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Winslow Management Company closes Green Solutions Fund; To focus efforts on flagship Winslow Green Growth Fund

Date: March 5th, 2010
Winslow Management Company recently announced the closure of its global growth equity fund, the Winslow Green Solutions Fund. Winslow is a fund manager...

New Fund from Former D.E. Shaw and Satellite Pair

Date: March 5th, 2010
Scott Henkin, a former portfolio manager at D.E. Shaw & Co., has joined forces with Gabriel Nechamkin, co-founder of now-defunct Satellite Asset Management,...

Pirate Capital founder Tom Hudson launches Doubloon Capital LLC

Date: March 5th, 2010
Tom Hudson – well-known shareholder activist investor and founder of Pirate Capital - is gathering money to start new a new firm called Doubloon Capital...

The Next Step for ESG Investing: Moving from What and Why to How

Date: March 5th, 2010
The implementation of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors has evolved to a point where it may be possible to begin to develop standardized...

Los Angeles Bus Drivers Targeted in Ponzi Scheme

Date: March 4th, 2010
The SEC has charged investment advisory firm Mitchell, Porter & Williams, Inc. (MPW) and its principal Thomas L. Mitchell with fraud after halting the...

BlackRock to launch an Asian Credit Hedge Fund

Date: March 4th, 2010
BlackRock Inc is planning to launch the BlackRock Asian Credit Hedge Fund sometime this month. According Bloomberg, the hedge fund will invest in Asian...

Polygon Investment Partners veterans launch event-driven focused Black’s Link Capital Ltd

Date: March 4th, 2010
A team of seven former Polygon Investment Partners traders have launched Hong Kong-based Black’s Link Capital Ltd. The new firm is set to launch an...

Shareholder Activist Update: Riley Investment Management & DellaCamera Capital Management

Date: March 4th, 2010
Since late January, Riley Investment Management has purchased and currently holds approximately 482,543 shares or 7% of shares outstanding of WPCS International...

Hedge Fund assets shoot back to pre-crisis levels

Date: March 4th, 2010
The Hennessee Group LLC has released its latest hedge fund update, concluding that the hedge fund industry has begun to rebuild its assets, increasing...

Why do investors refuse to act?

Date: March 3rd, 2010
Investor behavior sometimes puzzles me. They can own an absolute dog of a name, one that always underperforms. Yet, they do nothing about it. Why?

Hedge Fund Managers reluctant to abandon 2 and 20, but Open to Negotiations

Date: March 2nd, 2010
Despite the forecasts and heavy outflows from the hedge fund industry, managers seem to be maintaining their strong grip on the standard “two and twenty”...

Game Theory: Bluecrest, Brevan Howard and the United Kingdom’s 50% Hedge Fund Tax

Date: March 1st, 2010
The United Kingdom is set to subject residents who earn more than £150,000 a year to a 50 percent tax starting in April of 2010. The new tax is particularly...

Cheyne Capital plans Merger Arbitrage UCITS Fund

Date: March 1st, 2010
Cheyne Capital — a UK-based hedge fund firm — is planning a UCITS (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities) fund that will...

SkyBridge Capital looks to grab Citi Alternative Investments

Date: March 1st, 2010
Early this month, it is expected that Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) will reach an agreement to sell its hedge fund unit to SkyBridge Capital LLC, a New York...

Another Madoff Player Charged in Ponzi Scheme

Date: March 1st, 2010
Last week the SEC charged Daniel Bonventre, Bernard Madoff’s Director of Operations, with disguising the infamous fraud at Madoff’s firm, Bernard...

The Increasing Importance of Investor Relations for Hedge Funds

Date: March 1st, 2010
For Hedge Fund and Fund of Hedge Fund managers seeking to raise capital, how important is it to develop and maintain an institutional grade Investor Relations...

Hedge Funds Titans Bet Big Against the Euro

Date: February 26th, 2010
Several high profile hedge fund managers, including SAC Capital Advisors and Soros Fund Management, are betting big against the Euro based on the belief...

Are the Feds getting closer to nailing NIR Group for stock kickback scheme?

Date: February 26th, 2010
A Long Island hedge fund is back in the news today with new allegations that Feds are looking into. According to the Wall Street Journal, NIR Group, run...

Odey Asset Management Terminates Asia Fund

Date: February 25th, 2010
Crispin Odey of the London-based hedge fund boutique, Odey Asset Management, announced the termination of his firm’s Asia fund after the fund failed...

Och-Ziff veteran Frank Yu launches Themes Investment Management

Date: February 25th, 2010
Frank Yu, a veteran of Och-Ziff Capital Management, has launched Themes Investment Partners, a new private equity firm that will concentrate on investment...

Activist Update: Clinton Group & Spotlight Capital speaking with Red Robin Gourmet

Date: February 25th, 2010
Earlier this month, Clinton Group and Spotlight Capital met with the lead independent director of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (NASDAQ: RRGB). The...

Nikko Asset Management to launch Green Fund with World Bank

Date: February 25th, 2010
Nikko Asset Management has recently announced its intentions to launch the Nikko AM World Bank Green Fund. The asset management firm, one of the largest...

Update in Florida Fund Manager Fraud: Nadel Pleads Guilty

Date: February 24th, 2010
Florida fund manager, Arthur G. Nadel, pleaded guilty to all charges in an indictment, involving mail, wire, and securities fraud. Nadel admitted to swindling...

Moore Capital impedes Trading Emissions and Leaf Clean Energy merger plans

Date: February 24th, 2010
Last week, the proposal to merge Trading Emissions PLC (AIM: TRE) and Leaf Clean Energy Company (AIM: LEAF) failed when the merger earned only 63% of...

Maverick Capital’s Lee Ainslie reviews 2009 and looks ahead to 2010

Date: February 24th, 2010
Hedge fund manager Maverick Capital sent out its fourth-quarter 2009 investor letter earlier this month, detailing both Maverick’s 2009 performance...


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