Tag Archives: bad-news


Following the Money Behind Public Pension Funds

WNYC – An investigation into corruption at the New York State pension fund has raised questions about the fund’s dealings with Wall Street. Federal and state regulators are examining how the pension fund chooses its private money managers. Last month […]

UAE Asset Manager Launches Hedge Funds

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – US-based Stream Asset Management announced the launch of a credit dislocation fund and a multi-strategy credit hedge fund, the company said in a press statement. The move is part of Gulf Stream’s aggressive expansion strategy to […]

I’m Shocked, Shocked: My Hedge Fund Didn’t Hedge!

Seeking Alpha – "In my view they didn’t do what they set out to do … which was to hedge. I saw a few hedge funds that did much worse than my long-only fund, which is rather ironic," [Veritas Asset […]

Hedge fund “cowboys” damaging industry

Reuters UK – Hedge funds are suffering "tremendous" reputational damage because promises to make money whichever way markets move have not been fulfilled, although in the long run the industry will benefit from the shake-out, Veritas Asset Asset Management manager Ezra Sun […]

Satellite Halts Hedge Fund Withdrawals, Fires 30 After Losses

Bloomberg – Satellite Asset Management LP, founded by former employees of billionaire George Soros, stopped client withdrawals from its three largest hedge funds and eliminated more than 30 jobs after losses reduced the firm’s assets to about $4 billion this […]

New European Hedge Fund Association Launch Underway

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Preparations are underway for the creation of a new European hedge fund association, hedgemeetings.com, which has the objective to communicate the public utility of this industry for wealth creation and risk management. A first meeting […]

PXP Vietnam to Start Hedge Fund, Bets on Stock Market Recovery

Bloomberg – PXP Vietnam Asset Management, which oversees $225 million, plans to start a hedge fund by early next year as it seeks bargains in Asia’s second-worst-performing stock market, said co-founder Kevin Snowball. The PXP Vietnam Value Fund will raise […]

Dow Jones Suspends 2 Hedge Fund Benchmarks Amid Deleveraging

CNNMoney.com – Dow Jones & Co. has suspended the publication of two hedge-fund benchmarks and the Dow Jones Hedge Fund Balanced Portfolio Index that incorporates them, saying that the underlying hedge funds have been deleveraging in an effort to reduce […]

Hedge fund group Lasair hires investment officer

Reuters – Lasair Capital, a hedge fund industry newcomer that boasts General Electric Co as its blue-chip backer, said on Tuesday that it has hired a senior investment officer to help put $180 million to work. Carrie McCabe, who founded […]

Currency shakeout to benefit hedge funds

Reuters UK – Recent sharp moves in global currencies are the start of longer trends set to produce strong money-making opportunities for trend-following hedge strategies, according to Insch Capital Chief Executive Chris Cruden. Cruden, whose Insch Interbank Currency Program is […]

UBP cuts hedge funds, sees industry shrinking

Reuters – Union Bancaire Privee has cut its exposure to hedge funds and industry performance has disappointed, while other assets look more attractively-priced, a top executive said. Christophe Bernard, the Swiss-based firm’s head of asset management, also told the Reuters […]

Finvest to Launch Capital Protected Offering

Forbes – In light of the higher risks which are sweeping global markets, Finvest Asset Management is set to launch a new capital protected offering for investors who are seeking to generate annual returns of between 12-20 percent in a […]

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