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Money managers under the microscope

Morning Line-up: Call to rein in hedgies and more Goldman vets go it alone

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RTR1SGF8News and views on the asset management industry from Reuters and elsewhere:

More Goldman traders leave to start fund – Financial Times

Carlesberg chief calls for hedge fund crackdown – Daily Telegraph

Profitability at asset managers rises - Fund Strategy

Man and AHL

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Rightly or wrongly, the short-term performance of Man Group’s largest fund, AHL, has been closely watched by Man investors as an indicator of the firm’s fortunes.

However, according to a Numis note this week, the fact that AHL is so close to its high-water mark (the point above which a fund can earn performance fees) at the moment gives it extra weight.

Morning Line-Up: FrontPoint, Kotak, Paulson

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News and views on the asset management industry from Reuters and elsewhere:

FrontPoint raises $1 bln for new fund – FT

Kotak launches India long/short hedge fund – Reuters

Prime Cap doubles China fund, closes to new investors – Reuters

Another good year for the closed-end fund sector – Hemscott

Late gains let Paulson funds race ahead in 2010 – Reuters

Morning Line-Up: Thoroughbred, fees, fixed-income funds

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News and views on the asset management industry from Reuters and elsewhere:

Investors in Thoroughbred fund granted early exit – NY Times

Yes, you can lose money in fixed-income funds – WSJ

Who’s who in the latest insider trading arrests – Reuters

The incredible shrinking fee – WSJ

Smaller hedge funds to enjoy inflows – Financial News

How to make money in 2011 – Daily Mail

Morning Line-Up: 2010 returns, expert networks, ETFs

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News and views on the asset management industry from Reuters and elsewhere:

Hedge funds offered weak returns in 2010 – Reuters

Hedge fund scandal shakes expert network industry – International Business Times

Morning Line-Up: insider trading, BP, 2011 outlook

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News and views on the asset management industry from Reuters and elsewhere:

Insider trading defendants in prime time to deal – Reuters

U.S. pension funds prepare to sue BP over oil spill – Telegraph

Year-end planning: the 2011 fund outlook – Reuters

ICI: Long-term mutual funds rose $1.8bln in latest week – WSJ

Morning Line-Up: BlackRock bullish, IPOs, Tower Australia

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News and views on the asset management industry from Reuters and elsewhere:

BlackRock founder upbeat on growth potential – FT

Institutional investors to shun high-price IPOs – Times

Australia’s Tower  accepts Dai-ichi’s $1.2 bln bid – Reuters

INSIDER-Bullish Outlook for Stocks for 2011

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Investors lifted their exposure to stocks to a 10-month high in December, according to a Reuters poll. Nordea’s Asbjorn Trolle Hansen says they are right to be bullish about 2011.

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