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Shareholder Activist Update: Ramius Capital Group

Date: March 23rd, 2010
Earlier this month, Actel Corp. (NASDAQ: ACTL) and Ramius Capital Group revised last year’s settlement agreement with the same terms of three Ramius...

First New York’s EFX Prime Services reveals new Hedge Fund Team

Date: March 23rd, 2010
EFX Prime Services, a division of trading firm First New York Securities, has recently announced the creation of its new hedge fund team. According to...

Hedge Funds post Mixed Results; Third Point, Tremblant Partners & Pershing Square among Winners

Date: March 22nd, 2010
Hennessee Group has released its most recent hedge fund index results, revealing that the “global equity markets were mixed in February, with the U.S....

Flowering Tree Investment Management’s Asian Equity assets skyrocket

Date: March 22nd, 2010
Singapore-based Flowering Tree Investment Management Pte’s Asian equities hedge fund has grown from $12.5 million to more than $70 million since it...

Investors withdraw $2.5 billion after Horseman Capital’s Star Manager Steps Down

Date: March 21st, 2010
Hedge fund Horseman Capital’s investors withdrew $2.5 billion in early January after John Horseman stepped down from his position as fund manager. ...

Top Hedge Fund Managers to discuss Green and Sustainable investment strategies

Date: March 19th, 2010
On March 24th, the Wall Street Green Trading Summit in New York will feature a panel discussion about “How Green Hedge Funds Execute Their Strategies.”...

UK Fund Loses 86% in February

Date: March 17th, 2010
Ebullio Capital Management, an entirely commodity-focused hedge fund, suffered its worst monthly performance since inception after losing in excess of...

Euro Hedge Funds Cautious Amid Economic Concerns

Date: March 17th, 2010
European hedge fund managers have started cutting long bets after strong gains in 2009, according to Reuters. Managers are attributing this caution to...

Ramius Capital sees net redemptions for 2009 of $3,049 million

Date: March 15th, 2010
Peter Cohen’s Ramius Capital Group, which is the hedge fund management division of Cowen Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: COWN), saw its asset under management...

Hedge Fund Inflows Expected to Exceed Outflows for 2010

Date: March 15th, 2010
For the first time since 2007, investors are expecting to put more money in hedge funds than they withdraw, according to the results of a Deutsche Bank...

Toscafund Launching UCITS III Fund this Month

Date: March 14th, 2010
Hedge fund Toscafund will be launching a UCITS III version of its mid-cap fund later this month. According to a recent Reuters article, the firm’s...

Steel Partners settles lawsuit with Carl Icahn

Date: March 13th, 2010
Warren Lichtenstein’ Steel Partners has settled its lawsuit with Carl Icahn’s ACF Master Trust and the Icahn Global Activist Fund. According to the...

Active and Passive Activist Investors

Date: March 13th, 2010
Activist investors seem to fall into two categories. Some take positions with the express purpose of agitating for change. They analyze companies, identify...

Farallon Loses Some Managers, Gains Others

Date: March 12th, 2010
Four senior stock managers at Farallon Capital Management have recently announced their departure from the hedge fund manager. According to Bloomberg,...

Lions Gate Fights Carl Icahn’s Efforts to Increase Stake

Date: March 12th, 2010
Jon Feltheimer, Chairman and Chief Executive of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp (NYSE: LGF), has encouraged shareholders to deny Carl Icahn’s attempt...

Hedge Fund Trends: Launches Outpace Liquidations, Incentive Fees Decline

Date: March 12th, 2010
For the first time since the financial crisis began, hedge fund launches exceeded hedge fund liquidations during the fourth quarter of 2009, according...

Former Boston Provident Head Trader Pleads Guilty to Fraud

Date: March 11th, 2010
Boston Provident’s former chief trader and chief investment manager, Ezra Levy, admitted stealing $3 million from Boston Provident and has plead guilty...

Top Goldman Hedge Fund Manager Starting Own Fund

Date: March 10th, 2010
Pierre-Henri Flamand, head of Goldman Sachs Principal Strategies, is leaving Goldman to start his own hedge fund, according to Bloomberg. Mr. Flamand...

“America’s Prophet” Sean David Morton charged with $6 million securities fraud

Date: March 10th, 2010
The SEC has charged Sean David Morton, a self-styled psychic who claimed the ability to predict the stock market, with securities fraud for raising up...

CRD Analytics and Trucost Expand Partnership

Date: March 9th, 2010
CRD Analytics (CRDA), LLC and Trucost PLC announced the signing of a new partnership agreement that will enhance and expand the SmartViewTM platform and...

Centaurus Capital and Ares Capital face-off over Allied Capital Corp

Date: March 9th, 2010
On February 8th, Centaurus Capital sent a letter to Allied Capital Corp (NYSE: ALD) claiming that Ares Capital Corporation’s (NASDAQ: ARCC) recent offer...

Shareholder Activist Update: Centaurus Capital and Allied Capital Corp

Date: March 8th, 2010
On February 8th, Centaurus Capital sent a letter to Allied Capital Corp (NYSE: ALD) claiming that Ares Capital Corporation’s (NASDAQ: ARCC) recent offer...

Will Zales take the glow off Richard Breeden’s trading career?

Date: March 8th, 2010
What does a former lawyer who’s brand name was built as Chief Corporate Watchdog for the Securities and Exchange Commission know about the fine art...

Middle East Investors to Increase or Maintain Hedge Fund Allocations

Date: March 7th, 2010
Middle East-focused investment researcher Capintro Partners has released the findings of its latest survey, the Middle East Hedge Fund Investor Survey...

Nevsky Capital to wind-down flagship Emerging Markets hedge fund

Date: March 7th, 2010
Nevsky Capital revealed to investors last week that it was going to close down its flagship $3 billion Nevksy fund in 12 months because its lead managers...


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