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Hedge Funds & Private Equity & Bears

istockAnalyst.com  – First it was the sovereign wealth funds, controlling vast portions of American companies. Then it was the private equity cowboys who came in and took public companies private, removing them from public investment – and scrutiny. Finally, there […]

Short Selling Outperforms FOHFs as Investors Withdraw Over $40 Billion from Hedge Funds

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – According to data released by Hedge Fund Research (HFR), the global financial and economic crises accelerated in October, contributing to continued losses in the hedge fund industry, with the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index falling […]

Hedge funds add to markets’ pain

USA Today – The great unwind in the secretive hedge fund world caused by steep losses has contributed to the megapain in the stock market. Wealthy folks and big investors yanked a record $31 billion to $43 billion out of […]

More global hedge funds calling it quits in 2008

Reuters – More hedge funds have called it quits worldwide in the first half of 2008 than a year ago, as tumbling markets and finicky investors take a heavy toll on the $1.9 trillion industry, new data show. Liquidations rose […]

Horlick’s Bramdean Pulls Money From Scholes, Dinan Hedge Funds

Bloomberg – Nicola Horlick’s money-management firm, Bramdean Alternatives Ltd., pulled money out of hedge funds run by Nobel prize-winner Myron Scholes and James Dinan to focus on more defensive funds as volatility increases. “In response to the continuing market turbulence,” […]

Emerging-market hedge funds gain traction

InvestmentNews – Emerging-market strategies gained some momentum during the quarter ended June 30, but are still struggling, according to Hedge Fund Research Group LLC of Chicago. HFR reported today that emerging-market hedge funds took in $995 million during the second […]

Force of credit crunch made plain as 170 hedge funds crash in three months

Times Online- Hedge funds are continuing to feel the full force of the credit crunch, with 170 funds forced into liquidation during the first quarter, a Chicago research firm reported yesterday. The bleak figures published by Hedge Fund Research (HFR) […]