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Former Managers from GLG Partners and Lionhart Advisors Launching Iridium Asset Management

Date: April 18th, 2010
An Asian equity long-short hedge fund called Iridium Asset Management focusing on commodity-related industries will be launched on May 3rd in Singapore...

Tiger Manager Julian Robertson’s Foundation Donates $10.2 Million to Duke Medicine

Date: April 18th, 2010
The Robertson Foundation, founded by hedge fund legend Julian Robertson, has announced a $10.2 million gift to Duke University to create a Translational...

Corporate Governance: Obama Administration vs. Business Groups

Date: April 18th, 2010
One day after an Obama administration official stood behind the corporate governance changes included in the Senate financial regulation bill a dozen...

SEC Charge Against Goldman has Volcanic Impact on Energy Markets

Date: April 17th, 2010
Oil prices plunged on Friday after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged Goldman Sachs with fraud in its marketing of certain subprime mortgage...

Unigestion poaches Senior Portfolio Manager from Man Investments for Fund of Hedge Funds Team

Date: April 16th, 2010
Philippe Gougenheim will join European asset manager, Unigestion as Managing Director, Head of Hedge Funds next month. Prior to joining Unigestion, Mr....

Hedge Fund Hires: BlueCrest Capital, JD Capital, Paulson & Co, Mudrick Capital, & C12 Capital

Date: April 16th, 2010
In this week’s hedge fund hiring report, we look at recent additions made by BlueCrest Capital Management, JD Capital Management, Paulson & Co, Mudrick...

Activist Hedge Funds are increasingly pushing former CEOs onto Boards

Date: April 15th, 2010
2009 saw a noticeable increase in the number of experienced executives appointed to company boards by activist shareholders. According to the Wall Street...

BAM Capital and AM Investment to Merge

Date: April 14th, 2010
Hedge fund managers AM Investment Partners and BAM Capital have recently announced that the two firms will merge. According to Bloomberg, the founders...

UCITS Indices Advance

Date: April 14th, 2010
March was the best month in 2010 for the UCITS HFS Index as it advanced by +2.24%, which was not good enough to beat the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index (+3.05%)...

Hedge Funds outperformed by Major Indices in March

Date: April 13th, 2010
Hennessee Group has released its latest data for March of 2010. According to its press release, the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index advanced +3.05% last month,...

Ironfire Capital's Eric Jackson discusses China Opportunities

Date: April 13th, 2010
Eric M. Jackson, Ph.D., is Founder and Managing Member of Ironfire Capital LLC, based in Naples, FL. Ironfire is an equity long-biased and corporate governance-focused...

BlueGold Capital returns 12.5% in March

Date: April 13th, 2010
Energy hedge fund manager BlueGold Capital Management returned 12.5% over the month of March and a 1.5% return for the first quarter of 2010. According...

Arvind Raghunathan’s Roc Capital decreases mystery of quant hedge fund

Date: April 10th, 2010
Quantitative trading and computer-driven trading hedge funds in general make up one of the more mysterious sectors in the hedge fund market, with closely-guarded...

Hans Haywood launches Panda Global Master Fund

Date: April 9th, 2010
Panda Global Advisors, a firm founded by Hans Haywood, has launched a new emerging markets macro fund. According to Absolute Return+Alpha, the Panda...

Shareholder Activist Update: Barington Capital & Millennium Management

Date: April 9th, 2010
Last week, James Mitarotonda’s Barington Capital Group sent a letter to the Chairman and CEO of Ameron International Corporation (NYSE: AMN) stating...

Hermes BPK launches new Commodity Trading Focused Fund of Funds

Date: April 9th, 2010
Dublin-based partnership Hermes BPK has announced the launch of a new fund of funds that invests in commodity trading advisors. According to an article...

Emerging Hedge Funds Hire Industry Vets: Plural Investments, Voras Capital and C12 Capital

Date: April 9th, 2010
In this week’s hedge fund hire report, we look at recent hires made by a few notable emerging managers that were launched within the last couple of...

EFX Prime Services Hosts launches Capital Introduction Program for Investors and Hedge Funds

Date: April 8th, 2010
EFX Prime Services, a division of the trading firm First New York Securities, will be hosting an exclusive opportunity for investors and hedge funds to...

Ramius Capital Group Launches Ramius Trading Strategies and the RTS Global Fund

Date: April 7th, 2010
Ramius Capital Group announced the creation of Ramius Trading Strategies and the launch of the RTS Global Fund last month. The RTS Global Fund will offer...

Largest US Equity Hedge Funds Revealed; Renaissance, D.E. Shaw & Paulson & Co. claim top spots

Date: April 7th, 2010
HedgeTracker has released its list of the largest US Equity Hedge Fund managers for 2009. The top hedge fund manager, David Shaw’s D.E. Shaw & Co,...

Closing the Pension Funding Gap - A Tweak to Hedge Fund Incentive Compensation Achieves True Alignment and Enhances Returns without any Alpha Improvement

Date: April 6th, 2010
Pension systems worldwide are in crisis. U.S. public and private pensions alone are facing a shortfall of more than $1 trillion. To catch up, pensions...

SEC charges Enrique F. Villalba, Jr. of Ohio for $39 million Ponzi Scheme

Date: April 6th, 2010
The SEC has charged investment adviser Enrique F. Villalba, Jr. with fraud after he used Money Market Alternative LP, his former investment advisory business,...

The corporate ballot: Wasting retail investors’ time?

Date: April 6th, 2010
So, do we really want to put substantial effort into bringing individual investors to the corporate ballot box? I think not, only because these days it’s...

Financial Theorist Links Extreme Events in Nature to Extreme Events in the Markets

Date: April 4th, 2010
Research led by Dr. Loran Chollete at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration and Columbia University has found an interesting connection...

Shareholder Vote Prevents Steel Partners from Removing Sapporo Directors

Date: April 3rd, 2010
Hedge fund Steel Partners lost a shareholder vote for the removal of directors from Sapporo Holdings Ltd, a Tokyo-based Yebisu brewer, after about 70%...


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