Tag Archives: credit markets


Active credit funds seen outperforming

Reuters – Active credit fund managers are set to enjoy stellar returns in 2010 as individual company performance supplants the financial crisis as the crucial driver of prices. Passive managers who track indices — as opposed to funds that focus […]

‘Black Swan’ Author Taleb Asks Why Bernanke Kept Post

Bloomberg – Nassim Taleb, author of “The Black Swan,” questioned why Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner kept their posts after failing to foresee the collapse in global credit markets. Bernanke was appointed to a […]

Hedge Fund Performance for August – Morningstar

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Hedge funds’ good fortunes persisted in August according to a preliminary hedge fund performance report from Morninstar. “Hedge fund returns in August were driven by strong equity markets throughout the developed world,” said Nadia Papagiannis, Morningstar […]

Hedge Fund Industry Assets Surge – HFR

HedgeCo.net (West Palm Beach) – Assets invested in the hedge fund industry increased by $100 billion in the second quarter of 2009, ending at $1.43 trillion, according to figures released by Hedge Fund Research (HFR). This is the first quarterly […]

Hedging for the future

Charity Times – Putting it into perspective, at January 1 2008 there was $9.7trn of hedge funds assets invested, at the end of 2008 it was $3trn, a massive loss in capital. This year, hedge funds gained 2.41 per cent […]

Insight Into June Hedge Fund Performance – Credit Suisse/Tremont

HedgeCo.net (West Palm Beach) – Long/Short Equity managers who maintained a cautious stance through the recent market run-up appeared to be positioned to profit as markets shifted from cyclicals to defensives in June. Overall, the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index […]

Hedge funds head for bumper first half

Times Online – Hedge funds are on course to deliver their best first-half performance in a decade, as investors renew their faith in the sector in the wake of last year’s calamitous losses. Hedge funds worldwide returned 5.63 per cent […]

Ex-Lehman Trader to Start Credit Hedge Fund as Banks Pare Risks

Assan Din, a former Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. credit trader, is setting up a hedge fund to trade corporate bonds and derivatives in Asia. SaKa Capital’s fund, which will have a capacity of more than $500 million, will start in […]

SEB fund arm plans credit hedge fund

Reuters – The fund management arm of Swedish banking group SEB is planning to launch a global credit hedge fund in the autumn to take advantage of mis-pricing opportunities in the credit markets. Peter Branner, global head of investment management […]

Peltz, Kurland Seek Stock Sales to Buy Mortgages

Bloomberg – Billionaire Nelson Peltz and former Countrywide Financial Corp. President Stanford Kurland are among at least six investors turning to the public markets to finance purchases of distressed home loans and corporate debt. The investors, most of whom previously […]

Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index White Paper Review

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Convertible Arbitrage: Shifting Gears (more found here at HedgeCo/blogs) discusses the strategy’s ability to generate positive returns both during the declines in equity markets in January and February, as well as during the global market […]

First Quarter Hedge Fund Report: Summary

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Hedge funds took modest advantage of March’s upswings in the global equity and credit markets, according to Morningstar’s hedge fund performance summary for the first quarter of 2009. Equity markets around the world significantly rebounded […]

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