Number Of Hedge Funds Shut Down Hit Three Year High in 2012

March 28, 2013

The year 2012 turned out to be a difficult year for many hedge funds as the number of firms that shut down operations reached a three year high despite the hedge fund industry attracting $34 billion in net flow during the year. Data from market researcher Hedge Fund Research shows that a total of 873 […]

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Hedge Funds Go Bearish On Gold, Bullish On Stocks

March 6, 2013

In a significant shift in strategy, hedge funds and other institutional investors have turned decidedly bearish on long-time favorite gold and have sharply reduced their gold holdings according to data published by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Net long holdings of hedge funds and other large investors in gold futures and options dropped 40 […]

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UK Hedge Fund Cantab Capital Cuts Management, Performance Fees

February 4, 2013

Recent poor performance of hedge funds has resulted in several hedge fund investors expressing concern about the high fees the hedge fund industry charges even in a low-return environment. It appears that such calls for lower fees have at least one taker, Ewan Kirk who is the founder of Cantab Capital and former Goldman Sachs […]

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New Rules Likely To Increase Hedge Fund Demand For Attorneys

January 29, 2013

Though the lackluster performance of hedge funds in recent years and the overall weakness in economy have resulted in a lull in the hedge fund job market, scores of regulations issued under Dodd-Frank Act are likely to result in hedge funds boosting their legal and compliance departments. Nora Jordan, head of Davis Polk’s investment management […]

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Hedge Fund Inflows Rebound and Investors Dumping Fund of Funds

January 15, 2013

Despite being on track to underperform S&P 500 for the fourth straight year, hedge funds managed to attract more money in 2012 than it did last year. According to data provided by market research firm eVestment, net investor inflows to hedge funds for 2012 totaled $33.4bn, up nearly $10 billion over 2011. In November alone, […]

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Latest Hedge Fund Compensation Report Now Available

December 22, 2012

In the hedge fund game, bigger is not necessarily better. The annual hedge fund industry compensation report is based on data collected directly from hundreds of hedge fund managers and employees. The report has grown to become the most comprehensive benchmark for hedge fund compensation practices in the industry. For more information, watch the video summary of […]

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Some Strong Hedge Funds Underperform

September 15, 2012

Some prominent hedge funds which have been reporting strong performances month after month in 2012 reported surprisingly muted performance in July. Among them are Lee Ainslie’s Maverick Fund, Andrew Feldstein’s BlueMountain Credit Alternatives Fund and funds managed by well-known hedge fund manager David Tepper. Maverick fund for example, which has approx. $2.9 billion in assets […]

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State Street Set To Grow Its Administration Compensation Package

August 28, 2012

The hedge fund industry is closing in on the foreign exchange industry in terms of value. State Street Corporation has not been left behind. The regulatory arm of the hedge fund administration industry has encouraged independence of assessment of funds, prompting several deals in the sector. The Boston-based hedge fund administrator is in the process […]

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Investors Remain Positive For 2012 Hedge Fund Performance

February 15, 2012

The 2012 hedge fund performance watch has begun and things are looking up.   A few years ago it wouldn’t have garnered much attention, but after year of sub-par returns, investors and hedge fund managers are celebrating the 2.63% gain reported by the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index in January as a new beginning. Although it still trailed the […]

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BlackRock Set to Dominate the Retail Hedge Fund Space

February 7, 2012

Despite all of its troubles over the last few years, hedge fund investing has still managed to capture the imagination of small investors, heretofore relegated to the sidelines due to the high cost of entry. But, as more investors have grown weary of the volatile spikes and dips of the markets, an increasing number of […]

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