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Andrew Bilzin Named New Marketing Director at Tremblant Capital

Date: October 24th, 2009
Tremblant Capital Group, the hedge fund manager run by Brett Barakett, has appointed Andrew Bilzin as the firm’s new marketing director. Mr. Bilzin...

Sandler Capital thinks Bare Escentuals is on the right track

Date: October 23rd, 2009
From this week’s Hedge Fund Solutions Catalyst Research Report we are highlighting Sandler Capital Management’s investment in cosmetics retailer...

The Truth in Lessig's Critique of Transparency

Date: October 23rd, 2009
Lawrence Lessig's recent thought-provoking article in the New Republic, “Against Transparency: The perils of openness in government,” challenges the...

The Core Strength of Convertible Arbitrage

Date: October 22nd, 2009
The attractiveness of an arbitrage portfolio is that its performance profile is not based on forecasting market directions, but rather on an expected...

Odey Asset Management expands global equities capability

Date: October 22nd, 2009
Odey Asset Management is continuing its investment in quality fund managers with the appointment of Simon Todd and Michael Nickson to run the group's...

Samena Capital partners with Argyle Street to launch an Asia Bond Fund

Date: October 21st, 2009
Samena Capital Management has partnered with Argyle Street Management to launch the Samena ASM Asia Bond Fund. Hedge Fund Review reported that the fund...

HomePals not so Friendly to Investors; Three Indicted in Ponzi Scheme

Date: October 20th, 2009
The SEC has charged Ronnie Eugene Bass, Jr., Abner Alabre, and Brian J. Taglieri with fraud for operating a Ponzi scheme through their companies HomePals...

Investors Flee Galleon Management

Date: October 20th, 2009
Since Raj Rajaratnam’s arrest on Friday, redemption requests at Galleon Management have exceeded $1 billion, amounting to over 1/3 of Galleon’s total...

Hedge Fund Launches Heating Up, but with Lower Assets

Date: October 20th, 2009
The recent strain on the financial markets took its toll on the volume of new hedge fund launches last year, with the number of new funds falling to just...

RoundKeep Capital Advisors Founded by Ex-Citadel MD Ervin Shindell

Date: October 17th, 2009
Ex-Citadel Investment Group senior managing director and trader Ervin Shindell is starting his own hedge fund, RoundKeep Capital Advisors. Co-founding...

Massachusetts Ponzi Scheme Manager Sentenced to 7 years

Date: October 17th, 2009
Michael C. Regan, who was convicted of stealing $8.9 million from investors in a Ponzi scheme, was sentenced to 7 years by a federal court on Wednesday....

Did Co-Founder Help FBI bust Galleon Management’s Rajaratnam?

Date: October 17th, 2009
In a breaking story, Teri Buhl looks into who may have cooperated with the FBI in its investigation of hedge fund Galleon Management and its insider trading...

Philippe Jabre’s Fund an Unusual Success Story

Date: October 16th, 2009
Philippe Jabre, founder of Jabre Capital Partners, has emerged as an unlikely success story after a precarious year of reassuring investors and fighting...

George Soros, like T. Boone Pickens, Recognizes importance of Clean Energy Future

Date: October 16th, 2009
George Soros, billionaire and founder of hedge fund Soros Capital Management, plans to address the “political problem” of climate change by investing...

Billionaire Galleon Founder Charged with Insider Trading

Date: October 16th, 2009
Raj Rajaratnam, the founder of hedge fund Galleon Management, was arrested Friday and charged with securities fraud and conspiracy to commit securities...

One in Five Hedge Funds Misrepresent Funds and Performance to Investors

Date: October 16th, 2009
Professor Stephen Brown of New York University’s Stern business school has co-written a paper investigating the representational integrity of hedge...

CalPERS investigating $50 million ‘Pay to Play’ Placement Scheme

Date: October 16th, 2009
An investigation is underway involving fees of $50 million paid by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), the largest public-pension...

Ex-Morgan Stanley Executive Zoe Cruz to Found Voras Capital Management

Date: October 15th, 2009
Ex-Morgan Stanley co-President and bond trader Zoe Cruz is planning on starting her own hedge fund, two years after she was ousted from the New York-based...

John Paulson’s hedge fund makes big bet on Conseco

Date: October 15th, 2009
Hedge fund manager Paulson & Co., which is led by famed investor John Paulson, has increased its stake in financial insurance company Conseco Inc (NYSE:...

CRD Analytics Forms Partnership With SeaCrest Investment Management

Date: October 15th, 2009
CRD Analytics LLC (CRD), a leader in sustainability-related investment analytics and products, is pleased to announce the formation of a partnership with...

Head of McCready & Associates Admits Ponzi Scheme

Date: October 15th, 2009
Michael E. McCready, a Beverly Hills investment advisor and licensed securities broker of McCready & Associates, has pleaded guilty in a $9 million Ponzi...

Hedge Fund Compliance: Ensuring the Security of Investor Data Online

Date: October 15th, 2009
As fund managers prepare to meet the many requirements of the Hedge Fund Transparency Act they are looking for ways to reduce overhead and streamline...

Cibelli’s Marathon Partners creates Activist Forum to attack Dover Motorsports

Date: October 14th, 2009
From this week’s Hedge Fund Solutions Catalyst Equity Research Report , we are highlighting Mario Cibelli’s activist activities against Dover...

Beacon Light Capital launched by Atticus Capital Veterans

Date: October 13th, 2009
Ed Bosek, who left Atticus Capital LP last May after six years with the firm as an analyst, is teaming up with Noam Ohana, another former Atticus Capital...

Back to Basics with Equity Market Neutral Hedge Funds

Date: October 12th, 2009
By Andre Bertolotti, CFA, Director, Investment Strategy & Research -- Since Alfred Winslow Jones started the first hedge fund in 1949 by investing...


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