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Jay Nolan of Lodge Diversified charged with $6 Million Fraud

Date: November 27th, 2009
Jay Nolan, a futures trader from the Chicago suburb of Wilmette, was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly defrauding investors. According to the FBI, Mr....

Black Swan: All things Nassim Taleb

Date: November 27th, 2009
Nassim Nicholas Taleb is nothing if not outspoken. And we should consider ourselves fortunate for his quirky demeanor because his views are very much...

Glenn Greenberg and John Shapiro at odds, Chieftain Capital Splits-Up

Date: November 26th, 2009
Chieftain Capital Management has split over internal conflicts among its leaders. According to the Wall Street Journal, the investment firm, which was...

John Paulson's Future Performance: No Guarantees

Date: November 26th, 2009
There were two reactions I got to my column last week on Greg Zuckerman's new book The Greatest Trade Ever about John Paulson's $20 billion bearish...

Carl Icahn goes to Hollywood, Buying up MGM Studios’ bonds

Date: November 24th, 2009
Film financing sources leaked last week that MGM Studios bonds were running wild, pricing very high in trading. According to Deadline.com, this sudden...

New Trend Capital launches flagship US Equity hedge fund

Date: November 24th, 2009
New Trend Capital Management has launched its flagship hedge fund the New Trend US Equity Fund. The fund will follow a long/short strategy that will...

Red Robin Must Start Marketing Aggressively Again

Date: November 24th, 2009
One of the more surprising sectors of 2009 has been casual dining restaurants. At the start of the year amid concerns of consumer deleveraging, some analysts...

Solidifying a Hedge Fund Brand – What Not to Do

Date: November 24th, 2009
In our article last week we discussed the philosophical components of hedge fund brand identity, specifically, the introspection process that is required...

Greg Coffey’s Moore Capital hedge fund outperformed by his old GLG fund

Date: November 23rd, 2009
GLG Partners’ Emerging Market Fund, which lost its star hedge fund manager Greg Coffey last year to Louis Bacon’s Moore Capital, outperformed Coffey’s...

Citadel, PIMCO, Pershing Square Capital and Samena Advisors add depth

Date: November 23rd, 2009
In this week’s buy-side hiring report, we look at recent additions made by three industry stalwarts Citadel Investment Group, Pacific Investment Management...

Phibro LLC opening Commodities Hedge Fund to New Investors

Date: November 22nd, 2009
Occidental Petroleum’s (NYSE: OXY) newly acquired energy-trading unit Phibro LLC, a former unit of Citigroup (NYSE: C), has opened up its commodities...

Millennium Partner’s Israel Englander discusses the state of the Hedge Funds Industry

Date: November 22nd, 2009
Israel Englander, billionaire founder of Millennium Partners, spoke about the state of the hedge fund industry at the Absolute Return Symposium in New...

Saturday Spotlight: Blue Ridge Capital, Fir Tree Partners, HBK Capital, and Ivory Investment Management

Date: November 21st, 2009
In this Saturday’s Fund Spotlight, we are showcasing four hedge fund managers that were recently added to HedgeTracker’s free hedge fund directory....

Pershing Square’s Bill Ackman makes big move to block Landry’s Chairman

Date: November 21st, 2009
Pershing Square Capital Management, which is run by shareholder activist Bill Ackman, revealed yesterday that it has increased its position in Landry’s...

Advice for Successfully Marketing UCITS III Hedge Funds

Date: November 20th, 2009
UCITS III may sound like another impenetrable and needless directive from Brussels, however, it has given a new lease of life to fund managers following...

Chris Levett's Clive Capital closes to New Investors

Date: November 19th, 2009
The commodity-focused Clive Capital is shutting its doors to new investors in an effort to maintain its ability to trade in many low volume commodities...

John Horseman Stepping Down, joining Pallotta, von Mueffling and Barakett

Date: November 19th, 2009
Horseman Global Fund’s portfolio manager John Horseman has announced his decision to step down after the fund’s value fell nearly 25% in 2009, despite...

Gregory Zuckerman's 'The Greatest Trade Ever' Teaches the Lessons of John Paulson

Date: November 19th, 2009
If it wasn't clear already that John Paulson had reached the zenith of his hedge fund profession, one only had to watch how fervently the media and blogosphere...

John Paulson has high hopes for Bank of America, Predicts $3 EPS

Date: November 19th, 2009
John Paulson, the notable hedge fund guru and founder of Paulson & Co., has high hopes for his stake in Bank of America (NYSE: BAC).

Building a brand identity for your startup Hedge Fund

Date: November 19th, 2009
Throughout my writing I often use the terms “startup hedge fund manager” and “entrepreneur” interchangeably because it requires a subtle shift...

Hedge Connection Launches New Hedge Fund Membership Options

Date: November 18th, 2009
Hedge Connection launches three new membership packages including dedicated Emerging Manager Launch package. IMR events now integrated with Hedge Connection...

Amaranth Advisors withdraws case against Touradji Capital

Date: November 18th, 2009
Amaranth Advisors, the now-defunct hedge fund that collapsed in 2006 after losing more than $6 billion on natural gas futures, has withdrawn its case...

Two Important Yet Overlooked Exec Comp Factors

Date: November 18th, 2009
We read a lot about corporate governance and executive compensation these days, in the wake of last year's economic collapse. Many politicians are now...

SEC Halts Mantria’s $30 Million “Green” Ponzi Scheme

Date: November 18th, 2009
The SEC has charged two companies and four individuals with involvement in a nationwide $30 million Ponzi scheme that lured over 300 elderly and retirement-age...

Hedge Fund Leverage and the EU Directive

Date: November 18th, 2009
The currently proposed EU Alternative Investment Funds Managers (AIFM) Directive that is slated to come into law next year has raised a lot of concern...


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