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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...

With registration looming, many hedge funds say they'll follow Soros

July 28, 2011

With registration requirements looming, more hedge fund managers are likely to follow George Soros in opting for the family office structure over the red tape of running a hedge fund. According to a sentiment survey of 40 hedge fund managers,...

AQR launches mutual fund with hedge traits

July 24, 2011

AQR Capital Management LLC is tapping into the growing appetite for alternative investments by launching a mutual fund that employs nine different hedge fund strategies. The AQR Multi-Strategy Fund Ticker:(ASANX), which started trading last...

Private funds to get public scrutiny — but family offices to get a pass

June 23, 2011

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will require private-fund advisers to register with the agency, opening hedge funds and private-equity funds to unprecedented scrutiny. SEC commissioners voted 3-2 today to approve a Dodd-Frank Act...

Pershing Square's Ackman said to consider IPO for hedge fund

June 17, 2011

Bill Ackman, known for investing in companies to press for changes, is considering selling shares in a hedge fund to secure more permanent capital for investments, according to a person familiar with the matter. An initial public offering of...

Institutional investors going long/short on commodities

June 12, 2011

Commodities-focused hedge funds are proving irresistible to institutional investors — especially public-pension plans — hungry for an inflation hedge, investment gains and downside protection. Rather than risk the volatility of a long-only...

Some $100 billion locked up in 'sliver' of hedge funds

May 29, 2011

Despite assurances to the contrary, a segment of hedge funds still has up to $100 billion locked up and won't allow redemptions. Most hedge fund managers that stopped redemptions or put illiquid assets into emergency side pockets in 2008 and...

Pay-for-performance change by SEC could cost advisers

May 15, 2011

An SEC rule proposal that would raise the net-worth thresholds at which advisers would be allowed to charge performance-based fees would likely cut into the bottom lines of smaller hedge funds, private-equity firms and some registered investment...

New fund from 361 Capital is built to ride out volatility

April 22, 2011

Hedging the risks of the stock market means taking the stock market out of the equation for Tom Florence, manager of the 361 Absolute Alpha Fund Ticker:(AAFAX). The market-neutral fund, which was launched in December, brings 361 Capital LLC's...

Global bets sink hedge funds

February 23, 2011

Hedge funds barely clung to positive returns in January, and fell way behind the broad domestic equity markets, according to the latest report from Morningstar Inc. The Morningstar 100 Hedge fund Index gained 0.4% in January, while the Morningstar...

Raising bar on net-worth requirements

January 30, 2011

The value of an investor's primary home wouldn't be taken into account when determining whether the individual were an accredited investor, according to a rule proposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission. By excluding the value of a primary...

Fund manager at the center of insider trading subpoena

November 30, 2010

Diamondback Capital Management LLC, one of three hedge funds raided by the FBI last week, said it received a federal grand jury subpoena and is cooperating in a U.S. probe that it said includes research consultants. The firm, based in Stamford,...

Fund managers earning more — but in different ways

November 28, 2010

The financial services industry is walking the compensation tightrope between paying big for the best talent and navigating around criticism of exorbitant pay scales. According to the latest research from Greenwich Associates and Johnson Associates...

Hedge fund managers busy buying, selling and hiring

November 28, 2010

Hedge fund managers are exploiting the post-crisis period to find buyers and sellers, as well as talented investment and client service teams. Managers of hedge funds and funds of funds are holding court, considering minority, majority and 100%...

Alpha's bets on M&A paying off, as deals boost fund's returns

November 19, 2010

The re-emergence of mergers-and-acquisitions activity has become a key driver in the performance of the Hatteras Alpha Hedged Strategies Fund Ticker:(ALPHX). The $300 million fund is managed by a team at Hatteras Funds, a $1.8 billion firm....

Prominent rabbi tried to blackmail Conn. hedge fund, court finds

November 11, 2010

A prominent Brooklyn rabbi has been convicted in a scheme to extort a Connecticut-based hedge fund into paying millions of dollars to two schools. Rabbi Milton Balkany was found guilty in Manhattan federal court Wednesday of extortion, blackmail,...

Stocks outperformed hedgies last month

November 8, 2010

Hedge funds were unable to keep pace with the broader equity markets last month, but did maintain their slight performance edge over stocks through the first 10 months of the year. The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index gained 1.9% in October, which...

Hedge funds depend on beta as they ride careening equities

October 31, 2010

Hedge fund managers are having a hard time making a buck this year, unless they get a boost from a whole lot of market beta. “It's been all about beta this year,” said hedge fund consultant Howard B. Eisen. “Hedge fund managers have been...

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