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  • NOVEMBER PROVES BEST MONTH THIS YEAR FOR HEDGE FUNDS, December 16, 2002
    Hedge funds produced their strongest returns so far this year in November, according to Van Hedge Fund Advisors International, Inc. (VAN), a global hedge fund advisory firm. The Average U.S. Hedge Fund gained 2.8% net of fees while the Average Offshore Hedge Fund posted a 1.5% net gain. Those...  read more

  • Hedge Funds Post Significant Gains in November, December 9, 2002
    December 9, 2002 - New York, NY -- The Hennessee Hedge Fund Advisory Group ("Hennessee Group LLC"), a global hedge fund investment consulting firm, which advises individuals and institutions on over $1 billion in assets, today announced that hedge funds produced a positive...  read more

  • FERRO CAPITAL AND MERRILL LYNCH INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH STRUCTURED PRODUCT PROGRAM LINKED TO THE FERRO ABSOLUTE RETURN INDEX , December 4, 2002
    NEW YORK, December 4, 2002 ? Ferro Capital LLC, a New York-based fund-of-hedge funds manager, has cooperated with Merrill Lynch International to launch the Merrill Lynch Alternative Investment Index Certificate, a structured product program that provides individual and institutional investors...  read more

  • HEDGE FUNDS SHOW PROFITS FOR OCTOBER, November 15, 2002
    The Average U.S. Hedge Fund earned 0.9% net in October, according to Van Hedge Fund Advisors International, Inc. (VAN), a global hedge fund advisory firm. Offshore domiciled hedge funds also staged a modest rebound, averaging a 0.5% return net of fees. Those gains place the year-to-date...  read more

  • SunGard Investment Management Closes Acquisition of Organizer Systems, November 13, 2002
    Chicago, IL - November 13, 2002 - SunGard Investment Management Systems, an operating group of SunGard NYSE:SDS), announced today that it has closed the acquisition of the business of Organizer Systems, Inc. in order to integrate Organizer Systems' hedge fund and fund-of-funds system...  read more

  • Hedge Funds Squeak Out A Gain In October, November 8, 2002
    November 8, 2002 - New York, NY -- The Hennessee Hedge Fund Advisory Group (?Hennessee Group LLC?), a global hedge fund investment consulting firm, which advises individuals and institutions on over $1 billion in assets, today announced that hedge funds produced a positive return of +0.91% in...  read more

  • HEDGE FUNDS IN 2002: SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT, October 31, 2002
    NASHVILLE, TN, USA, October 31, 2002 - Hedge funds have been in the news quite a lot recently, and much of the reporting has been negative. Has it presented a balanced view? Let?s examine that question, review hedge fund performance for the industry as a whole and then conclude with a...  read more

  • HEDGE FUNDS MINIMIZE IMPACT OF THIRD QUARTER SELL-OFF, October 17, 2002
    Despite steep losses on U.S. stock exchanges in the just-ended third quarter, the Average U.S. Hedge Fund ended the period down only ?3.6% net of fees. The Average Offshore Hedge Fund returned ?2.5% net for the quarter. Stock portfolios generally suffered much worse results as the S&P...  read more

  • DUTCHESS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC ANNOUNCES THE RE-OPENING OF FUND TO NEW INVESTORS, October 15, 2002
    Boston, MA October 15 2002 ? Dutchess Capital Management LLC today announced that Dutchess Private Equities Fund LP is re-opening to new investors effective October 15, 2002. The goal of the Fund is to raise an additional $50 million to continue its investments in the private placements of...  read more

  • Short Biased Managers Outperform in Worst Market Drawdown of 2002, October 8, 2002
    October 8, 2002 - New York, NY -- The Hennessee Hedge Fund Advisory Group (?Hennessee Group LLC?), a global hedge fund investment consulting firm, which advises individuals and institutions on over $1 billion in assets, today announced that hedge funds produced a negative return of ?1.30% in...  read more

  • InvestHedge launches funds of funds directory, October 7, 2002
    The InvestHedge Directory includes 800 funds of funds managing more than $250 billion of assets invested in global hedge funds, and the index shows how funds of funds are performing (LONDON ? 7 October 2002) InvestHedge, the pre-eminent trade publication for the hedge fund investor...  read more

  • Alternative Asset Center announced the launch of the second edition of its Fund of Hedge Funds Directory., October 1, 2002
    ZURICH, October 1 ? Many industry observers would agree that fund of hedge funds have become mainstream investment vehicles. Industry estimates for the size of the fund of hedge funds sector range from 1200 and 1500 funds with assets under management between USD 100 and USD 130 billion....  read more

  • HEDGE FUNDS POST GAINS IN AUGUST, September 18, 2002
    Hedge funds returned to profitability in August with the Average U.S. Hedge Fund gaining 0.5% net of fees. The Average Offshore Hedge Fund earned 0.4% net. Unlike June and July, when hedge funds significantly outpaced the faltering stock market, traditional equity investments performed...  read more

  • HEDGE FUNDS SHINE THROUGHOUT BEAR MARKET, September 4, 2002
    NASHVILLE, TN, USA, September 4, 2002 ?o ¡§During the current 28-month bear market, from April 1, 2000, through July 31, 2002, while all major equity indices have plunged, hedge funds not only have kept the bear at bay, but have made money,¡¨...  read more

  • HEDGE FUNDS REMAIN AHEAD OF STOCKS AND MUTUAL FUNDS IN JULY, August 16, 2002
    Hedge funds sustained moderate losses in July but again succeeded in outperforming stocks and mutual funds. The Average U.S. Hedge Fund fell ?3.0% net of fees while the Average Offshore Hedge Fund lost ?2.3% net. Stocks fared far worse, with major indices hitting levels unseen since 1997 and...  read more

  • The Lowdown on Hedge Funds, August 16, 2002
    August 19, 2002 - New York, NY -- The Hennessee Hedge Fund Advisory Group (?Hennessee Group LLC?), a global hedge fund investment consulting firm, which advises individuals and institutions on over $1 billion in assets, today announced, contrary to general opinion, that hedge funds are not in...  read more

  • Hedge Fund Investors Cool While Mutual Fund/Stock Investors Sweat, July 16, 2002
    NASHVILLE, TN, USA, July 16, 2002 ?o While mutual fund and stock investors sweat, watching their life savings erode, hedge fund investors remain relatively cool. ¡§In the first six months of this year, the average hedge fund investor has done slightly better than...  read more

  • HEDGE FUNDS AVERAGE SMALL LOSS IN SECOND QUARTER, July 15, 2002
    After posting gains for the prior two quarters, hedge fund returns fell slightly overall in the second quarter of 2002. The Average U.S. Hedge Fund lost ?1.4% net in the April through June period while the Average Offshore Hedge Fund slid ?1.0% net. Despite the losses, hedge funds...  read more

  • HEDGE FUNDS OUTDISTANCE S&P 500 IN MAY, June 17, 2002
    The Average U.S. Hedge Fund gained 1.5% net in May while the Average Offshore Hedge Fund gained 1.2% net. In comparison, the NASDAQ dropped ?0.2% and the S&P 500 and Dow gained 0.7% and 1.9%, respectively. Hedge funds also continue to lead the major indices for the year to date through...  read more

  • ONECAPITAL MANAGEMENT PARTNERS ADDS ANDREW T. MALLOY AS MANAGING DIRECTOR , May 29, 2002
    New York, NY (May 29, 2002) - OneCapital Management Partners, LLC (?OneCapital?) announced today that Andrew T. Malloy has joined the company as a Managing Director and member of the firm?s Investment Committee. Mr. Malloy, a twenty-year veteran of the alternative investment and wealth...  read more

  • HEDGE FUNDS PROFITABLE IN APRIL, May 17, 2002
    Hedge funds succeeded in outpacing the major stock market benchmarks last month as the Average U.S. Hedge Fund rose 0.2% net. The Dow, S&P 500 and NASDAQ fell -4.3%, -6.1 and -8.5%, respectively. April?s gain increases the year-to-date performance of the Average U.S. Hedge Fund to 1.6%...  read more

  • HEDGE FUNDS CONCLUDE SUCCESSFUL MARCH AND FIRST QUARTER, April 16, 2002
    Hedge funds posted another positive quarter to start off 2002. The Average U.S. Hedge Fund earned 1.4% net over the first three months of 2002, beating both the S&P 500?s 0.3% return and the NASDAQ?s ?5.3% loss. The Dow, however, rose 4.3% for the quarter. For the month of March, the...  read more

  • HEDGE FUNDS AVERAGE SMALL LOSS FOR FEBRUARY, March 14, 2002
    The Average U.S. Hedge Fund lost ?1.1% net in February. The average offshore-domiciled hedge fund, however, stood its ground with a flat return for the month. Among the major stock market averages, only the Dow was positive last month, with the S&P 500 dropping ?1.9% and the NASDAQ...  read more

  • Canadian Hedge Fund Association Chapter Formed, March 5, 2002
    TORONTO -- March 5, 2002 -- The Hedge Fund Association (HFA), an international organization aimed at widening acceptance and awareness of hedge funds, has launched its Canadian Chapter. The new chapter will give hedge fund investors, managers and service providers in Canada a forum to educate...  read more

  • HEDGE FUNDS START 2002 IN WINNING FASHION, February 15, 2002
    Unlike the typical stock or mutual fund, hedge funds were profitable in January. The average         U.S.-based hedge fund gained 0.5% net last month while the average offshore hedge fund earned 1.0% net. In contrast, all the major stock market...  read more

  • Univ. Named Lead Enron Plaintiff, February 15, 2002
    By KRISTEN HAYS Associated Press Writer HOUSTON (AP) -- The University of California Regents will lead the charge for big-time investors and individual shareholders collectively suing current and former Enron Corp. officials for more than $1 billion gained in stock sales before...  read more

  • Van Hedge Fund Advisors Seeks EVP-Sales/President, January 25, 2002
    NASHVILLE, TN, USA, January 25, 2002 - Van Hedge Fund Advisors International, Inc. (?VAN?) announced today that it was adding a very senior position to top management. CEO Steven Lonsdorf stated, ?This is a great time for hedge funds and we see even better days ahead. We need to add a very...  read more