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Monty Agarwal writes: Hedge funds and the managers who run them have been getting a lot of publicity lately — and not of the flattering kind. We have massive Ponzi schemes, equally massive losses and outsized systemic risks that are enough to frighten away even the hardiest of investors. So before you leap, you need to look — carefully and deeply into this industry. When you do, however, you’ll also find that there’s a lot more to hedge funds than has been making it into the evening news … Hedge funds are an integral part of our financial investment landscape. They often outperform ...
open to a limited range of investors that undertakes a wider range of investment and trading activities in addition to traditional long -only investment funds, and that, in general, pays a performance fee to its investment manager . Every hedge fund has its own investment strategy that determines the type of investments and the methods of investment it undertakes. Hedge funds, as a class, invest in a broad range of investments including shares , debt and commodities . Some people consider the fund created in 1949 by Alfred Winslow Jones to be the first hedge fund. As the name implies, hedge funds often seek to hedge some of the ...
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Positive 2010 Outlook for Investors and Hedge Funds — Hedge Fund ...
In March, Deutsche Bank’s Hedge Fund Capital Group presented a closer look at the current status of the hedge fund industry in its “2010 Alternative Investment Survey” report (see press release ).  The report focuses on responses from 606 investors.  42% of the respondents were Fund of Funds, 21% were asset management companies, 12% were family offices/high net worth individuals, and the remaining group consisted of corporations, foundations and endowments, insurance companies, investment consultants, private banks, and private and public pensions. This article summarizes the 2010 outlook from investors and the increasing ... market research, surveys and trends
Barel Karsan: A Public Hedge Fund
Hedge fund investing is generally restricted to investors meeting minimum asset levels (i.e. rich people, the thinking being that they'll be all right if they lose a bunch of money) or those making large minimum investments (the thinking being that investors who plunk down $150K on an investment will do their due diligence, unlike the typical retail investor). But for all intents and purposes, it appears that Quest Capital ( QCC ) is trying to convert itself into a quasi hedge fund! Long-time readers of this site will already know that Quest Capital has been a stock favourite of ours for a while now. In a move to increase ... market research, surveys and trends

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U.K., Germany Open Hedge Fund Investing to People With EU124 ...
Jan. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Hedge funds, loosely regulated investment pools designed for people worth more than $1 million, are becoming available to Europe's not-so-rich. In Germany, investors can buy into a hedge fund from Deutsche Bank AG for as little as 124 euros ($150). In the U.K., individuals are able to avoid restrictions on such investing by buying shares of funds that track hedge funds. Regulators in the U.K. and Spain are considering opening the industry to more individual investment. Hedge funds worldwide have more than doubled their assets since 2000 to about $1.1 trillion, according to Chicago-based Hedge Fund ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
RELATED NEWS
Hedge funds hit in 'monstrous' May
Powerful groups including Moore Capital, Odey Asset Management, Lansdowne Partners, CQS and Bluecrest posted trading losses of as much as 10pc, leaving most of the year's gains wiped out in a month being dubbed "monstrous May." The Hennessee Hedge fund index said the average fund was down 2.99pc last month, the worst drop since October 2008 when the collapse of the global banking system caused a rout across markets. Another index from Hedge Fund Research (HFR) said the average was down 2.26pc, the worst collective performance since November 2008. Experts said hedge fund managers started May ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
The long and short of real estate investing
e’re starting to see stories about a softening real estate market in Canada. Listings are up, sales are down, and even the always bullish industry executives are predicting lower prices in the coming year. It reminded me of a quote I saw recently: “Real estate is the drunk driver on the economic highway.” This statement, attributed to Tom Barrack, the CEO of real estate investor Colony Capital, speaks to the fact that residential real estate can be volatile. Yet that same volatility highlights why it can be fertile ground for a disciplined, patient investor. There are a number of reasons for this. First off, ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

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The In f or med In vest or - The Informed Investor Series
Hedge Fund Investing. Is It a Suitable Investment for You? Low market returns have prompted broker-dealers to offer customers alternative ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Hedging Your Bets: A Heads Up on Hedge Funds and Funds of Hedge Funds
hedge funds pool investors' money and invest those funds in financial instruments in an effort to make a positive return. Many hedge funds seek to profit in all kinds of markets by pursuing leveraging and other speculative investment practices that may increase the risk of investment loss. Unlike mutual funds, however, hedge funds are not required to register with the SEC. Hedge funds typically issue securities in �private offerings� that are not registered with the SEC under the Securities Act of 1933. In addition, hedge funds are not required to make periodic reports under the Securities Exchange Act of ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
What is a Hedge Fund?
the simultaneous buying and selling of securities in different markets with the purpose of profiting from the price difference in the markets. Derivative : a volatile financial instrument whose value depends on or is derived from the performance of a secondary source such as an underlying bond or currency. Hedge : making arrangements to safeguard against loss on an investment (can involve various techniques) Leverage : the use of credit (such as margin) to improve one�s speculative ability and to increase the rate of return on an investment Short Sale : a sale of a security that the seller doesn�t own (if ...
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This is a specific request for additional research by pafalafa-ga. This researcher is looking into books related to mutual fund market timing. The researcher has come across a good deal of newspaper and magazine articles and other materials -- many of them from the 1990's and earlier -- that discuss this topic as well. I am requesting an answer specifically from pafalafa-ga that would identify magazine and newspaper articles that discussed mutual fund market timing as an investment technique. I am only looking for articles that were published prior to September 2003, and the earlier back in time the better. Thank ...