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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 […]

Man Group Advances as Pace of Redemptions by Investors Declines

Bloomberg – Man Group Plc, the largest publicly traded hedge-fund manager, rose as much as 4.5 percent in London trading after redemptions by institutional investors slowed. Pension plans, endowments and money managers pulled $1.8 billion on July 1, half the […]

Hedge fund investors to demand more data

Reuters – Many hedge fund investors burned by last year’s market meltdown will likely demand a system of checks and balances in which outsiders keep a closer watch over assets, data released on Wednesday show. Pension funds, endowments and wealthy […]

Hedge funds to get $60 billion boost

Financial Standard – Pension funds around the world are expected to pump up their $547 billion hedge fund allocation by more than $60 billion before December as they look to balance assets and liabilities, new research shows. Hedge fund managers […]

Hedge Fund Investors Gain Power

BusinessWeek – For years pension funds, university endowments, and other big investors essentially wrote blank checks to hedge funds and private equity firms. They readily paid stiff fees and agreed to onerous restrictions. Investors had no choice if they wanted […]

Pimco’s Gross Says Harvard, Yale May Need to Alter Investments

Bloomberg – Yale University and Harvard University may have to cut investments in hedge funds and private equity because the risks of holding the hard-to-sell assets outweigh the returns, said Bill Gross, co-chief investment officer of Pacific Investment Management Co. […]

Hedge fund investor warns against stock bets

Reuters – Prominent hedge fund investor Mark Yusko on Monday warned endowments against putting the bulk of their money into stocks, arguing that these assets perform only when economies are growing. For years most investors ranging from big institutions to […]

Hedge funds accept controls

The Columbus Dispatch – The hedge-fund industry, battered and humbled by the market downturn, no longer is planning to fight an increased role for government in regulating and inspecting the secretive investment pools.   Opposition has melted away as the […]

Funds Of Funds Hit Hard by Economic Downturn

CNBC – Hedge funds of funds, the middlemen that pension funds and endowments often use to create alternative portfolios, lost roughly one-third of their assets last year, according to new data released Tuesday. The industry’s largest funds of funds, managing […]

Majority of hedge fund AUM is institutional

Hedge Funds Review – A majority of all assets under management (AUM) by hedge funds and funds of hedge funds globally are from institutional investors, according to the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA). One third of the AUM comes from […]

Education endowments put more with hedge funds

Reuters – Universities and schools put more money into alternative investments like hedge funds in fiscal 2008, researchers reported on Tuesday. The Commonfund Institute, a group that polled 628 educational endowments on their investment tastes, found their appetite for alternatives […]

Education endowments put more with hedge funds

Universities and schools put more money into alternative investments like hedge funds in fiscal 2008, researchers reported on Tuesday. The Commonfund Institute, a group that polled 628 educational endowments on their investment tastes, found their appetite for alternatives increased slightly […]

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