Tag Archives: investments

Hedge fund crackdown softened by Swedes

Guardian.co.uk – Sweden is trying to water down moves to toughen regulation of hedge funds and private equity firms before its EU presidency expires at the end of the year. In new proposals the Swedes have suggested withdrawing a cap […]

US hedge fund plans to invest Rs 500 cr in hydropower cos

Economic Times – US hedge fund Wexford Capital LP is looking to buy equity stakes in Indian hydroelectric power generation companies and has chalked out a plan to invest Rs 500 crore ($108+ million) in the country. The fund house […]

Pension fund sees ‘trend’ of growth, sheds four hedge fund managers

Boston – The state pension fund climbed 2.6 percent in September to finish the month with a $41.5 billion balance, according to a preliminary staff assessment. “I feel a lot better this year than I did a year ago. Last […]

Soros to Invest $1 Billion in Clean Energy, Form Advisory Group

Bloomberg – Soros, the founder of hedge fund Soros Fund Management LLC, announced the investment in Copenhagen on Oct. 10 at a meeting on climate change sponsored by Project Syndicate. The group is an international association made up of 430 […]

Asian Hedge-Fund Assets to Double on New Money

Bloomberg – Asian hedge funds will attract a “wave” of new money that could more than double the industry’s assets from its peak of $250 billion as the region leads the world’s emergence from the deepest recession since World War […]

UA alters investment strategy

Tuscaloosa News – A committee of University of Alabama trustees voted to pull some investments from stocks, instead buying more stable U.S. and international bonds in an effort to avoid potential drops in the stock market. International bonds will be […]

Lloyd’s of London Insurers Punish Hedge Funds After 2008 Losses

Bloomberg – Lloyd’s of London insurers pulled as much as half a billion pounds ($825 million) from hedge funds and private equity after investment returns at the world’s oldest insurance market fell by more than half. Catlin Group Ltd.,Brit Insurance […]

Harvard Investments Lose 27.3%, Less Than Forecast

Bloomberg – Harvard University, the wealthiest U.S. school, said its investments fell 27.3 percent in the past year, a $10.1 billion loss that was smaller than President Drew Faust’s forecast in December before markets started to recover. The endowment declined […]

Hedge funds for the average investor

Bankrate.com  – Alternative assets are a good diversification tool because they’re generally not correlated to the stock market. This means when the market goes down, alternative assets may go up or stay the same and vice versa. Large investors such […]

Ex-UBS Bankers’ New Japan Hedge Fund Gains 14% Since July Start

Bloomberg – Akito Fund, a Japan-focused hedge fund set up by former UBS AG bankers, returned 14 percent since its July start, beating benchmarks on investments in smaller companies including Geo Corp. and Yellow Hat Ltd. Koichiro Yamaguchi and Tetsuya […]

Many investors too scared to take wing

The Modesto Bee – The tantalizing climb in the stock market has made hedge fund and mutual fund managers increasingly courageous, but millions of investors with 401(k) accounts remain reluctant to trust what burned them. That could hurt them, and […]

A Hedge Fund Roundtable

Forbes – Hedge fund managers Lloyd Khaner, Stephen Roseman and Ken Shubin Stein discuss changes in the industry post-Bernie Madoff. The next video will include a discussion between three hedge fund managers and Intelligent Investing assistant editor David Serchuk. In […]