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Mark Jurish’s Larch Lane Hedge Fund Seedings, Man’s AHL Hit by Rally

HazelTree Launches New Hedge Fund Software (MarketWatch)

HazelTree Fund Services, Inc., a leading provider of Treasury management services, today announced the launch of the next generation of its Treasury Suite product; the first Treasury system embedded with Form PF. HazelTree designed this specifically to help hedge fund executives better navigate through the new era of oversight and regulation led by the Dodd-Frank Act. This next generation of the Treasury Suite has been extended well past the Dodd-Frank compliance features by including new portfolio margin functions, automatic access to institutional money market funds, automated swift wire transfers, integrated swift service bureau, expanded securities financing market data, as well as its breakthrough Form PF filing feature.

Mark Jurish, Larch Lane, Hedge Fund Seeding (FINAlternatives)

Larch Lane Advisors has helped build hedge fund portfolios for clients since its founding in 1999. But the Rye Brook, N.Y.-based firm, an Old Mutual Asset Management Affiliate, has its hand in another, increasingly hot, area of the alternative investments industry: hedge fund seeding. Over the past 10 years, the firm has done 26 deals with start-up and early-stage hedge funds, the last five with PineBridge Investments. As of early 2011, their Select Plus fund had allocated $400 million to five funds. FINalternatives Senior Reporter Mary Campbell spoke to Larch Lane founder Mark Jurish recently about fund seeding in the current market environment.

Massachusetts Looks to Direct Hedge Fund Investment (Reuters)

Massachusetts, which has long bet big on hedge funds, hired 11 managers on Tuesday as part of the state’s push into direct investments with these types of portfolios. Trustees for the roughly $46 billion state pension fund voted on Tuesday to send $280 million into some of the world’s biggest and best-known hedge funds.

Huijin Bank Warns Hedge Funds Bearish on Chinese Economy (NASDAQ)

Central Huijin Investment Ltd.’s move to buy shares in China’s large banks is a signal from the Chinese government to overseas hedge funds that have been making bearish bets on the Chinese economy, the state-run Shanghai Securities News reported Wednesday, citing a government researcher.

Hedge Fund Exits Rise in September (Reuters)

Investors pulled out around five times more cash from hedge funds in the month to October 1 than in the prior period, during one of the most turbulent few weeks for stock and bond prices since the 2008 financial crisis dampened appetite for risk.

Man’s AHL Hit by Market Rally (Reuters)

AHL, the flagship hedge fund of investment manager Man Group , lost 5.5 percent last week after the computer-driven portfolio was caught out by rallying equity markets and a sell-off in bonds.

Hedge Funds Escape Tighter Oversight (FT)

US regulators will examine non-bank financial groups with more than $50bn in assets to decide whether they are dangerous enough to merit tougher supervision and higher capital requirements – a threshold that will be a relief to most hedge funds and private equity firms.