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Long-only funds to dominate shareholder mix

Reuters – Traditional long-only mutual funds are set to dominate shareholder registers again as the hedge fund industry shrinks and retail investors continue to stay away, according to Morgan Stanley. Meanwhile, with institutions, including hedge funds, deleveraging aggressively, emerging markets […]

Hedge funds move $100bn into safe havens

Financial Times – Hedge funds charging hefty fees for sophisticated trading strategies aimed at outperforming the wider market have collectively parked $100bn in simple money market funds typically used by investors seeking safe rather than spectacular returns. Citigroup estimates that […]

BlackRock tops retail fund sales

Reuters UK – Fund firm BlackRock held onto the top spot for net sales of British funds to retail investors in the second quarter, according to industry data, helped by sales of its hedge fund-style UK Absolute Alpha fund. BlackRock […]

Retail access to hedge funds: Yes or no?

FierceFinance- Hedge fund regulation is a hot topic right now. But we’ve heard only a little about that perennial issue: whether retail investors should be allowed more–or less–access to funds. Current proposals, driven by the credit crunch, would make it harder […]

Friends Provident offers precious metals fund

Reuters UK- Friends Provident will offer a precious metals fund to retail investors looking for protection against inflation and financial market turmoil, the company said on Monday. The fund, managed by U.S.-based Castlestone Management, only holds physical gold, silver and […]

DWS hedge offers daily liquidity

Financial Standard- DWS Investments could well be one of the pioneers of a new era in hedge funds when it launched a new product that offers daily liquidity and pricing to retail investors. DWS Investments, Deutsche Bank’s global retail asset […]

Allianz to launch fund of hedge funds

London Stock Exchange- Allianz Global Investors is mulling the launch of a listed hedge of hedge funds to be aimed at retail investors. The launch of the multi-strategy Peletier Absolute fund would mark the first time that small investors have […]