Category Archives: Private Equity

Hedge Fund Managers With Largest Portfolios Face EU Regulation

Bloomberg – Hedge fund managers who run the largest 15 percent of portfolios in the European Union would have to report risks, debts and trading activities to regulators under a draft proposal to tighten oversight after the financial crisis. The […]

Hedge fund industry still feeling Madoff effect

Reuters – Bernard Madoff is behind bars, but the effects of his fraud are still reverberating in the hedge fund industry, with more redemptions expected and investor confidence decimated. Traumatized investors are now more likely to closely monitor where their money […]

Hedge funds that stay liquid, stay alive

Reuters – The heat is on hedge funds to outperform markets and prove their worth to skeptical investors, and to do so requires strategies based on riding out spikes in volatility, seeking liquidity and deft trading. Returns this year will, […]

Big hedge funds’ golden era fading

Reuters – The golden age for super-sized hedge funds may be coming to an end as investors think about putting more money with smaller players, said an industry veteran who is setting up his own fund. "I think the established […]

Quotes from Private Equity, Hedge Funds

Reuters – Following are key quotes from the Reuters Hedge Funds and Private Equity Summit. Below are some quotes from the summit’s second day speakers. "Nothing much is actually happening. It will be tested over the course of the next […]

New Legislation Proposed, Raising Hedge Fund Issues

West Palm Beach ( – Carried interest legislation is being considered at the federal, state and local level, raising significant local and international tax issues. Carried interests, which form an essential element of business in almost every section of the […]

UBS sees hedge fund assets shrinking

Reuters – Hedge fund assets will continue to shrink this year, falling as much as two-thirds from their 2007 peak, but investors will return and assets will rebound when the economy revives, Alex Ehrlich, global head of prime services at […]

Jobless bankers may lift Asian hedge fund numbers

Reuters – The number of Asian hedge funds could increase by 10 percent this year as more unemployed bankers and traders launch new funds and the cost of doing business slumps, an industry expert said on Monday. "It’s much better […]

Coller to launch new private equity fund

Reuters UK – London-based Coller Capital, which specialises in buying private equity from investors making early exits, said on Monday it expects to launch a new fund this year to tap growing interest in the "secondary" market for private equity. […]

Citi: Hedge Funds to Jump at Toxic Asset Opportunities

Private Equity Hub – Wealth managers at Citi are telling their clients to watch for a burst of hedge fund activity in bad assets. The wealth investor says in its most recent note that the biggest opportunity for hedge funds […]

US hedge funds face draconian tax proposals

Hedge Funds Review – US hedge fund managers could be subject to higher personal taxes if changes to the taxation rules included in President Barack Obama’s 2010 budget proposal are adopted. The budget proposal includes measures to treat carried interest […]

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 […]