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This is the fund you wish your pension had been invested in. Over the past year the FTSE All Share has fallen 14%, yet the Octopus Absolute Return fund, which is invested in a spread of UK equities, is up a performance table-topping 56.9%. How has fund manager David Crawford achieved it, and should we all be piling in? Octopus Absolute Return is a "long-short" fund, which means Crawford can make money not just when shares go up, but also when they go down. So last year he bet against the banks, retailers, pub chains and housebuilders. At one point, the fund was 45% net short, because Crawford was so bearish on the ...
Harry Sussman, an attorney representing several clients of the firm, stated that "someone had to create the appearance that there were returns," and further suggested that there must have been a team buying and selling stocks, forging books, and filing reports. 1 James Ratley, president of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners said, “In order for him to have done this by himself, he would have had to have been at work night and day, no vacation and no time off. He would have had to nurture the Ponzi scheme daily. What happened when he was gone? Who handled it when somebody called in while he was on vacation and ...
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A traditional mutual fund works on what is known as a relative return basis; its return is relative to some benchmark or its industry peers.  The result is that a mutual fund could have acceptable relative performance but a poor absolute performance. For example, if the S & P 500 falls 5% in a year but a broad based American mutual fund returns 2%, it is considered a success on relative terms. In the never ending search for return (regardless of the risk), the mutual fund industry has marketed absolute return mutual funds heavily in the last 12-18 months (the unspoken reason is that many investors have discovered that the ... market research, surveys and trends
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is a privately offered investment vehicles in which the contributions of the high net worth participants are pooled and invested in a portfolio of securities, commodity futures contracts, or other assets. The “Hedge Fund” definition has come to incorporate any absolute return fund investing within the financial markets (stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, derivatives, etc) and applying non-traditional portfolio management techniques including, but not restricted to, shorting, leveraging, arbitrage, swaps, etc. Hedge funds can invest in any number of strategies and they are perhaps most readily identifiable by ... market research, surveys and trends


Connecticut Town Fears Losses on $42 Million Madoff Investment ...
and other elected officials in Fairfield, Connecticut, thought the 58,000- person town’s pension fund was holding up well amid the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. The 18 percent decline in total assets since the end of June looked smart compared with the 31 percent plunge in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, and total assets of $286 million left a cushion over the $270 million of estimated liabilities. Flatto’s mood darkened yesterday when he heard Bernard Madoff , a Wall Street executive who oversaw $42 million of the assets, had been arrested and charged with fraud. “We classified this on our portfolio as one ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Temasek setting up Seatown after hedge funds boom - Blowin' In The ...
Hedge funds had their best annual performance in six years in 2009. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index, tracking more than 2,000 funds, rose 19 percent in 2009, according to Eurekahedge Pte, a Singapore-based research firm. The annual return was the highest since 2003, when the index rose 21 percent. (The Eurekahedge website explains what a hedge fund is and, of course, Wikipedia has an article as well.) Temasek has had an annual return of 16 percent since its inception in 1974, according to its annual report in September 2009, down from the 18 percent annualized it reported in August 2008. But the Financial Times says Seatown ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Which road to absolute returns?
Although the aim of absolute returns is ultimately the same, the route managers take to achieve that goal varies greatly. Tomas Hirst looks at what the asset management industry is doing to make these funds more transparent. Rumours that a market rally could signal the death of absolute return funds seem to have been exaggerated. Almost because they seem set to be a permanent fixture, however, the sector now warrants closer inspection. After perching atop the list of best-selling sectors in the third and fourth quarters of 2008, according to the Investment Management Association (IMA), doubts were raised over the resilience of ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
A 200% return from FTSE 100 – too good to be true?
Cater Allen's new investment is aimed at investors who believe the index will rise marginally over six years, but financial advisers say they may be better off elsewhere. Photograph Shaun Curry/AFP/Getty Images Cater Allen Private Bank has launched a structured product promising to return up to 200% of any growth in the FTSE 100 during a six-year period, capped at 50% of the initial investment. The bank says the Capital Guaranteed Enhanced Growth Plan 1 is aimed at investors who believe the index will rise only marginally during the term, offering a high return on minimal growth. Fernando Gasca, head of structured products ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Absolute Return Fund Ratings Process
Apr 29, 2008 ... Absolute Return Fund. Ratings Process. Classification. Absolute return, the aim of achieving positive returns in all market conditions, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Risk Managed Absolute Return Strategies Program Policy
Evaluating and selecting Absolute Return Fund investment opportunities. .... The majority of Absolute Return Fund assets within the Program ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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besting its active benchmark of hedge fund manager returns by 1.5 per- cent per year. For the ten-year period, absolute return results exhibited ...
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I am looking for funds similiar to Pimco Absolute Return Fund as I would like to invest in PTTRX and two other similar funds; I am looking for same safety rating and similar returns. Thanks. 6 months ago Member since: October 12, 2007 Total points: 113484 (Level 7) The Morningstar mutual fund screening tool can tell you that. But investing in three similar funds is pointless. That does NOT provide diversification or increased safety for your investments. 6 months ago There are currently no comments for this question. * You must be logged into Answers to add comments. Sign in or Register . Member since: December 22, 2009 Total ...