Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Feb 17 2009 | 1:25am ET
Global hedge fund assets will fall by another $200 billion this quarter, a top UBS executive said today.
“We are going to see a reduction in hedge fund assets, we are going to see a decline in the number of hedge funds, we are going to see some strategies that will not work in this environment,” Timothy Bell, global head of hedge funds advisory at UBS Wealth Management, said.
Hedge fund assets will sink to $1.2 trillion by the end of the first quarter, a nearly 40% decline since peaking in the middle of 2008. Bell said the continued asset evaporation will be caused in part by hedge fund liquidations and a decline in the use of leverage.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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