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Hedge Funds outperformed by Major Equity Indices in April

Date: May 11th, 2010
Hennessee Group has released its latest data for April of 2010. According to its press release, the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index advanced +1.30% last month,...

Senator Reed calls for all private funds to register with SEC

Date: May 11th, 2010
Senator Jack Reed of Rhode Island has filed an amendment that would require all private fund managers, including hedge, private equity and venture capital...

John Paulson's Paulson & Co restricts access to funds, believes the economy is rebounding

Date: May 11th, 2010
John Paulson, founder and senior fund manager of Paulson & Co, told investors via conference call that he believes housing prices are rebounding and a...

Lions Gate Faces another Loss in War with Icahn

Date: May 9th, 2010
Lions Gate Entertainment faces another setback in its battle with Carl Icahn as its attempt to reinstate a poison pill to thwart Icahn’s takeover attempt...

Pershing Square’s Bill Ackman Proposes Public Database to Prevent Fraud

Date: May 8th, 2010
Pershing Square Capital Management founder and managing partner Bill Ackman said earlier this week that U.S. securities regulators should develop a public...

Carl Icahn Plans to Replace Genzyme’s CEO and Three Directors

Date: May 8th, 2010
Carl Icahn issued a proxy statement announcing that he is planning to replace biotech company Genzyme Corporation’s CEO Henri Termeer and three other...

April a Good Month for Hedge Fund Returns

Date: May 8th, 2010
Hedge fund investors took advantage of rallies in both the bond and stock market in April to record average returns of over 1% for the month. Two indexes...

Lawyers for Galleon’s Raj Rajaratnam Fighting Wiretaps

Date: May 8th, 2010
Lawyers for Galleon Group founder and portfolio manager Raj Rajaratnam are arguing that key wiretap evidence in the insider trading case against Rajaratnam...

Deutsche Telekom Discussing Partnership with Harbinger Capital Partners

Date: May 6th, 2010
Deutsche Telekom’s US mobile business, T-Mobile USA, is in early discussions with Harbinger Capital Partners to leverage the 4G network the hedge fund...

Asian Development Bank launches $9 Billion Plan for Solar Energy in Asia

Date: May 6th, 2010
The Asian Development Bank launched a $9 billion solar power initiative to develop projects generating 3,000 megawatts by 2012.

The announcement,...

Feds Charge SpongeTech CEO with Obstruction of Justice in Pump and Dump Stock Investigation

Date: May 6th, 2010
Looks like our local penny stock scammer is in a world of trouble because it’s not just the SEC who’s charged him for securities fraud today but he’s...

Caxton veteran’s Redux Research launches Matrix Redux hedge fund

Date: May 6th, 2010
Sudeep Singh’s Redux Research Ltd has recently launched the Matrix Redux hedge fund in partnership with UK-based Matrix Group. Chris Merry, the CEO...

Another Senior Management Departure at Citadel Investment Group

Date: May 5th, 2010
Patrik Edsparr, the head of Citadel Investment Group’s securities division, has departed from the firm after differences of opinion with Citadel’s...

Regulatory Environment makes US more attractive to Hedge Funds than Europe

Date: May 5th, 2010
Panel members at the Bloomberg Markets Hedge Fund Summit believe that the regularly changes being proposed in the US are more attractive to hedge fund...

Jabre Capital Partners’ Founder Sees Momentum in Depressed Sectors

Date: May 4th, 2010
Philippe Jabre, founder of Jabre Capital Partners and former co-founder of GLG Partners, believes that investors are excessively risk-averse and is bullish...

Marshall Wallace Bets Against U.S. Homebuilders

Date: May 4th, 2010
London-based hedge fund manager Marshall Wace Asset Management is betting against U.S. Homebuilders based on its prediction that housing prices will drop...

What’s a “broker non-vote”, anyway?

Date: May 3rd, 2010
We’ve heard a bunch about this subject, especially in this season of annual meetings. What’s the big deal? Here’s the deal: the SEC, through its...

George Philips and David Rogers' Northwest Investment Management doubles assets under management

Date: May 2nd, 2010
Northwest Investment Management has more than doubled its assets under management since George Philips and David Rogers spun the hedge fund manager off...

Founders of Moore Capital, Sail Advisors, and Brevan Howard top the Sunday Times’ Hedge Fund Rich List

Date: May 2nd, 2010
The results for Britain’s richest hedge fund managers of 2010 are in. According to the annual Sunday Times Rich List 2010, Telegraph reports that Louis...

Fund of Hedge Fund Dis-intermediation

Date: May 2nd, 2010
Following up on the prospects for funds of hedge funds, which I have covered earlier in the month, I neglected to mention dis-intermediation by investing...

Highland Capital’s James Dondero sees big growth in US distressed debt market

Date: May 1st, 2010
James Dondero, President of Dallas-based Highland Capital Management LP, said in interview on Thursday with Bloomberg that he believes that US distressed...

Former ISS Director Chris Young to head Credit Suisse’s Takeover Defense Practice

Date: May 1st, 2010
Credit Suisse has recently announced that on June 1, current Director of M&A and Proxy Fight at Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) Chris Young will...

SEC halts Albany-based McGinn, Smith & Co’s Fraudulent Scheme

Date: April 30th, 2010
The SEC has filed an emergency enforcement action against Albany-based firm McGinn, Smith & Co., Inc., its co-owners Timothy M. McGinn and David L. Smith,...

Moore Capital’s Louis Bacon criticizes Greek bailout, predicts euro breakdown

Date: April 30th, 2010
Global macro hedge fund manager Moore Capital criticized European plans to bail out Greece and predicted a breakdown of the European Monetary Union in...

Metals fund manager Mark Thompson to leave Apollo Management in June

Date: April 29th, 2010
Mark Thompson, the manager of Apollo Management LP’s metals hedge fund in London, has announced his departure from the firm, effective June of 2010....


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