Tag Archives: emerging-market


European ETF assets hits all-time high-BGI

Reuters – European exchange traded fund (ETF) assets hit an all-time high of $192 billion at the end of August, driven by strong demand for emerging market and fixed income ETFs, according to a report from Barclays Global Investors. The […]

MENA Hedge Funds Boost Assets 10-fold to $1.17b

Zawya – Hedge funds focusing exclusively on the Middle East and North Africa have seen a 10-fold increase in assets under management over the past five years, with futher gains of about 17 per cent through the first half of […]

IndexIQ Launches Second Hedge Fund Replication ETF: MCRO

Seeking Alpha – The second hedge fund replication ETF from IndexIQ began trading on Tuesday (6/09/09). According to the press release, the IQ Hedge Macro Tracker ETF (MCRO) seeks to deliver risk-adjusted return characteristics similar to macro and emerging-market style […]

Offshore Emerging Market Firm Hires Hedge Fund Manager

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – FSA regulated specialist asset management firm, Silk Invest Ltd, has hired John Bates, former Head of Credit Research Africa at investment bank Renaissance Capital, to spearhead its move into Frontier Fixed Income, an emergent hedge […]

Morningstar Reviews 2008’s Losses and Gains

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – In their summary of hedge fund performance for the fourth quarter and full year of 2008, Morningstar reported that 2008’s low returns wiped out the last two years gains. Investors lost their appetite for hedge […]

Morningstar Hedge Fund Analysis For November

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Morningstar presented their monthly analysis of hedge fund performance for November and asset flows through October. "Hedge funds have a long path to recovery ahead of them," said Hedge Fund Analyst Nadia Papagiannis. "November was a […]

Tudor’s BVI Hedge Fund Suspends Redemptions, Will Split in Two

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Hedge Fund firm Tudor Investment Corp. has suspended investor redemptions from its $10 billion BVI Global unit until March 31st, giving the company time to split the fund into two.  BVI Global was hit by a […]

Redemptions Halted by one of the Worlds Largest Hedge Funds

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – One of the world’s largest hedge funds has temporarily halted redemptions according to reports. Tudor Investment Corp’s flagship portfolio, has been reported to have halted redemptions so they can segregate difficult-to-sell assets in the fund […]

Short Selling Outperforms FOHFs as Investors Withdraw Over $40 Billion from Hedge Funds

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – According to data released by Hedge Fund Research (HFR), the global financial and economic crises accelerated in October, contributing to continued losses in the hedge fund industry, with the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index falling […]

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 […]

Clare takes out unprecedented loan to invest in stock market

Cambridge Varsity Online – Clare College has borrowed £15 million to invest in the stock market. The unprecedented inflation-linked loan is due to be repaid in 2048 and the College expects to make a profit of around £36 million. Clare […]

Emerging Markets-Fall as funds flee, Hungary ups rates

Reuters – Emerging stocks and bonds slid in a panic sell-off on Wednesday as hedge funds dashed to unwind positions, but Hungary’s central bank tried to throttle a slide in its currency with a three-percentage point rate rise. The banking […]

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