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Hedge Funds: Back to Basics

Seeking Alpha – With the news getting worse and worse for the hedgies (e.g. Fortress, Thomas Lee, D. E. Shaw), it’s time for a rethink on hedge funds. For hedge fund investors: You probably went into them believing that they […]

Augustus macro hedge fund doubles assets

Hemscott – UK-based fund firm Augustus Asset Managers said on Tuesday assets under management in its fixed income and currency macro hedge fund have bucked market trends and doubled in the year to end-October. Augustus, formed from the management buyout […]

John Key annoys local hedge fund managers

National Business Review – Hedge fund managers are the last people you’d expect new Prime Minister John Key to offend, considering he is a former investment banker wealthy enough ($50 million) to make NBR’s Rich List. But it appears we […]

New Zealand’s Absolute Return Managers Index Surge in October

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – The Ernst and Young New Zealand Absolute Return index surged to its second highest level since inception in October, gaining 2.83% for the month, putting year to date performance at +15.8%, and year on year […]

Real Hedge Funds Don’t Need a Bull Market to Make Money

Seeking Alpha – Risk management Rule No.1: if it can happen then it will happen. Hope for the best but plan for the worst. Recent events have provided good returns for some hedge funds, hard times for other hedge funds […]

Hedge funds turn in September to forget

Globe and Mail – Canadian hedge funds posted a brutal 11.2 per cent decline in September, losses that are likely to leave many investors questioning this expensive alternative asset strategy. The latest installment of the Scotia Capital Canadian Hedge Fund Performance […]

Hedge funds target corporate lending as banks dry up

Reuters – An unprecedented cash crunch is choking the ability of banks to lend and creating an opportunity for hedge funds to launch, or ramp up corporate lending facilities. Companies that have relied on bank borrowing to grow, or even maintain […]

Aviva Investors to boost hedge fund-style products

Reuters – The British arm of asset management group Aviva Investors is betting that investor interest in hedge fund-style products will survive the credit crisis and rebound once market turmoil abates. Paul Abberley, UK CEO, told Reuters Aviva Investors would […]

Some hedge funds see assets shrivel in 1st half

Reuters – Some of the world’s biggest hedge funds suffered a dramatic drop in assets in the first half of 2008 as financial markets tumbled and many investors asked for their money back, according to a survey released on Monday. […]

Hedge Fund TriAlpha Explores Diversified Fund Launches

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – TriAlpha recently a launched property hedge fund of hedge funds, the TriAlpha Global Property Strategy Fund in June this year. The fund seeks absolute returns by focusing on hedge fund managers that specialise in the […]

OS alternative funds receive local support

Money Management – HSBC will soon provide local services to its global hedge fund and private equity clients as they chase “the superannuation dollar”. HSBC plans to increase its footprint in the Australian market with the introduction of local alternative […]

Premier hires ex-Thames River man Wright for Branigan fund

CityWire – Premier Asset Management has hired former Thames River hedge fund specialist Chris Wright to take control of the Premier Dividend Fund from Paul Branigan.  Branigan, who also manages an absolute return growth mandate and is chief investment officer of Premier, is handing over to […]

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