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Hedge funds ‘are resilient’

Reuters – In spite of suffering more than most markets in the global downturn, hedge funds are likely to bounce back faster than other markets. That is the view of Barclay’s Capital director Frank Gerhard whose company is a major […]

Hedge Funds Pulled Back From Lehman Prime Bkg Before Bankruptcy

CNNMoney.com – Hedge funds were leaving the prime brokerage business of Lehman Bros. (LEH) long before Lehman filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Sunday, and now, business there has all but stopped, according to sources. But in certain areas, like the […]

Emerging-market hedge funds gain traction

InvestmentNews – Emerging-market strategies gained some momentum during the quarter ended June 30, but are still struggling, according to Hedge Fund Research Group LLC of Chicago. HFR reported today that emerging-market hedge funds took in $995 million during the second […]

BlackRock tops retail fund sales

Reuters UK – Fund firm BlackRock held onto the top spot for net sales of British funds to retail investors in the second quarter, according to industry data, helped by sales of its hedge fund-style UK Absolute Alpha fund. BlackRock […]

Investments in Asia hedge funds halved

Reuters Singapore – Investors almost halved the money they put into Asia-focused hedge funds in the second quarter compared to the first three months of the year as a selloff in stocks hurt appetite for risky assets, data showed. Asia-focused […]

Investments in Asia hedge funds halved in Q2

Reuters – Investors almost halved the money they put into Asia-focused hedge funds in the second quarter compared to the first three months of the year as a selloff in stocks hurt appetite for risky assets, data showed. Asia-focused hedge […]

Aozora Net Falls 75% as Fees, Hedge Fund Returns Drop

Bloomberg – Aozora Bank Ltd., the Japanese lender controlled by U.S. buyout fund Cerberus Capital Management LP, said first-quarter profit fell 75 percent as fees declined and returns on investments in hedge funds withered. Net income dropped to 9.33 billion […]

China-focused funds raise $12 bln in Q2

Reuters Shanghai- Ten new China-focused private equity funds raised $12 billion (six billion pounds) in the second quarter, but poor market conditions have forced foreign funds to delay exits of their investments through IPOs and secondary offerings, consultant firm Zero2IPO […]

Man says demand for fund products remained strong

Reuters – Man Group Plc, the world’s biggest listed hedge fund company, said demand for its fund products had remained strong in the first quarter and it was confident about its prospects for the full year. Sales in the three […]

Airlines try to hedge against soaring fuel costs

Daily Herald- The computer screen on Scott Topping’s desk at Southwest Airlines flickered with row after row of dates and numbers, but they had nothing to do with arrivals and departures. They tracked the price of oil futures for the […]

Avenue Capital Sees Improved Performance in May

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – New York-based Avenue Capital, the hedge fund that manages roughly $20 billion, is back after a lagging first quarter.  The company informed investors that the fund experienced gains in May for the second straight month. The […]

Force of credit crunch made plain as 170 hedge funds crash in three months

Times Online- Hedge funds are continuing to feel the full force of the credit crunch, with 170 funds forced into liquidation during the first quarter, a Chicago research firm reported yesterday. The bleak figures published by Hedge Fund Research (HFR) […]

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