Where does one go to party these days? Feb27

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From 2/11/09 HF Alert:   Expect more of this.  If you are a hedge fund that expected to raise capital exclusively through your prime broker. Time to consider plan b.    Merrill Lynch is the latest prime broker to cancel or scale back a hedge fund conference. Merrill, now part of Bank of America, told clients

Goldman Postpones Hedge Fund Conference Feb4

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On second thought, a Florida hedge fund conference sponsored by TARP recipients would appear somewhat unseemly in this loaded political climate. _______ Goldman Hedge Confab Bumped Back Bleak economic reality has prompted Goldman Sachs to postpone its annual hedge fund conference and move it from Miami to New York.  Spokesman Ed Kennedy said the conference,

FOF’s respond to Swenson’s “evaluation” of their business Jan29

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After a miserable 2008, the last thing FOF’s needed was David Swenson, CIO of the Yale endowment, one of the most respected endowment chiefs referring to them as,  “Fund of funds are a cancer on the institutional-investor world. they facilitate the flow of ignorant capital.” After poor performance and the miserable Mr. Madoff, Swenson’s comments

Clifford Chance Expectations for 2009 Jan27

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Clifford Chance offers its view on the expected developments in the rapidly changing hedge fund industry in 2009.   Key developments in 2009 summarized below.     #1 – Hedge fund managers likely to be required to register   #2 – Hedge Funds Likely Will Be Required To Provide Certain Portfolio Information to the SEC

Hedge Fund Asset Prognosticators Sound Off Jan26

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Morgan Stanley offers its forecast on the hedge fund AUM trajectory.  From Hedgeworld.        Hedge Fund Assets Seen Down 37% in ’09: Analyst   By Reuters   Monday, January 26, 2009   NEW YORK (Reuters)—Tough times may not be over for a hedge fund business that suffered big losses and saw total assets shrink