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Damn the torpedoes, Guggenheim launches hedge fund platform for RIAs

November 14, 2012

Guggenheim Investment Advisory today launched a hedge fund platform for independent registered investment advisers. “We've got a strong legacy of providing alternatives to ultrahigh-net-worth and institutional clients, and we're bringing that...

Advisers' next chore might be to clip the hedges

October 28, 2012

To hedge or not to hedge? That was the question in Chicago last week at the InvestmentNews Alternative Investments Conference. Facing off were two noted investors. Arguing the case against hedge funds was Simon Lack, principal and founder of...

SEC must hedge bets on advertising

October 21, 2012

Now that the comment period has closed on the SEC's proposal to allow hedge funds and private-placement issuers to advertise their offerings, the agency should listen to its critics and go back to the drawing board to come up with a plan that...

Big fund companies likely big winners in hedge fund ad rule

October 3, 2012

The firms most likely to benefit first from new rules that would allow hedge funds to conduct wide advertising campaigns aren't hedge funds. BlackRock Inc. (BLK), the world's largest money manager, offers alternative investments and supports...

Taking the alternatives route to portfolio construction

September 30, 2012

InvestmentNews: Let's ask each of our panelists to take a minute to tell our audience a little bit about themselves, their firms and how they use alternative investments in their portfolios. Why don't we start with you, Richard? Mr. Bregman:...

Ethical investments could give hedge funds an edge

September 9, 2012

Hedge fund managers are usually thought of as cold, hard capitalists and not the types who are interested in socially conscious investing. But if they are looking for investment money, they may want to consider strategies that offer social and...

Where's the harm in hedge fund advertising?

September 4, 2012

Despite all the noise and complaining, I'm having a hard time recognizing the real downside of allowing advertising by certain private investments like hedge funds. It is completely understandable – and even predictable – that the Investment...

Let hedgies advertise? Fund firms are furious

September 2, 2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission is taking heat for a proposed rule that would allow issuers of private securities, such as hedge funds, to advertise their offerings and solicit the public. The agency last week voted to put the proposal...

Goldstein gives SEC an 'F' for Reg D stall

August 27, 2012

In his own entertaining way, hedge fund manager and SEC critic Phillip Goldstein is urging the commission to get on with implementing the JOBS Act and move quickly to allow hedge funds to advertise. In a sarcastic comment letter sent this weekend...

For Convergent strategist, hedging provides diversification

July 29, 2012

At Convergent Wealth Advisors, the alternative strategy of choice nearly always includes hedge funds. Across the industry, advisers are looking for less correlation with equities. Investing in foreign stocks used to offer that diversity, but...

State Street buys Goldman's hedge fund unit

July 17, 2012

State Street Corp. Ticker:(STT) has announced that it is acquiring the hedge fund administration unit of The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Ticker:(GS), making State Street the world's largest hedge fund administrator. The cash deal, valued at $550...

SEC scrutinizing billionaire hedge fund manager Phil Falcone

June 26, 2012

Philip Falcone, the billionaire hedge-fund manager whose largest investment went bankrupt after being blocked by regulators, now faces a showdown in court with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Falcone, the 49-year-old founder of Harbinger...

When looking to commodities, consider long/short funds, ETFs

June 8, 2012

The case for investing in commodities is clear: They usually don't correlate strongly with stocks and bonds, and if you invest in a basket of them, the returns can be more consistent than those of stocks. “Over last 10 years, commodities have...

SEC: Firm lied about execs' 'skin in game'

June 3, 2012

The SEC has settled charges against investment adviser Quantek Asset Management LLC, its former parent company and two managers who allegedly lied when they claimed to have put large amounts of their own money into two Latin American alternative...

Hedge fund lied about its principals' having ‘skin in the game': SEC

May 29, 2012

The SEC has settled charges against investment adviser Quantek Asset Management LLC and two managers who told investors in two Latin American alternative investment funds that the executives had invested large portions of their own money in...

Institutions keen on activist hedges

May 6, 2012

Activist hedge funds have pulled in at least $2 billion in new assets from institutional investors over the past two years, with a marked acceleration in pace in the second half of 2011 and so far in 2012. In many cases, institutional investors...

New retail hedge fund keeps strategy, ditches liquidity concerns

April 30, 2012

There have been endless efforts to bring alternative strategies to the retail investor marketplace, but the RiverPark Long/Short Opportunity Fund Ticker:(RLSIX) has finally done it. The fund, managed by Mitch Rubin, was launched on March 30...

Money manager Williamson found dead in car

April 24, 2012

B. Robert Williamson Jr., a money manager at Chilton Investment Co. and nephew of hedge-fund pioneer Julian Robertson, for whom he once worked, has died during a visit to his native North Carolina. He was 55. His body was found April 22 in a...

Morgan Keegan settles with DOL over revenue-sharing accusations

April 16, 2012

The Labor Department scored a win against Morgan Keegan and Co. Inc., following an investigation that revealed the independent broker-dealer accepted revenue-sharing fees for recommending funds of hedge funds to plan clients. As a result, Morgan...

Hedgies eat crow as equities gain mo'

March 26, 2012

Hedge funds trailing the Standard & Poor's 500 (SPX) Index for the last five months are giving up on bearish bets and buying stocks at the fastest rate in two years. A gauge of hedge-fund bullishness measuring the proportion of bets that shares...

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