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Citadel sells $301 million of its E*Trade shares, causing 7.1% fall

Date: April 29th, 2010
At the end of April, online broker E*Trade Financial Corp sold 172 million shares of its common stock (ETFC.O) in the secondary market at the request...

Pardus Capital Management recruits European distressed debt expert

Date: April 29th, 2010
Pardus Capital Management has recently announced that the firm has recruited Dr. Lutz Stoeber to be senior analyst. Dr. Stoeber will focus on distressed...

Hedge Fund Job Report: Platinum Management, George Weiss & Co and Carlson Capital

Date: April 28th, 2010
In this week’s hedge fund hiring report, we look at recent additions made by Platinum Management, George Weiss & Company and Carlson Capital. Mark...

Gryphon’s Investment Research Scam halted after fooling investors out of $17.5 million

Date: April 28th, 2010
The SEC has filed charges against Gryphon Holdings, Inc., its owner Kenneth E. Marsh and four associates with the operation of an Internet-based scam...

Amid Push For Renewable Energy, Saudi Arabia Cautiously Turns Over Green Leaf

Date: April 27th, 2010
The promise of green energy has intrigued the Middle East, where concern about future reserves runs deep, but Saudi Arabia's recent plan for a multibillion-dollar...

Bitstream on Shareholder Activist Stage, attracts Raging Capital and Columbia Pacific Advisors

Date: April 26th, 2010
Columbia Pacific Advisors changed the filing status of its Columbia Pacific Opportunity Fund’s position in Bitstream Inc (NASDAQ: BITS) from “passive”...

Why Contrarianism Works

Date: April 26th, 2010
In just over a year, the Dow has recovered to 11,204, from 6,547. The biggest rally of our lifetimes has lifted markets over 70%. Paradoxically, now's...

UCITS HFS Index continues steady growth in April

Date: April 26th, 2010
The HFS UCITS Index continued its positive trend last week gaining 0.13%, this matches its performance from the second week of April. Overall for April,...

Returns from Special Situations to Become Special Again?

Date: April 26th, 2010
A few months ago I was a guest on the hedge fund radio show "The Naked Short Club" on Resonance FM. A question for the panel was "which hedge fund strategies...

Soros Fund Veteran Betsy Battle’s Lone Peak Partners raises $70mm

Date: April 26th, 2010
New York-based Lone Peak Partners Management LP’s flagship hedge fund has raised $69.38 million. Lone Peak Partners, a manager of funds of hedge funds,...

Albert Ee to launch Pilgrim Partners Asia Pte $28mm

Date: April 24th, 2010
Since announcing his new global macro hedge fund venture in January of this year, Millennium Partners veteran Albert Ee has changed the new firm’s name,...

Industry veteran Nancy L. Kazdan joins Bull and Bear Capital, LLC as a Senior Strategic Advisor

Date: April 23rd, 2010
Bull and Bear Capital LLC, a leading marketing and asset raising innovator announced that widely-recognized industry professional Nancy L. Kazdan of Market...

Viking Global Investors CIO David Ott drops portfolio management role

Date: April 23rd, 2010
Hedge fund Viking Global Investors’ Chief Investment Officer and co-founder David Ott is stepping down and taking on an advisory position so he can...

SkyBridge Capital to open a new office in Zurich

Date: April 22nd, 2010
SkyBridge Capital announced this week that it was opening a office in Zurich. The fund of hedge funds manager will base its will base its European operations...

OM Investment Management Launches Long/Short Equity Hedge Fund

Date: April 22nd, 2010
OM Investment Management announced the launch of OM Global Investment Fund, a long/short hedge fund that uses a combination of bottom-up and technical...

Hedge Connection and PrecisionIR join Forces to launch Global Hedge Fund Forum 2010

Date: April 22nd, 2010
Hedge Connection Inc. and PrecisionIR Group today announced the launch of the inaugural Global Hedge Fund Forum, a live, online event that will take place...

Miami Madoff Stopped: Businessman Charged with $900 Million Ponzi Scheme

Date: April 22nd, 2010
The SEC charged Nevin K. Shapiro, the president and founder of Capitol Investments USA, Inc. and a prominent businessman in Miami Beach, this week with...

Fortress Investment Group adds $12 billion in assets with acquisition of Logan Circle Partners

Date: April 22nd, 2010
Fortress Investment Group (NYSE: FIG) completed its acquisition of fixed income asset manager Logan Circle Partners this week. The addition of Logan Circle...

Hedge Fund Heavy Weights keep hiring: JANA Partners, SAC Capital, Och-Ziff Capital and BlueMountain

Date: April 22nd, 2010
In this week’s hedge fund hiring report, we look at recent additions made by hedge fund industry heavy weights JANA Partners LLC, SAC Capital Management,...

GLG Partners deepens Event-Driven and ESG capabilities with addition of Griffin, Lucaussy and Mitchell

Date: April 21st, 2010
GLG Partners has made a number of significant additions to its investment team this week. The global hedge fund manager announced yesterday that it had...

Salida Capital to launch Private Equity Fund; Receives $100MM in seed capital from Avenir Capital

Date: April 21st, 2010
Canadian alternative investment firm Salida Capital has recently announced the planned launch of its first private equity fund. The new fund will focus...

Big Investors go for Big Hedge Fund Names: But There’s Hope for Emerging Managers

Date: April 20th, 2010
An alternative investment survey of 600 institutional investors that was conducted by Deutsche Bank reported that the number of institutions that provide...

Ramius Capital increases activist ownership stake in SeaChange to 7.2%

Date: April 19th, 2010
On April 15th, Peter Cohen’s Ramius Capital Group revealed that it had purchased 400,000 more shares of software and hardware company SeaChange International...

SkyBridge Capital to acquire Citi Alternative Investments, Adding $4.2 Billion

Date: April 19th, 2010
Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) announced last week that Citi Alternative Investments’ hedge fund, hedge fund seeding, and hedge fund advisory businesses would...

Trader from Deutsche Bank Saba Launching Nine Masts Capital

Date: April 18th, 2010
In the second quarter, the former Asian head of the proprietary trading desk at Deutsche Bank AG’S Saba intends to launch Nine Masts Capital, a Hong...


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