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Vultures circle the hedge fund capital

Date: April 2nd, 2010
Problems with the troubled commercial real estate are coming to surface in Greenwich, Connecticut, which is commonly known as the hedge fund capital of...

Which Energy and Climate Bill will Hit the Senate Floor and When?

Date: April 2nd, 2010
At the 9th Annual Wall Street Green Trading Summit (WSGTS) this past week there was much talk about pending climate change legislation; what will it look...

Gartmore Investment Management Suspends Hedge Fund Manager in Light of FSA Investigations

Date: April 1st, 2010
U.K. companies are on alert now as the Financial Services Authority investigates insider trading. Last week, Gartmore Investment Management suspended...

Shareholder Activist Update: Ramius Capital & Riley Investment Management

Date: April 1st, 2010
Last week, Microtune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TUNE) agreed to nominate three individuals recommended by Ramius to its nine-member board. Hedge Fund Solutions mentioned...

Appaloosa Management and Carlson Capital under SEC Scrutiny

Date: April 1st, 2010
The SEC is currently conducting legal inquiries into hedge funds like David Tepper’s Appaloosa Management LP and Clint Carlson’s Carlson Capital LP....

Beverly Hills’ Michael McCready sentenced to 9 years for Ponzi Scheme

Date: April 1st, 2010
Late last week, CNN reported that investment swindler Michael McCready was sentenced to 9 years in prison by US District Judge George King. The Beverly...

Man Group, Winton and BlueCrest short British Pound…And Win Big

Date: March 31st, 2010
Three of the United Kingdom’s largest hedge funds—Man Group plc, Winton Capital, and BlueCrest Asset Management — reaped huge profits from the fall...

Seven Questions for Damian Handzy, CEO of Investor Analytics

Date: March 30th, 2010
In the words of a friend of mine, the business of risk “is brisk.” One of the reminders of 2008 was that in times of stress, correlations do indeed...

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Launches $100 Million Emerging Manager Program

Date: March 30th, 2010
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (“Kellogg Foundation”) has announced a newly formed partnership with Progress Investment Management Company LLC (“Progress”)...

Continuing Growth of Paulson & Co. Raises Concerns

Date: March 29th, 2010
John Paulson’s hedge fund Paulson & Co. with $32 billion under management is the third largest in the world after JP Morgan Chase & Co. and Bridgewater...

S&P Launches New ESG Index for Egyptian Stock Exchange

Date: March 29th, 2010
This past Tuesday Standard & Poor's and the Egyptian Stock Exchange launched the Egyptian ESG S&P/EGX ESG Index, the first ESG-based index of Egyptian...

US Institutional Investors Turn To European Hedge Funds

Date: March 29th, 2010
According to research carried out by London’s Preqin Ltd earlier this month, more US institutional investors are expressing interest in European hedge...

Man Group discussing deals with SAC Capital and GLG Partners

Date: March 29th, 2010
Man Group Plc, which has more $40 billion in assets under management, is reportedly looking into new investments and acquisitions. A recent Bloomberg...

Plainfield Asset Management forced out of Greenwich Offices - Will Max Holmes survive?

Date: March 28th, 2010
It looks like Max Holmes' Greenwich-based Plainfield Asset Management is heading into ruins. Today, Kaja Whitehouse at the New York Post broke news that...

Moore Capital grabs Fortress Investment Group LLC’s Scott Lawin

Date: March 28th, 2010
Fortress Investment Group LLC has lost Scott Lawin to Louis Bacon’s Moore Capital Management. According to Bloomberg news, Mr. Lawin, who was formerly...

King Street Capital Management Co-Founder Brian Higgins takes over Head of Trading role

Date: March 27th, 2010
Brian Higgins, a co-founder of the renowned distressed debt hedge fund manager King Street Capital Management, took over the head of trading role this...

Carl Icahn Resents his Corporate Raider Image

Date: March 27th, 2010
Last week, Carl Icahn attempted a hostile acquisition of the Hollywood studio Lionsgate Entertainment. According to a recent New York Times article,...

Moore Capital Management Trader Arrested on Insider Trading Allegations

Date: March 27th, 2010
Julian Rifat, a trader at Moore Capital Management, was arrested on his 41st birthday and is accused of front-running block trades, according to Bloomberg....

Post-Crisis: Hedge Funds, Custodial Risk and Prime Brokers

Date: March 27th, 2010
Prior to the most recent financial crisis, money managers had an awareness of counterparty and custodial risk in concept, but it wasn’t a priority....

Plainfield Asset Management Co-Founder Leaves while D.A. Investigation Ongoing

Date: March 26th, 2010
A Greenwich hedge fund, Plainfield Asset Management, who is being investigated by the Manhattan District Attorney, has recently lost its co-founder Niv...

Park Avenue Bank’s President Charles Antonucci Accused of Defrauding TARP

Date: March 25th, 2010
Charles J. Antonucci Sr., former banker and president of Manhattan’s Park Avenue Bank, misled state and federal officials to think he bailed out his...

CalSTRS Names Director of Global Equity

Date: March 25th, 2010
The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) announced the appointment of Trish Taniguchi as director of the $73.2 billion global equities...

Douglas Vaughan charged with $80 million Ponzi scheme, Fraud List surpasses $86.3 billion

Date: March 25th, 2010
The SEC announced today that it has halted yet another Ponzi scheme, charging prominent New Mexico realtor Douglas F. Vaughan with defrauding approximately...

Novell rejects Elliott Associates’ Unsolicited Takeover Proposal

Date: March 24th, 2010
On Sunday, Software company Novell announced their rejection of hedge fund Elliott Associates’ unsolicited takeover proposal. According to the company’s...

Mark McAdams and Dane Freeman charged with Securities Fraud, Promised returns of 4,900%

Date: March 24th, 2010
The SEC has charged South Carolina attorney M. Mark McAdams and R. Dane Freeman with securities fraud involving their firm, Global Holdings LLC. According...


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