Tag Archives: market turmoil


Investors Begin Opening Their Wallets to Hedge Funds Again

Wall Street Journal Blogs – Are hedge-fund managers making a comeback with investors?  The great recession hammered the hedge-fund industry in 2008. Returns tumbled, redemptions soared and investors began questioning the very underpinnings of the industry. Active managers promise to […]

Sovereign fund assets shrink to $3 trln

The Guardian – Value of assets held by the world’s sovereign wealth funds fell to $3 trillion this year from $3.6 trillion at end-2007 as the credit crisis nearly halved their equity portfolio, according to Deutsche Bank. The German bank’s […]

Investors sue Highland Capital after funds shut

Reuther – A group of wealthy clients who invested $50 million with two hedge funds felled by last year’s credit crisis are accusing Highland Capital Management’s partners of having lied about key facts. LV Highland Credit Feeder Fund LLC, an […]

Och-Ziff funds gain in June, but assets fall

Reuters – Och-Ziff Capital Management Group, a U.S. hedge fund giant banged up by last year’s market turmoil, said its funds continued their 2009 revival with June gains, although assets under management slipped once again. The New York firm estimated […]

SEC’s Aguilar urges tougher hedge fund regulation

Reuters – A Democratic member of the Securities and Exchange Commission called for stricter supervision of hedge funds, particularly large funds that have an impact on the broader financial markets. Luis Aguilar said the market turmoil of the past year […]

Schemes increasing allocations to non-traditional assets

Professional Pensions – European schemes are increasing their allocation to non-traditional asset classes in a bid to manage their risks more effectively, Mercer says. The consultant’s European Asset Allocation Survey – which polled around 1000 schemes from 11 countries – […]

Tough times bring fund sector consolidation

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – A wave of mergers and acquisitions could sweep the fund management industry this year as players come under pressure from the market turmoil, said speakers at the Reuters Funds Summit. One leading hedge fund manager added that […]

Success of managed futures is a mixed bag

Chicago Tribune – Strong returns are a mixed blessing this year for investment funds that specialize in trading futures contracts. While the stock market plunged about 35 percent, managed futures funds posted annual returns of about 16 percent, according to […]

Hedge Fund Tracking: Seth Klarman & Baupost Group, Q3 2008

SeekingAlpha.com – This is the Third Quarter 2008 edition of our ongoing hedge fund tracking series. Next up is Baupost Group ran by Seth Klarman. Klarman received his MBA from Harvard Business School and started working at Baupost at age […]

If You Have the Stomach for Hedge Funds….

CNBC – The hedge fund industry has been battered this year, suffering heavy losses in part due to redemptions by investors as they asked for their money back amid the market turmoil. According to a Singapore-based hedge fund research firm […]

Blackstone Makes Single Manager Hedge Fund Changes to Ensure Profitability

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – The Blackstone Group is making changes to the single manager hedge funds businesses within its Marketable Alternative Asset Management (MAAM) segment. Blackstone is consolidating its distressed securities fund onto a single operating platform and moving […]

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