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UCITS HFS Index takes fourth monthly loss in a row, down -0.09% in June 2012

Date: July 9th, 2012
The UCITS HFS Index continues its downward trend with a loss of -0.09% in June 2012 after it already dropped -1.40% from March till May 2012. The loss...

Top Small & Mid-Cap Focused Hedge Funds see assets jump by 18.8%

Date: July 9th, 2012
The Top 50 Small-Cap and Mid-Cap focused hedge funds have seen their equity assets jump by nearly $7 billion, or 18.8%, since the beginning of the 2012....

AIFMD & the Death of the traditional Hedge Fund

Date: July 3rd, 2012
“So the EU has closed its doors to the US hedge fund industry”. - Financial Times, Oct 2011

Make no mistake the AIFM directive...

SAC Capital poaches Edoma Capital’s Louis Villa

Date: July 2nd, 2012
Portfolio manager Louis Villa has left struggling Edoma Partners for greener pastures, joining U.S.-based SAC Capital in April as a partner. According...

Fortress Investment Group Receives Second Consecutive “Credit-Focused Hedge Fund of the Year” Award from Institutional Investor

Date: June 29th, 2012
Fortress Investment Group LLC (NYSE: FIG) was recognized for a second consecutive year as “Credit-Focused Hedge Fund of the Year” at Institutional...

Saba profitably exits trade that cost JPMorgan more than $2 billion

Date: June 27th, 2012
Saba Capital Management, the fixed income-focused hedge fund that was founded by Boaz Weinstein, announced it has exited its bet against JPMorgan’s...

Agus Tandiono Returns home to Citadel LLC as Asia’s smaller Hedge Funds Continue to Fold

Date: June 27th, 2012
Intense competition for capital, increasing market volatility and the capital flight to the “safety” of larger hedge funds, has led to the closing...

More Hedge Funds Buying Key Man Life Insurance Post-Financial Crisis

Date: June 26th, 2012
Talk about key man. More than $600 billion is currently managed by hedge funds whose founders will turn at least 60 in the next decade, according to Institutional...

Top Mid-Sized Hedge Funds continue to look Strong, Amass $63 Billion in AUM

Date: June 25th, 2012
The Top 100 Mid-Sized Equity Hedge Funds oversee more than $63 billion in assets, according to a recent report from HedgeTracker. The Top Mid-Sized Hedge...

Managing change in the Hedge Fund industry

Date: June 24th, 2012
"It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out nor more doubtful of success nor more dangerous to handle than to initiate...

Man Group appoints new Finance Director

Date: June 22nd, 2012
Kevin Hayes, who joined Man Group plc (“Man”) as Finance Director in 2007, is leaving the company to pursue other professional and personal interests....

Wealthiest College Graduates See Assets Rise by $12.1 Billion

Date: June 22nd, 2012
Members of the list of the Wealthiest College Graduates have seen their stock portfolios rise by $12.1 billion, or 8.3%, year to date. Altogether, members...

ISAM’s Stanley Fink Goes to the Man Group Well to Grow Assets

Date: June 20th, 2012
Bucking recent trends in the hedge fund industry, International Standard Asset Management (ISAM), has doubled its size, boosted by large investments from...

Eric Mindich's Eton Park Launches Credit Opportunities Fund with $400M

Date: June 20th, 2012
Eton Park Capital Management LP has ventured outside its primarily equities-based strategies by raising $400 million for a new hedge fund that will focus...

Neuberger Berman Introduces Absolute Return Multi-Manager Fund

Date: June 19th, 2012
Neuberger Berman Group LLC, one of the world’s leading employee-owned money managers, announced today the launch of Neuberger Berman Absolute Return...

Plurality and Majority Voting - Who Really Cares?

Date: June 19th, 2012
Very experienced activist investors, especially governance aficionados at pension funds and similar asset managers, know this subject all too well. What...

Top 100 Hedge Funds up 17%, Power past $550B Mark

Date: June 18th, 2012
The latest Top 100 U.S. Equity Hedge Fund list has been released, revealing that the top hedge funds’ assets increased by nearly $82 Billion, or 17.3%,...

Five Growth Markets for Hedge Fund Administrators

Date: June 14th, 2012
The last few years has seen an increase in the importance of the role Hedge Fund Administrators play within the wider Alternative Investment Industry....

Winton Capital‘s David Harding Turns to Swiss for Research Boost

Date: June 13th, 2012
Not content with the scientific mettle of his Oxford and Hong Kong-based researchers, top hedge fund trader David Harding is turning to the hub of the...

New York Hedge Funds Continue to Shine; Top 100 oversee nearly $436 Billion

Date: June 12th, 2012
The latest list of the Top 100 Hedge Funds from the greater New York City metropolitan area has been released, revealing that the top NYC hedge funds...

John Dyson Taking MMI Investments Private after Clay Lifflander’s departure

Date: June 11th, 2012
The highly successful activist hedge fund, MMI Investments, founded by New York City civic-leader John Dyson, has come full circle returning to its original...

Fund Administrator Columbus Avenue partners with Fundspire

Date: June 11th, 2012
Fundspire, a leading cloud-based technology provider of performance analytics and reporting for the asset management industry, announced today an innovative...

UCITS HFS Index takes third monthly loss in a row, down -0.70% in May

Date: June 11th, 2012
The UCITS HFS Index continues its downward trend with a setback of -0.70% in May 2012 after its drop of -0.36% and -0.34% in April and March respectively....

Value Investing: An Identity Crisis?

Date: June 11th, 2012
Any post about value investing always evokes strong responses, but I thought I would start this one by turning the focus inwards. So, here are a few questions...

Top 10 Hedge Funds jump by 19.4%; Rankings get Shuffled Up

Date: June 9th, 2012
The Top 10 Hedge Funds saw their US Equity assets increase by an astounding $32.7 Billion, or 19.4%, during the first quarter of 2012. The large gains...


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