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SAC Capital International up 28.39% over 2009

Date: January 12th, 2010
SAC Capital’s Steven A. Cohen may have had a rough 2009 with a public lawsuit from his wife and insider-trading allegations, but at least his hedge...

Neil V. Moody and Christopher D. Moody charged in Massive Florida Hedge Fund Fraud

Date: January 11th, 2010
The SEC has charged Neil V. Moody and his son, Christopher D. Moody, with securities fraud today. The Moodys allegedly misled investors with regards...

Hedge Fund Registration is Likely to be Required early this Year – How to Prepare Your Fund

Date: January 11th, 2010
There are currently several proposals on the floor of Congress that would affect the future of hedge fund regulatory requirements. The proposals call...

Former McKinsey Consultant Pleads Guilty to providing Raj Rajaratnam with Insider Info

Date: January 10th, 2010
In March 2006, former McKinsey & Company director Anil Kumar delivered confidential information about a future takeover of ATI Technologies by Advanced...

Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway votes against Kraft’s Cadbury Acquisition

Date: January 10th, 2010
Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway voted “No” last week on Kraft’s (NYSE: KFT) proposition to issue up to 370 million shares to facilitate the...

Participate in Alternative Decisions’ UCITS III Survey and Share Your Opinions

Date: January 9th, 2010
More hedge fund managers are launching UCITS III funds. Alternative Decisions, a HedgeTracker contributor, is surveying investment professionals to discover...

Tiger Management's Julian Robertson, the King of the “Tiger Cubs,” gets Knighted

Date: January 9th, 2010
Renowned hedge fund manager Julian Roberston, of Tiger Management fame, has become the first honorary knight in New Zealand. Though Mr. Robertson is an...

Pershing Square’s Bill Ackman predicts positive future for General Growth Properties

Date: January 7th, 2010
In a presentation he gave in late December, William Ackman of Pershing Square Capital Management revealed that in his estimation, shares of the bankrupt...

Growth of UCITS III hedge funds: Global opportunities for alternative investors and fund managers

Date: January 7th, 2010
The Growth of UCITS III hedge funds and global opportunities for alternative investors and fund managers More and more managers are using Europe’s UCITS...

Morgan Stanley Launches Emerging Manager Program

Date: January 6th, 2010
Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) has launched its Emerging Manager Program (EM Program). Seeking to provide capital, strategic advice and infrastructure...

Marketing Your Hedge Fund – Communication Primer

Date: January 6th, 2010
When emerging hedge fund managers consider the steps involved with marketing their fund to prospective investors many items cross their minds: type of...

Albert Ee to start Global Macro hedge fund AE Capital Management

Date: January 5th, 2010
Albert Ee, the former managing director of Millennium Management LLC’s Asian markets division, is starting up a hedge fund in Singapore. According...

Bob Treue’s Barnegat Fund up 132%

Date: January 4th, 2010
Barnegat Fund Management of Hoboken New Jersey had a stellar 2009. The $450 million fixed income arbitrage hedge fund manager’s flagship Barnegat Fund...

Murder-Suicide plot at Paloma Partners S. Donald Sussman’s Greenwich Estate

Date: January 3rd, 2010
On New Year’s Eve S. Donald Sussman’s landscaper was found in a home on Sussman’s Greenwich Estate having apparently stabbed his daughter to death....

KL Group's Won Sok Lee Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for $194m Ponzi Scheme

Date: January 3rd, 2010
After two years as a fugitive Won Sok Lee, Partner at the Florida-based KL Group fund, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for a Ponzi scheme that...

Robert Frey launches Frey Quantitative Strategies with $350 Million

Date: January 2nd, 2010
Frey Quantitative Strategies, a hedge fund of fund management firm, has been formed by Robert Frey. From 1992 to 2004, Mr. Frey was a managing director...

Clinton Group and Spotlight Capital target Red Robin, form Shareholder Activist investment group

Date: January 1st, 2010
Clinton Group and Spotlight Capital Management announced December 21st they were forming an investment group for the purpose of increasing communication...

WSJ has it Wrong, No “Insider Information” suit against Falcone’s Harbinger Capital

Date: December 31st, 2009
Despite misleading headlines in the Wall Street Journal, Phil Falcone’s Harbinger Capital Partners has not been sued for using insider information...

Emerging Markets Legend Mark Mobius discusses China, Brazil, Russia and other opportunities

Date: December 29th, 2009
Legendary Emerging Markets investor Mark Mobius of Templeton Asset Management recently discussed investment opportunities around the globe. Commonly...

Millennium Sees $3 billion in Outflows

Date: December 28th, 2009
Millennium Management paid out about $3 billion in redemptions to investors in October, according to Reuters. During the crisis, dozens of hedge funds...

Investors Commit $1 billion to Ken Griffin's Citadel Investment Group

Date: December 28th, 2009
After a year of tremendous come-backs, Ken Griffin and Citadel Investment Group expects about $1 billion in new investor inflows early next year. According...

Hedge Fund Hire Report: Trafalgar Capital, GLG Partners and Mistral Capital

Date: December 28th, 2009
In this week’s hedge fund hiring report, we look at recent additions made by Trafalgar Capital Management, GLG Partners and Mistral Capital Partners....

John Burbank’s Passport Capital buys physical Gold Bricks

Date: December 27th, 2009
John Burbank’s Passport Capital has bought physical gold bars in an effort to determine the ease of buying physical gold and test its abilities to hedge...

DE Shaw & Co plans to launch Heliant Hedge Fund in Q1 of 2010

Date: December 27th, 2009
Hedge fund manager D.E. Shaw & Co. has announced plans to launch the D.E. Shaw Heliant Fund, a new hedge fund that will employ a modified version of the...

Fortress Investment Group sues law firm connected to Dreier Ponzi scheme

Date: December 27th, 2009
Fortress Investment Group (NYSE: FIG), a global hedge fund and asset management firm, has filed a lawsuit against Dechert LLP, a law firm linked to Marc...


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