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  • BOSTON, Oct 20- Hedge funds suffered their biggest quarterly loss in assets since the financial crisis during the three months that ended in September, data released on Tuesday showed, putting the industry on track for its worst year since 2008.. The secretive industry that caters to wealthy investors, including pension funds and endowments, saw assets shrink...

  • The secretive industry that caters to wealthy investors, including pension funds and endowments, saw assets shrink by $95 billion, or 3.9 percent, to 2.87 trillion in the third quarter, research and tracking firm Hedge Fund Research reported. Meanwhile, net inflows amounted to $5.6 billion, compared with the $21.5 billion added during the second quarter and the...

  • LONDON, Oct 19- Hedge funds have unwound most of the record short position they established in U.S. crude futures and options between June and August amid signs that the oil market is rebalancing. Reported shorts had been reduced from 108 million barrels the previous week and a peak of 163 million barrels in early August, according to the U.S. Commodity Futures...

  • What should investors be buying? Monday, 19 Oct 2015 | 3:20 AM ET
    What should investors be buying?

    Barnaby Martin, managing director of European credit strategy at BofA Merrill Lynch, says money is rotating out of corporate bonds and into equities.

  • *Assets slid from $1.4 bln to less than $500 mln. LONDON, Oct 16- U.S. asset manager Principal Global Investors is to shut London- based hedge fund investment firm Liongate Capital Management after fee-conscious investors withdrew too much money from its funds. Liongate, which ran $1.4 billion at the time Principal took a majority stake in 2013, had less than $500...

  • Here’s where Asia’s rich are putting their money Friday, 16 Oct 2015 | 4:05 AM ET
    An Indonesian worker walking next to a screen featuring market trading information at the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) in Jakarta.

    Most managers of wealthy families' assets have gone risk-on, but Asia's dynasties are on a more conservative path, a strategy that may hit returns.

  • Chinese funds have high risk-returns: INSEAD Monday, 12 Oct 2015 | 11:41 PM ET
    Chinese funds have high risk-returns: INSEAD

    Claudia Zeisberger, academic director of global private equity initiative at INSEAD, discusses findings which revealed that China's private equity funds outperformed its global peers.

  • Tracking the direction of Asian markets Wednesday, 14 Oct 2015 | 11:23 PM ET
    Tracking the direction of Asian markets

    A technical rebound in Asian markets was expected after the August's China-led correction, says Lena Teoh, head of asset allocation for Asia Pacific at Credit Suisse Private Banking and Wealth Management.

  • BOSTON, Oct 13- Renaissance Technologies LLC, one of the world's most prominent hedge funds, with roughly $27 billion in assets, told investors on Tuesday that it is closing its Renaissance Institutional Futures Fund, because it has not been a hit with investors. "Due to a lack of investor interest we have decided to wind down the Renaissance Institutional Futures...

  • Symphony raises $100M Monday, 12 Oct 2015 | 10:52 AM ET
    Symphony raises $100M

    Messenger service Symphony just raised another $100 million round of funding, including investments from Google and UBS. CEO David Gurle discusses high demand in this round.

  • Credit Suisse expected to raise capital with new equity sale

    Dirk Becker, deputy head of German research at Kepler Cheuvreux, explains why he has a reduce recommendation for Credit Suisse, which is preparing a a substantial capital raising.


  • BOSTON, Oct 7- BOSTON, Oct 7- Hedge funds are down 1.35 percent this year after a fourth straight month of losses in September, which marks the longest consecutive period of declines since the financial crisis, data released Wednesday shows. Hedge funds on average dropped 1.07 percent last month, following a 2.27 percent decline in August, according to data from...

  • That easy VC money is drying up: Report Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 1:31 PM ET
    Seedling and money

    U.S. venture capital firms saw a steep decline of funds raised in the third quarter, according to a report released Wednesday.

  • Mrs Watanabe needs guidance ahead of Japan IPO rush Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 10:44 PM ET

    Japan faces the challenge of refreshing its domestic equity appetite amid market volatility caused by China, the FT reports.


  • Bain Capital latest to shutter macro hedge fund Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 3:48 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 6- The ripple effects from this summer's global financial market turmoil have claimed two more victims this week, most recently Bain Capital's Absolute Return Capital hedge fund. Bain Capital told investors in a letter Tuesday that its $2.2 billion Absolute Return Capital, which manages assets in fixed income, equity, commodity and currency...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 6- Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are winning back the trading business of hedge fund clients that they lost to European rivals during the financial crisis, as new capital rules spur banks like Deutsche Bank to scale down their businesses. The market share gains are fueling stock trading profits at JPMorgan Chase& Co. as well as at Goldman and...

  • *Move follows closed-door discussion on money-printing plans. FRANKFURT, Oct 6- The European Central Bank has agreed a new code of conduct to stop top officials giving select groups sensitive information, months after a rate-setter was criticised for discussing money printing plans with hedge funds. Nonetheless, some investors cried foul and the EU's top...

  • China not as rich as we think: Barry Sternlicht Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 8:58 AM ET
    China not as rich as we think: Barry Sternlicht

    Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital CEO, weighs in on China's wealth and economy.