Stories

  • Hedge Funds Seen Driving Demand For High-Risk Issues

    November 23, 2005

    Equity capital markets bankers are finding it particularly easy to float companies with higher-risk profiles in the final stretch of the year because of an increased appetite for higher returns.

  • YMCA To Nearly Double Alts. Allocation

    November 23, 2005

    The $4.2 billion YMCA Retirement Fund intends to almost double its approximately 12% allocation to alternatives to 23% by June 2008.

  • "They're not objective. It's like going to a Ford dealer and asking them what model car you should get."

    November 18, 2005

    Stephen Nesbitt, ceo of Cliffwater, discussing some of the pitfalls of funds of funds vis-à-vis pension consultants.

  • Alternative Energy Is Hot Spot For Hedges

    November 18, 2005

    With oil prices hovering around $56 a barrel, hedge funds are looking at alternative energy sources as attractive investments.

  • Cajun Firm Rolls Out Offshore Fund

    November 18, 2005

    Baton Rouge, La.-based Maple Leaf Partners has added a new offshore small-cap fund, the Maple Leaf Discovery Offshore fund, to its lineup.

  • Carlson Analyst Preps Fund

    November 18, 2005

    Christopher Floyd, an energy and utilities analyst with Carlson Capital, is preparing to launch an energy-focused hedge fund Jan. 1.

  • Completed Searches Table

    November 18, 2005

  • Conference Coverage

    November 18, 2005

    ICBI held its fourth annual GAIM Invest & Fund of Funds event last week at the Hotel President Wilson in Geneva.

  • Consultants Come Under Fire For Perceived Knowledge Gap

    November 18, 2005

    Pension fund consultants must radically alter their approach to advising clients on hedge fund investments to counter a perceived knowledge gap, said speakers at last week's GAIM Invest & Fund of Funds event in Geneva.

  • FoF Boss Makes Case For Emerging Managers

    November 18, 2005

    Muirfield Capital Management, the $700 million New York-based fund of funds, is keen on emerging hedge fund managers, and has over half its portfolio allocated to funds less than five years old.

  • FoF Pros Debate Diversification

    November 18, 2005

    Fund of funds players were divided on the merits of manager diversification to a fund of funds portfolio.

  • Former SocGen Exec Launches Macro Fund

    November 18, 2005

    Pierre Schroeder, formerly head of proprietary trading and debt finance at Société Générale, has started Square Investment Management, with seed capital from his former employer.

  • German Firm Delays Onshore Fund, Preps Note

    November 18, 2005

    Frankfurt-based hedge fund firm Nauerz & Noell has delayed plans to launch a German onshore version of its managed futures fund.

  • Investors Discuss Emerging Manager Preferences

    November 18, 2005

    Investors in emerging managers shed light on what they saw as the best approaches to finding successful early-stage funds.

  • Investors Remain Upbeat

    November 18, 2005

    Despite relatively modest returns and a few tough months this year, some investors said they are still positive about hedge funds and funds of funds.

  • ITT Carves Out Exposure To 'Convergence' Strats

    November 18, 2005

    ITT Industries is building an allocation to "convergence" strategies--hedge funds participating in private equity-style investing, reports AIN sister publication Money Management Letter.

  • JPMorgan, Goldman Bigs Team For Fund Launch

    November 18, 2005

    Bart Broadman, who until this spring was vice chairman, Asia-Pacific at JPMorgan, has teamed with Philippe Khuong-Huu, former head of Goldman Sachs' global interest rate products group, to form AlphaDyne Asset Management.

  • Key Asset Management Eyes Distribution Pacts

    November 18, 2005

    London-based fund of funds firm Key Asset Management is keen on developing additional third-party distribution and white label deals.

  • L.A. Fund Scores With Mirant

    November 18, 2005

    Los Angeles-based Aria Partners' fund was up 1.35% in September partly due to a long position in stocks and bonds of Mirant Corporation.

  • Maverick Vet's Firm Gets Name

    November 18, 2005

    Izara Capital is the name of the previously unnamed startup founded by former Maverick Capital Managing Director Chatri Trisiripsal.

  • Mutual Funds Seen Overreacting To Citi-Elliot Standoff

    November 18, 2005

    An effort by New York hedge fund firm Elliott Associates to transform Citigroup Asset Management's Salomon Brothers Fund to an open-ended fund has many in the long-only crowd fearing a wave of hedge fund activism.

  • New Searches Table

    November 18, 2005

  • Potential Searches Table

    November 18, 2005

  • RiverSource May Launch Funds

    November 18, 2005

    RiverSource Alternative Investments, the Boston-based single manager hedge fund business of American Express, is currently marketing its hedge funds to raise assets and is considering launching new funds.

  • Russell Expands Biz Dev Team

    November 18, 2005

    Russell Investment Group intends to hire two directors of alternative investments in the next six months, one in Tacoma, Wash., and one in New York.

  • Schwab Expands Hedge Fund Offerings

    November 18, 2005

    Charles Schwab & Co. has more than doubled its hedge fund offerings on its Alternative Investment Source platform from to 29 from 13, said Josh Kernan, director of alternative investments.

  • Seen & Heard

    November 18, 2005

    Hedge funds remain a controversial investment.

  • TGM Mulls Restructuring After FoF Pull-Out

    November 18, 2005

    London- and Sydney-based global macro firm Tactical Global Management is considering ways to rebuild the assets in its Eagle Fund, which has shrunk dramatically thanks to mass redemptions from funds of hedge funds.

  • Two Year Lockup No Deal-Breaker, Say FoFs

    November 18, 2005

    The infamous two year "lockup loophole" that many hedge fund managers are instituting to skirt Securities and Exchange Commission registration, is apparently of little concern to fund of funds investors.

  • Updated Searches Table

    November 18, 2005

  • Views Mixed On M&A Trend

    November 18, 2005

    There were mixed views on consolidation in the hedge fund space with consultant John Casey coming down on the bearish side.


 

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