Hedge Funds

Follow funds as they adjust their positions amid some of the biggest gains on equities markets since the peak of the financial crisis

Goldman fund takes stake in Caxton

Petershill buys nearly 10% of macro hedge fund manager

Hedge funds move from the margins into the mainstream

Assumptions about risk reduction need a rethink

BlueCrest spins off trend-following fund

Systematica Investments to take over $8.9bn of assets

P2P comes of age as Wall Street elbows in

Peer-to-peer lenders team up with bankers to slice and dice loans

Calpers’ exit sends hedge funds warning

Rules of engagement between public opinion and funds are shifting

Special reports

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Since 2009 the industry has underperformed the market. But in 2012 a few winners have been found

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Switzerland, strategies, competition, crisis fallout, technology, emerging markets, recruitment, consolidation

UK corporate pensions back hedge funds

Sector is given a boost after investments fell out of favour in US

UK pension fund hits at hedge fund fees

Criticism comes after Calpers withdraws from sector

Calpers gives up on the hedge fund dream

A $300bn pension fund cannot make these investments pay

Former Amaranth star fined over gas trades

Large bets by trader once paid $100m helped bring down hedge fund

Calpers pulls out of ‘costly’ hedge funds

Largest US public pension fund turns back on sector it says is too complex

Ackman plans $2bn fund IPO in Amsterdam

Aim to give Pershing Square more flexibility

US companies move to limit activists

Hedge fund contests to replace boards has surged

Risk fear as activist hedge funds up $8bn

Data provider Eurekahedge concerned about performance prospects

Short sellers uncertain of Russian market

Fund managers adopt neutral position as EU sanctions continue

Paulson attacks AngloGold spin-off plan

Equity issue would dilute value for shareholders

Man Group

Man Group’s flagship funds stage recovery

UK listed hedge fund manager had recalibrated models

Arrowgrass develops disruptive technology

Hedge fund moves into electronic factoring service

Nixon, back from dead, helping NuSkin

JP Morgan’s ‘Richard M. Nixon’ signs off on debt covenant

Ditch the hokum on asset diversification

Investment professionals are working in the dark

Big Four step up services to hedge funds

Accountancy firms exploit opportunity created by tangle of rules

Co-op Bank slashes first-half losses

Lender loses 38,000 current account customers after near collapse

US hedge funds seek European success

So-called activist investors look for overseas opportunities

BlackRock sounds alarm over IPO quality

Call for reform after European post-listing falls

Hedge funds go short on PE-backed floats

Stock pickers seek to profit from floats that fall in value

Argentina crisis clouds Kirchner’s sunset

Default will hit the president’s legacy when she leaves officenext year

Emmanuel Roman, CEO of MAN Group
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Return to form at Man Group

Computer-driven trading strategies have made strong gains

YPF (Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales) gasoline tanks are seen in Rio Gallegos, Santa Cruz, some 2500 kms south west of Buenos Aires, on October 23 2011
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Hedge funds bet on Argentine recovery

Groups buy into country’s energy, banks and telecoms companies

Hedge fund tycoon versus the apocalypse

Singer’s warning on electromagnetic pulse he dreads

Winton low-cost equities fund tops $1bn

Inflows a sign of growing pressure on traditional stock managers

Wall Street’s master fishermen are betting on a storm

Few conflicts make a dent in the world’s GDP, writes Stephen Foley

Ackman ‘death blow’ enlivens Herbalife

Stock shoots up as investors brush off probe results

US Senate ire at $6bn tax ‘fiction’

Renaissance Technologies, Deutsche Bank and Barclays accused

Argentina nears cliff in risky debt game

Markets assume common sense will prevail in debt saga

Hedge funds braced for meagre returns

Roughly a quarter of all funds have posted negative returns year to date

Hedge funds split over AIFMD risk rules

Alternatives watch and wait as deadline for authorisation looms

London hedge funds launch US offensive

Stagnating pool of assets available in Europe spurs change

Big funds even bigger as market recovers

Correlation with equity markets is at pre-crisis highs

Hedge funds miss out on equity surge

Macro managers misread central bankers’ interventions

Event-driven hedge funds pull ahead

Activist investors return more than funds focused on macro trends

Short selling: Questions and answers

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