Tag Archives: self-regulation


State money went to two additional hedge funds

Newark Star-Ledger – Managers of New Jersey’s embattled pension fund, criticized by lawmakers for bailing out a struggling BlackRock hedge fund in October, secretly gave two other hedge funds the same deal, records from the state investment council show. The […]

New Jersey drawing heat for hedge-fund foray

Washington Post – New Jersey’s pension fund is under fire over a series of hedge-fund investments, the Wall Street Journal said. New Jersey made the investments last month, to funds run by BlackRock Inc <BLK.N>, Canyon Capital Advisors LLC and […]

Hedge losses spurred Caisse selloff

Globe and Mail – The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, hammered by losses on international holdings, has been forced in recent weeks to sell billions of dollars of stocks into a falling market. A fund that began the […]

Behind Trojan walls

Investors Chronicle- In Homer’s Iliad, Troy was razed to the ground by Greek warriors, but Troy Asset Management aims to put up a much better defence for its investors. The boutique fund manager takes its name not from the ancient […]

6th Annual Hedge Fund Industry Award Winners

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net)- Winners of Alternative Investment News’ 6th Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards were announced on Wednesday evening June 25th at a black-tie dinner and ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. The awards recognized hedge […]

TRS Official May Leave For Fund Of Hedge Funds

FINalternatives- An Illinois pension fund official caught up in the trial of a prominent supporter of Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) may be joining a new hedge fund. Jon Bauman, executive director of the $38.7 billion Teachers’ Retirement System of Illinois, […]

Pensions’ Dollars Shorted by Hedge Funds Have History on Side

Bloomberg – Whenever pension funds, mutual funds and insurance companies decide they should own dollar assets that are out of favor with hedge funds, the hedge funds lose. Institutional investors bought more dollars than they’ve sold this year, according to […]

UBS $100 Billion Wager Prompted $24 Billion Loss in Nine Months

Bloomberg – The annual shareholders meeting of UBS AG used to be a time for Chairman Marcel Ospel to gloat over his accomplishments. Shareholders would praise Ospel for turning a slow-growing, insular Swiss bank into a global financial powerhouse, with […]

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