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Abu Dhabi Investment House eyes China fund

Reuters China – Abu Dhabi Investment House, a Gulf Arab bank, is planning a $1.5 billion (824 million pounds) private equity fund to invest in real estate and manufacturing in China with a local partner, a senior executive said on […]

Blackstone trims its Asia-focused fund

Reuters – Blackstone Group LP has cut the size of its planned Asia-focused hedge fund because the global financial crisis has led to redemptions, the Wall Street Journal said citing people familiar with the situation. Blackstone, which manages private equity, […]

Shariah energy fund sees scope to reach $500 mln

Reuters Dubai – The outlook for investments in the oil and gas industry remains healthy as demand growth from emerging economies is expected to recover, a co-manager of a shariah compliant oil and gas hedge fund said. "There is constant […]

Man eyes more Asian institutional sales

Interactive Investor – Man Group aims to win more business from big Asian investors such as pension funds and insurers even as global financial turmoil spurs some existing clients to redeem holdings and seek safety in cash. The world’s largest listed […]

Cramer’s ‘Mad Money’ Recap: Hedge-Fund Madness

The Street – Forced selling by hedge funds is behind the late-day market volatility these days, Jim Cramer told the viewers of his "Mad Money" TV show Thursday. He fears we may never see a bottom until the selling comes […]

Asian stock markets mixed after last week’s rout

KEZI – Most Asian stock markets recovered Monday after last week’s historic sell-off as governments around the world intensified efforts to boost the ailing financial system. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index, which tumbled more than 7 percent Friday, opened over […]

Base metals hit hard as hedge funds unwind

The Australian – CMC Markets senior dealer Matthew Lewis said base metals were hammered in New York and London overnight on Wednesday as hedge funds liquidated their holdings. "There is growing concern about the slowing of global growth and the […]

Africa attracting new private equity interest

Business Day – Private equity firm Actis says equity funds have embraced investing in Africa because many governments have instituted market reforms which are creating opportunities for brave investors willing to take a long-term view on Africa. “There is increased […]

Hedge Funds Appear to Have Dodged a Bullet

Seeking Alpha – If you happen to be in need of Vaseline and find that your local pharmacy is sold out, never fear. Chances are, the entire stock has been purchased by your friendly neighbourhood hedge fund manager. If you […]

Speculation Game is Over: Hedge Fund Manager

CNBC – As losses mount, hedge funds no longer have the ability to drive speculation in the markets, Hugh Hendry, chief investment officer and partner at Eclectica hedge fund told "Squawk Box Europe" on Tuesday. "There is no role for […]

Shanghai to give foreign pvt equity ‘legal status’

Reuters – Shanghai has decided to let foreign investors, including private equity and venture capital funds, register legally as local equities investment firms as China’s financial hub moves to lure more overseas investment. Foreign investors with a focus on Chinese […]

Russell to boost Asia property fund exposure

Reuters Singapore – U.S.-based Russell Investments, which manages over $211 billion (110 billion pounds) in assets, wants to boost its exposure to Asian real estate as it sees growing markets in China and India withstanding a global downturn. The company, […]

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