Tag Archives: wealth management


Despite ’08 pain, the rich still like hedge funds

Reuters – It appears nothing — not losses, redemption gates or lofty fees — can deter the rich from stashing their cash in hedge funds. A year after crumbling markets triggered losses and fund managers drew fire for blocking redemptions, […]

JP Morgan Private Bank sees hedge funds comeback

Reuters – Wealthy clients believe the worst of the crisis is probably over and have started to come back to higher-risk assets such as hedge funds, a top banker at JP Morgan Private Bank said on Wednesday. Felipe Godard, Head […]

Wealth managers eye “mass affluent” as tax bites

Reuters – Wealth management firms are counting on new business from the moderately rich as they play down the impact of a possible exodus of the ultra wealthy from tax-hungry Britain. The likes of steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal and Russian […]

SEC Goes After Hedge Fund Managers

Courthouse News Service – Hedge fund operates took more than $2.5 million in kickbacks while putting clients into grossly overstated Wealth Management LLC accounts, the SEC claims in Federal Court. It sued the hedge fund, its managers James Putman and […]

Switzerland Beats London as Home for Mobile Rich, Says Scorpio

Bloomberg – Switzerland is the world’s most attractive financial center for the “mobile wealthy,” beating London, Singapore and New York, according to a new survey by Scorpio Partnership. The Alpine nation ranks highest for economic and political stability, legal issues, […]

Liongate Seeks $500 Million for Commodity Fund of Hedge Funds

Bloomberg – Liongate Capital Management LLP, a London-based firm managing $2.2 billion, plans to raise $500 million for a fund of commodity hedge funds. The Liongate Commodities Fund returned about 0.1 percent last year and 0.3 percent in January, when […]

PE fund sales get their own market

Reuters Blogs – It seems that private equity fund sales are heating up so much they need their own market. SecondMarket said today it is opening trading in limited partnership interests in private equity funds, venture capital funds, hedge funds and fund […]

Hedge-Fund Assets Set to Drop $192 Billion by March, UBS Says

Bloomberg – Hedge-fund assets will likely drop by about $192 billion this quarter after the industry posted record losses in 2008, according to estimates by UBS AG. Global assets will likely fall to $1.215 trillion in the first quarter, said […]

Fraudster Who Staged Death Transferred to Florida Jail

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Marcus Schrenker, the pilot turned money manager accused of faking his own death to avoid fraud charges, was transferred from a Tallahassee hospital to a Pensacola jail on Monday. Schrenker, 38, purposely crashed his single-engine Piper […]

Wealthy wary of putting new money in hedge funds

Reuters – Millionaires who long put money with hedge funds are now skittish about adding fresh cash after these loosely regulated portfolios posted record losses last year, a top industry executive said on Thursday. "We have probably seen the worst […]

Former UBS Exec Declared a Fugitive by South Florida Judge

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – U.S. authorities have officially declared Raoul Weil, formerly of UBS, a fugitive.  The one-time prominent business man and former chairman of UBS’s global wealth management unit, failed to surrender to police after being charged with aiding […]

For investors, now what?

Minneapolis Star Tribune – Like most market watchers, last year’s participants in the Star Tribune Investor Roundtable failed to predict that 2008 would be a year of stomach-churning stock market declines, failed financial institutions, multibillion-dollar bailouts and credit markets as […]

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