Tag Archives: first-avenue


Hedge funds talk regulation

Idaho State Journal – Several prominent hedge fund managers told Congress Thursday they support a new central exchange to open the murky world of some complex investments partly blamed for the global financial crisis, but stopped short of endorsing stricter […]

Soros fund ups Petrobras stake

Petroleumworld.com – The hedge fund of billionaire investor George Soros increased its stake in Brazilian state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro ( Petrobras) to 21.1 million American Depositary Receipts as of Sept. 30 from 11.5 million at June 30. Soros Fund […]

Quadrangle Group closing media-focused hedge fund

Reuters – Quadrangle Equity Investors, a hedge fund that concentrates on media and communications stocks, will wind down its business after losses and investor redemptions, according to people familiar with the situation. The relatively small fund employs fewer than a […]

Hedge fund assets fell $151b

Straits Times – Hedge fund assets fell by US$100 billion (S$151 billion) in October as investors withdrew their money and funds were forced to sell stock, exacerbating the severe volatility that pounded global markets during the month. About US$60 billion […]

Hedge Funds Lost $100 Billion on Investor Withdrawals

Bloomberg – The global hedge fund industry lost $100 billion of assets in October, according to an estimate from Eurekahedge Pte, as firms including Sparx Group Co. and Man Group Plc were hammered by investor redemptions. Funds fell an average […]

Activists take Aim on property funds

Investors Chronicle – Activist investor Laxey has sunk its claws into yet another Aim-traded overseas property fund. Having built up a 9 per cent stake in Indian township developer Hirco, it wrote to management this week demanding they take action […]

The Risks and Rewards of Investing in a Bear Market

Time – Benjamin Graham was well prepared for the Crash of 1929. The now legendary investor had hedged his bets: he would buy preferred stock in a company and sell short common stock in the same company. When stocks crashed […]

Whitebox hedge fund puts halt to cashing out

Minneapolis Star Tribune – Hedge fund manager Whitebox Advisors won’t let customers cash out, according to a national publication that follows the lightly regulated industry that manages money for affluent individuals and institutions. The Minneapolis firm, which runs about $4 […]

Yen slips, Aussie jumps as bank rescues take shape

Reuters Tokyo – The yen dipped against higher-yielding currencies on Monday while the Australian dollar surged as leaders from Europe to the United States rushed out plans to shore up banks and stem the panic gripping investors. After many stock […]

RK Capital Hedge Funds Lost Up to 30% in August as Metals Fell

RK Capital Management LLP, the metals hedge-fund firm co-founded by Michael Farmer, lost as much as 30 percent last month amid falling copper and aluminum prices, according to an investor with the firm. The declines cut the combined returns of […]

OS alternative funds receive local support

Money Management – HSBC will soon provide local services to its global hedge fund and private equity clients as they chase “the superannuation dollar”. HSBC plans to increase its footprint in the Australian market with the introduction of local alternative […]

Hedge funds face struggle for survival

Globe and Mail – Black clouds have been building over the hedge fund industry for much of the year, and a storm could break in coming weeks as investors receive their second set of lousy monthly results from funds that […]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...