Tag Archives: pension-funds


Hedge fund veteran Duff hunting for takeovers

Reuters – Hedge fund industry veteran Philip Duff is setting his sights on acquiring an asset management firm at a time he says big corporations are ready to leave the management of their pension funds to someone else. Duff made […]

Hermes hedge fund unit seeks 5 bln stg in 5 yrs

Reuters – Hermes BPK Partners, the fund of hedge funds linked to Britain’s largest pension scheme, wants to bring in 5 billion pounds ($7.89 billion) in assets within the next five years, the firm’s CEO said on Tuesday. Hermes BPK […]

Shell Fund to Expand Alternative Investments

Wall Street Journal – One of the U.K.’s biggest pension plans is moving forward with a strategy to invest hundreds of millions of pounds in alternative assets, potentially including hedge funds for the first time. The £10.6 billion ($16.8 billion) […]

UK’s West Midlands invests in fund of hedge funds

Reuters – The West Midlands Pension Fund, one of the UK’s largest local government schemes, has invested 40 million pounds ($64.28 million) in a fund of hedge funds. Goodhart Partners said on Thursday the pension fund, which has 7 billion […]

Hedge fund best practices event

Examiner – There is a global movement towards the harmonization of best practices and standards in the hedge fund industry amongst investors, hedge funds, funds of hedge funds, policymakers, service providers and regulatory authorities. In response to the global financial […]

EU Law May Cost Pension Industry Billions of Euros, AIMA Claims

Bloomberg – The European Union’s plan to regulate hedge funds will cost the bloc’s pension industry about 25 billion euros ($36 billion) a year, the Alternative Investment Management Association said. The proposed law would drive pension funds toward more traditional […]

Ex-Pimco Palghat to Double Assets in Fixed-Interest Hedge Fund

Bloomberg – Kapstream Capital, Australia’s biggest fixed-income hedge fund, will almost double assets under management in the next month as pension funds seek returns in all market conditions. The Sydney-based firm has secured investments that will take funds it oversees […]

Man Group sees net inflow from private investors

Reuters UK – Man Group, the world’s biggest listed hedge fund firm, reported a rise in sales to private investors and said it expects to return to overall net client inflows in its second half, boosting its shares. In a […]

DJ Gottex Fund Gets Investment, Advisory Mandate From Nestle -

TradingMarkets.com – Asset manager Gottex Fund Management Holdings Ltd. (GFMN.EB) said Thursday it has been awarded an investment and advisory mandate by Nestle Capital Advisers S.A. The investment management mandate applies to one of Nestle Pension Funds’ hedge fund portfolios; […]

Hedge fund investors to demand more data

Reuters – Many hedge fund investors burned by last year’s market meltdown will likely demand a system of checks and balances in which outsiders keep a closer watch over assets, data released on Wednesday show. Pension funds, endowments and wealthy […]

Mellon Capital readying multi-strat hedge fund

Reuters – Mellon Capital Management, which invests money for pension funds and others, plans to launch a new hedge fund in August, a top executive said on Tuesday. The new portfolio, which is slated to become the group’s flagship hedge […]

Pension fund rethink may buoy hedge funds-Lipper

ZURICH, June 9 (Reuters) – Hedge fund outflows of $116 billion in the first quarter of 2009 were the second highest since 1994, Lipper data show, yet hedgies may yet receive a boost from some pension funds before the end […]

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