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Investors Begin Opening Their Wallets to Hedge Funds Again

Wall Street Journal Blogs – Are hedge-fund managers making a comeback with investors?  The great recession hammered the hedge-fund industry in 2008. Returns tumbled, redemptions soared and investors began questioning the very underpinnings of the industry. Active managers promise to […]

Thames River plans two credit funds, US foray

Reuters UK – Thames River Capital is hoping to launch two investment grade credit strategies later this year and is looking at how best to target the U.S. institutional market, chief executive Charlie Porter told Reuters. The independent fund house, […]

Julius Baer: Lower profits, slows capital outflows at hedge fund

Earthtimes – Julius Baer, one of Switzerland’s largest wealth managers, reported Monday a net profit of 324 million Swiss francs (303 million dollars) in the first half of the year, down 37 per cent compared to the same period in […]

Hedge fund turmoil a boon for family offices

Guardian Unlimited – Tumbling markets and redemption waves have been murder on hedge funds, but the turmoil will free up top-tier talent for a quiet but well-heeled corner of the market: family offices. The world’s wealthiest, not content to hand […]

Major pension scheme sticks by hedge fund move

Reuters – The nation’s second-largest pension fund, the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), said it was sticking by a medium-term plan to double exposure to alternative assets such as hedge funds and private equity. The 23 billion pound pension scheme confirmed […]

Major pension scheme sticks by hedge fund move

Reuters UK – The nation’s second-largest pension fund, the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), said it was sticking by a medium-term plan to double exposure to alternative assets such as hedge funds and private equity. The 23 billion pound pension scheme […]

Ashmore sees tough 2009 for fund raising, outflows

Interactive Investor – British fund firm Ashmore Group said it expected the fund-raising environment to remain tough in 2009 as clients continue to cash in investments, after it reported first half profits in line with forecasts. The group, which specialises […]

UK hedge fund GAM tightens redemption controls

Reuters – British fund manager GAM on Wednesday said it had moved to restrict investor redemptions to once a quarter rather than once a month in its funds of hedge funds amid turmoil in the industry. A spokeswoman for GAM, […]

Hedge Fund Group Gottex Opens Office in Dubai, Hires Ex-Lehman Manager

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Independent alternative asset and hedge fund management group, Gottex Fund Management Holdings Limited, announced the opening of an office in Dubai to capitalise on the growth opportunities in the region.  In addition, Gottex appointed Wassim […]

Investor accuses hedge fund of siphoning off money

Hartford Courant- An investor has sued a Greenwich hedge fund management firm, accusing its operators of siphoning off money and enriching themselves at the expense of investors. Westerly Capital sued Windmill Management LLC, manager of SageCrest hedge fund, and operators […]

Another handicap for hedge funds

CNNMoney.com – It’s time to say goodbye to Old Lane, the hedge fund management company bought by Citigroup last July. Citi paid a very dear $800 million to snag the fund and its founder Vikram Pandit, who now runs the […]

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