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Leaping off of the Hedge Fund slush pile: How to get noticed during Capital Intros

Date: September 30th, 2009
How to get noticed at capital intros, meet-the-manager forums, and other close encounters with potential investors --- With increased competition...

Ponzi Scheme Preys on Elderly and Retired

Date: September 29th, 2009
The SEC has filed a complaint against Frank Bluestein, a stock broker in Detroit, for leading investors into a Ponzi scheme directed at the elderly. Described...

Oaktree Capital gets $1 billion from China Investment Corp

Date: September 29th, 2009
China Investment Corp. (CIC), China’s sovereign-wealth fund, announced that it was investing $1 billion in Los Angeles-based Oaktree Capital Management...

Yahoo Board Director Maggie Wilderotter Makes for the Door

Date: September 29th, 2009
Maggie Wilderotter -- the most recent addition to Yahoo!'s (YHOO) board, joining in July 2007 (not including Carl Icahn and his band of merry men who...

Clarium Capital's Rough 2009 Gets Worse

Date: September 29th, 2009
Clarium Capital Management, a global macro hedge fund manager that has struggled since the onset of the financial crisis, is having a rough September....

Touradji Capital Sued by Amaranth

Date: September 28th, 2009
Amaranth Advisors, the now defunct hedge fund that collapsed in 2006 after losing more than $6 billion on natural gas futures, is suing Touradji Capital...

7 Questions with Man Investments' John Rowsell

Date: September 28th, 2009
This summer, Man Investments, one of the world’s largest alpha hunters announced a strategic reorganization of its hedge fund investment business. Long...

Shareholders Must Put an End to Decoupled Pay-for-Performance

Date: September 28th, 2009
Over the past 2 weeks, I’ve criticized Yahoo!’s (YHOO) Carol Bartz and HP’s (HPQ) Mark Hurd for excessive pay and perks, given their companies’...

Phil Falcone’s Harbinger Capital to acquire SkyTerra

Date: September 26th, 2009
On Wednesday, SkyTerra (OTCBB: SKYT) announced that it had entered into a definitive merger agreement with Philip Falcone’s Harbinger Capital Partners....

Vicis Capital reports YTD losses of 12%, Suspends Redemptions

Date: September 25th, 2009
Volatility-arbitrage focused hedge fund manager Vicis Capital has restricted investors from withdrawing almost $550 million after the fund has reportedly...

Absolute Return Partners announces Energy and Carbon Focused NEAS Power Fund

Date: September 25th, 2009
Absolute Return Partners LLP announced this week the creation of The NEAS Power Fund. Scheduled to launch on October 1st, the new fund will apply a relative...

HP's Executive Comp Is Troubling in a Year of Worker Pay Cuts

Date: September 25th, 2009
Mark Hurd was brought in to take the helm at Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) in 2005. He's well regarded by Wall Street for turning the company from a bureaucratic...

Hedge Funds and the adoption of Cloud Computing Systems

Date: September 25th, 2009
As many newly launched hedge funds establish their infrastructures, they are increasingly considering cloud computing as an opportunity to gain fast access...

Tyrus Capital Announces Official Launch Date

Date: September 24th, 2009
Tony Chedraoui, the former portfolio manager of the Deephaven European Event Fund, announced a November 1 start date for the launch of his event-driven...

Arcadia Capital sides with Steel Partners in Proxy Battle against Adaptec

Date: September 24th, 2009
Earlier this month, the board of directors of Adaptec (NSDQ:ADPT) stripped a Steel Partners executive of his chairman title and called for a reduction...

Brevan Howard, Carlson Capital and Eton Park add to Investment Teams

Date: September 23rd, 2009
A number of established hedge fund managers continue to add to their investment teams by hiring industry veterans. In this week’s report, we look at...

Microsoft's Distasteful Plans to Save Us from the Housing Crisis

Date: September 22nd, 2009
Kudos to Michelle Leder at Footnoted for spotting another distasteful perk paid for by hapless shareholders. This one was at Microsoft (MSFT) -- which...

HIM Capital launches financial focused HIM Income Fund

Date: September 21st, 2009
HIM Capital Ltd announced today the launching of their new HIM Income Fund. According the firm, HIM Income Fund will be managed by Nick Brind and will...

Nexar Capital Group launched by Societe Generale Veterans

Date: September 21st, 2009
Three Societe Generale Alternative Asset Management veterans have founded hedge fund management Nexar Capital Group. The new firm will offer a broad...

Top US Hedge Funds’ Equity Assets Jump

Date: September 21st, 2009
Paulson & Co, Adage Capital Partners, D.E. Shaw & Co and ESL Investments all saw their US equity assets jump by over $1 billion over the 2nd Quarter of...

Citadel Investment’s Griffin moves away from Convertibles

Date: September 20th, 2009
Ken Griffin, President and CEO of Citadel Investment Group, is shifting his $13 billion hedge fund firm away from convertible-bonds, the trademark strategy...

C12 Capital Management Launches to Manage Barclays’s Troubled Mortgage Assets

Date: September 19th, 2009
On Wednesday, Barclays plc announced that a group of 45 of its bankers were spinning off from its Barclays Capital unit to launch hedge fund manager

Yahoo CEO Bartz Has a Lot of Explaining to Do

Date: September 18th, 2009
Yahoo! (YHOO) CEO Carol Bartz didn't get the "boatloads of cash" for her shareholders from Microsoft (MSFT) as she vowed in May, but she'll take home...

Wells Fargo’s Commercial Portfolio set to Explode?

Date: September 17th, 2009
This morning, Teri Buhl released an exclusive report entitled “Wells Fargo’s Commercial Portfolio is a ticking time bomb.” The report details how...

Hedgeable.com Launches with Search for America's Worst Investor

Date: September 16th, 2009
One Year After Lehman Brothers' Collapse, New Service Launches to help Retail Investors Hedge Portfolios, Deal with Market Uncertainty --- A new online...


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