Articles and Video on Hedge Funds
New Orleans City Employees launches opportunistic search
trueNew Orleans City Employees' Retirement System is searching for an opportunistic credit and/or opportunistic hedge fund manager to run a total of $20 million.
Investcorp appoints chief risk officer for hedge fund business
trueSunil Gaglani was named chief risk officer of Investcorp’s hedge fund business.
Symmetric quarterly hedge fund rankings through March 31
trueSymmetric, a hedge fund research firm, released its latest quarterly hedge fund rankings through March.
Tiger Global's head of public equity, another partner leave
trueTiger Global Management said Feroz Dewan, head of public equity investing, and another partner are leaving.
Michigan Municipal becomes first outside investor in William Blair global macro fund
trueMichigan Municipal Employees' Retirement System invested $300 million in the William Blair Dynamic Allocation Strategies Global Opportunity Fund.
Blackstone acquires minority stake in Magnetar Capital Partners
trueBlackstone Group acquired a minority equity interest in hedge fund Magnetar Capital Partners.
Asset owners call for responsible investment exclusions in hedge funds
trueHedge fund managers should exclude certain investments in their strategies and take a more open-minded approach to segregated accounts, to help asset owners comply with their responsible investment policies.
Marshall Wace acquires quant hedge fund manager 80 Capital
trueLong/short equity hedge fund specialist Marshall Wace, with about $20 billion in assets under management, further diversified its investment offerings through the acquisition of 80 Capital, a quantitative hedge fund manager with $100 million under management.
Norfolk County seeks opportunistic hedge fund-of-funds manager
trueNorfolk County Retirement System is searching for an opportunistic hedge fund-of-funds manager to run up to $10 million.
Colorado Fire & Police strikes hedge fund investment with Anchor Bolt Capital
trueColorado Fire & Police Pension Association made a direct hedge fund investment of $45 million in Anchor Bolt Offshore Fund, a long/short equity hedge fund.
AIMA: Hedge funds playing 'crucial role' in financing private companies
trueHedge fund managers in the U.S. and Europe are “playing a crucial role in financing the real economy,” reported a research paper released Wednesday by the Alternative Investment Management Association.
Shadow banking could become a risk to financial system — conference speaker
trueThe shadow banking sector — which includes hedge funds and private equity funds — has the potential of being a risk to the financial system, said John Taft, CEO of RBC Wealth Management-U.S.
University of Maine drops Cube Capital for hedge fund of funds
trueUniversity of Maine System, Bangor, terminated hedge fund-of-funds manager Cube Capital, which managed $15 million for the system's $271 million managed investment pool of six endowment funds and $1.7 million for the system's $40 million defined benefit plan.
Och-Ziff's AUM increases 13.4% for the year on strong credit gains
trueOch-Ziff Capital Management Group reported $48.3 billion in assets under management as of March 31, up 1.7% in the quarter and up 13.4% in the 12-month period.
Diversified portfolios of hedge funds for small and large asset allocators
trueHedge funds — and any other asset or investment strategy for that matter — should be included in a portfolio until the marginal benefits of additional investment equal the marginal costs of additional investment.