Monthly Archives: October 2011

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Hedge Funds Lift Bullish Bets on Growth Prospects: Commodities – San Francisco Chronicle

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Hedge Funds Lift Bullish Bets on Growth Prospects: CommoditiesSan Francisco ChronicleAs part of the deal struck last week, bondholders will accept 50 percent writedowns on Greek debt, while the bloc's rescue-fund capacity was boosted to 1 trillion … Continue reading

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BlackRock Praises Regulators’ Coordination on Hedge Fund Secrets – Bloomberg

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BlackRock Praises Regulators' Coordination on Hedge Fund SecretsBloombergPrivate-equity and hedge funds will start reporting operational information to regulators next year as part of a government effort to prevent future financial crises. The repo… Continue reading

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Kris Humphries alleged victim of a hedge fund scam – USA Today (blog)

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USA Today (blog)Kris Humphries alleged victim of a hedge fund scamUSA Today (blog)The NBA player also is the victim of an alleged hedge fund scam. E! Online reports Humphries invested hundreds of thousands of dollars with Andrey C. Hicks, who was a gue… Continue reading

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Activist hedge fund investor takes 12.2-percent stake in Canadian Pacific – DC Velocity

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Globe and MailActivist hedge fund investor takes 12.2-percent stake in Canadian PacificDC VelocityPershing Square Capital Management, a $10 billion hedge fund run by the prominent activist investor Bill Ackman, disclosed Friday, Oct. 28, that it had ac… Continue reading

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Forex strategist launches new hedge fund

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One of the world’s best-known foreign exchange strategists is to launch his own hedge fund and begin trading with just over $200m under management. Continue reading

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CP open to talks with US activist hedge fund – Globe and Mail

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Globe and MailCP open to talks with US activist hedge fundGlobe and MailCanadian Pacific Railway Ltd. CP-T said Monday that it is open to talks with a US hedge fund that has become its largest shareholder. New York-based Pershing Square Capital Managem… Continue reading

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Esma must rethink hedge fund equivalence – GFS News

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Esma must rethink hedge fund equivalenceGFS NewsThe European Securities and Markets Authority has been advised to re-examine equivalence tests for hedge funds, private equity firms and other alternative investments managed in third countries, after it … Continue reading

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Volatility And Hedge Fund Games Are Here To Stay – Forbes

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BloombergVolatility And Hedge Fund Games Are Here To StayForbesLet's say I am a hedge fund with a bearish view on global equities. Here is what I do. First, I sell short futures on the global equity markets (which are relatively liquid). Then, I us… Continue reading

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Australian hedge fund market holds opportunities for global hedge fund managers – Hedge Funds Review Magazine

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Hedge Funds Review MagazineAustralian hedge fund market holds opportunities for global hedge fund managersHedge Funds Review MagazineAustralian asset allocators, fuelled by the fourth-largest pension investment management market in the world, will incr… Continue reading

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Prospects looking better for activist hedge funds after 2011 rough ride – Hedge Funds Review Magazine

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Hedge Funds Review MagazineProspects looking better for activist hedge funds after 2011 rough rideHedge Funds Review MagazineA number of US and European hedge funds have been established as direct lending funds. BlueBay Asset Management is planning a r… Continue reading

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