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

Specialist funds caught in Russia crisis

Investors had pinned hopes on a long natural resources boom

Consortium plans European stock venue

Plato Partnership aims to raise transparency and lower trading costs

Argentina pressed to strike creditor deal

Cool reaction to latest offer on debt worsens precarious economic state

Hedge funds contest BES bailout decision

European Commission accused of acting hastily

Hedge fund boss denies misleading investors

SFO charges include 15 counts of fraud; trial to last until January

Special reports

Traders on the NYSE floor ©Bloomberg

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

illustration of a private bank by Øivind Hovland ©Øivind Hovland

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

Trend-following funds win oil-price bonus

Big winners last month include Lynx, Cantab Capital and AHL

Hohn in record-breaking $530m divorce

Hedge fund billionaire’s ex-wife wins largest award given by English court

‘Vulture’ hedge funds eye unprotected debt

Attempt to keep forcing payouts from indebted governments

Falcone quits listed Harbinger vehicle

Former hedge fund manager plans to focus on other investments

Call to close short selling loophole

European lawmakers urge rethink on hedge fund anonymous bets

Grand Cayman Island

No need for Tiger’s elaborate camouflage

Short selling is a legitimate activity that does not need to be disguised

Tiger Global’s short-selling web

Hedge fund sets up shells in Cayman in search of profit

Julian Robertson during the View from the Top interview with FT's Chrystia Freeland on October 13, 2009.

Hedge fund used Cayman shells for shorting

Tiger Global behind bet against Quindell

Pension funds to flock to riskier funds

Managers expect to allocate more to private equity and hedge funds

The year in hedge funds: Dear loser

Lala fans fear not, we will chase the winners of 2014

Hedge fund rules make financial system fragile

Charging 2 per cent to hold assets when returns are low is wrong, writes Sebastian Mallaby

Porsche faces new legal risk over VW saga

Sports car maker faces fine and possible forfeiture of profits

Index moves stoke real estate bubble risk

Money will move on back of classification changes

Paulson fund sinks further into loss

Large bets on AbbVie and Shire and Fannie Mae go wrong

Hedge fund nightmare turns into a dream

Trend-following funds have made double-digit returns this year

Argentina’s debt battle arrives in London

Hedge funds sue trustee BNY Mellon over euro-denominated bonds

Hedge funds pursue alternative lending

Peer-to-peer lending platforms take slack left by big four banks

Big hedge funds suffer brutal October

Macro funds dented by reversal in recent rise of US dollar

US institutions lose faith in hedge funds

Investors concerned about high fees and lack of performance

Eclectica hedge fund bleeding assets

Investors pull out of Hendry fund despite relatively robust performance

Copycat managers cannot beat the market

Findings raise questions over investment skill

Lansdowne Partners creates chairman role

Stuart Roden to develop talent and promote research collaboration

Emmanuel Roman of Man Group
©Man Group

Man Group warns on ‘unpredictable’ markets

Manny Roman cautious despite consensus-beating performance

Hedge funds face worst year since 2011

Plunge in Treasury yields hits funds positioned for rising rates

Shire deal threat flays hedge funds

Losses as AbbVie’s £32bn deal for Dublin group is left teetering

UK hedge fund founder denies $600m fraud

Magnus Peterson ‘robbed Peter to pay Paul’, claim prosecutors

Activist TCI sells Coal India stake

Children’s Investment Fund makes de facto admission of defeat

Do not shop for bargain bin hedge funds

Seeking cheaper rivals is not always the best way of dealing with high fees

Starboard clears out entire Darden board

Activist wins backing in quest to revive restaurant group

Dollar rise gives Brevan Howard a boost

Global macro hedge funds make strong gains in September

P2P lenders lured into treacherous seas

Hedge funds identify means of investing directly in debt markets

Private jets expensed with hedge fund fees

Some managers charge costs and expenses to funds they manage

Nauru wins case against US hedge fund

Firebird to appeal ruling that will unfreeze country’s bank accounts

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