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Despite Pressure, Hedge Funds Resist Reducing Fees

New York Times – Despite the industry’s record losses in 2008, hedge funds generally aren’t lowering their fees without concessions from investors, such as longer lock-up periods and commitments of at least $100 million, money managers and consultants tell Bloomberg […]

Talk of Fortress expansion spree overblown

Reuters – Rumours of an acquisition spree by Fortress Investment Group are greatly exaggerated and may disappoint investors who jumped into the stock during the past week. The private equity and hedge fund giant last week named director and former […]

Hedge Fund Fees Firm With Rebound as LBO Fees Bow to Pensions

Bloomberg – Larry Powell, deputy investment chief for the $16 billion Utah Retirement Systems, was convinced in January that hedge funds finally would buckle under the pressure of record losses in 2008 and lower their fees. He figured it was […]

Hedge Fund Investors Regain ‘Whip Hand’ After 2008’s Losses

Bloomberg – Hedge fund managers gathering in Monaco this week said they have work to do to regain investors’ confidence after the industry’s record losses last year. “We have to prove as an industry that we can provide absolute returns […]

Hedge-Fund Startups Sprout as Roc Gathers $1 Billion

June 16 (Bloomberg) — Arvind Raghunathan , former head of Deutsche Bank AG’s global arbitrage business, will open his new hedge-fund firm next month with more than $1 billion, a sign that investors are trickling back after record losses last […]

FRM Unit Plans $300 Million Investments in Hedge Fund Managers

Bloomberg – FRM Capital Advisors Ltd., a unit of London-based asset manager Financial Risk Management Ltd., plans to make as much as $300 million of strategic investments in hedge funds this year, including its first in Asia. FRM Capital may […]

Highbridge records $1 bln in net inflows in 2009

Reuters – Highbridge Capital Management, the hedge fund majority-owned by JPMorgan Chase & Co, received $1 billion in net inflows this year, the Financial Times reported citing people familiar with the fund. The inflows suggest that investors are tentatively returning […]

Hedge-Fund Assets Set to Drop $192 Billion by March, UBS Says

Bloomberg – Hedge-fund assets will likely drop by about $192 billion this quarter after the industry posted record losses in 2008, according to estimates by UBS AG. Global assets will likely fall to $1.215 trillion in the first quarter, said […]

Hedge Funds Post First Back-to-Back Gain in 8 Months

Bloomberg – Hedge funds posted their first back- to-back gain in eight months in January, rebounding from record losses in 2008 as North American managers benefited from betting stocks would fall, an industry report showed. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index, […]

Cohen’s Hedge Fund Taxes Can’t Fix Connecticut’s Fallen Revenue

Bloomberg – Philip Duff, Morgan Stanley’s former chief financial officer, last month fired 80 of the 100 people at his 11-month-old hedge fund, and now he’s looking to sublet excess office space in Greenwich, Connecticut. Record losses and terminations at hedge […]

Gates Donates Despite Economic Distress

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – In a letter scheduled to be released today, January 26th, Bill Gates is offering insight to the world both about the current financial crisis as well as what his foundation has been able to do despite […]

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