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Multistrategy hedge funds dazzle investors

April 16, 2007

DETROIT — Despite being associated with one of the largest hedge fund implosions in recent memory, the multistrategy hedge fund model continues to represent the gold standard for much of the $1.2 trillion industry. It was just six months ago...

Vanguard program draws hedge fund shares

April 16, 2007

BOSTON — Hedge fund shares fast are becoming an important source of new donations for the Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program. Over the past 15 months, the $1.62 billion donor-advised fund founded in 1997 by The Vanguard Group Inc. in Malvern,...

Hedge funds beating many indexes

April 9, 2007

The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index rose 0.98% in March, bringing year-to-date returns to 2.82%, according to a preliminary report released today by Greenwich Alternative Investments LLC. Last month, the hedge fund index outperformed the Standard...

Beacon Rock faces market timing charges

March 21, 2007

In the first criminal case against a hedge fund for market timing, Beacon Rock Capital LLC and a former broker were charged with defrauding mutual funds of $2.4 million. The U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania charged Beacon...

SEC weighs raising bar on private-equity pools

March 12, 2007

WASHINGTON — The Securities and Exchange Commission is considering whether to raise the financial bar for investing in private-investment pools other than hedge funds. “We could raise the standards for every kind of offering that relies on...

OppenheimerFunds’ Rochester unit rakes in the cash

March 12, 2007

BOSTON — Municipal bonds — which finance projects such as roads and sewers — may not be the sexiest investments, but if investor inflows count for anything, OppenheimerFunds Inc.’s Rochester unit looks like Sophia Loren. Two funds managed...

200 have filed comments on SEC hedge fund plan

February 19, 2007

WASHINGTON — The SEC’s efforts to protect hedge fund investors have stirred up free-market enthusiasts, who are making it clear they don’t want the government limiting their investment options. With about 200 comments already filed on an...

Former hedge fund manager indicted for fraud

February 2, 2007

The former head of a Hailey, Idaho-based hedge fund was indicted on criminal charges that he carried out a fraudulent scheme that bilked investors out of $88 million, the U.S. Attorney's office said yesterday. John H. Whittier, Wood River Capital...

Lehman buys stake in London hedge fund

January 31, 2007

Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. bought a 20% stake in emerging markets specialist Spinnaker Capital Ltd., a $5 billion British hedge. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. New York-based Lehman intends to increase its stake in Spinnaker to...

'Synthetic' hedge funds an alternative investment

December 18, 2006

NEW YORK - As regulators consider ways to clamp down on hedge funds, financial services companies have begun launching passively managed hedge fund alternatives that shoot for hedge fund returns but not their prices. New York-based Goldman Sachs...

Hedge funds continue to embrace munis

December 18, 2006

PHILADELPHIA - A relatively steep yield curve continues to draw many hedge funds into the U.S. municipal bond market. The steepness of the curve allows the hedge funds to execute a "muni arbitrage" strategy, which involves buying long-term munis...

Insurers brace for scandal over bid rigging with GICs

November 27, 2006

NEW YORK - Just when insurers thought they had put the worst of the bid-rigging scandals behind them, a new one involving guaranteed investment contracts is gaining steam. The key issue is whether tainted bidding for GICs by insurers and brokers...

Toronto hedge funds may take on New York

November 20, 2006

OTTAWA - Could Toronto eventually take on New York as a hub for the North American hedge fund market? Or is it doing so already? After all, "Toronto's hedge fund industry is beginning to attract the attention of the capital markets community...

Greenspan's hedge fund remarks the buzz at IMPACT

November 13, 2006

WASHINGTON - Alan Greenspan gave a boost to hedge funds last week at Schwab Institutional's IMPACT conference here, while at the same time saying that he is "very concerned" about the long-term fiscal situation of the United States. In his conference-opening...

Canadian regulators coming to terms with hedge funds

November 13, 2006

VAUGHAN, Ontario - The oft-beleaguered hedge fund industry received a lot of kudos last week at the World Hedge Funds Summit 2006 in this Toronto suburb. Some came from sources one would expect to be appreciative of the merits of hedge funds....

Hedge fund growth seen to imperil midtier brokers

November 13, 2006

NEW YORK - The end of traditional investment management is nigh, along with the loss of conventional relationship-based business, according to a new report published by The Tabb Group LLC. To expand their reach, traditional asset managers are...

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