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  • So you want to setup a P/E shop?

    May 15, 2008 / 10:43am / in Americas, General, hedge funds, International Investing

    Very interesting interview from Knowledge@Wharton:

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  • SAT's and Hedge Fund Return

    Sep 11, 2007 / 8:11am / in Americas, General, hedge funds, International Investing

    The new standard of diligence for hedge funds: any recent family member deaths and what was their SAT score? Higher SAT scores translate into higher returns:

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  • "Rats Flee Sinking Ships" - Hedge Fund Withdrawals Reach 7-Year High

    Sep 4, 2007 / 8:56am / in General, hedge funds, International Investing

    Dealbreaker for headline and link:

    Hedge funds, which have an estimated $1.9 trillion in assets combined, saw investors sell off an estimated $32 billion worth in July, said a report Tuesday.

    The outflow was the largest since 2000, according to a monthly report by TrimTabs, an investment research firm. The August outflow could be even greater, the firm said, although complete data is not yet available.

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  • Iraq's First Hedge Fund

    Aug 29, 2007 / 10:07am / in Emerging Markets, General, hedge funds, International Investing

    $100 million! From the WSJ:

    Iraq Fund LLC, Iraq's first hedge fund, aims to raise as much as $100 million within 18 months for investment in companies listed on the local bourse and in state enterprises, a company official said.

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  • Hedge Fund Strategy of the Month - Fixed Income Arbitrage

    Aug 28, 2007 / 5:48am / in General, hedge funds, International Investing

    From the Financial News linked in FierceFinance:

    The fixed income arbitrage index was up 0.31%. Each of the other nine strategies covered by Credit Suisse/Tremont lost money over the same period.The overall investable hedge fund index published by Credit Suisse/Tremont was down 1.54% for the first two weeks of August.

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  • Buying at the Peak

    Aug 17, 2007 / 11:04am / in Americas, General, hedge funds, International Investing

    Hedge fund assests increased to record levels last quarter just in time to catch the coming decline:

    Total hedge fund asset levels increased by 8% in the second quarter of 2007, to $2.593 trillion from $2.401 trillion in the first quarter of 2007, according to a report by HFN (HedgeFund.net).

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  • They're All Connected - US Credit Woes Hit Asian Shares

    Aug 14, 2007 / 9:47am / in Asia, Emerging Markets, Equities, General, hedge funds, International Investing

    FT reports:

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  • MF Financial IPO debuts far below expectations

    Jul 20, 2007 / 4:25am / in General, hedge funds, International Investing

    The broking unit of Man Financial Group plc floated its IPO yesterday. It didn't go over so well, apparently.

    MF Global came to the market at $30 per share, raising $2.9 billion for the 80% stake sold. That fell appreciably below the bottom end of the $34-$37-per-share range announced earlier. Worse, the stock stumbled on its New York Stock Exchange debut, falling nearly 9% late in first-day dealing on Thursday [July 19] to $27.33.

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  • WSJ: Bloodbath in ABX

    Jul 17, 2007 / 3:47am / in Americas, General, hedge funds, housing bubble, International Investing

    From the MarketBeat Blog:

    Worries about subprime lending drove the riskiest tranche of the closely-watched subprime ABX derivative index to a record low of 44 cents on the dollar today — understandable, given everything that’s gone on in the subprime sector.

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  • Wall St On Edge and Scrambling To Avoid Sub-Prime Domino Effect

    Jul 6, 2007 / 9:25am / in Americas, derivatives, General, hedge funds, housing bubble, International Investing

    From BusinessWeek:

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