Tag Archives: investor-confidence


Hedge-Fund Assets Rose $34 Billion in September on Market Gains

Bloomberg – Hedge-fund assets increased by about $34 billion in September, a fifth straight monthly gain, helped by improved investor confidence and global stock market gains, Eurekahedge Pte said. Net inflows into hedge funds totaled $15.1 billion in September, while […]

Galleon ‘Not Good News’ for Hedge Funds, Coleman Says

Bloomberg – The Galleon Group insider-trading investigation may sap investor confidence in the hedge-fund industry, already under scrutiny after Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, said Michael Coleman, chairman of the Singapore chapter of the Alternative Investment Management Association. “It’s obviously not […]

Madoff recorded coaching witness to outsmart SEC

Yahoo News – Madoff dismissed an SEC investigation as a “fishing expedition” and highlighted how investigators develop cozy relationships with firms they are supposed to regulate. “The guys … ask a zillion different questions and we look at them sometimes […]

Japan July retail trust funds value hits 10-mth high

Reuters – The value of Japanese retail-targeted mutual funds rose to a 10-month high of 58.8 trillion yen ($613 billion) in July, lifted by inflows into international equities funds and strength in share prices, an industry body said on Thursday. […]

Hedge fund registration backed

Reuters – A global regulatory body backed compulsory registration of hedge fund managers on Monday to restore investor confidence, saying the $1.3 trillion sector did not cause the credit crunch but may have amplified its effects. The International Organization of […]

Group Backs Mandatory Hedge Fund Registration

New York Times Blogs – The compulsory registration of hedge fund managers was backed by a global regulatory body on Monday in an effort to restore investor confidence. The International Organization of Securities Commissions, representing regulators from more than 100 […]

Pension fund rethink may buoy hedge funds-Lipper

ZURICH, June 9 (Reuters) – Hedge fund outflows of $116 billion in the first quarter of 2009 were the second highest since 1994, Lipper data show, yet hedgies may yet receive a boost from some pension funds before the end […]

Hedge funds back into options to bet on dollar/yen

Reuters Tokyo – Hedge funds are dipping their toes back into the dollar/yen options market after months of absence, betting that eventual interest rate tightening by the U.S. Federal Reserve will help the greenback gain against the yen. Dollar/yen’s implied […]

MFA Supports the Registration of Hedge Fund Advisors

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – In testimony before the House Financial Services Subcommittee; “Perspectives on Hedge Fund Registration”, the Managed Funds Association (MFA) announced its support for the new push for mandatory registration of managers with the SEC. "Though hedge […]

CPIC Responds to SEC’s Proposed Curbs on Short-Selling

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – James Chanos, Chairman of the Coalition of Private Investment Companies (CPIC), said in response to the SEC’s five proposed rules put forward to curb short-selling, "Rebuilding investor confidence should be the primary objective of any […]

Hedge fund industry still feeling Madoff effect

Reuters – Bernard Madoff is behind bars, but the effects of his fraud are still reverberating in the hedge fund industry, with more redemptions expected and investor confidence decimated. Traumatized investors are now more likely to closely monitor where their money […]

CBS Coverage Offers Protection for Hedge Funds

HedgeCo.Net – The "post-Madoff era" and the litigious society in which firms operate today have presented many operational risks that are beyond control. Managers are not getting paid to take those risks and the consequences can be devastating.   Regulatory investigations […]

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