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Billions flow to Och-Ziff Capital Management Group, Despite sub-par Performance & bad press

Date: September 8th, 2014
Despite its underperformance thus far in 2014, Och-Ziff Capital Management Group has managed to increase its assets under management during the first...

Assets jump by nearly 18% for leading Emerging Hedge Fund Managers; Soroban Capital, Corvex Management & Roystone Capital power gains

Date: September 6th, 2014
The Top U.S. Equity Emerging Hedge Fund Managers now manage $78 billion in U.S. equity assets, according to the latest hedge fund industry report. Overall,...

Top Mid-Sized Hedge Fund List Revealed; Newbrook Capital Advisors and Decade Capital Management claim top spots

Date: September 4th, 2014
The Top Mid-Sized Hedge Fund list has been released, revealing that the hedge funds on the list oversee a combined $68 billion in US equities. Notably,...

Blackstone Group ramps up hiring for big launch of the Blackstone Senfina Advisors hedge fund

Date: September 3rd, 2014
Following more than 5 years of planning, global financial behemoth Blackstone Group is set to launch its newest venture, Blackstone Senfina Advisors....

California Hedge Funds continue to thrive, Assets surge by 13.5 percent

Date: September 3rd, 2014
The latest list of the Top Hedge Funds from California has been released, revealing that the list’s assets have increased by 13.5% year-to-date. Overall,...

SAC’s Point72 Asset Management loses Thomas Conheeney; Gabriel Plotkin to launch Melvin Capital

Date: September 2nd, 2014
Point72 Asset Management, the remnant firm of the long-embattled SAC Capital Advisors, continues to shed key people with the departure of its president,...

“Best Ideas” hedge fund launched by Soroban Capital Partners

Date: September 2nd, 2014
Soroban Capital Partners launched a new long/short equity fund at beginning of August that concentrates its investment bets on the firm’s “Best Ideas.”...

What a Difference a Year Makes, Many Hedge Fund Stars are falling in 2014

Date: August 31st, 2014
After record performances in 2013, a lot of hedge fund stars are falling from the sky with lackluster returns in 2014. As reported in the New York Post,...

Apple regains credence with top Hedge Funds: Discovery Capital, Coatue Management, Greenlight & Icahn

Date: August 18th, 2014
Apple (AAPL)'s stock, once the most widely held stock among hedge funds, is again gaining favor with many of the top hedge fund managers. As reported...

AIFMD Depositary: Developing an Operating Model

Date: August 15th, 2014
This whitepaper is co-authored by Shane Brett, Managing Director at Global Perspectives, an Asset Management and Hedge Fund consultancy and Alan Meaney,...

Healthcare & Biotech Hedge Funds see asset surge 12%; Glenview Capital, OrbiMed & Visium lead gainers

Date: August 13th, 2014
The most recent Top 50 Healthcare, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Focused Hedge Fund list has been released, revealing that the top hedge funds now...

Regulatory reporting - key considerations for fund managers and service providers

Date: August 12th, 2014
The growth of numerous regulatory initiatives over the last few years has led to a number of new reporting requirements for fund managers globally. These...

A Very Special Shareholder Meeting at Allergan

Date: August 11th, 2014
Well, the Allergan-Valeant-Pershing Square (PS) situation sure gets a lot of air time, both in general and around here(and here, here, and here). With...

Top Hedge Funds surge past $900 billion Mark for first time, powered by Millennium, DE Shaw, Icahn and Gotham

Date: July 22nd, 2014
The latest Top U.S. Equity Hedge Fund list has been released, revealing that the top 100 hedge funds now manage $908 billion in assets. Overall, the...

Assets for Top Technology, Media & Telecom hedge funds up $2.4B YTD; Lone Pine steals top spot from Coatue Capital

Date: June 30th, 2014
The latest Top Technology, Media and Telecom Hedge Fund list has been released, revealing that the top TMT Funds currently manage almost $132 billion...

West Coast heats up as Top California Hedge Funds see assets jump 5.6 percent

Date: June 30th, 2014
The latest list of the Top 50 Hedge Funds from California has been released, revealing that the list’s assets have increased by 5.6% year-to-date. ...

Nine Chapters Capital, Sheffield Asset Management and GRT Capital claim top spots on the Top Mid-Sized Hedge Fund List

Date: June 27th, 2014
The Top Mid-Sized Hedge Fund list has been released, revealing that the hedge funds on the list oversee a combined $69.7 billion in US equities. Nine...

Touted Goldman Sachs Alumni Disappoint in Hedge Fund Start-ups, Except for Azentus Capital & Coatue Capital

Date: June 24th, 2014
For all of their bravado and celebrity as the top proprietary traders at Goldman Sachs in the pre-financial crisis era, few have been able to make their...

Top Connecticut Hedge Funds hold steady with $171.8 billion in Assets

Date: June 18th, 2014
The latest Top Connecticut Hedge Fund List has been released, revealing that the top 50 hedge funds oversee a combined $171.8 billion in US equities....

Assets surge by 10% for Top Emerging Hedge Fund Managers; PDT Partners, Corvex Management and Roystone Capital lead the way

Date: June 17th, 2014
The Top Emerging Hedge Fund Managers now manage $66.5 billion in U.S. equity assets, according to the latest hedge fund industry report. Overall, the...

Top 200 New York Hedge Funds up $26 billion; Oversee nearly $830 billion

Date: June 15th, 2014
The Top 200 New York Metro Area Equity Hedge Funds recorded another strong quarter with assets growing by $26 billion or 3.3% to $828 billion. The growth...

Activist Hedge Fund Performance Inspires New Startups: Sachem Head & Anandar Capital

Date: June 14th, 2014
With returns that outpace the industry averages, activist hedge funds are multiplying faster than previous years, as new entrants hope to replicate the...

Leland Lim and Allan Bedwick set to launch Asia-focused Guard Capital Management

Date: June 14th, 2014
As Asia-focused hedge funds continue their capital growth spurt, two former top traders from Goldman Sachs and Noble Group are following the money with...

Moore Capital Management rehires Chris Levett after Clive Capital failure

Date: June 12th, 2014
Louis Bacon, founder of Moore Capital Management LLC, is rehiring Chris Levett following the closing of his commodity hedge fund, Clive Capital LLP. As...

Top Small- and Mid-Cap Hedge Funds manage $302 Billion

Date: June 9th, 2014
The Top 100 Small-Cap and Mid-Cap focused hedge funds oversee $302 billion in U.S. equity SMID assets, according to the most recent rankings. To be eligible...


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