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Ramius Capital increases activist stakes in Technology Companies

Date: November 16th, 2009
Peter Cohen’s Ramius Capital Group has upped its investment in the technology sector, increasing share amounts in wireless services firm Immersion Corporation...

Jean-Philippe Blochet leaves Brevan Howard Asset Management

Date: November 16th, 2009
One of Brevan Howard Asset Management’s co-founders, Jean-Philippe Blochet, has left the European hedge fund manager. Mr. Blochet co-founded the firm...

Paladin Strategic Partners Acquires Stake in HomeSaver Mortgage Management

Date: November 16th, 2009
Socially responsible emerging manager Paladin Strategic Partners has acquired a controlling interest in HomeSaver Mortgage Management. Originally formed...

Six Flags agrees to Avenue Capital reorganization plan, Stark and others are unhappy

Date: November 15th, 2009
Six Flags Inc. announced that it is likely to pursue a reorganization plan proposed by Avenue Capital Group following its bankruptcy filing earlier this...

Galleon Management rewards employees with bonuses and severance

Date: November 14th, 2009
Raj Rajaratnam’s Galleon Management may be shutting down due to its insider trading scandal, but it is not letting its employees go empty handed. As...

T. Rowe Price to Acquire 28% stake in India’s UTI Asset Management

Date: November 13th, 2009
T. Rowe Price(NASDAQ: TROW) announced on November 9th that it was acquiring a 28% in UTI Asset Management Company Limited and UTI Trustee Company Pvt....

Four Risks to Las Vegas Sands' Shareholders

Date: November 13th, 2009
With its stock price up over 800% since its March lows, Las Vegas Sands (LVS) plans to raise up to $3.3 billion in a Hong Kong IPO listing of its Asian...

John Paulson’s Hedge Fund ups Cadbury Stake

Date: November 12th, 2009
Hedge fund manager Paulson & Co. now owns over two percent of Cadbury plc (CBRY.L) after doubling its stake in the candy company this week. According...

7 Steps Towards Real Free Market Capitalism

Date: November 12th, 2009
Market commentators and the White House have been quick to blame last year’s economic meltdown on a free market run amok. And they’ve used that false...

Steven Cohen’s SAC Capital claims to have had no suspicious trading in Galleon’s stocks

Date: November 11th, 2009
In the wake of the Galleon Group’s insider-trading case, Steven Cohen’s hedge fund firm SAC Capital Advisors has stated to clients that the firm has...

Former Star Manager of Goldman’s Global Alpha Fund to Launch New Hedge Fund

Date: November 10th, 2009
Former Goldman Sachs star hedge fund manager Mark Carhart has announced that he is planning to raise $1 billion for a computer-driven quant new hedge...

CFO of Boston Provident Charged with Securities Fraud

Date: November 10th, 2009
The SEC charged Ezra Levy, former CFO of hedge fund manager Boston Provident LP, with securities fraud. In June 2009, Mr. Levy allegedly made unauthorized...

John Henry’s Hedge Fund lays off almost one third of its team

Date: November 10th, 2009
John Henry, owner of the Boston Red Sox, has laid off eight employees from his Florida based investment management firm John W. Henry & Co. The Boston...

Flintlock Commodity Opportunity Partners to be launched by Ex-Tudor PM Steve Matthews

Date: November 10th, 2009
Ex-Tudor head of commodities research and fund manager Steve Matthews plans to start his own hedge fund, Flintlock Commodity Opportunity Partners. According...

Value Line’s $24 million Fraud Scheme ends after almost 20 years

Date: November 10th, 2009
Last week the SEC charged Value Line Inc., an affiliated broker-dealer Value Line Securities (VLS), and two of Value Line’s senior officers with defrauding...

Nathan Dean joins Quoin Partners as Senior Partner

Date: November 9th, 2009
Quoin Partners, LLC is pleased to announce that Nathan Dean has joined the founding team as Senior Partner. Nathan has deep experience in the alternative...

Gabelli’s GAMCO pushes shareholder activist agendas at Three Companies

Date: November 9th, 2009
Diversified asset manager and financial services firm GAMCO was very active last month. According to a recent Catalyst Investment Research report, Mario...

Equity Markets and Hedge Funds have 1st down Month in 7 Months

Date: November 9th, 2009
Hennessee Group LLC, a consultant and adviser to direct investors in hedge funds, announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index declined -0.50%...

Did the Stock Market Collapse Help Some Hedge Funds Mask More Serious Problems?

Date: November 9th, 2009
by Shahin Shojai, Global Head of Strategic Research, Capco -- The past couple of years have not been very kind to hedge funds. While there is never...

RWC Long-Short Strategy Gets Backing from SAC Capital

Date: November 9th, 2009
London hedge fund manager RWC Partners has raised $500 million in capital for its new large cap US Equity focused RWC US Long-Short strategy. The fund’s...

AIG Investments shuts down Cleantech and Sustainability Investment Group

Date: November 7th, 2009
AIG Investments has decided to close its Sustainable Investment Group just one month after being acquired by the Pacific Century Group, a private investment...

Steel Partners increases activist stake in Adaptec to 14.6%

Date: November 7th, 2009
This week, activist hedge fund manager Steel Partners revealed that it had increased its holdings in Adaptec Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT) by 188,931 shares, bringing...

Man Group slowly bouncing back, AHL Strategy boosts Profits

Date: November 6th, 2009
Man Group plc, a multi-strategy alternative investment manager, has reported higher profits than anticipated as it slowly recovers from the financial...

Finisterre, Pershing Square Capital, Moore Capital and Tyrus Capital boost marketing efforts

Date: November 6th, 2009
In this week’s hire report, we look at recent hires made by hedge fund managers Finisterre Capital, Pershing Square Capital Management, Moore Capital...

Bad companies and good investments..Berkshire Hathaway and Burlington Northern

Date: November 5th, 2009
One of the big news items of the week is Berkshire Hathaway's acquisition of a Burlington Northern, a large US railroad. Since Berkshire Hathaway is...


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