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  The Hedge Funds Weblog - Main page - Hedge Funds News easy to digest. - hedge funds, spread, investing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-26)
With pages devoted to both specific finance career paths and different types of finance degrees, the guide provides crucial information for those considering a career in one of the fastest growing and most lucrative industries.
Finance salaries are among the highest in the business world, Rosenberg elaborates, saying, "finance is one of the few fields in which the earning potential is almost limitless."
Hedge fund Barbarian Films LLC has announced an alliance with SandDollar Capital LLC, a private equity firm founded by The Hennessee Group principals Charles Gradante and E. Lee Hennessee.
www.hedgefunds-weblog.com   (862 words)

  
  Banks yielding to hedge funds in today's bankruptcy turf wars - Houston Business Journal:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-26)
The estimated $1 trillion hedge fund industry is increasingly encroaching on the traditional turf of banks across the nation, with alarming and far-reaching results.
With all of this investor cash and a shortage of viable investments, hedge funds are actively seeking to make loans to distressed companies; however, they operate in a different environment than banks.
Hedge fund managers are often compelled to raise money and deploy it immediately, unwilling to sit on cash because it dilutes their returns.
houston.bizjournals.com /houston/stories/2006/08/07/focus7.html   (647 words)

  
  List of finance topics: Hedge fund
Hedge funds use alternative strategies such as selling short, arbitrage, trading options or derivatives, using leverage, investing in seemingly undervalued securities, and attempting to take advantage of the spread between current market price and the ultimate purchase price in situations such as mergers.
The presumption is, that hedge funds are pursuing more risky strategies, which may or may not be true depending on the fund, and that the ability to invest in these funds should be restricted to wealthier investors who are presumed to be more sophisticated.
Hedge Fund Secrecy A further typical characteristic of a hedge fund is secrecy.
www.morelawinfo.com /Finance_topics/Hedge_fund.shtml   (734 words)

  
  Hedge (finance): hedge finance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-26)
Hedging is a strategy designed to minimize exposure to an unwanted business risk, while still allowing the business to profit from an investment activity.
Holbrook Working, a pioneer in hedging theory, called this strategy "speculation in the basis," [1] where the basis is the difference between the security's theoretical value and its actual value (or between spot and futures prices in Working's time).
Currency hedging is used both by financial investors to parse out the risks they encounter when investing overseas, as well as by non-financial actors in the global economy for whom multi-currency activities is a necessary evil rather than a desired state of exposure.
wikipedia.pavelreich.com /wiki/Hedge_(finance)   (2035 words)

  
 The Problem with Hedge Funds — HBS Working Knowledge
Hedge funds don't really hedge; mainly they sell short as well as buy long; and they are very aggressive in the marketplace, taking strong positions and moving money very quickly.
Europe has about 450 hedge funds managing the equivalent of some $65 billion and their number and the amount invested are growing quickly (more than a fourfold increase in the past 3 years) 279 More funds mean more competition, and some funds are now closing.
Hedge funds began in 1949, and were fashionable in the late 1980s, then were tarnished by the failure of Long Term Capital Management, then in the late 1990s became major drivers of the market, having grown enormously.
hbswk.hbs.edu /item.jhtml?id=3698&t=finance   (2910 words)

  
 Hedge Funds and International Financial Markets
However, some argue that this model does not apply to hedge funds themselves because the rewards for a fund manager of a hedge fund are determined not in comparison with those of other institutional investors but on the sheer investment returns.
Some people argue that hedge funds should be carefully supervised and kept under control in advanced countries where hedge fund investors and fund managers reside and where there are a lot of financial institutions as trading partners.
In the area of international finance as well, it is important to pay attention to several caveats regarding the idea of the free flow of international capital, which is different from the case of goods (trading).
www.mof.go.jp /english/if/if006.htm   (3568 words)

  
 Swap (finance) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In finance, a swap is a derivative, where two counterparties exchange one stream of cash flows against another stream.
Swaps are often used to hedge certain risks, for instance interest rate risk.
An equity swap is a special type of total return swap, where the underlying asset is a stock, a basket of stocks, or a stock index.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Swap_(finance)   (931 words)

  
 New Left Review - Robin Blackburn: Finance and the Fourth Dimension
Finance has a double impact on corporations: on the one hand constraining their investment strategies, on the other helping them to find customers and realize profits.
They may be able to finance all the investments they wish to undertake from their own resources, but this will not mean that they are free from the pressures of financialization.
Like hedge funds their charges are higher than those of ordinary fund managers, and normally comprise both a standard annual fee of 2 per cent of fund value together with a portion of the eventual pay-off, or ‘carried interest’, once the reorganization and refloat is complete.
www.newleftreview.net /?page=article&view=2616   (12013 words)

  
 Hedge Fund Performance
As a general rule, the average return on hedge funds outperforms that of mutual funds in a bear market, but cannot be counted on to do so when the market is doing well.
Hedge fund managers often take for themselves a large portion of the profits; a 20 percent performance fee is not uncommon.
This may be because the number of hedge funds has increased tenfold over the last few years, putting a lot of inexperienced managers in control of a lot of money.
www.hedgefundtips.org /performance.htm   (538 words)

  
 Finance Weblog: Hedge funds look into uranium. - Instituto de Empresa Business School
Hedge funds have seemed to be attracted by renewable energies.
Probably this hedge fund had a good return on this investment if they timed well their exit and got out of the positions before these prices plummeted in April 2006.
Hedge funds are expecting uranium price to hike, as many other commodities have done in the last two years.
finance.blogs.ie.edu /archives/2007/01/hedge_funds_loo.php   (373 words)

  
 Latin Risk - Citibank
Project financing is particularly useful when the scale of the project exceeds the resources of a single sponsor, or, indeed, when the risk associated with the project in question is larger than the sponsor is able to take on.
Derivative instruments that are commonly used to hedge interest rate risk in project financing include: rate locks to hedge bond issues; pay-fixed swaps and caps to hedge floating-rate risk; and receive-fixed swaps to reduce negative spread.
To hedge currency risks, sponsors and lenders to the project can use long-dated cross-currency swaps to hedge local revenues (which may be dollarised) against depreciation versus non-dollar debt costs, while shorter-dated foreign exchange transactions can be used to hedge local construction expenses against the risk that the local currency may appreciate.
www.financewise.com /public/edit/latin/latrisk/latr-citi.htm   (1369 words)

  
 Hedge fund -
Generally, a hedge fund is a lightly regulated private investment fund often characterized by unconventional investment strategies and often making use of legal structures (sometimes offshore) to mitigate the effects of local regulation and tax regimes.
Hedge funds are normally open to institutional or otherwise accredited investors.
The presumption is that hedge funds are pursuing more risky strategies, which may or may not be true depending on the fund, and that the ability to invest in these funds should be restricted to wealthier investors who are presumed to be more sophisticated and who have the financial reserves to absorb a possible loss.
www.wikistock.com /wiki/Hedge_funds   (4068 words)

  
 Hedge Funds: Hedge Funds Are Everyone's Problem
Not only are more ordinary investors participating in hedge funds (often within their pension funds or through lower-minimum "funds of funds"), but the impact of these souped-up speculative trading vehicles on the smooth functioning of the financial markets is becoming increasingly apparent.
But hedge funds have impact far outweighing their size, mainly because they trade so much -- some traders believe they account for half the turnover in stocks -- and also because they often employ leverage, which magnifies their bets.
Hedge fund Canary Capital settled New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's case against it for $40 million, and as many as 40 other hedge funds have been implicated in such activities, according to Morningstar.
www.suite101.com /discussion.cfm/investing/8083/992794   (1057 words)

  
 Back to Basics - Demystifying Hedge Funds - Finance & Development - June 2006
Hedge funds may have an aura of exoticism and modernism, but their goals are as old as the art of investing itself.
In contrast, hedge fund managers focus on risk-adjusted absolute returns—that is, their objective is to maximize the increase in investment value per year rather than to simply perform better than the average.
Consequently, most hedge fund managers are paid based on how much they increase investors' wealth—a percent of the return—not on how well they do relative to a benchmark, thus focusing their performance exclusively on positive returns.
www.imf.org /external/pubs/ft/fandd/2006/06/basics.htm   (2412 words)

  
 Hedge Fund Consistency Index, Hedge Funds Research
A Hedge Fund may have little or no operating history or performance and may use hypothetical or pro forma performance which may not reflect actual trading done by the manager or advisor and should be reviewed carefully.
A Hedge Fund (for example, a fund of funds) and its managers or advisors may rely on the trading expertise and experience of third-party managers or advisors, the identity of which may not be disclosed to investors
Hedge Funds and their managers/advisors may be subject to various conflicts of interest.
www.hedgefund-index.com /newstoday_september11.asp   (2340 words)

  
 domain-B : Indian business : finance : banks : RBI governor warns of hedge fund risks
The prime broker, who acts as a settlement agent, provides custody of assets and also offers leveraged finance for hedge funds, which are operating outside the usual dealer customer relations.
Hedge funds, long used to operating outside know-your-investor norms to execute trades with several dealers, are now increasingly consolidating the clearing and settlement of their trades through a single brokerage — the `prime broker', Reddy said.
But the liability in the event of a default by a seller or a buyer could be huge when hedge funds deal through a single broker who also provides leverage finance, Reddy said while speaking on `Globalisation and monetary policy' at a conference on 'Advances in open economy macroeconomics,' in Mumbai.
www.domainb.com /finance/banks/rbi/20070320_hedge.html   (422 words)

  
 Banker Middle East - The business of banking   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-26)
Hedge funds were originally invented in 1949 by Alfred Winslow Jones, a journalist and sociologist, while researching an article on the latest techniques used for analysing and forecasting the stock market for Fortune magazine.
Deutsche Bank announced their Islamic hedge fund tracker certificate, which is by definition not a hedge fund, but the returns achieved through a not yet disclosed structure are benchmarked to the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index.
Hedge funds are considered to be an alternative investment class which lowers the entire portfolio risk as it is not correlated with other investments.
www.bankerme.com /bme/2005/sep/islamic_hedge_funds.asp   (2208 words)

  
 Investment Banks Cash In On Hedge Fund Boom Global Finance - Find Articles
Hedge fund investments by some endowments and foundations already have passed 40% of their assets, Acito says, and these investors may have reached their target allocations.
But pensions and insurers have a much smaller proportion of their assets in hedge funds and will be increasing that percentage steadily in the years ahead, according to Acito.
Nearly 30% of the 36 hedge funds in the Greenwich survey, which was conducted in March 2004, said that they have increased the number of prime brokers used in the past 12 months, and a similar percentage plan to add to their prime-brokerage rosters in the next year.
findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3715/is_200407/ai_n9451786   (874 words)

  
 Hedge-Fund Mania Hits Asia
Hedge Funds are by reputation a risky and esoteric investment category that ordinary investors had best avoid.
From Tokyo to Singapore, hedge funds are as hot as Thai chili peppers.
Fees for hedge funds in Asia are typical of those in the industry: a 1% to 2% management charge, plus 20% of any profits.
www.businessweek.com /magazine/content/04_51/b3913155_mz035.htm   (1396 words)

  
 Offshore Finance - Hedge Funds in Andalucia, southern Spain.
The concept of a hedge fund is to hedge your bets against a market fall.
Therefore the concept of a hedge "fund of funds" reduces the risk of selecting a weak performer.
Hedge funds trade in anything that is tradable.
www.andalucia.com /finance/hedge.htm   (139 words)

  
 Investment Banks Cash In On Hedge Fund Boom Global Finance - Find Articles
Now, even investment banks are looking for a piece of the action, providing hedge funds with investment advice and offering their own hedge funds to investors, usually as funds of hedge funds.
Hedge fund investments by some endowments and foundations already have passed 40% of their assets, Acito says, and these investors may have reached their target allocations.
Nearly 30% of the 36 hedge funds in the Greenwich survey, which was conducted in March 2004, said that they have increased the number of prime brokers used in the past 12 months, and a similar percentage plan to add to their prime-brokerage rosters in the next year.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3715/is_200407/ai_n9451786   (874 words)

  
 Are hedge funds at risk in the commercial finance arena? Caution is warranted RMA Journal, The - Find Articles
Unlike the 1970s and 1980s, when hedge fund investors were predominantly wealthy individuals and families, today institutions such as endowments and pension funds are playing an increasingly significant role in that growth.
During the 1970s and 1980s, hedge fund investors were predominantly wealthy individuals and families; today, institutions such as endowments and pension funds are playing an increasingly significant role in hedge fund growth.
There seems to be significant rate compression in the traditional financings that hedge funds undertake, and the grass may appear greener in the commercial finance pasture as they seek to keep yields high.
findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0ITW/is_10_87/ai_n14925997   (776 words)

  
 Daily Hedge News
Hedge fund Pembridge Capital Management LLC said Friday that a third independent proxy advisory firm has recommended that shareholders of Topps Co., which makes Bazooka bubble gum and trading cards, vote for its nominees for the board of directors at an annual meeting on July 28.
Hedge fund returns have slipped, so it may be just as well that gaining entry into them is difficult.
Hedge funds attracted $42.1 billion in new cash in the second quarter of 2006, bringing total industry assets to $1.225 trillion.
www.hedgefund-index.com /na_july21.asp   (1192 words)

  
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