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Global fund houses look to India JVs amid turmoil

Forex Pros – Global financial turmoil and recent attacks in Mumbai will likely spur foreign fund houses still looking to enter the high potential India market to hedge their risks with local partnerships rather than going it alone. Factors such […]

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 […]

John Key annoys local hedge fund managers

National Business Review – Hedge fund managers are the last people you’d expect new Prime Minister John Key to offend, considering he is a former investment banker wealthy enough ($50 million) to make NBR’s Rich List. But it appears we […]

Shariah energy fund sees scope to reach $500 mln

Reuters Dubai – The outlook for investments in the oil and gas industry remains healthy as demand growth from emerging economies is expected to recover, a co-manager of a shariah compliant oil and gas hedge fund said. "There is constant […]

Official defends $144M decision

Newark Star-Ledger – Prompted by criticism from a prominent state lawmaker, the head of the state’s Division of Investment yesterday defended his decision to invest $144 million in pension funds in a BlackRock Inc.-managed hedge fund in the past two […]

FUND VIEW-Evolvence wary on Gulf utilities, likes banks

Reuters HK – Gulf utility stocks should be approached with caution given their need for high capital investment in the next few years and limited pricing power, the manager of the Evolvence MENA Hedge Fund said on Wednesday. But shares […]

Hedge Fund SageCrest Files For Bankruptcy

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – In an effort to head off a forced asset sale, Windmill Management’s SageCrest Finance and SageCrest II filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after its assets fell sharply. The hedge fund filed at U.S. Bankruptcy Court […]

Hedge Fund’s Art of a Bankruptcy

CFO.com – Even hedge funds are not immune to the credit crunch. A small hedge fund that provided short-term debt to companies has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Greenwich, Connecticut-based SageCrest Finance, managed by Windmill Management, said in its […]

Hedge Fund Advisor Hires Mathematician and Boosts Assets

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) -  Hedge fund advisory firm D5 announced the launch of two new accounts, with each promising capacity of $50 million, for a possible $ 100 million on additional capital for the firm. The new accounts coincide […]

Hedge funds expand role as small business lender

Guardian.co.uk – Hedge funds are known for playing many roles on Wall Street, but last-resort lender to small businesses that are turned down by banks is hardly one of them.  Yet with the credit crunch pushing many major U.S. banks […]

New York Commits to Private Equity, Hedge Funds

FINalternatives- The $154.5 billion New York State Common Retirement Fund last month made commitments to a trio of hedge fund and private equity managers. The CRF committed €150 million (US$233 million) to CVC European Equity Fund V and $50 million […]

Barclays Capital, Dubai to Back Shariah-Compliant Hedge Funds

Bloomberg- BlackRock Inc., the largest publicly traded U.S. money manager, and Ospraie Management LLC, are among five companies that will start Shariah-compliant hedge funds based in Dubai. The funds will get $50 million each in so-called seed capital from the […]

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