Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Today's hedge fund industry news

Hedge fund industry news for Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011:

Ackman’s Pershing Square LP Fund up 29.7% in 2010. (Dow Jones Newswires)

Someone recorded that speech Max Holmes gave about how to send sketchy emails without getting caught. (Clusterstock, HT to Teri Buhl)

Hedge funds focused on Bric gain over 13% in ‘10. (Financial Chronicle)

Nine Masts Investment Fund returns 20%. (Bloomberg

Hedge funds pinched by health care reform. (DealBook)

Tiffany and Adobe on Bernheim, Drefus’s list of potential 2011 takeover targets. (HedgeWeek)

Dow Jones Credit Suisse index up 11% in 2010. (FINalternatives)

SKCG survey shows hedge funds pay more, get less from health insurance plans. (FINalternatives)

Brevan partners split £204 million. (FINalternatives)

Headstart launches emerging markets fund. (FINalternatives)

People moves

FBR Capital Markets appoints new head of distressed sales. (HousingWire)

Tower Research vet DeGiacinto sets up hedge fund shop. (FINalternatives)

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Latest Regulatory Changes

  • Impact of Hedge Fund Registration
  • Changes in OTC Derivative Rules
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  • Global Legislation Implications
  • Shifting Focus at the SEC
  • New Pay to Play Rules

Impact of Latest Trends on Due Diligence and
Compliance including:

  • Rise of Seeding Funds
  • Implications of the Economy
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  • Hedge Fund Redomicilation
  • Trends in Prime Services
  • Independent Board Members
  • Ensuring Compliance with Fund Documents

Keynote Speakers

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