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Feb 13 2012 | 4:52am ET
Last year was a bad one for hedge fund investors, and global asset manager Investcorp didn't escape the carnage.
The alternative investments firm said that its fiscal first-half profit plummeted more than 90%, battered by the performance of its hedge fund portfolio. The firm earned just US$5.3 million in the six months ended Dec. 31, down from US$56.2 million in the year-earlier period.
The dramatic profit drop-off was attributed almost entirely to declining hedge fund revenue. Indeed, Investcorp's client business activities and corporate investment asset-backed fees rose during the half.
"We are significantly readjusting our positioning to hedge funds and giving greater allocation to portfolio insurance," CFO Rishi Kapoor said. "We've taken aggressive moves to protect against the impact of hedge funds."
Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET
The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…