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Time for small Hedge Funds to rethink Spreadsheets

Date: October 12th, 2009
By Giles Thomas, Managing Director, Resolver Systems --- The suitability of spreadsheet tools such as Microsoft Excel for hedge funds often attracts...

Och-Ziff and Ivory veterans Launch Matchpoint Investment Management

Date: October 10th, 2009
Last month Raaj Shah and Sean Debow announced the formation of Matchpoint Investment Management Asia with the launch of the Matchpoint Asia Fund. According...

Galena Metals Fund closes to new investments

Date: October 9th, 2009
Galena Asset Management announced its decision to soft close its profitable Galena Metals Fund on September 30th. According to a press release, as of...

Australian Manager to Create Fourth Equity-based Fund

Date: October 9th, 2009
Australian hedge fund manager K2 Asset Management announced its plans to add a new high-alpha global equities fund to the firm’s existing Australia...

PSQR Management Records 80% Returns Year-to-date

Date: October 9th, 2009
PSQR Management, the hedge fund founded by former Paulson & Co. standout Paolo Pellegrini, announced year-to-date returns of 80% through July, according...

Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz's Continued Share Dumps Reflect Poorly on Leadership

Date: October 9th, 2009
As predicted last month, when I first raised this issue, Yahoo! (YHOO) disclosed late Friday that Carol Bartz had sold another $1.3 million of Yahoo!...

GLG Veteran Georges Gedeon launches Mereor Management

Date: October 8th, 2009
Georges Gedeon, a former Executive Director at Goldman Sachs and most recently a manager at GLG Partners from 2002 until March of this year, has founded...

Wynn's CEO Starts Cashing Out

Date: October 8th, 2009
Steve Wynn and his chief operating officer are pushing back from the table. Since the end of July, Steve Wynn has sold $114 million worth of shares...

Sanjiv Bhatia forms Isometric Capital Management

Date: October 7th, 2009
FRM Capital Advisors (FCA), a branch of Financial Risk Management (FRM), announced its first investment in an Asian hedge fund. FRM Capital is making...

H3 Global Advisors Targets Sovereign Wealth Funds to Grow Assets

Date: October 7th, 2009
H3 Global Advisors, the Australian hedge fund manager, has begun reaching out to sovereign wealth management funds in an effort to double its assets under...

Biotechnology Value Fund joins activist battle against Facet Biotech

Date: October 7th, 2009
From this week’s Hedge Fund Solutions Catalyst Equity Research Report, we are highlighting the Biotechnology Value Fund’s investment in immunology...

Next Stop: Inflation

Date: October 6th, 2009
The greatest monetary and fiscal stimulus in history has saved the world from deflation. Next stop: inflation.

The Fed's heroic success...

Gabelli’s GAMCO in Proxy Battle with Ascent Media

Date: October 6th, 2009
Diversified asset manager and financial services company GAMCO Asset Management has filed an amended 13D filing, reporting the firm’s beneficial ownership...

Och-Ziff Capital Management’s Flagship up 20% YTD, Surpasses High Water Mark

Date: October 6th, 2009
The OZ Master Fund, Och-Ziff Capital Management\'s flagship fund, gained 2.39 during September, outperforming the hedge fund industry average of 2.2 percent....

Baobab Asset Management records Solid Performance Helix Partners receives backing from Ascalon Capital

Date: October 6th, 2009
In this week’s hedge fund spotlight, we look at emerging hedge fund managers Baobab Asset Management and Helix Partners Ltd. Greenwich, Connecticut-based...

Adaptec Criticizes Steel Partners and Warren Lichtenstein

Date: October 5th, 2009
Adaptec Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT), a technology data storage manufacturer, issued a strongly worded letter last week to its shareholders regarding the looming...

Operational Risk - Asian Institutions Sticking with Portfolio Strategies, but Questioning Use of External Managers

Date: October 5th, 2009
By Joan Weber, Stamford, CT -- Asian institutions are joining their peers in other markets by refraining from making wholesale changes to their...

High-Frequency Trading blesses Citadel and Renaissance Tech with High-Profits

Date: October 4th, 2009
Chicago-based hedge fund manager Citadel Investment Group has revealed earnings of $1 billion in 2008 from Tactical Trading, the fund’s high-frequency...

Toscafund halves Stake in key investment Aberdeen Asset Management

Date: October 3rd, 2009
Toscafund, the activist hedge fund run by Martin Hughes, has sold half of its stake in Aberdeen Asset Management to Japanese bank Mitsubishi. According...

Former Marshall Wace partner launching Belay Partners

Date: October 2nd, 2009
Daoud Zekrya, a former partner at Marshall Wace Asset Management, is setting up his own European long/short equities hedge fund called Belay Partners....

Fraud Watch: A Virtual Reality for Investors

Date: October 1st, 2009
The SEC charged Florida-based technology company 3001 AD, three of its principals and three former sales agents this week for making fraudulent and misrepresentative...

Shamrock Activist Value Fund increases stake in Mobile Mini

Date: October 1st, 2009
From this week’s Hedge Fund Solutions Catalyst Equity Research Report, we are highlighting their update on the Shamrock Activist Value Fund’s...

GLG Partners Launches new fund from its Distressed Strategy

Date: October 1st, 2009
Thanks to an impressive 84% return this year in its distressed strategy, GLG Partners has decided to dedicate an entire fund to the strategy. According...

Deloitte’s Asset Management Services Hires Ellen Schubert and Ray Iler

Date: September 30th, 2009
Deloitte announced that it has dedicated 10 of its partners in the past 18 months to specialize in its Asset Management Services practice, giving the...

Another Investor Scam? David Lucas sued by Bonita Bay Members

Date: September 30th, 2009
Teri Buhl released an exclusive report entitled “Bonita Bay Brawl: Are Club Members “Victims” Of Developer Lucas and KeyBank?” The report details...


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