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Tribridge To Launch New Hedge Fund, Hires Former BofA Executive

NASDAQ – Tribridge Investment Partners Ltd., a Hong Kong-based hedge fund manager, said Monday it will launch a new fund in August and hired John Liptak, former head of Bank of America Corp.’s Asia special situations group, to run it. […]

Colonial Seeks Hedge Fund to Join Gore, 452 in Alliance Stable

Bloomberg – Colonial First State, Australia’s biggest asset manager, may seek an alliance with a hedge fund to offer customers a strategy capable of profiting in rising or falling markets. The manager of about A$130 billion ($103 billion) has A$4 […]

Australia’s equity-based hedge funds post best returns in three years in March, Blackrock is top performing manager

Opalesque – The Australian Fund Monitor (AFM) released last week its “March Absolute Return and Hedge Fund Review” report which showed that the strong rebound in equity markets both in Australia and overseas saw equity-based hedge funds managed in the […]

HK tops Asia hedge funds

Hong Kong Standard – Hong Kong remains the largest hedge fund center in Asia, with managers in the city overseeing US$22 billion (HK$171.6 billion) in assets as of December 2008, the Alternative Investment Management Association Hong Kong said. The city […]

GMO’s Global Macro Hedge Fund Sees Further Declines in Stocks

Bloomberg – Global Tactical Trust, a hedge fund run out of Australia by Boston-based Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co., is betting the recent rally in stocks will end, and is avoiding high-risk investments. The hedge fund that invests based […]

Bennelong SGI to Start Hedge Fund to Invest in Global Equities

Bloomberg – Bennelong Funds Management, an Australian fund manager with A$400 million ($271 million), will start a second hedge fund to ride through the financial crisis as it seeks to more than double funds under management. Melbourne-based Bennelong wants to […]

Australian Hedge Funds Will Attract New Cash in 2009

Bloomberg – Australian hedge funds will attract a net inflow of cash in 2009 after record redemptions by overseas investors led to the closure of at least 10 funds in the fourth quarter, the local arm of the Alternative Investment […]

Hedge Funds Not Alone in Defending Short-Selling Secrecy

Seeking Alpha – The debate over short selling often pits traditional “long-only” managers against the upstart alternatives: hedge funds. But as this report in yesterday’s FT points out, the lines between “traditional” and “alternative” are blurring quickly. The Alternative Investment […]

Asia markets trade higher

TREND Information – Major Asia and Pacific markets traded higher Tuesday in the waning days of a dismal year, reported CNN. In Tokyo, the Nikkei closed 1.3 percent higher during an abbreviated final trading day of 2008. Despite the positive […]

Australian, New Zealand Dollars Rise as Global Rate Cuts Seen

Bloomberg – The Australian and New Zealand dollars rose as Australian stocks advanced on anticipation interest-rate cuts worldwide will bolster global economic growth. The currencies advanced against the yen as Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index gained for the fourth day, its […]

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