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Shareholder Activist Battle: Ramius Capital moves to block MAK Capital and Paloma International

Date: January 27th, 2010
Shareholder activist hedge fund manager Ramius Capital Group, which is led by its founder Peter Cohen, has uncharacteristically opposed another shareholder...

Elliott Management, Perry Capital, Glenhill Capital, and Glenview Capital sue Porsche for $1 billion

Date: January 27th, 2010
Hedge fund managers Elliott Management, Perry Capital, Glenhill Capital Management, and Glenview Capital Management have sued luxury car company Porsche...

Loch Capital experiencing high redemptions due to friendship with witness in Galleon Case

Date: January 26th, 2010
Loch Capital Management is currently facing high redemptions due to the close friendship between its co-founders Timothy and Todd McSweeney and Steve...

Excess Supply of Emerging Managers to Come?

Date: January 26th, 2010
One of the consequences of the growth of institutionalisation of the hedge fund business is that it has become a lot harder for small and start-up hedge...

Emerging Manager Breaks $100MM to Top Morningstar Midcap Fund Categories

Date: January 26th, 2010
Morningstar ranked The Appleseed Fund #1 returning U.S. midcap value fund among 342 funds and the #1 returning socially responsible domestic equity fund...

Fixed Income Spotlight: BlueBay’s assets surpass $34 billion, PVE Capital Launches flagship fund

Date: January 26th, 2010
In this week’s HedgeTracker Fund Spotlight, we look at two London-based fixed income managers that have been actively raising assets. The list includes...

Brennus Asset Management launches Brennus Convertible Fund

Date: January 25th, 2010
Brennus Asset Management has announced the launch of its flagship hedge fund, the Brennus Convertible Fund with $30 million in assets under management....

Michael R. Levin launches The Activist Investor

Date: January 25th, 2010
Michael R. Levin launched The Activist Investor (TAI), a shareholder activist advisory firm, earlier this month. The new firm specializes in “advising...

Gerry Catenacci to shutter Principled Capital Management

Date: January 23rd, 2010
Hedge fund manager Gerry Catenacci announced last week in a letter to investors that he will be closing Principled Capital Management, according to the...

GLG Partners opening offices in Hong Kong and Beijing

Date: January 23rd, 2010
Hedge fund manager GLG Partners (NYSE: GLG) is expanding into Asia by opening up offices in Hong Kong and Beijing. According to Reuters, the Hong Kong...

BlueCrest Capital shipping 50 traders to Geneva to avoid British tax hike

Date: January 22nd, 2010
In an effort to curb employee departures that could result from the recently enacted British 50% income tax levy on high earners, BlueCrest Capital Management...

Louis Bacon’s Moore Capital favoring Emerging Markets, Tech, Telecom and Financials

Date: January 22nd, 2010
Louis Bacon’s Moore Capital Management shuffled up its portfolio’s allocations over the third quarter of 2009. The hedge fund manager increased its...

Hedge Fund Association Symposium in Miami: Raising Capital in a Challenging Environment

Date: January 22nd, 2010
For hedge fund managers, understanding what investors want can mean the difference between surviving and thriving in 2010. Join the Hedge Fund Association...

BP Capital’s Pickens Changes Course, Focuses on Natural Gas

Date: January 21st, 2010
In an effort to garner some much needed attention to the Pickens Plan, Texas energy investor T. Boone Pickens has launched an advertising campaign highlighting...

Top Hedge Fund Firm Launches of 2009 raised over $3 billion

Date: January 21st, 2010
A number of new hedge fund firms were launched in 2009 as investors showed an appetite for emerging managers with strong pedigrees. While most years...

Lone Pine's Lone Dragon Pine hedge fund up 72.9%

Date: January 20th, 2010
According to Teri Buhl of the Greenwich Time, Steve Mandel’s newest long-only fund, Lone Dragon Pine, is proving it might really know what it’s...

Paulson, PSQR Capital, Beacon Light and Bronson Point headline Goldman's Hedge Fund Conference

Date: January 20th, 2010
John Paulson of Paulson & Co. and his former star manager Paolo Pellegrini of PSQR Capital Management are scheduled to participate in Goldman Sachs' Emerging...

Marshall Wace Launches ETF to Follow Tops Funds

Date: January 19th, 2010
European hedge fund manager Marshall Wace Asset Management has announced its plans to launch a new exchange-traded fund (ETF) that will track the firm’s...

Shareholder Activist Update: TIAA-CREF abandons Investments with Ties to Darfur

Date: January 18th, 2010
In March of last year, financial services organization TIAA-CREF announced its intention to increase pressure on five companies that still maintained...

Jabre Capital to manage Pictet Funds’ new Convertible Bond Fund

Date: January 18th, 2010
Pictet Funds announced today that it is launching a convertible bond UCITS III fund in partnership with Jabre Capital Partners, which is an asset management...

2009 was the Best Year for Hedge Funds since 1999

Date: January 17th, 2010
Hennessee Group LLC released its year end 2009 indices performance report with the conclusion that 2009 was the best year for hedge funds since 1999....

Thames River Capital Launches UCITS III Fund

Date: January 16th, 2010
Investment manager Thames River Capital recently announced the launch of the firm’s new UCITS III fund of funds. According to the press release, the...

Despite being down for 2009, Tudor’s Tensor hedge fund surpasses $1 billion mark

Date: January 16th, 2010
Despite being down 2.67 percent over 2009, Tudor Investment Corporation’s Tudor Tensor hedge fund managed to raise its assets under management from...

Cliff Asness’ AQR Capital launches Managed Futures Fund

Date: January 13th, 2010
Institutional hedge fund manager AQR Capital Management last week announced the launch of a new mutual fund, the AQR Managed Futures Strategy Fund, which...

Moore Capital Poaches another Star, Grabs Brevan Howard cofounder Jean-Philippe Blochet

Date: January 12th, 2010
After taking a Sabbatical in 2008, cofounding partner Jean-Philippe Blochet left Brevan Howard Asset Management in November of 2009. In a surprising development,...


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