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Scott Galloway, Harbinger Capital’s representative, to step down from New York Times Board

Date: February 23rd, 2010
Scott Galloway of shareholder activist investment firm Firebrand Partners has decided not to seek reelection for his seat on the board of the New York...

Carl Icahn eyes Biotech leader Genzyme Corp

Date: February 23rd, 2010
Pressure on Henri A. Termeer, chief executive of American biotechnology giant Genzyme Corporation (NASDAQ: GENZ), has been steadily mounting as the company’s...

Connecticut Legislators Move to Require Hedge Funds to Disclose Conflicts of Interest

Date: February 23rd, 2010
Connecticut State legislators are getting serious about passing a bill the makes hedge funds communicate conflicts of interest with their investors in...

Wall Street Green Trading Summit will feature a series of Industry Thought Leaders

Date: February 23rd, 2010
This year’s Wall Street Green Trading Summit (WSGTS), the ninth annual event, will feature industry discussions covering cutting edge clean technologies,...

Oil Market Update: Hedge funds increase net long positions in crude oil futures

Date: February 21st, 2010
Oil Market Summary for 02/16/2010 to 02/20/2010 -- An easing of the crisis in Europe gave energy markets a firm tone last week that enabled crude oil...

SFCS Insights discusses Protection Strategies

Date: February 21st, 2010
The following is an article describing an investment approach that provides true downside protection to investment portfolios whilst maintaining upside...

Munsun Asset Management launches Munsun China Opportunity hedge fund

Date: February 20th, 2010
Munsun Asset Management, a China-based investment management firm, completed the launch of its first hedge fund on February 11th. The firm’s new Munsun...

Phibro LLC’s Andrew Hall launches Astenbeck Capital Management

Date: February 19th, 2010
CEO of Phibro LLC, Andrew Hall, has formed a new hedge fund group, Astenbeck Capital Management, to oversee outside funds. According to the Financial...

Wall Street Firms, Hedge Funds, Recruit CIA, Ex-Military Intelligence

Date: February 18th, 2010
Wall Street firms and hedge funds are actively recruiting former CIA and military intelligence officers in a bid to boost their security and risk management...

Raising Assets in 2010: What emerging hedge funds and fund of hedge fund managers need to know

Date: February 18th, 2010
Emerging Manager Focus has announced that it is hosting a discussion on March 2nd entitled "Raising Assets in 2010: What emerging hedge funds and fund...

Och-Ziff Capital, Passport Capital and others see large inflows as Hedge Fund Industry Stabilizes

Date: February 18th, 2010
Investors are pouring new money into some hedge funds as the industry stabilizes after record losses in 2008. A recent MarketWatch article states that...

Shareholder Activist Update: Perceptive Advisors, Tang Capital, & MMI Investments

Date: February 17th, 2010
Earlier this month, Perceptive Advisors LLC and Tang Capital Partners LP nominated three board members for Penwest Pharmaceuticals Co. (NASDAQ: PPCO)...

Quotient Investors Unveils New ESG Strategy

Date: February 17th, 2010
Managing Partners André Bertolotti and Julia Peter-Kerr of Quotient Investors sat down with Brandon Nickerson, director, to speak about their new fund...

John Paulson's new Gold hedge fund loses 14% in January

Date: February 16th, 2010
John Paulson's gold focused hedge fund was launched in January and managed to lose 14% during its first month. The hedge fund, which invests in mining...

Permian Investment Partners’ Cara Goldenberg dines with Warren Buffett

Date: February 16th, 2010
After hedge fund manager Cara Goldenberg sent stock research to Warren Buffett last November, he invited her and business partner Alex Duran to visit...

D.E. Shaw & Co launches unit to invest in Distressed Side Pockets

Date: February 16th, 2010
Multi-strategy hedge fund manager D.E. Shaw launched a Portfolio Acquisitions Unit late last year to take advantage of other hedge fund manager’s desires...

Kent Muckel joins Perella Weinberg Partners’ asset management business

Date: February 15th, 2010
Kent Muckel joined Perella Weinberg Partners last month as a partner. Mr. Muckel was most recently the Chief Investment Officer at Baylor University...

What is an activist investor?

Date: February 15th, 2010
This is probably a good question with which to begin. According to Webster's, an activist is a person that has: "a doctrine or practice that emphasizes...

Investing with China-based Hedge Funds: Problems and Solutions

Date: February 14th, 2010
This journal has been running for four months and this is the first posting to mention China. At the start of the year as strategists and economists gave...

Orchard Capital Partners launches Orchard Gemini

Date: February 13th, 2010
Teall Edds and Stuart Wilson’s Orchard Capital Partners, which spun-off from Stark Investments in late late 2009, launched the Orchard Gemini fund last...

Crude Oil Prices Take a Dive After a Week of Gains

Date: February 13th, 2010
Oil Market Summary for 02/08/2010–02/12/2010 -- Crude oil prices took a dive on Friday after a week of gains from U.S. blizzards were undercut by another...

Affiliated Managers Group purchases Artemis Investment Management

Date: February 12th, 2010
On February 1st, Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE: AMG) and Artemis Investment Management’s management team announced that they were acquiring...

Gemini’s Edward Stein sentenced to 9 years for Ponzi Scheme

Date: February 12th, 2010
Earlier this week, U.S. District Judge Jack B. Weinstein announced that he would shorten hedge fund manager Edward T. Stein’s prison sentence for running...

Submission of Wiretap Recordings Delayed in Galleon Group Case

Date: February 11th, 2010
Raj Rajaratnam faces criminal and civil charges in the Galleon Group insider trading case but won an emergency order on February 11th, delaying the submission...

Hedge Funds Decline in January, but Outperform Major Indices

Date: February 11th, 2010
Consultant and advisory firm Hennessee Group LLC, which calculates the Hennessee Hedge Fund Indices using performance data reported from over 1,000 hedge...


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