Tag Archives: decline


Opinion: Economic correction requires cultural shift

Arizona Star – Centuries ago, historians came up with a classic theory to explain the rise and decline of nations. The theory was that great nations start out tough-minded and energetic. Toughness and energy lead to wealth and power. Wealth […]

Penn fund lost, but other Ivies lost more

Philadelphia Inquirer – The University of Pennsylvania’s endowment fund lost a lot less than other big Ivy League schools during the grim financial year ended June 30. That’s a switch for the better at the West Philadelphia campus of the […]

Gold ETFs: Hedge funds propel SPDR Gold Trust

Commodity Online – Gold prices had an excellent run last week, led by the extensive fall in the US dollar and strong rally in the equity markets. The rise in crude oil prices also resulted in lifting bullion. The US […]

Man Group funds drop, but withdrawals are slowing

MENAFN -  U.K. hedge fund manager Man Group reported a further decline in its assets under management Thursday, but said institutional customers have significantly slowed their withdrawals and private investor sales have been strong. The group said funds under management […]

Rating agencies blamed for securities mispricing

The Guardian – The BIS said the retreat from riskier investments such as stocks in favour of safer bonds could pressure stock markets, delaying their recovery. "Similarly, the decline in the pension wealth of households participating in defined contribution plans […]

Volkswagen hedges offset lower Porsche earnings

Guardian.co.uk – Big gains on derivative bets linked to Volkswagen shares offset a decline in nine-month earnings at Porsche SE’s core sports car business, the heavily indebted holding company said on Friday. Porsche, scrambling to shore up its tattered balance […]

Hedge funds do well in May

Nationalpost.com – The broad equity market rally helped hedge funds to their best performance in almost a decade in May, according to Chicago-based Hedge Fund Research. The firm’s Fund Weighted Composite Index rose more than 5.2% during the month, marking […]

Hedge funds back into options to bet on dollar/yen

Reuters Tokyo – Hedge funds are dipping their toes back into the dollar/yen options market after months of absence, betting that eventual interest rate tightening by the U.S. Federal Reserve will help the greenback gain against the yen. Dollar/yen’s implied […]

Indea Hedge Fund Plans to Buy, Not ‘Panic,’ on Polls

Bloomberg – Indea Capital Pte, an India-focused hedge fund that manages about $300 million, plans to buy shares even if India’s election results disappoint investors, said Chief Investment Officer Raj Mishra. The ruling Congress party-led coalition and the main opposition-led […]

Hedge fund profits bloom in tough economic times

The Australian – Australian managed equity-based hedge funds posted their strongest performance in March since the global financial crisis began in late 2007, but underperformed the market overall. Data from Australian Fund Monitors showed that while the Australian equity market […]

Hedge funds set to be back in game

Zawya.com – The worst may be over for hedge funds with redemptions recording a decline for the third consecutive month in March and industry players expecting stability to return soon. Net investor redemptions and liquidations in March were an estimated […]

Gold, Little Changed in London, May Fall on Lower Hedge Demand

Bloomberg – Gold, little changed in London, may drop on lower demand for an inflation hedge after U.S. consumer prices posted their first annual decline since 1955. The consumer price index fell 0.4 percent in March from a year earlier, […]

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