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Even hedge funds with gains face redemptions

Reuters – Even hedge-fund managers with portfolio gains are in trouble this year. Dozens of managers who are outperforming the market and their troubled rivals with gains of as little as a few percent or as much as nearly 100 […]

Hedge funds extend losing streak in November-data

Reuters – Hedge funds around the world extended their losses last month when the average portfolio declined 1.41 percent amid fresh stock market turmoil, data released on Friday shows. The average hedge fund lost 17.70 percent in the first 11 […]

Hedge Fund Roach Motels Might Just Be a Blessing

Bloomberg – The financial crisis is imposing heavy burdens on the hedge-fund industry, and the strain has become more visible. By the end of last week, about 100 hedge funds imposed restrictions on withdrawals. Many funds have become financial roach […]

I’m Shocked, Shocked: My Hedge Fund Didn’t Hedge!

Seeking Alpha – "In my view they didn’t do what they set out to do … which was to hedge. I saw a few hedge funds that did much worse than my long-only fund, which is rather ironic," [Veritas Asset […]

Breakingviews.com Hedge Funds Need Makeover

New York Times – Hedge funds are facing many agonies. They are tortured by redemptions. Then there are “high water marks,” another now-troublesome part of their model. They need to fix such flaws if they are to fight another day. […]

John Paulson’s Advantage funds make more money in November

Reuters – Hedge fund manager John Paulson told investors that he made money again in November, leaving his biggest funds with double-digit gains for the year at a time many prominent rivals are nursing heavy losses. Paulson’s roughly $5 billion […]

Hedge fund “cowboys” damaging industry

Reuters UK - Hedge funds are suffering "tremendous" reputational damage because promises to make money whichever way markets move have not been fulfilled, although in the long run the industry will benefit from the shake-out, Veritas Asset Asset Management manager Ezra Sun […]

Shareholders Flee Fortress

Forbes – Fortress Investment Group pulled up the portcullis on its Drawbridge funds Wednesday, but it’s stock is under seige. Fortress Investment Group‘s directors voted to temporarily suspend pending redemptionsafter investors asked to pull out roughly $3.5 billion by year’s end from its […]

Hedge Funds Lower Fees, Lengthen Lockups on New Bond Funds

Bloomberg – Artradis Fund Management Pte, RAB Capital Plc’s Northwest unit and Cannizaro (Hong Kong) Ltd. are cutting fees and locking up investors’ money for longer in new hedge funds that will buy bonds after prices fell in Asia. Merrill Lynch & […]

Investors reject Centaurus restructure

FT Alphaville – Centaurus Capital is running down its flagship hedge fund after investors with the London activist failed to back an emergency restructuring. Centaurus, founded by former BNP Paribas traders Bernard Oppetit and Randy Freeman, will now repay the bulk of […]

Ramius Capital to close four funds

Reuters – Ramius Capital, an activist hedge fund, is informing its investors that it will close four funds with a combined $550 million in assets, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the fund. The assets of the […]

Exclusive Mutual Funds Reopen for Business

Time – Here’s one upside to a down market: a number of historically prominent mutual funds that long ago shut their doors to new investors are reopening. It’s been years since anyone without an existing account could put money into […]

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