Summit Notebook

from Funds Hub:

Written in the stars

March 24, 2009

It is not often that Reuters journalists carefully take down the words of an investor who regularly consults an astrologer, but then not every investor recorded a 32 percent increase in his portfolio in 2008.

from Funds Hub:

An unpleasant prospect

March 24, 2009

rtxd578There's no shortage of ill will towards bankers at the moment.

But some executives in the private equity and hedge funds industries feel they are getting beaten with the same stick by politicians and the public, despite feeling relatively blameless in this crisis.

from Funds Hub:

$3 trillion of hedge fund talent? “Absolute nonsense!”

March 23, 2009

The once-booming hedge fund industry has shrunk rapidly over the past 9 months to roughly $1-$1.4 trillion, as investors have pulled out their cash following some pretty lacklustre returns.

from Global Investing:

Reuters Funds Summit: Madoff, the silent presence

March 17, 2009

Master-fraudster Bernie Madoff is the invisible guest at an annual fund fest in Luxembourg, the European capital for fund administration.

from Funds Hub:

Reuters Fund Summit: Will hedge fund regulation open the door to retail investors?

March 17, 2009

 

By Huw Jones

 

Hedge funds are nothing if not optimistic – they have to be in the current climate.

from Global Investing:

Reuters Funds Summit: The end of equities?

March 17, 2009

Another in our series of one-minute managers. This time it is Ken Kinsey-Quick, who heads up multi manager investing at Thames River Capital. He reckons the old days of buying and holding equities over the long term are gone for good. Is he right?

Hedge funds get that shrinking feeling

October 14, 2008

rtr1yerw.jpgThere’s no shortage of commentators lining up to opine on how much the troubled hedge fund industry is likely to shrink as the credit crisis unfolds.