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AIMA to unveil funds-of-hedge-funds standards

July 7, 2008

The Alternative Investment Management Association of London is preparing the first-ever practice standards for funds of hedge funds. “There are currently no dedicated guidelines for fund-of-hedge-fund managers, yet the majority of new institutional...

Blackstone, Fortress estimates cut by BofA

July 7, 2008

Banc of America Securities LLC has cut its earnings estimate and price targets on Blackstone Group LP and Fortress Investment Group, citing challenging market conditions, according to a Reuters report. The New York-based investment banking subsidiary...

Portfolio construction key, study says

June 13, 2008

Both asset managers and advisers are vying to provide new retirement-income strategies for investors, according to a new report. The analysis, titled “Product Development in an Evolving Portfolio Construction Environment,” was done by Boston-based...

Foundations turn to alternative investments

June 4, 2008

Foundations experienced a decline in returns in 2007, according to a study released yesterday by the Commonfund. The 300 private and community foundations that participated in the annual benchmark study saw returns drop to 9.9%, from 13.7% the...

SEC files action against hedger

May 23, 2008

The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a civil injunctive action against James G. Marquez, a principal of the failed hedge fund Bayou Fund LLC of Chicago, according to published reports. According to the SEC, Mr. Marquez and his associates,...

Hedge fund manager plans to leave Citi

May 22, 2008

The portfolio manager of Citigroup Inc.’s struggling Falcon Strategies and ASTA/MAT hedge funds, Reaz Islam, is leaving after 18 years at the company. Falcon Strategies, a fixed-income hedge fund, lost more than 75% of its value, while the...

Advisers debate alternative investments

May 9, 2008

Advisers may see increasing numbers of mutual fund products that include alternative-investment strategies, but there is still fear about these products and the perception of increased risk, a panel of fund managers said today at the Washington-based...

Morningstar to rate hedge funds

February 14, 2008

Morningstar Inc. has taken another step into the alternative investments space by expanding its star-rating system to hedge funds. In addition to the new rating system, which begins today, Morningstar introduced a Morningstar 1000 Index and...

London & Capital debut alternative strategies

August 28, 2007

London & Capital Investment Advisors Inc. of Miami, the U.S.-based unit of London & Capital PLC, today announced its plan to launch a range of alternative absolute return investment strategies. Called the Loncap range of European alternative...

Hedge funds losing their luster

August 27, 2007

Major losses at prominent hedge funds are causing pension fund managers to second guess hedge fund investments. Hedge funds managed by Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and AQR Capital Management among others have suffered substantial losses, emphasizing...

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