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March 18, 2014

A court in Stuttgart, Germany, has dismissed a lawsuit brought against Porsche SE – the investment company that controls the eponymous German carmaker – by a group of hedge funds seeking €1.4 billion in damages. 

A court in Stuttgart, Germany, has dismissed a lawsuit brought against Porsche SE – the investment company that controls the eponymous German carmaker – by a group of hedge funds seeking €1.4 billion in damages.

The hedge funds claimed Porsche mislead the markets back in 2008 over its takeover plans for rival German car brand Volkswagen.

The Piech and Porsche families, who are descendants of Ferdinand Porsche, the carmaker's founder, control Porsche SE.

January 17, 2014

Hedge funds managed by women consistently outperform their male-led counterparts, but investors have been slow to allocate to them, according to new research.

Hedge funds managed by women consistently outperform their male-led counterparts, but investors have been slow to allocate to them, according to new research.

In Women in alternative investment: A marathon not a sprint, the New York-based financial advisory and research firm Rothstein Kass examined performance of women in the alternative investment industry.

January 14, 2014

New York-based family office Summer Road has put $100 million (€73.1 million) into an alternative mutual fund, following a trend of ultra high net worth families shifting away from traditional hedge funds.

New York-based family office Summer Road has put $100 million (€73.1 million) into an alternative mutual fund, following a trend of ultra high net worth families shifting away from traditional hedge funds.

According to media reports, Summer Road, headed by David Sackler, the grandson of Raymond Sackler who bought Purdue Pharma in 1952, has provided the seed funding for the Balter Long/Short Equity Fund.

November 5, 2013

US hedge fund SAC Capital has reached an agreement to plead guilty to criminal insider trading charges, in a move that will likely end the trading career of its founder Steve Cohen and potentially see the fund transformed into a family office.

US hedge fund SAC Capital has reached an agreement to plead guilty to criminal insider trading charges, in a move that will likely end the trading career of its founder Steve Cohen and potentially see the fund transformed into a family office.

Prosecutors announced on Monday that the firm, headquartered in Connecticut, faced $1.2 billion in fines for the charges, in addition to a $616 million settlement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

November 1, 2013

The multi-billion dollar family office Ziff Brothers Investment is reportedly set to close its US hedge fund.

The multi-billion dollar family office Ziff Brothers Investment is reportedly set to close its US hedge fund.

According to the Wall St Journal, the changes were announced in an internal email to employees earlier this week. The family office’s private equity arm reportedly won’t be affected, a source told the newspaper.

July 19, 2013

The world’s wealthy intend to take on more risk this year as they try to regain money lost during the global financial crisis, new research reveals.

The world’s wealthy intend to take on more risk this year as they try to regain money lost during the global financial crisis, new research reveals.

In a survey completed by the Institute for Private Investors, an educational and networking service for ultra-high net worth individuals, 63% of respondents said they planned to increase their allocation to global equities in 2013 and 53% plan to increase their positions in domestic equities.

May 30, 2013

The conversion of embattled US hedge fund SAC Capital into a family office could damage the reputation of the industry and prompt authorities to reconsider family offices’ exemption from the Dodd-Frank Act, a wealth sector expert says.

The conversion of embattled US hedge fund SAC Capital into a family office could damage the reputation of the industry and prompt authorities to reconsider family offices’ exemption from the Dodd-Frank Act, a wealth sector expert says.

May 27, 2013

Given all the fuss in the media about problems in southern Europe, you would have thought the entire region was about to go pop. 

Given all the fuss in the media about problems in southern Europe, you would have thought the entire region was about to go pop.

May 24, 2013

Despite the Madoff scandal being an increasingly distant memory, concern about financial fraud is still uppermost in the minds of the wealthiest investors, particularly when it comes to hedge funds, according to a recent study.

Despite the Madoff scandal being an increasingly distant memory, concern about financial fraud is still uppermost in the minds of the wealthiest investors, particularly when it comes to hedge funds, according to a recent study.

Corgentum, an operational due diligence consultancy, found that family offices across the US, Europe and Asia are doing much more due diligence on their hedge fund holdings as a result of concerns.

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