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Jean-Pierre Aguilar, Head of French Fund, Dies

New York Times – Jean-Pierre Aguilar, a pioneer in hedge fund investing in Europe and chief executive and co-founder of Capital Fund Management, died in a gliding accident over the weekend, the company said in a letter to investors Sunday. […]

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 […]

Monier lenders approve restructuring deal

Reuters India – Lenders to French roofing company Monier Group have approved a restructuring deal that sees a group of debt investors take control of the company, a source with knowledge of the situation said on Thursday. The deal is […]

Asia Hedge Funds on ‘Radar’ After Beating Peers, Citigroup Says

Bloomberg – Asian hedge funds are attracting growing interest from investors as managers focusing on the region outperform global peers, said Andrew Hill, director of prime finance for Asia-Pacific markets at Citigroup Inc. “There are pockets of proprietary money looking […]

Hedge Fund Managers Switch Strategies and Reap Rewards

New York Times – In mid-March, with the global stock markets plunging, Philippe Jabre, a hedge fund manager based in Geneva, started buying bombed out financial stocks in the United States, Europe and Asia. A procession of sleepless nights followed […]

Absolute Returns Focus: CF KB Endeavour Absolute Return A

Citywire.co.uk – To analyse all of Europe’s absolute return funds on a variety ofg risk-return measures and see a comprehensive league table of performance visit our new zone here  The CF KB Endeavour Absolute Return fund slipped into negative territory last […]

Hedge Funds Star in Regulators’ Bondage Dreams

Bloomberg – Regulating hedge funds is one thing. Shackling them is another. It’s difficult to tell which one is the ultimate objective of authorities in the U.S. and Europe as they push for greater oversight of these alternative investment managers. […]

Bill Miller Not Dead Yet With Value Funds Burying Quants in ’09

Bloomberg – Companies with the most debt and lowest returns on assets are turning the biggest six-week rally in stocks since 1938 into a bloodbath for last year’s best- performing trading strategy. Investors in so-called quantitative momentum funds — which […]

World stocks head for 6th week of gains

Reuters – World stocks steadied on Friday but were still on track for a sixth consecutive week of gains, while the euro fell on worries about the region’s prospects. MSCI‘s main world stock index was flat despite modest gains in […]

Long and short funds merge to ride crisis

Financial Standard – The financial crisis could bridge the gap between diametrically opposed asset managers with more hedge funds merging with long-only funds to slash operational costs, predicts consultancy firm Accenture. Mark Halverson, global executive partner, wealth & asset management, […]

GLG hedge fund executives reduce their salaries to $1

Financial Times – The top three executives at GLG Partners, until recently Europe’s biggest hedge fund, have cut their salaries to $1 (69p) as the global financial turmoil puts pressure on senior managers to waive their pay. Noam Gottesmann and […]

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