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    1. September 20, 2015

      The week: September 21

      • Hedge funds owned or run by women have beaten the industry average on a one-year, three-year and five-year view,...

    2. July 21, 2015

      Exchange traded funds grow bigger than hedge funds

      The level of assets in exchange traded funds has surpassed those held by hedge funds for the first time, highlighting...

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    1. Investing in commodities

      Caution is the watchword even if there is a strong long-term case to be bullish...
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    1. FT Alphaville

      June 19, 2015

      Zombie update: the silent hedge fund apocalypse

      More hedge funds have closed in the last decade than were open for business at the start of it, according to industry...

    2. May 5, 2015

      Hedge fund pay down as top 25 managers bank total of $11.6bn

      The world’s 25 best paid hedge fund managers earned a combined $11.62bn last year even as the industry suffered from...

    3. April 12, 2015

      Hedge funds’ bets on strengthening dollar pay off

      Hedge funds have enjoyed their best quarter relative to US equities in four years as big bets on the rise in the US...

    4. December 14, 2014

      High fees and low performance hit hedge funds

      Disenchantment over high fees and lacklustre performance may finally be turning the tide against hedge funds, fresh...

    5. September 16, 2014

      Calpers gives up on the hedge fund dream

      In the years since the financial crisis, many once-fashionable investment vehicles have fallen from grace. Fewer buyers...

    6. FT Alphaville

      July 21, 2014

      One in four lose some more

      The cover of FTfm features some tough Monday morning reading for professionals paid to help investors pick hedge funds:...

    7. July 20, 2014

      Hedge funds braced for some of their worst returns since 2008

      Hedge fund managers expect to deliver some of their worst returns since the financial crisis this year, amid rising...

    8. July 9, 2014

      Event-driven hedge funds pull ahead

      Hedge funds that trade on corporate dealmaking and agitate for change in boardrooms have been the winners in the first...

    9. April 16, 2014

      Hedge funds suffer worst start to year since crisis began

      Hedge funds have had their worst start to the year since the start of the financial crisis as political uncertainly in...

    10. FT Alphaville

      February 25, 2014

      Can we finally lay to rest the idea that zombies justified their existence in 2008?

      When it comes to hedge fund performance there are a lot of excuses deployed to justify the billions of dollars charged...

    11. January 22, 2014

      Investors forgive weak hedge fund returns

      Hedge fund investors must be forgiving types. Inquests on 2013 are under way, showing that the funds endured yet...

    12. FT Alphaville

      December 9, 2013

      Zombies are the wrong kind of mean

      The generally excellent Spencer Jakab leaves his zombie repellent behind on Monday, when he speculates in the Wall...

    13. December 1, 2013

      Central banks cast as commodity hedge fund scapegoats

      Central banks have become a scapegoat for many struggling commodity-focused hedge funds, but investors have not given...

    14. November 12, 2013

      Goldman bet looks beyond hedge fund gloom

      Goldman Sachs is betting that the hedge fund industry can attract more investors despite its recent performance record...

    15. FT Alphaville

      November 8, 2013

      Another walking dead update

      Two months to go to year-end, and hedge fund managers are starting to ask their staff for some ideas to get performance...

    16. October 9, 2013

      Record hedge fund inflows come at a price

      For hedge funds, with all due deference to Dickens, this is the best of times, and this is the worst of times. Never...

    17. FT Alphaville

      October 8, 2013

      Walking dead update

      The latest monthly performance figures for the hedge fund industry are out — and those funds still breathing had a...

    18. FT Alphaville

      September 16, 2013

      Hedge funds and the last half-decade: you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone

      The financial crisis was tough for hedge funds: some collapsed, some merely lost half of their investors’ carefully...

    19. September 15, 2013

      Unfair Darwinian churn drowns small hedge funds

      Managers of smaller hedge funds endure the occasional bout of schadenfreude as they watch money wash into their bigger...

    20. FT Alphaville

      August 8, 2013

      Hedge funds: nice backlash, but we still growin'

      Before anything, go read Josh Brown and come back. The total number of extant hedge funds is again above 10,000 and...

    21. July 28, 2013

      Hedge funds gripped by crisis of performance

      Hedge funds have a performance problem. Since the turn of the decade, Wall Street’s master stock pickers have...

    22. July 14, 2013

      US hedge fund ads worry rivals

      Hedge funds could steal market share from the US mutual fund industry after the Securities and Exchange Commission...

    23. July 14, 2013

      Activist investors fuel event-driven returns

      Dell, Apple and Herbalife are just some of the companies to have come under intense activist-investor pressure this...

    24. June 26, 2013

      Short view: hard going for hedge funds

      Would you have preferred a hedge fund caught in Lehman Brothers when the US bank collapsed in 2008, or one which made a...

    25. June 9, 2013

      Funds of hedge funds fight for survival

      Funds of hedge funds are being forced into a corner as investors withdraw billions of dollars from the sector every...

    26. May 10, 2013

      Finance: In search of the big idea

      Lincoln Center, home of the Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic, exchanged art for avarice this week....

    27. March 24, 2013

      Hedge funds must make ‘evolutionary leap’

      Frustrated by a decade’s worth of poor returns, institutional investors are demanding hedge funds make an “evolutionary...

    28. March 21, 2013

      Hedge fund managers hail revival at last

      Leading hedge fund managers are reaping some of their biggest profits in years with many now hopeful that 2013 will...

    29. March 21, 2013

      Hedge funds storm back into form

      With crisis in Cyprus, gloom in the UK’s Budget and growing fears of a correction in the US Treasury market, you could...

    30. March 17, 2013

      Hedge fund newcomer’s assets double

      One of the most successful new hedge funds of 2012 has closed to new investors after doubling its assets and bucking...

    31. March 14, 2013

      Hedge fund closures keep rising

      The number of hedge funds going out of business rose for the third year in a row in 2012, according to HFR, a data...

    32. February 13, 2013

      Hedge funds reap billions on yen bets

      Some of the giants of the hedge fund world have made billions betting against the yen in recent months, marking a...

    33. February 13, 2013

      ‘Abe trade’ revives macro hedge funds

      For an elite group of the world’s most successful and secretive hedge funds, only one bet has mattered for the past...

    34. FT Long Short

      January 22, 2013

      Hedging, or chasing performance?

      Hedge fund returns should not be compared directly to equity benchmarks. Hedge fund marketers will always say this, and...

    35. January 13, 2013

      Hedgies fall short but investors happy

      The highly paid alchemists of the hedge fund industry once held out the promise of racy returns, or at the very least...

    36. January 11, 2013

      Citadel boasts impressive returns in 2012

      Citadel, the Chicago-based fund manager, trumpeted “an exceptional year” at its two main hedge funds, announcing annual...

    37. FT Alphaville

      January 7, 2013

      FTfm on AV

      Some highlights from Monday’s FTfm. Vanguard wins big in price war Vanguard smashed the asset management industry’s...

    38. January 6, 2013

      Investors keep faith in hedge funds

      Big investors are sticking to their hedge fund portfolio allocations, despite the lacklustre performance of some...

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