedge fund sector since last year’s crisis. “UCITS Hedge Funds” are known as a new and innovative concept, but the strategy actually goes back to 2002 […]

Katana’s Hedge Fund Bets on Coal Producers, Asset Managers

Bloomberg – Katana Capital Ltd., manager of Australia’s fifth-best performing hedge fund this year, is betting on coal as growth in China and India fuels energy demand. “Australia is in a lot of respects the Saudi Arabia of the coal […]

HedgeSphere Funds of Hedge Funds Software Release

West Palm beach (HedgeCo.net) – Swiss funds of hedge funds (FoHF)  tech. provider Infonic AG, released the latest version of its software suite for FoHFs, HedgeSphere 4.3.  “For many funds of hedge funds, including those with complex portfolio structures, management […]

UBS names Sclater to head Singapore prime broking

Reuters – UBS has named Alastair Sclater to the new post of head of its Singapore prime brokerage, as the Swiss bank aims to build that business in Asia’s second-biggest centre for hedge funds. Singapore, which competes with rival Asian […]

AIMA Warns Of Global Impact Of EU Hedge Fund Directive

HedgeCo.net (West Palm Beach) – The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has warned that the European Commission’s draft directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers would hit fund managers and investors around the world if […]

Investors eye safer funds, firms must adjust-survey

CNN Money – Money managers must offer new portfolios and keep cutting costs to survive in an era where frightened investors prefer safer fixed-income funds to stock and hedge funds, a report released Monday showed. Badly bruised by last year’s […]

Barclays and BlackRock: Passive-Aggressive

Barrons – A big question surrounding BlackRock’s $13.5 billion purchase of Barclays Global Investors, including its iShares exchange-traded-funds business, is how effectively a passive management group can work with an active one. The combined firm will have more than 9,000 […]

Move Over, Black Boxes: Brains Are Back

Wall Street Journal – Quantitative fund managers, who use computer models rather than human judgment to pick securities, have seen their world turned upside down by the credit crisis. The first generation of managers and their models have moved on: […]

Proactive Preparations For Hedge Fund Regulation

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – In a white paper which was presented to high-level asset managers in New York by FinServ Consulting, ‘Preparing for Alternative Asset Management Regulation’, it is said that hedge funds should be prepared to identify, aggregate […]

Long and short funds merge to ride crisis

Financial Standard – The financial crisis could bridge the gap between diametrically opposed asset managers with more hedge funds merging with long-only funds to slash operational costs, predicts consultancy firm Accenture. Mark Halverson, global executive partner, wealth & asset management, […]

AIMA Statement On G20 Finance Ministers Meeting

“We welcome the communiqué from the G20 Finance Ministers. AIMA, as the trade body for the global hedge fund industry, has already announced its support both for the authorisation and regulation of hedge fund managers worldwide with their national regulators, […]

Fortress Investment has bigger quarterly loss

Reuters – Fortress Investment Group LLC , one of the few publicly traded U.S. alternative asset managers, said on Monday its quarterly loss more than quadrupled, hurt by writedowns in some private equity funds. The net loss was $140 million, […]

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