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Hedge funds are losing their secretive status

Times Online – People who run hedge funds hate the way the press describe them as “secretive”. A quick Google of “hedge funds” shows what a cliche it has become. Hedge funds are “notoriously secretive” and “super-secretive”; they live in […]

New Gottex Fund Emulates University Endowments

HedgeFund.Net – Swiss funds-of-funds firm Gottex Fund Management is launching a fund that will emulate the investment principles of U.S. “super endowments.” The new fund will emulate the investment principles of successful U.S. university endowment funds, such as Harvard and […]

Predictions for Hedge Funds

Wall Street Journal – Not long ago, hedge funds were reserved for a few wealthy investors and even fewer pioneering managers. Now 7,500 funds have nearly $2 trillion under management globally, according to Hedge Fund Research — increasingly from endowments […]

In dim year, 2 Mass. funds shine bright –

Boston Globe – Massachusetts again has some of the best money managers in the world. But unless you’re a public employee or the parent of a Harvard student, you won’t benefit much from this tremendous talent. Harvard University’s endowment, already […]

Hedge funds do the Singapore sling

FT Alphaville- New figures from Singapore’s central bank bear out the (abundant) anecdotal evidence of the quickening exodus of Asia-focused hedge funds out of Japan and elsewhere and into Singapore. Reuters reports that assets managed by fund managers in Singapore […]

Fewer U.S. hedge fund starts so far this year

Reuters UK- Roughly three dozen U.S. hedge funds have opened for business so far this year, 50 percent less than the same period last year, according to data released on Tuesday that underscored how tough it is to launch one […]

Hedge fund veteran’s new firm to tackle funding

Reuters- Meeting long-term funding obligations can be the stuff of nightmares but that’s what hedge fund industry veteran Philip Duff says his new firm can do to help pension funds, endowments and insurers tackle. For years, Duff has warned these […]

China’s Safe to invest $2.5bn in TPG fund

Financial Times – China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange has agreed to invest more than $2.5bn in the latest TPG fund, in what could be the largest commitment ever made to a private equity firm, people familiar with the matter […]

RockPort closes $450m cleantech fund

Altassets – Cleantech-focused venture capital firm RockPort Capital Partners has closed its third fund, RockPort Capital Partners III, on over $450m, the hard cap of the fund. It had an initial target of $400m and held a first closing just […]

Soros points a finger at institutional investors

Houston Chronicle – Billionaire investor George Soros told a Senate panel Tuesday that the run-up in oil prices has "some of the earmarks" of a bubble and that institutional investors stampeding into commodities are helping raise prices. Appearing before the […]

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