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Despite Pressure, Hedge Funds Resist Reducing Fees

New York Times – Despite the industry’s record losses in 2008, hedge funds generally aren’t lowering their fees without concessions from investors, such as longer lock-up periods and commitments of at least $100 million, money managers and consultants tell Bloomberg […]

Spanish bank to repay $235M it withdrew from Madoff scheme

USA Today – A Spanish banking giant that channeled $3 billion of its clients’ funds to Bernard Madoff has agreed to repay more than $235 million it withdrew from the confessed Ponzi scheme architect in the months before the scam […]

Investors worried about property fund debts

Guardian.co.uk – Investors are highly concerned about potential debt problems in unlisted European real estate funds, causing them to drastically cut back equity commitments to the sector, an industry body said on Thursday. In a survey of investors, 88 percent […]

Morgan Stanley AIP Raises $1.14 Billion for New Fund

American Chronicle – Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners has raised $1.14 billion in commitments for its new private equity fund of funds, Morgan Stanley Private Markets Fund IV. The capital raised for the new fund represents a nearly 15% increase […]

Hedge Funds And The Early Buffett Partnership

istockAnalyst.com – Mutual funds and hedge funds are very similar. An investor puts $10,000 into a mutual fund or hedge fund, and the manager uses that $10,000—along with the rest of the fund’s capital—to buy and sell securities. Though often […]

Exclusive Mutual Funds Reopen for Business

Time – Here’s one upside to a down market: a number of historically prominent mutual funds that long ago shut their doors to new investors are reopening. It’s been years since anyone without an existing account could put money into […]

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 […]

Mutual Funds That Hedge Top Ratings List

TheStreet.com – "Desperate times call for temperate measures" might be a (corrupted) saying that describes a prudent approach to the maelstrom of the stock market. Mass redemptions resulting from turmoil in the hedge fund industry are a major factor in […]

Long-only funds to dominate shareholder mix

Reuters – Traditional long-only mutual funds are set to dominate shareholder registers again as the hedge fund industry shrinks and retail investors continue to stay away, according to Morgan Stanley. Meanwhile, with institutions, including hedge funds, deleveraging aggressively, emerging markets […]

Hedge Fund Exit Strategies

Because of the recent market turmoil, many hedge-fund investors have questions regarding what regulations are applicable to hedge funds, and how to withdraw their money from their hedge-fund investments if they want out. Indeed, hedge funds often present many different […]

Hedge Funds Concede Errors, Profess Optimism After Worst Losses

Bloomberg – Hedge fund managers, after enduring the industry’s worst month in a decade, are seeking to explain to investors what went wrong and what they are doing about it. “We clearly underestimated several things, most importantly the tsunami of […]

When to Fire Your Fund Manager

CNBC – Given the troubles in the market, we’re all worried about losing a chunk of our savings, whether it’s wrapped up in mutual funds, hedge funds or individual stocks. But how do you know when to bail on your […]

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