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Perry Capital appeals dismissal of case over Fannie, Freddie profits
By Reuters
10/02/2014 7:21:46 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters)—Hedge fund Perry Capital on Thursday [Oct. 2] appealed a U.S. federal court's decision to dismiss its suit challenging the government's policy of confiscating the profits of mortgage finance firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Ackman's Pershing Square up 31.5 percent through September
By Reuters
10/02/2014 7:10:46 PM ET

BOSTON (Reuters)—William Ackman's hedge fund Pershing Square L.P. has gained 31.5 percent in the first nine months of the year, extending its already strong gains with a 1.
Fed says hedge funds trimmed bets on interest-rate volatility
By Reuters
10/02/2014 7:03:37 PM ET

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters)—Hedge funds have trimmed their bets on rising interest-rate volatility since the beginning of this year, according to the results of a quarterly survey of senior credit officers conducted by the Federal Reserve. About 25 percent of dealers surveyed by the Fed said hedge fund clients have reduced bets on rising rate volatility for short-term rates, and about 20 percent of dealers said hedge funds have reduced such bets for longer-term interest rates.
People

Harvard picks insider Blyth to lead $36 billion endowment
By Reuters
09/25/2014 10:45:37 AM ET

BOSTON (Reuters)—Harvard University on Wednesday [Sept. 24] named an insider, Stephen Blyth, to run its $36.4 billion endowment, the world's largest. Blyth, who heads public markets at Harvard Management Co.
CalPERS names Ted Eliopoulos chief investment officer
By Reuters
09/18/2014 11:47:46 AM ET

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters)—The California Public Employees' Retirement System said Ted Eliopoulos would assume the role of chief investment officer at America's largest public pension fund.
Technology

Nasdaq, Tradeworx to launch test facility for algorithms
By Reuters
10/09/2013 2:02:53 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters) Exchange operator Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. said on Wednesday [Oct. 9] it is partnering with a unit of high-frequency trading firm Tradeworx on an algorithm testing site for firms to examine automated trading strategies and reduce operational risk.
Buy Side Steps Up, and Streamlines: TABB Group Study
By Rich Blake, HedgeWorld
05/04/2010 10:02:17 AM ET

NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)—As money managers engage in increasingly sophisticated trading methods while encountering more compliance pressures, the push to invest in technologically advanced Order Management Systems (OMS), and separate Execution Management Systems (EMS), has never been greater, according to a soon to be released TABB Group study which surveyed 118 buy-side trading desks.
Strategy/Analysis

Candlewood offers new Puerto Rico-oriented hedge fund
By Reuters
10/02/2014 6:05:14 PM ET

BOSTON (Reuters)--Candlewood Investment Group is offering a new hedge fund that will invest in Puerto Rico's distressed debt market, according to marketing materials sent to prospective clients and reviewed by Reuters. The New York-based firm, which manages $2.
Greenlight, Jana post September losses after selloff
By Reuters
10/01/2014 5:10:00 PM ET

BOSTON (Reuters)—Hedge fund managers David Einhorn and Barry Rosenstein, like many other investors, were hurt by a sharp stock market sell-off late last month and are reporting losses for September, people who have seen their numbers said. Einhorn's Greenlight Capital lost 1.
Regulatory/Legal

U.S. regulators probe bank maneuver to cut hedge funds' taxes: report
By Reuters
09/29/2014 12:10:42 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—A trading strategy employed by large banks to help hedge funds and other clients cut taxes has drawn criticism from U.S. authorities, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Some U.S. hedge fund advisers run afoul of advertising rules: SEC
By Reuters
09/22/2014 4:26:32 PM ET

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters)--Some newly registered U.S. hedge fund advisers are "cherry-picking" investments to showcase their performance and improperly changing how they value securities, an agency official said on Monday [Sept.
Indexes

Lipper hedge fund risk-adjusted performance - August 2014 - Convertible Arbitrage (U.S. funds)
By HedgeWorld
10/02/2014 1:11:09 PM ET

Editor's note: As of Oct. 2, 2014, eight U.S.-based convertible arbitrage funds open to investment had reported August 2014 performance to the Lipper Hedge Fund Database.
Lipper hedge fund risk-adjusted performance - August 2014 - Convertible Arbitrage (all funds)
By HedgeWorld
10/02/2014 1:09:39 PM ET

CHICAGO (HedgeWorld.com)—The table below contain performance data from the Lipper Hedge Fund Database. Performance listed is risk-adjusted performance for all funds of any currency denomination.
Opinion

What's in Your Trading Documents? End-users beware
By Thomas D'Ambrosio, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
05/01/2014 11:25:16 AM ET

When parties effect financial transactions, be it a swap, option, forward, future, repo, reverse repo, securities loan, or other derivative transaction, they expect to receive the intended economics of the transaction within the approved risk parameters of the trade. In order to satisfy that expectation, parties generally seek to document their trading relationships in a usual and customary manner, relying often on widely accepted industry documentation.
Opinion: Past, Present and Future of Alternative Funds Market
By Brian Macallister, Ledgex Systems
02/28/2014 6:04:50 PM ET

It's been less than 50 years since the fund of funds model came on the investment scene, and that short history has been anything but dull. Born in the 1970s, American fund of funds took off in the '80s and '90s, and then hit a major stumbling block in 2008, when the widespread financial crisis unearthed deep challenges around liquidity.
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