Tag Archives: portfolios

Hedge funds to play bigger role but worries remain

Reuters – Hedge funds will soon play a bigger role in portfolios, but investors still worry about getting their money back and understanding what a manager is doing, according to a new survey released on Monday. Nearly 60 percent of […]

Moody’s keeps top ratings on Brevan Howard funds

Reuters – Credit ratings agency Moody’s has maintained its top ratings on four portfolios run by Europe’s biggest hedge fund, firm Brevan Howard, which it initially awarded before the industry crisis last year. The “OQ1” ratings, which denote an excellent […]

Hedge Fund Managers Split Over Strategy

New York Times – Russell Herman, the chief executive of the hedge fund firm Dawson-Herman Capital Management, is the latest manager to shutter his fund after heavy losses last year and differences with the firm’s founder, Jonathan Dawson. Mr. Herman […]

Fortress Investment loss narrows

Reuters – Fortress Investment Group LLC, one of the few publicly traded U.S. hedge fund groups, reported a narrower quarterly loss on surprisingly strong revenue Wednesday, and forecast improved demand for its portfolios in coming quarters. Fortress executives said several […]

Book Review: Hedge Funds (An Analytic Perspective)

Seeking Alpha – Hedge Funds: An Analytic Perspective by Andrew W. Lo is a highly technical and intellectual analysis of hedge funds. Mr. Lo has filled his book with many advanced, detailed concepts and statistics about the hedge fund industry. […]

Investors eye safer funds, firms must adjust-survey

CNN Money – Money managers must offer new portfolios and keep cutting costs to survive in an era where frightened investors prefer safer fixed-income funds to stock and hedge funds, a report released Monday showed. Badly bruised by last year’s […]

Hedge funds crawl back to life

Reuters – Hedge funds are crawling back to life after a turbulent 2008 that has almost halved their assets, and fewer but stronger survivors are set to regain their leverage to chase bargains in a less competitive environment. Hedge funds, […]

NZ firm debuts high-risk inflation hedge fund

Alibaba News Channel – Hedge fund firm 36 South said on Monday it had launched a "high risk/high return" fund designed to protect investors’ portfolios against a surge in global inflation. The Excelsior fund will target returns of five times […]

Pimco’s Gross Says Harvard, Yale May Need to Alter Investments

Bloomberg – Yale University and Harvard University may have to cut investments in hedge funds and private equity because the risks of holding the hard-to-sell assets outweigh the returns, said Bill Gross, co-chief investment officer of Pacific Investment Management Co. […]

Persky’s Dalton hedge fund to bet on distressed debt

Reuters – Hedge fund manager Steven Persky plans to start betting on companies’ bad fortunes again. Persky, who runs $1 billion hedge fund firm Dalton Investments, said on Wednesday he will re-launch his distressed debt strategy three years after liquidating […]

MTM Looking To Offshore Hedge Funds For US Real Estate Deal

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – U.S. hedge fund manager MTM Global Financial Services is looking for an offshore hedge fund partner. In order to raise approximately $50 million in capital for a REIT fund focused on newer US residential real […]

SEC Charges Hennessee On Bayou Hedge Fund Miss

Post Chronicle – U.S. securities regulators charged a prominent hedge fund industry executive on Wednesday with failing to properly review collapsed hedge fund Bayou Group before recommending that their clients invest. Hennessee Group and its principal Charles Gradante, who runs […]