Tag Archives: losses


Ex-Man team backs Bayswater hedge fund relaunch

Reuters – Bayswater Asset Management, a computer-driven hedge fund shut down last year after big losses during the credit crisis, has relaunched after revamping its risk management controls, its new backers said on Wednesday. San Francisco-based Bayswater had initially been […]

Hedging on Hedge Fund Scrutiny Fine With Court: Ann Woolner

Bloomberg – Let’s say you hand a million dollars or more to an investment advisory firm that boasts a sterling reputation, grand results and a promise to thoroughly investigate hedge funds before recommending them. For all the claims of super […]

Hedging back in vogue among lucrative convertibles

Reuters – Hedge funds stand to make gains from convertible bonds arbitrage again after last year’s huge losses decimated the sector, though improving markets have made the job more complicated. Managers have been using a simple "buy and hold" strategy […]

BlueCrest to shut asset-based lending fund

British asset manager Blue Crest is winding down its Specialty Asset Finance Fund after losses and redemptions forced the fund to close many positions at a heavy loss, sources familiar with the fund told Reuters. BlueCrest declined to comment on […]

Hedge fund returns up

Stuff – Hedge funds are living up to their high-flying reputation again with strong returns in the last three months, but many investors burned by last year’s losses are clamoring for reforms before committing new money. Final June quarter data […]

Hedge fund returns are up, redemptions down

Reuters India – Hedge funds are living up to their high-flying reputation again with strong returns in the last three months, but many investors burned by last year’s losses are clamoring for reforms before committing new money. Final June quarter […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cayman Islands in the Foreign Press

Caymen Net News – Hedge funds and financial institutions based in the Cayman Islands have been pulling their money out of Britain as they are hit by the credit crunch, according to figures from the Bank of England. The low-tax […]

Hedge funds crawl back to life

Reuters – Hedge funds are crawling back to life after a turbulent 2008 that has almost halved their assets, and fewer but stronger survivors are set to regain their leverage to chase bargains in a less competitive environment. Hedge funds, […]

Hedge funds in Cayman Islands withdraw from UK banks

Hedge funds and financial institutions based in the Cayman Islands have been pulling their money out of Britain as they are hit by the credit crunch, according to figures from the Bank of England. The low-tax regime and limited ­regulation […]

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 […]

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