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November 19, 2003 | From Reuters
Assets under management at hedge funds hit a new high in the third quarter, rising 3.3% from the previous quarter to $688 billion, according to a report Tuesday. Hedge Fund Research Inc., which tracks the industry, said its HFRI hedge fund performance index rose 4.3% in the third quarter on gains from investments focused on emerging markets, stocks, commodities, futures and currencies. By contrast, the benchmark Standard & Poor's 500 stock index rose 2.2% in the quarter.
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November 19, 2003 | From Reuters
Assets under management at hedge funds hit a new high in the third quarter, rising 3.3% from the previous quarter to $688 billion, according to a report Tuesday. Hedge Fund Research Inc., which tracks the industry, said its HFRI hedge fund performance index rose 4.3% in the third quarter on gains from investments focused on emerging markets, stocks, commodities, futures and currencies. By contrast, the benchmark Standard & Poor's 500 stock index rose 2.2% in the quarter.
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March 20, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
The number of hedge funds grew last year at the slowest pace since 2001, Hedge Fund Research Inc. reported. Last year 1,152 hedge funds were launched and 563 funds were liquidated, for a net increase of 589 funds, the Chicago-based research firm reported. The net increase was down from 801 funds the year before and the fewest since 2001, when 581 net new funds were started. The average size of hedge funds created last year was $30 million.
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April 28, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Hedge funds attracted a record $27.4 billion from institutional and wealthy investors in the first quarter, helping to push assets to more than $1 trillion for the first time, according to Hedge Fund Research Inc. Money streamed in faster than at any other time since Hedge Fund Research began gathering data in 2000, topping the fourth quarter's $27 billion, the firm said Wednesday. Total industry assets reached $1.01 trillion, it said.
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July 22, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
Hedge funds attracted a net $42.1 billion from April through June, the most in one quarter since at least 2003, according to a new report. The funds' net inflow for the first half was $66 billion, bringing total assets to $1.23 trillion, Chicago-based Hedge Fund Research Inc. said. For all of 2005 the funds took in a net $47 billion. Hedge funds that invest in stocks were the most popular category in the quarter, collecting a net $13 billion.
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November 14, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
The Securities and Exchange Commission expects to file more enforcement actions against hedge funds over illegal trading and violations of client trust, the agency's head of enforcement said Monday. The SEC is "worried" about both kinds of misconduct, Linda Thomsen, the agency's director of enforcement, said at a securities conference in New York. "I expect to see activity in connection with both," she said.
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July 6, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Losses on sub-prime mortgage securities claimed another hedge fund Thursday as Braddock Financial Corp. said it would liquidate its $300-million Galena Street fund after investors sought to withdraw more than 60% of its assets. The fund's closure comes just days after Key Biscayne, Fla.-based United Capital Markets Holdings Inc. suspended redemptions on its funds exposed to the sub-prime sector. Galena Street lost 3.
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October 20, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
Lawrence H. Summers, the former U.S. Treasury secretary who resigned as Harvard University's president this year after clashes with faculty members, will join New York hedge fund firm D.E. Shaw & Co. as a part-time managing director. "Larry is an enormously gifted economist and has made major contributions as a researcher, a public servant and an academic leader," David Shaw, chairman of the $25-billion fund manager, said in a statement Thursday.
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July 24, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
Hedge funds had their second-best fundraising quarter in April, May and June, attracting $58.7 billion globally from investors despite growing losses in investments backed by sub-prime mortgages. The hedge fund industry, which took in a record $60 billion in the first quarter, now oversees $1.74 trillion, up 22% from the end of 2006, said Chicago-based Hedge Fund Research Inc. That increase reflects investment gains as well as cash inflows. The average hedge fund worldwide returned 7.
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December 13, 2008 | Walter Hamilton, Hamilton is a Times staff writer.
For years, the investment funds run by Wall Street legend Bernard L. Madoff turned in such consistently strong results that they seemed unbelievable. It turns out that they were, federal authorities say. As details of one of the largest alleged frauds ever to rock Wall Street began trickling out Friday, it became clear that warning signs about Madoff's funds had abounded for years.
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