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Touradji Capital Management Countersues Former Employees

Date: November 5th, 2009
Touradji Capital Management, the largest U.S commodities hedge fund, countersued two former employees, Robert Vollero and Gentry Beach, on Wednesday....

What the SEC Should Learn from Raj Rajaratnam and the Galleon Group

Date: November 5th, 2009
The government's case against Raj Rajaratnam, founder of hedge fund Galleon Group, on the charge of insider trading, alleges that the hedge fund manager's...

Emil Henry launches Tiger Infrastructure Partners with Julian Robertson

Date: November 4th, 2009
Tiger Management, Julian Robertson and Emil Henry, Jr. have joined forces to found a private equity firm that will invest in European and North American...

Market Risk - Long/Short Equity Hedge Funds Avoided Equity Market Downswings In October

Date: November 4th, 2009
Long/Short Equity fund managers avoided equity market volatility in October, finishing the month in neutral territory, according to Jordan Drachman, Head...

Whither goeth thou?

Date: November 3rd, 2009
Pretty much all risky assets have been on a rampage since the March lows. The riskier the asset, the stronger the rise it seems. Sentiment readings in...

AIMI Reiterates support for registration of US Hedge Fund Managers

Date: November 3rd, 2009
The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), a global hedge fund industry association, today reaffirmed its supports for measures that would...

Tony Chedraoui’s Tyrus Capital raises $800 million

Date: November 3rd, 2009
Tyrus Capital, a new hedge fund manager founded by Tony Chedraoui, has exceeded expectations by raising over $800 million in assets from investors. Initial...

Hedge Fund Manager Einhorn Had Gains Close To 4% In October

Date: November 2nd, 2009
David Einhorn generated returns of almost 4 percent in October primarily based on the investment results of reinsurer Greenlight Capital Re. Einhorn is...

Semi-annual Changes to the NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability 50 Index

Date: November 2nd, 2009
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) and CRD Analytics, LLC announced today the results of the semi-annual evaluation of the NASDAQ OMX CRD Global...

Touradji Capital, Amongst Other Commodity Funds, Beaten by Indices Through September

Date: October 31st, 2009
Commodity funds fared relatively poorly through September as the spread between funds and commodity indices widened by the largest margin in years. According...

Sothic Capital launches new Distressed Debt Fund

Date: October 31st, 2009
Gertjan Koomen and Didier Matineau have launched Sothic Capital, a new hedge fund manager that invests in the debt of distressed European companies. Mr....

Some insights from David Einhorn of Greenlight

Date: October 30th, 2009
David Einhorn is the founder and CIO of Greenlight, a US long/short equity hedge fund based in New York. Since its inception in 1996, Greenlight has compounded...

George Soros believes financial crisis will have a serious and lasting impact

Date: October 30th, 2009
Earlier this week, George Soros, the Billionaire hedge fund manager, commented that he believes that the global economic collapse will have serious and...

Carl Icahn ups offer for XO Holdings

Date: October 30th, 2009
Earlier this week, activist hedge fund manager Carl Icahn increased his previously announced bid to purchase XO Holdings, Inc. (XOHO.OB) from 0.55 to...

The Hedge Fund Investor’s Burden and Poor Investment Practices

Date: October 30th, 2009
Hedge fund investors should be alert. Some fundamental practices in wide use contain significant levels of misguidance that undermine the quality of the...

Kenneth Griffin Announces Two Citadel Funds will be Unfrozen

Date: October 29th, 2009
A year after Kenneth C. Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group froze its Kensington and Wellington funds, investors will now be able to withdraw their capital...

Icahn Should Give Up Running Other People's Money

Date: October 29th, 2009
After a string of disastrous investments and his departure from Yahoo!'s (YHOO) board last Friday, it's time for Carl Icahn to hang it up running other...

Hedge Funds are Evil...

Date: October 29th, 2009
Let’s start by getting this out in the open, right up front: Hedge funds are evil. -- “September 2008 (Dr. Mahathir Bin Mohamad, the former Prime...

Mistral Capital forms Board of Advisors

Date: October 27th, 2009
Hedge fund manager Mistral Capital Partners announced the establishment of their Board of Advisors on Tuesday. Members include Rand L. Alexander, CFA,...

HealthSouth to Reimburse Activists for Proxy Fight

Date: October 27th, 2009
HealthSouth could become the first US company to reimburse activist stakeholders for the expenses incurred while removing management-supported board members,...

Trian's Nelson Peltz elected to Legg Mason Board

Date: October 27th, 2009
Legg Mason (NYSE: LM), a global asset manager, announced the election of Nelson Peltz to their Board of Directors on Monday. Mr. Peltz, CEO and founding...

Caxton starts High-Yield Debt fund Lucidus Capital Partners

Date: October 27th, 2009
Caxton Associates LLC’s new joint venture, Lucidus Capital Partners LLP, is said to have raised $500 million for a new high-yield debt fund. According...

JSM Indochina Retaliates Against Activist Investor Passport Capital

Date: October 26th, 2009
JSM Indochina, an Aim-listed property fund that primarily invests in retail and residential properties in Vietnam and Cambodia, is defending itself against...

Event-Driven focused Senrigan Capital to launch with Blackstone’s backing

Date: October 26th, 2009
Senrigan Capital, a new event-driven hedge fund manager founded by Nick Taylor, is preparing to launch its maiden Senrigan Master fund on November 2nd....

Gartmore Edges Closer to $815 million IPO

Date: October 25th, 2009
Asset management firm Gartmore Investment Management is looking to benefit from a projected $815 million initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange....


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