Tag Archives: six months


$8.8 million paid to clients of former financial adviser

The Tribune – The more than $8.8 million judgment awarded to clients of Jeffrey Forrest has been paid, six months after a financial regulatory agency determined that the former San Luis Obispo investment adviser had misrepresented a risky hedge fund […]

Ginnie Mae top exec leaving for private sector job

AP – The head of the government agency that packages federally backed mortgages into investments is stepping down for a new job, people familiar with his plans said. Joseph Murin, president of the Government National Mortgage Association, known as Ginnie […]

Regional stock markets outperform hedge funds

Business24-7 – Six months after their worst drawdown on record, regional stock markets are outperforming the Middle East and North Africa (Mena)-focused hedge funds, suggesting markets are once again warming up to equity participation. According to Emirates Business research, Mena […]

Hedge fund firm RAB says assets fall 32 percent

Forbes – Hedge fund firm RAB Capital said on Wednesday that assets under management fell 32 percent in the six months to June but said clients had started putting money into its single strategy funds since April. The firm said […]

More European hedge funds to launch

Reuters – Fundraising by new European hedge funds may be picking up, according to an industry survey, after hitting a record low in a first half of the year overshadowed by the Madoff scandal. The survey, released on Monday by […]

Few Hedge Funds Started In Europe This Year, Raising Little

NASDAQ – The pace of new European hedge fund launches has stalled this year after the industry’s dismal 2008 performance made investors unwilling to back new ventures. Data provider EuroHedge Monday said just 47 funds started trading in the first […]

Ex-Man team backs Bayswater hedge fund relaunch

Reuters – Bayswater Asset Management, a computer-driven hedge fund shut down last year after big losses during the credit crisis, has relaunched after revamping its risk management controls, its new backers said on Wednesday. San Francisco-based Bayswater had initially been […]

Hedge Fund Insurance Costs Rise as Lehman, Madoff Spur Scrutiny

Bloomberg – The cost of insuring hedge funds against negligence has risen as much as 20 percent in the past six months after Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.’s bankruptcy and Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme increased the threat of lawsuits. A fund […]

Ajay Relan\’s CX Partners Achieves First Close of $220 Million

VC Circle – CX Partners, a new private equity firm promoted by former Citigroup Venture Capital International (CVCI) head Ajay Relan, has achieved the first close of $220 million for its maiden fund. The first close was made by the fund in March […]

Hedge fund firm Cheyne Capital to buy Altedge

Reuters – Hedge fund firm Cheyne Capital Management is to buy fund of hedge funds manager Altedge Capital, the firms said on Tuesday, as the once-booming industry consolidates in the face of client outflows. Under the deal, Altedge Chief Executive […]

Lehman yields bonanza for the professionals

Times Online – Accountants and lawyers who are trying to sort out the European collapse of Lehman Brothers, the American investment bank, have charged more than £100million in fees in six months. The bonanza shows no sign of abating. PricewaterhouseCoopers […]

Survey: Investors gloomy over hedge funds

Norwalk Advocate – It could be six months to a year before major investors start pumping money back into the market, according to a survey by Quinnipiac University and Greenwich Roundtable, which represents hedge fund investors who control or manage […]

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