Tag Archives: hedge fund

Funds eye poor performer wheat in hunt for laggards

Reuters – Wheat has been the poor cousin of commodities this year, losing value as star performers such as copper, lead and sugar have flown, but the humble grain is now beginning to catch the eye of all-important investment funds. […]

Survey Finds Continued Optimism Towards Hedge Funds Despite 2008 Performance

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Highlights of a second annual national survey released by Morningstar and Barron’s Magazine examining the perception and usage of alternative investments among institutions and financial advisors showed that hedge funds were the most popular alternative vehicles […]

Rajaratnam Arrest Jolts Sri Lanka’s Markets, Tsunami Survivors

Bloomberg – About 60 Muslim fishermen and their families congregated in a community hall on Sri Lanka’s east coast to pray for Raj Rajaratnam after he was arrested for alleged insider trading at his New York hedge fund. The billionaire […]

John Horseman to Step Down From Hedge Fund Management After Losses

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Bloomberg reported this morning that hedge fund manager John Horseman is stepping down from his position as manager of the $2.8 billion fund, Horseman Global Fund Ltd. “There will be those who might think that a […]

[Updated] Russian Hedge Funds lead the way in October

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Russia lead the way in October reporting gains of 4.16% in October. Emerging markets total index grew 1.55% in October and is up 36% this year. Latin America rose 2.18% for the month and Asia, excluding […]

UK Fraud Office Investigates London Hedge Fund – Oil Sales Contracts

New York (HedgeCo.net) – London-based hedge fund, Dynamic Decisions Capital Management, which operated the Cayman Islands-based Growth Premium Master fund is being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). The hedge fund collapsed in April this year when investors applied […]

BlueCrest Said to Prepare Geneva Office as London Taxes Rise

Bloomberg – BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd., a London-based hedge fund firm that oversees about $15.4 billion, plans to open an office in Geneva as increased taxes and regulation make London a less attractive location, a person familiar with the situation […]

The Week In Hedge Fund Fraud

DealBreaker – Admit it: You’re bummed that the Bear Stearns fraud trial has ended in a flash of prosecutorial incompetence and 12 potential clients for Ralph Cioffi and Matthew Tannin. We are, too. But fear not, friends, there’s an embarrassment […]

Hedge Fund Association “Speak Up” Gains Traction on Capitol Hill

Washington, DC – November 9, 2009 – The Hedge Fund Association, HFA, today announced progress on its “Speak Up” campaign, which seeks to ensure that regulation of the hedge fund industry meets government concerns without imposing over-reaching, broad measures that […]

Conyers Hosts 8th Annual Offshore Law Forum in New York

New York (HedgeCo.net) – As the global economy continues to evolve in the aftermath of the credit crunch, lawyers from Conyers Dill & Pearman provided a timely update on regulatory developments offshore to over 100 lawyers and financial executives at […]

Hedge fund Paulson & Co raises bet on Cadbury

Reuters – Hedge fund firm Paulson & Co, which earned billions with savvy bets during the credit crisis, has doubled its stake in candy maker Cadbury Plc, according to a regulatory filing released on Tuesday. The New York-based hedge fund […]

Australian Companies Turn to Hedge Funds for Finance, KPMG Says

Bloomberg – Hedge funds are boosting investments in Australian companies, filling a “funding gap” left by a reduction in bank lending, according to David Heathcote, head of KPMG International’s debt-advisory practice in Australia. “There is significant volume available, particularly from […]