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Nigeria: Seek Alternative Investments Outside Stock Market

AllAfrica.com – While the bank chiefs and the Central Bank of Nigeria have consistently advised Nigerians to keep faith with the ailing Nigerian Stock Exchange market, an investment adviser is suggesting that Nigerian investors should begin to seek alternative ways […]

Hedge Funds, Other Large Institutions Burned By Madoff

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Just days after what could prove to be the largest Wall Street sham in history, investors that were burned by Bernard Madoff are coming forward in droves. Spanish bank Santander, along with French bank BNP Paribas […]

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 […]

Short Selling Outperforms FOHFs as Investors Withdraw Over $40 Billion from Hedge Funds

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – According to data released by Hedge Fund Research (HFR), the global financial and economic crises accelerated in October, contributing to continued losses in the hedge fund industry, with the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index falling […]

Aberdeen CEO sees chance to buy hedge funds

Reuters UK – Fund manager Aberdeen Asset Management is eyeing opportunities to snap up funds of hedge funds and funds of private equity funds at bargain-basement prices, its chief executive said on Thursday. Martin Gilbert said that with opportunities in […]

New European Hedge Fund Association Launch Underway

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Preparations are underway for the creation of a new European hedge fund association, hedgemeetings.com, which has the objective to communicate the public utility of this industry for wealth creation and risk management. A first meeting […]

Former Columbia Professor Starts Asia Fund of Value Hedge Funds

Bloomberg – Van Biema Value Partners LLC, led by a former Columbia Business School professor, started a new fund to invest in Asian hedge funds while plunging markets and client withdrawals force rivals to scale back investments. The Cayman Islands-domiciled […]

Funds of Hedge Funds: ‘A Diminishing Slice Of a Growing Pie’

Seeking Alpha – As the Wall Street Journal pointed out earlier this week, “It may be premature to write the epitaph for funds of hedge funds”. Maybe so, but with predictions for redemptions running in the high teens for this […]

HedgeCo Launches Hedge Fund Calculator

HedgeCo.net – HedgeCo Networks LLC today announced the launch of the next generation online analytical and reporting tool, the Hedge Fund Calculator. Designed for hedge funds and funds of hedge funds, the calculator is available for a monthly or annual […]

Blackstone Closes China Investment in Bluestar

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – State-owned company China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina) and hedge fund manager the Blackstone Group announced the closing of Blackstone’s investment in ChemChina subsidiary, China National Bluestar Corporation. Bluestar has also completed its group restructuring and […]

MSCI Barra Joins Morningstar Arrangement

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – MSCI Barra and Morningstar have entered into an arrangement to calculate and distribute hedge fund indices jointly. “We are delighted to be working with Morningstar, and believe that this exciting development will greatly benefit all […]

Geneva private bank tops fund of hedge funds table

Wealth Bulletin – Geneva-based Union Bancaire Privée emerged as the largest fund of hedge funds provider, replacing UBS Global Asset Management at the top, with $56.8bn, according to the InvestHedge Billion Dollar Club.  Funds of hedge funds showed the first […]

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