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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...

Biggs boosts bullish bets on stocks

March 25, 2012

Barton Biggs, the hedge fund manager who increased bets on equities before the S&P 500 rallied this year, is getting more bullish. “I've been gradually increasing, and I'm up to 90% now,” he said in a Bloomberg radio interview, referring...

Buffett winning $1 million bet with hedge fund

March 25, 2012

Warren E. Buffett made a friendly bet four years ago that funds that invest in hedge funds for their clients couldn't beat the stock market over a decade. So far, he is winning. The wager, which began Jan. 1, 2008, pits the billionaire against...

Top nine alts strategies used by advisers - 9. Collectibles

March 15, 2012

4.7% of advisers said they utilize collectibles in their client's portfolios. Source: InvestmentNews 2012 Retirement Income Survey; based on 371 advisers' responses to the question.

Traders go for gold as inflation defense

February 26, 2012

Gold traders are getting more bullish after billionaire hedge fund manager John Paulson told investors that it is time to buy the metal as protection against inflation caused by government spending. Twelve of 22 traders surveyed last week by...

Institutional investors set to dump poor hedge fund performers

February 19, 2012

Institutional investors will be sharpening their scalpels this year, cutting managers that failed to provide what they promised: absolute returns. Last year was the second-worst year for hedge fund performance in the 22 years that Hedge Fund...

Hedgie insider: T-bills a better bet

January 1, 2012

If the tailor who whipped up the emperor's new clothes were around today, there's a good chance he'd be a hedge fund manager. In what other job could an ambitious person with average abilities make so much money and produce so little? It's not...

Hedge fund insider spills the beans: You're better off with Treasuries

December 29, 2011

If the tailor who whipped up the emperor's new clothes were around today, there's a good chance he'd be a hedge fund manager. In what other job could an ambitious person with average abilities make so much money and produce so little? It's not...

Emerging hedge fund performance questioned

December 4, 2011

Emerging-hedge-fund managers are getting more attention from institutional investors because they tend to produce better returns than larger, more established funds, but industry insiders disagree about the extent of the outperformance. Hedge...

Top advisers see very slow growth in 2012

November 13, 2011

The following is an edited transcript of an Oct. 25 round-table discussion moderated by InvestmentNews deputy editors Evan Cooper and Frederick P. Gabriel Jr. It features Chris Cordaro of Regent Atlantic Capital, Stewart Massey of Massey Quick...

Hedge fund stars plummet to earth

November 6, 2011

Three years ago, John Paulson bet the house against housing and got incredible results. When the real estate bubble popped, the hitherto-unknown hedge fund manager pocketed a tidy $15 billion. But 2011 is proving to be a humbling year for the...

Hedge funds sank further in September

October 16, 2011

September wasn't good for hedge funds, but the alternative strategies on average still managed to outpace the broad equity market indexes, according to the latest report from Hennessee Group LLC. The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index declined by 3.8%...

Barney Frank wants to squeeze big banks

October 13, 2011

U.S. Representative Barney Frank urged members of the congressional committee charged with reducing the U.S. budget deficit to impose a fee on large banks like Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. Frank, a Massachusetts Democrat...

Finra arbitration rules against Société Générale in $61 million award

October 12, 2011

A Finra arbitration panel has ruled against Société Générale SA and a handful of its affiliates, ordering the bank to pay $61 million to a California-based fund manager. The decision brings two years of arbitration between the bank and Aurum...

Hedge funds sank further in September

October 10, 2011

The month of September was not good for hedge funds, but the alternative strategies on average still managed to outpace the broad equity market indexes, according to the latest report from Hennessee Group LLC. The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index...

Black swan manager returning 23%, anticipating bear market

October 6, 2011

Mark Spitznagel pushes the throttles on his new twin-engine Chris-Craft Corsair 28, slicing through Grand Traverse Bay in northern Michigan on a warm day in late July. As the speedboat reaches more than 50 miles per hour, Spitznagel's blond...

Bearish hedge fund bets may send U.S. stocks lower: BofA analyst

September 7, 2011

U.S. stocks are likely to extend declines because hedge funds have leeway to boost bets against the world's largest equity market, according to Bank of America Corp.'s Mary Ann Bartels. “We still believe that hedge funds have the ability to...

Family offices big on hedge funds, survey finds

September 4, 2011

Apparently, hedge funds are a hit with financial advisers who run family offices. The typical family office invests more than a quarter of its clients' assets with hedge funds, according to an Infovest21 LLC survey of family offices released...

Hedge funds limited losses in first half of August

August 15, 2011

As the equity markets have bounced to extreme levels of volatility in August, most hedge fund categories have remained relatively stable. Through the first two weeks of the month, while the S&P 500 Index fell by 13.2%, the Dow Jones Credit Suisse...

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