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Tokyo FX volume falls as hedge funds leave

Reuters – Foreign exchange trading volume in Japan has fallen 16 percent this year after many hedge funds closed out investments during the global financial crisis, and Tokyo’s turnover in spot trading now lags behind Singapore. But steady turnover in […]

Sovereign funds join forces for strategic investment

Reuters – An increasing number of sovereign wealth funds are working in concert to make joint strategic investments in order to reduce risks and maximize returns, which could provide a stabilizing force in financial markets. State-owned funds from China, Singapore, […]

Ginnie Mae top exec leaving for private sector job

AP – The head of the government agency that packages federally backed mortgages into investments is stepping down for a new job, people familiar with his plans said. Joseph Murin, president of the Government National Mortgage Association, known as Ginnie […]

Railways pension invests 65 million pounds in hedge fund

Reuters – The UK Railways Pension Schemes, one of the UK’s largest plans, has invested 65 million pounds in London-based asset manager Goodhart Partners’ global long-short equity fund of hedge funds. Railpen Investments, the fund manager of the industry-wide scheme […]

EU Law May Cost Pension Industry Billions of Euros, AIMA Claims

Bloomberg – The European Union’s plan to regulate hedge funds will cost the bloc’s pension industry about 25 billion euros ($36 billion) a year, the Alternative Investment Management Association said. The proposed law would drive pension funds toward more traditional […]

Talk of Fortress expansion spree overblown

Reuters – Rumours of an acquisition spree by Fortress Investment Group are greatly exaggerated and may disappoint investors who jumped into the stock during the past week. The private equity and hedge fund giant last week named director and former […]

What Hedge Funds Are Up to

Seeking Alpha – This is the latest edition in a new series of posts we’re doing here entitled, ‘hedge fund news summaries.’ And, as as the title obviously states, the goal is to give you the quick hits of everything […]

Hedge Fund Fees Firm With Rebound as LBO Fees Bow to Pensions

Bloomberg – Larry Powell, deputy investment chief for the $16 billion Utah Retirement Systems, was convinced in January that hedge funds finally would buckle under the pressure of record losses in 2008 and lower their fees. He figured it was […]

CIC funnels fund investments via Blackstone, MS: report

Marketwatch – China’s sovereign wealth fund has selected Morgan Stanley and Blackstone Group LP to oversee hundreds of millions of dollars in new investments, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The $200 billion China Investment Corp. has finalized an additional […]

TCI Loses More Than Face as Japan Says No to Foreigners Playing

Bloomberg – It was a crisp autumn day in November 2005 when hedge fund manager John Ho entered the half- century-old Electric Power Development Co.’s headquarters in Tokyo, betting that Japan’s corporate attitudes were ripe for change. Ho, then director […]

Is a new bubble being formed?

European Voice – Europe may be laying the foundations for the next financial bubble, through its monetary, industrial and regulatory policies. In the midst of the worst crisis in half a century, it is easy to forget that the real […]

Lansdowne halts investments in fund

Reuters UK – Lansdowne Partners, one of the country’s largest hedge fund managers, has stopped accepting investments in its flagship fund with several other big funds set to follow suit, according to the Financial Times. It said the 4.9 million […]

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