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Fortress Investment Group launching new hedge funds to meet demand

Date: December 11th, 2009
Fortress Investment Group (NYSE: FIG.N), a global hedge fund and asset management firm, has benefitted from the recent increase in demand for alternative...

Sparx Group looks to raise $200 Million for “Green” focused Sparx Ecology Fund

Date: December 10th, 2009
Sparx Group Co., one of Asia’s largest hedge fund managers, is aiming to raise over $200 million for a new hedge fund that will focus on companies in...

SAC Capital and Pequot veterans launch Bronson Point hedge fund

Date: December 10th, 2009
Larry Foley and Paul Farrell, two seasoned hedge fund veterans are planning to launch Bronson Point Partners’ flagship fund in January of 2010. Foley...

Marshall Wace's Japan fund outperforms despite difficult market

Date: December 10th, 2009
Despite a difficult year for the Japanese market, Marshall Wace Asset Management’s TOPS Japan fund has returned 26% year-to-date. The Topix index has...

Gartmore Investment Management’s IPO is fully covered at £400m

Date: December 10th, 2009
Earlier this week, banking sources announced that Gartmore Investment Management, the UK-based asset management firm, had fully covered its £400m pound...

Bill Ackman has positive outlook for his Pershing Square Capital hedge fund

Date: December 10th, 2009
Pershing Square Capital Management sent out its latest investor letter at the beginning of this month. Outlining the firm’s large gains and overall...

Changing Role of the Fund Administrator as Hedge Funds Face New Regulations

Date: December 9th, 2009
We are very mindful of the classic line in the film Wizard of Oz spoken by Dorothy: “Toto, I’ve a feeling that we’re not in Kansas anymore.”...

Golden windfall for John Paulson

Date: December 8th, 2009
John Paulson, hedge fund billionaire and founder of Paulson & Co., may have earned $45.3 million in a recent investment in gold company Detour Gold Corp...

$75 Million Fraud: SEC Freezes assets of Canopy Financial Co-Founder

Date: December 8th, 2009
The SEC has filed fraud charges and obtained an asset freeze against Canopy Financial Inc. and Jeremy J. Blackburn, co-founder, former president and chief...

Harbinger Capital cuts New York Times stake again

Date: December 7th, 2009
Phil Falcone's Harbinger Capital Partners has cut its stake in the New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT) for the third time since September, two years after...

SkyBridge Capital’s Anthony Scaramucci discusses Seed Capital for Hedge Funds

Date: December 7th, 2009
When launching a hedge fund, managers face an implicit conundrum – how do you raise money without a track record and how do you develop a track record...

Stark veterans launch Asia-focused Orchard Capital with $1.5 billion

Date: December 6th, 2009
Teall Edds and Stu Wilson, Stark Investments veterans, have launched Orchard Capital Partners. Under a subadvisory agreement, Stark is allowing Orchard...

Robert Gibbins’ Autonomy Capital hires Deephaven Capital veteran

Date: December 5th, 2009
Autonomy Capital, a global macro focused hedge fund manager, has hired Scott Nelson to runs its investor relations and business development efforts. According...

Saturday Spotlight: 10 tips for creating a perfect Hedge Fund Pitch

Date: December 5th, 2009
In this week’s Saturday Spotlight, Alternative Decisions has provided some best practices on how to present and sell your hedge fund effectively....

Bolton Preparing to Cap Fidelity China Fund Assets amidst Rapid Inflow

Date: December 4th, 2009
Anthony Bolton says he would consider placing a cap on his forthcoming Fidelity China fund if inflows exceed expectations. Speaking to Fund Strategy...

John Paulson to launch gold-focused hedge fund

Date: December 3rd, 2009
Paulson & Co., John Paulson’s hedge fund firm that famously made billions betting against subprime mortgages in 2007, is launching a $250 Million gold...

John Paulson Smiling about Bank of America

Date: December 3rd, 2009
Hedge fund guru John Paulson’s 160 million share bet on Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) is looking pretty good following the bank’s earlier than expected...

Building a Hedge Fund's Brand Identity – Website Best Practices

Date: December 3rd, 2009
In my article last week, “Solidfying a Hedge Fund Brand – What Not to Do,” I am sure that I embarrassed some of our valued readers with my list...

Facebook's Dual Class Shares: Another Reason to Avoid This Company

Date: December 3rd, 2009
Facebook announced last week before the Thanksgiving holiday that it has created a dual-class share structure. If you are an existing shareholder, your...

GLG veterans Launch Northlight European Credit with unorthodox fee structure

Date: December 2nd, 2009
Northlight European Credit, a start-up hedge fund manager that launched its flagship fund this week, has raised eyebrows in the hedge fund industry with...

Shareholder Activist Update: Mario Cibelli’s Marathon Partners vs. Dover

Date: December 2nd, 2009
The Trustee for the RMT Trust, an entity which controls Dover Motorsports (NYSE: DVD) through ownership of supermajority voting class A shares, told Mario...

Mambo 5: Problems with Modern Portfolio Theory and other famous investment theories

Date: December 1st, 2009
Everyone knows the mambo, but I am guessing few know that mambo means “a conversation with the Gods”. I thought this would be a fitting title for...

Hedge Funds and the Case for Custom Software Development

Date: December 1st, 2009
Long gone are days when hedge funds could rely solely on custom software development for their process automation and productivity enhancement needs....

Paramount Partners’ John Lawton pleads guilty to $10 million Fraud

Date: November 30th, 2009
John W. Lawton, the former manager of Paramount Partners LLP facing seven counts for a scheme that defrauded dozens of his fund’s investors of over...

Touradji Capital goes for Gold

Date: November 30th, 2009
Paul Touradji has moved over 80% of the equity portion of his commodities focused hedge fund’s portfolio into gold, according to Touradji Capital’s...


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