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Geneva Funds of Funds Slump as Banks Struggle to Nullify Madoff

Bloomberg – Geneva banks, which began investing client money in funds of hedge funds during the 1960s, are struggling to rebuild the business after market losses and Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme cut assets by 72 percent. The assets of funds […]

Geneva Funds of Funds Slump as Banks Struggle to Nullify Madoff

Bloomberg – Geneva banks, which began investing client money in funds of hedge funds during the 1960s, are struggling to rebuild the business after market losses and Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme cut assets by 72 percent. The assets of funds […]

TCI Has $1.2 Billion of Japan Short Positions, Sells Toshiba

Bloomberg – The Children’s Investment Fund Management UK LLP, a $9.5 billion London-based hedge fund, has about $1.2 billion of short positions in Japanese stocks including Toshiba Corp., according to exchange filings. The fund, better known as TCI, has shorted […]

Yen Swap Spreads Near Record as Hedge Funds Stay Away, RBS Says

Bloomberg – Japan’s attempts to end financial turmoil failed to lure hedge funds back to its swap markets, leaving premiums paid by domestic borrowers near a record, RBS Securities Japan Ltd. said. Hedge funds, which lost more than $400 billion […]

Bridgewater Tops List of Biggest U.S. Hedge Funds

Bloomberg – Ray Dalio’s Bridgewater Associates Inc. overtook JPMorgan Chase & Co. to become the biggest U.S. hedge-fund manager, even as the firm lost assets during the industry’s worst year, according to a survey. Bridgewater, based in Westport, Connecticut, managed […]

Hedge Funds Need Help in Recovering Losses: Fiduciary Experts Say

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Independent forensic professionals, Chris McConnell and Eric Steinwald are finding themselves in increasing demand as hedge funds and other investors turn to experts for help in recovering from losses caused by fraud, Ponzi schemes, stock […]

Ex-Citadel Manager Returns 18% With Atom Japan Fund

Bloomberg – Atsuko Tsuchiya, the Japanese hedge- fund adviser who left Merrill Lynch & Co. to found her own firm, led Atom Japan Equity Fund to an 18 percent return in 2008, beating rivals who suffered the worst year on record. […]

Hedge fund assets likely to lose up to $450bn

Business Report – Hedge funds lost more money last year than any year on record. It may get worse this year, forcing fund managers to overhaul investment strategies, reduce fees and make it easier for clients to withdraw cash. The […]

Sparx to Miss March 2011 Asset Target on Market Rout

Bloomberg – Sparx Group Co., Asia’s biggest hedge-fund manager, will likely miss its asset management target of 5 trillion yen ($57 billion) by March 2011 because of redemptions and losses amid the global market rout. The firm has cut costs to […]

Hedge Fund Assets May Fall $450 Billion After Worst Performance

Bloomberg – Hedge funds lost more money in 2008 than any year on record. It may get worse in 2009, forcing fund managers to overhaul investment strategies, reduce fees and make it easier for clients to withdraw cash. The $1.2 […]

Experts show the way on post-Bush portfolios

Asbury Park Press – The end of the George W. Bush era brings some Grateful Dead lyrics to mind: "What a long, strange trip it’s been." The first Bush term opened following the bursting of the tech bubble, which had […]

The Players: Hedge Funds’ Richest

Philip Falcone The Phantom Falcone, 46, has been dubbed the "Midas of misery" for taking lucrative short positions in the shares of struggling banks including HBOS and Wachovia. He lives in a 27-room townhouse on Manhattan’s Upper East Side bought […]

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