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Wall St and funds urge SEC to keep ratings in rules

Reuters – Securities regulators are locking horns with some of the U.S.’s most powerful mutual funds and Wall Street players over plans to scrap requirements that money market funds hold investment-grade securities. For years, the Securities and Exchange Commission allowed […]

Who Charges More – Mutual Funds or Hedge Funds?

Seeking Alpha – Pop Quiz: Which are more expensive, hedge funds or mutual funds?  Sounds like a pretty dumb question, right?  Well as regular readers will know, this question is actually central to our views here at AAA.  Over two […]

Hedge Funds Surpass Mutual Funds In Equity Trading Volume

CNNMoney.com- An equity investors study by Greenwich Associates showed trading volume generated by hedge funds surpassed mutual funds last year and now ranks second only to traditional asset-management shops. The financial-consulting firm said the influence of hedge funds as a […]

US hedge funds lose in 1st half, mutual funds worse

U.S. hedge funds, which often promise to make money in all markets, were in the red during the first half of the year but did not lose nearly as much as mutual funds, according to data released on Tuesday. Hedge […]

Ameriprise to buy J&W Seligman

Star Tribune- Minneapolis Star Tribune- A terrible year for financial stocks isn’t keeping Ameriprise Financial Inc. from growing. The Minneapolis-based financial planning and insurance company announced Monday that it will acquire the asset management firm J&W Seligman & Co. Inc. […]

INTERVIEW-Morningstar to cover India funds by early 2009

Reuters India- U.S. firm Morningstar Inc will expand its investment research coverage to Indian funds by early next year and hopes to hire 10-20 staff by March, a senior executive said on Monday. Morningstar, founded by its Chairman and Chief […]

Pensions Picking Dollars, Shorted by Hedge Funds

Bloomberg- Whenever pension funds, mutual funds and insurance companies decide they should own dollar assets that are out of favor with hedge funds, the hedge funds lose. Institutional investors bought more dollars than they’ve sold this year, according to State […]

Long-short funds flopped during slump

Chicago Tribune- Maybe plain-vanilla stock and bond mutual funds will do the job after all. Long-short funds — the newfangled mutual funds designed to give common investors a hedge fund experience and protection during downturns — recently went through one […]

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