Tag Archives: asset class

Hedge funds, FCCBs catch the fancy of India’s super rich

Business Standard – Hedge funds and foreign currency convertible bonds (FCCBs) are replacing real estate as popular offshore investment destinations for India’s richest. Hedge funds are investment funds which employ various strategies to produce absolute returns. These strategies could be […]

AlphaMetrix Index Tracker Fund Up in First Month

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) –  The AlphaMetrix STTI tracker fund, launched in mid-December 2008 by AlphaMetrix LLC currently has approximately $70 million under management, with additional commitments from large institutional investors expected in the coming months, according to the company. […]

GPIF says alternative investments need closer study

Guardian Unlimited – Japan’s public pension fund, the world’s largest, said on Thursday it needs a deeper study of diversifying into alternative investments, such as hedge funds and real estate, after seeing the asset class hit by the financial crisis. […]

Silvercreek latest hedge fund to feel sting of market downturn

Globe and Mail – The market meltdown has claimed another hedge fund, with Silvercreek Management into workout mode on a convertible bond fund that featured a who’s who of Canadian finance backers. Silvercreek oversees an estimated $300-million, and ran into […]

Bonds Slump in January, Hedge Funds Buy Gold

Gold Seek – This January was one of the worst on record for financial markets. US Treasuries crashed after enjoying a recession-beating run in 2008. Gold and silver were the only major asset class to end the month higher. Hedge […]

FX Trading Grows 250% as Investors Look For Alternative to Hedge Fund Trading

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Deutsche Bank’s foreign exchange (FX) trading platform, dbFX.com, reported a surge in customer numbers in 2008 as FX grew as an asset class of choice for investors amid the financial crisis. The trading platform saw […]

EUEC Workshop fo Carbon Hedge Funds

West palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Two prominent carbon and CDM Experts, Peter C. Fusaro, Dr. Prabhu Dayal are presenting the ‘EUEC 2009’ in Phoenix, Arizona, the Carbon Trading course includes practical case studies for the design and development of CDM […]

Hedge funds see $155 billion of withdrawals

ArabianBusiness.com – A record $155 billion was pulled out of hedge funds last year, punishing the once red-hot asset class for delivering its worst-ever returns, according to numbers released on Wednesday. Chicago-based tracking firm Hedge Fund Research said hedge funds […]

Reality of the Hedge Fund Industry in 2009

Seekingalpha.com – The tide has gone out for hedge funds. Many have indicated that they "feel" X% of the hedge fund industry will go under. Perhaps a little data and a crude stab at a model will improve a rather […]