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Hedging for the future

Charity Times – Putting it into perspective, at January 1 2008 there was $9.7trn of hedge funds assets invested, at the end of 2008 it was $3trn, a massive loss in capital. This year, hedge funds gained 2.41 per cent […]

AQR Capital in Greenwich offers new mutual funds

Stamford Advocate – With a new regulatory regime hanging over the industry’s head and a field of shellshocked investors looking for safety, it may seem that hedge fund managers are poised to make a rush into the mutual fund arena. […]

AQR Capital in Greenwich offers new mutual funds

Greenwich Time – With a new regulatory regime hanging over the industry’s head and a field of shellshocked investors looking for safety, it may seem that hedge fund managers are poised to make a rush into the mutual fund arena. […]

J.Michael Miller To Develop Bandon’s Intermediary Market, Flagship Hedge Fund Anniversary

HedgeCo.net (West Palm Beach) – Alternative investment management company, Bandon Capital Management, LLC, has hired J. Michael Miller as Managing Director responsible for the development and management of the financial intermediary market. Miller has over 25 years of experience in […]

Can hedge funds be synthetically replicated?

Morningstar – A new breed of clone funds seeks to capture "alternative beta." It wasn’t long ago that hedge funds were on the very cutting edge of finance. Their pitch was simple: they could deliver pure alpha , rather than […]

Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, indices, trends, regulatory and legal events – week 21

Opalesque – Last week, we heard of fund launches from Galena (energy); Verulam (commodity); Twin Tree; Paulson & Co (distressed property); Abax (Asia macro); Odey (Ucits III); Pictet (agriculture); and Liontrust (European). The Canadian Hedge Watch Hedge Fund Composite Index […]

First Quarter Hedge Fund Report: Summary

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Hedge funds took modest advantage of March’s upswings in the global equity and credit markets, according to Morningstar’s hedge fund performance summary for the first quarter of 2009. Equity markets around the world significantly rebounded […]

Absolute-Return Funds Promise the Holy Grail

Bloomberg – Gather round, children, to hear about the investments you’ve been waiting for. They suggest that you might get positive returns in any economic climate, regardless of whether stocks are going up or down. Wait — don’t run! It’s […]

Hedge Funds Hold Up in January

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Morningstar reported a summary of hedge fund performance for January 2009 as well as asset flows for 2008. As stocks and government bonds got clobbered in January, hedge funds held up relatively well, the report […]

Delivery on ‘absolute’ promise is relative

Lexington Herald-Leader – When does "absolute" imply something that in reality is far less than certain? When it comes to "absolute return funds." That’s the label mutual fund companies have put on hedge fund-style products that they’ve been rolling out […]

Hedge Fund Veteran ACTs to Improve Fund Transparency

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Mike Griffin of Spectrum Global Fund Administration has launched the a hedge fund website that he believes will improve hedge fund transparancy, HedgeACT.com. “As a former hedge fund executive, I know first-hand how important transparency […]

Morningstar Reviews 2008’s Losses and Gains

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – In their summary of hedge fund performance for the fourth quarter and full year of 2008, Morningstar reported that 2008’s low returns wiped out the last two years gains. Investors lost their appetite for hedge […]

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