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Carl Icahn happy with Board Representation at Amylin Pharma

Date: February 10th, 2010
Shareholder activist investor Carl Icahn stated on January 25th that he will not seek additional representation on Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:...

Nautical Capital Management Unveils New Commodity-Based Strategies

Date: February 10th, 2010
Nautical Capital Management has recently announced the launch of its new commodities-based absolute returns strategies. According to the company, the...

BarCap’s Study Shows Marketing and Communications Spending Up

Date: February 9th, 2010
Barclays Capital has published a study showing more investment in marketing and communications by hedge funds. The Report noted that managers see a heightened...

One Step Backwards?

Date: February 9th, 2010
In ten mere months, the Dow has rallied 62%, from 6,547 to 10,610. The rally is nearly as dramatic as the decline that preceded it. Though the Dow has...

Castle Hill Asset Management spins-off from Ignis and launches first Hedge Fund

Date: February 9th, 2010
Managers from Ignis Investment Management spun-off from the UK manager this month to form Castle Hill Asset Management. Castle Hill has concurrently...

CalSTRS' Efforts Improve Climate Risk Transparency

Date: February 8th, 2010
CalSTRS has applauded a decision by the SEC to improve disclosure of climate risk in securities filings, which passed by a 3-2 vote. The legislation is...

Hedge Fund Hire Report: RWC Partners, John W. Henry & Co, Harvard’s Endowment, and Moore Capital Management

Date: February 8th, 2010
In this week’s hedge fund hiring report, we look at recent additions made by RWC Partners, John W. Henry & Co, Harvard University’s Endowment, and...

Hornstein Partners Fund launches with $10 million

Date: February 7th, 2010
Edward Hornstein LLC launched its flagship hedge fund last month with approximately $10 million in assets under management, according to HedgeFund.net....

BlueGold Capital Denies Responsibility for Oil Sell Off

Date: February 5th, 2010
After seeing oil drop 5 percent last Thursday, many industry traders have attributed the sell off to hedge fund BlueGold Capital’s unloading of a massive...

Phil Falcone makes a killing on new Harbinger Credit Fund

Date: February 5th, 2010
Seasoned distressed debt trader and turnaround investor Phil Falcone is making his investors very happy. Last year he convinced the Street to give him...

BlueCrest Capital Management to close off BlueTrend Fund to new investors

Date: February 3rd, 2010
BlueCrest Capital Management LLP is planning on closing its $9 billion BlueTrend hedge fund to new investors if it surpasses $10 billion. According...

Thirty Institutional Investors Demand “Say on Pay”

Date: February 3rd, 2010
Joining a longer list of signees, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) recently added its support to a letter urging a number...

Regulators Seek to Throw Light on Hedge Fund Impact in Energy Trading

Date: February 3rd, 2010
Do hedge funds have an impact on energy trading?While the answer might seem intuitive, the debate as to whether they actually do has come to resemble...

Top 2009 Hedge Fund Firm Spin-Offs and Fund of Funds Launched with $14.4 billion

Date: February 3rd, 2010
HedgeTracker’s Top Hedge Fund Firm Launches of 2009 list profiled the industry’s largest independent hedge fund startups in 2009. Some other newly...

Jason Adler’s Hayground Cove Asset Management relaunches flagship as long/short Raido Fund

Date: February 2nd, 2010
Hayground Cove Asset Management has relaunched a version of its flagship hedge fund. While it was once a multi-strategy hedge fund, the new Raido Fund...

Carl Icahn steps down from Blockbuster's board

Date: February 2nd, 2010
On Friday of last week, shareholder activist investor Carl Icahn announced that he was stepping down from Blockbuster’s board of directors. According...

Earth Capital Partners Announces New Investment Team

Date: February 2nd, 2010
Earth Capital Partners, a sustainable development investor, recently announced their new Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry team, which will be headed...

Jabre Capital Partners to close-off Jabcap Multi-Strategy at $2.5 billion

Date: February 1st, 2010
Jabre Capital Partners announced last week that it plans to close its Jabcap Multi-Strategy flagship hedge fund to new investors for two years after it...

Jefferies launches Wildcatters Energy E&P Equity ETF

Date: February 1st, 2010
Investment bank Jefferies & Company (NYSE: JEF) has launched its new upstream Oil and Gas focused Wildcatters Energy Exploration & Production Equity ETF...

Palo Alto Investors backs governance and management changes at Gastar Exploration

Date: January 31st, 2010
After Palo Alto Investors LLC announced their plans to discuss possible changes in Gastar Exploration’s governance and management in a Schedule 13-D...

Tiger Global Cuts Short Position in Spanish Bank

Date: January 31st, 2010
Less than a week before Banco Popular announced its results from 2009 in January, Chase Coleman’s Tiger Global Management drastically reduced its short...

Take-Two Interactive Software adds Carl Icahn’s Three Nominees to Board Slate

Date: January 30th, 2010
Take-Two Interactive Software (NASDAQ: TTWO) announced on the 21st of January that it would add Carl Icahn’s three board nominees to its slate of nominees...

SEC Charges AGB Partners and Palmyra Capital Advisors with Improper Short Selling Practices

Date: January 29th, 2010
The SEC this week filed the first cases under the new Rule 105 of Regulation M, which was amended to curtail unlawful short-selling practices. According...

Sri Wijegoonaratna and Peter Early launch Galle Global Macro Partners

Date: January 28th, 2010
Sri "Wije" Wijegoonaratna, former Managing Director at Fortress Investment Group has launched a new global macro hedge fund manager, Galle Global Macro...

Man Group falls 6.5% after AHL’s assets drop

Date: January 27th, 2010
Man Group plc’s stock dropped by 6.5% today following an announcement that the hedge fund manager’s flagship AHL Fund had seen its net asset value...


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