Hedge fund manager banks R100m on Abil

2014-08-13 23:43

A local hedge fund manager explains how he made R100m profit on African Bank Investments.

Ireland to approve hedge funds for lending

2014-07-28 09:44

Ireland, one of Europe's biggest hubs for funds, will allow hedge funds based in the country to lend to companies under new rules drawn up by the central bank.

Hedge funds bullish on European shares

2013-09-30 10:25

Hedge funds' negative bets on European shares signal their strongest conviction for years that the market will rise further.

Allure of hedge funds starting to wane

2011-12-16 15:30

Cracks are starting to show in the love affair between hedge funds and investors, after another year of paltry returns on expensive investments left many feeling cheated.

New tool to police JSE hedge funds

2011-05-09 11:46

The JSE has acquired a risk management tool from Momentum which it says will bring more transparency to hedge funds.

Brait in capital raising talks

2011-01-13 12:07

Investment group Brait SA Societe Anonyme says it is in talks on a deal that could be potentially significant.

Interesting animals

2010-06-10 00:00

WHEN FINWEEK ASKED the South African Twitterverse what they thought of hedge funds the responses that came back included “evil bankers”, “reckless traders”, “big money-making instruments”. After the fallout in the global financial crisis, those instruments have dropped out of favour with investors worldwide.


Star bankers, traders ditch big US banks

2014-08-03 14:26

Crippled by lawsuits, US banks are grappling with an exodus of its best bankers and traders, lured by the huge salaries of hedge funds.

Hedge fund regulations published

2014-04-16 20:05

Draft regulations and a related explanatory memorandum for hedge funds have been published for public comment, the Financial Services Board and Treasury say.

Get your fix... in a hedge fund

2011-07-14 00:00

Unit trust inflows continue to show the same depressing story. Local money market funds attract a large amount of money – R3,94bn in May (April showed an outflow, technical really caused by one fund exiting). Much of that may be institutional money being parked for the short term.

Hedge funds

2010-08-27 09:34

A properly diversified portfolio needs some exposure to hedge funds, but negative perceptions remain a problem.

Hedge your fears the right way

2010-06-10 00:00

SIMPLY BUYING commodities or resources to hedge against your economic fears or excessive amounts of paper money isn’t quite as easy and obvious as Finweek’s cover story last week may have suggested. In fact, commodities – or the shares of resources producers – could perhaps be exactly the wrong medicine, as some of us actually experienced painfully in 2007/2008 when the fear was at its worst.

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