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Meltdown 101: How does a hedge fund work?

AP – The arrest of a billionaire in an insider trading case last week drew new attention to hedge funds — investment firms that, for many, evoke an exclusive world where the super rich use exotic investing techniques to grow […]

Hedge Funds & The Sarbanes-Oxley Act

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Leading alternative investment firms are adopting best practices for their funds with an eye to the Sarbanes-Oxley act*, hedge fund provider, TKS Solutions said in an announcement, also launching a new system specifically designed for […]

Fund firm behavior faces state scrutiny

Boston Globe – Secretary of State William F. Galvin is investigating Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co.’s relationship with a hedge fund operation that lost $3.3 billion to admitted swindler Bernard L. Madoff. Galvin, who oversees the state Securities Division, said […]

Market turmoil seen fueling hedge fund launches

Reuters – A wave of hedge funds are being launched this year by traders as the financial crisis fuels a shakeout of talent from Wall Street banks and big investment firms, an industry executive said. Record redemptions last year prompted […]

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. […]

Star commodities traders ditch banks for hedge funds

Reuters – Star commodity traders, once synonymous with high-profile banks, are leaving for little-known investment firms that let them work and earn in ways iconic Wall Street firms no longer can. The financial crisis and its amplifying threat on risk […]

Star commodities traders ditch banks for hedge funds

Reuters – Star commodity traders, once synonymous with high-profile banks, are leaving for little-known investment firms that let them work and earn in ways iconic Wall Street firms no longer can. The financial crisis and its amplifying threat on risk […]

NY AG and SEC probe pension fund investments

MSN MoneyCentral – A corruption scandal at the state’s retirement fund is the latest in a long string involving politically connected intermediaries called placement agents sometimes hired by investment firms hoping to land rich investment deals with pension officials, experts […]

Eze Castle & Reuters Sponsor Obama Hedge Fund Strategy Panel

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Hedge fund tech. provider Eze Castle Integration and Thomson Reuters are sponsoring a panel to discuss hedge fund strategies and regulatory considerations for the Obama administration, the ‘Obama Administration & Hedge Fund Strategies panel’. Hedge […]

Investors joining hedge fund club get burned

Reuters – Two years ago, investors scrambled to snap up shares in elite hedge fund firms, eager for a piece of the lucrative action. What they got instead were big losses. Starting in early 2007, when hedge fund and private equity […]

Dow Jones Suspends 2 Hedge Fund Benchmarks Amid Deleveraging

CNNMoney.com – Dow Jones & Co. has suspended the publication of two hedge-fund benchmarks and the Dow Jones Hedge Fund Balanced Portfolio Index that incorporates them, saying that the underlying hedge funds have been deleveraging in an effort to reduce […]

Commodities R.I.P. as Leverage Vanishes, Growth Slows

Bloomberg – Commodities markets are heading for the biggest annual decline since 2001 as investors exit leveraged bets and slowing economic growth erodes demand for raw materials. The value of the 19 commodities in the Reuters-Jefferies CRB Index fell $280.6 […]

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