Tag Archives: peers


Salus Alpha Directional Market Funds Outperform

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Salus Alpha (SA) announced that their fund, ‘The Salus Alpha Directional Markets’ stood out from its peers in the Managed Futures space due to its unique approach. The majority of the managed futures funds, SA […]

Asia Genesis to Close Hedge Funds; Chua Seeks to Restore Health

Bloomberg ‘ Asia Genesis Asset Management Pte, whose Japan Macro Fund has outperformed peers, is closing down its two hedge funds and returning money to investors. “I need some time to recuperate from weak health,” founder Chua Soon Hock, 50, […]

Penn fund lost, but other Ivies lost more

Philadelphia Inquirer – The University of Pennsylvania’s endowment fund lost a lot less than other big Ivy League schools during the grim financial year ended June 30. That’s a switch for the better at the West Philadelphia campus of the […]

Brazil’s Polo Hedge Fund Boosts Bets on Homebuilders

Bloomberg – Marcos Duarte, co-founder of the $1 billion hedge fund Polo Capital Gestao de Fundos Ltda., is buying more Brazilian homebuilder shares even after the stocks more than doubled this year. Duarte said the Rio de Janeiro-based firm is […]

Asia Hedge Funds on ‘Radar’ After Beating Peers, Citigroup Says

Bloomberg – Asian hedge funds are attracting growing interest from investors as managers focusing on the region outperform global peers, said Andrew Hill, director of prime finance for Asia-Pacific markets at Citigroup Inc. “There are pockets of proprietary money looking […]

Credit Suisse Asia grabs UBS prime brokerage head

Reuters Hong Kong – Credit Suisse on Wednesday said a top UBS AG prime brokerage banker will join the bank as head of prime services for Asia-Pacific, based in Hong Kong. Since 2007, Matt Pecot was the Americas head of […]

Australian Hedge Funds Post 2.1% Return in March on Share Rally

Bloomberg – Australian hedge funds returned an average 2.1 percent in March, beating the 1.3 percent profit of their global peers. The Australian Fund Monitors Index, which tracks the performance of more than 200 hedge funds managed from within the […]

Paineiras Hedge Fund Buys Brazil Bonds on Economy

Bloomberg – Theodoro Messa’s Paineiras Hedge FIM hedge fund beat 96 percent of its peers this year on bets Brazilian bond yields will fall as the central banks slashes borrowing costs to shore up Latin America’s largest economy. Messa is […]

Madoff distortion makes some hedge funds look good

Reuters – One of the bizarre effects of Bernard Madoff’s alleged $50 billion fraud is that it has boosted the performance of one group of hedge funds when measured against their peers, industry insiders said. At least one major index, […]

Certain hedge funds ‘benefitting from Madoff’

DST International – One group of hedge funds has had its performance boosted in comparison to its peers as a result of the Bernard Madoff scandal, according to a number of industry insiders. Due to the failures of three large […]

Harvard’s alumni fail to dazzle in recession

Telegraph.co.uk – When Andy Hornby, the former chief executive of HBOS, was asked by the Treasury Select Committee to detail his banking qualifications he couldn’t. Like his fellow bankers, Sir Fred Goodwin, Sir Tom McKillop and Lord Stevenson, being questioned […]

Asia hedge funds face another rough ride in 2009

Reuters – Asia-focused funds suffered their worst ever year in 2008, underperforming their peers in the West, as markets cratered and investors demanded their money back. This year will be marked by consolidation around more established players and a more […]

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