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Global Climate Change Fund to launch on Russell Investments’ OpenWorld

Date: September 5th, 2009
Climate Change Capital announced this week that it had been hired to manage the Global Climate Change Fund for OpenWorld, Russell Investments’ new single...

Largest Hedge Funds Revealed: Bridgewater, JPMorgan/Highbridge, Paulson & Co, D.E. Shaw & Co. and Soros Fund Management

Date: September 4th, 2009
AR Magazine recently released its list of largest hedge fund managers as well as its “Hedge Fund Report Cards.” The top five hedge funds by assets...

SEC's Long-Awaited Proxy Changes Make Much Sense Despite Protests

Date: September 4th, 2009
After the meltdown of firms like Lehman Brothers, Citigroup (C), Bank of America (BAC), Fannie Mae (FNM), Freddie Mac (FRE) and General Motors, and the...

David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital Exercises Caution Over Second Quarter

Date: September 2nd, 2009
Hedge fund manager Greenlight Capital sold out of a number of positions over the second quarter of 2009. Overall, the firm made purchases of $417mm,...

Sparx Group Co launches first Global Macro Hedge Fund

Date: September 2nd, 2009
Asia’s largest hedge fund manager, Sparx Group Co, has announced it is starting its first global macro strategy hedge fund. According to a Bloomberg...

Greenwich Hedge Funds still Paying Absurd Rents

Date: September 1st, 2009
While many hedge fund investors have suffered during the downturn, many hedge fund managers continue to act as if its business as usual in Greenwich,...

Academic Study Sheds New Light on Oil Speculation Debate

Date: September 1st, 2009
The research of Rice University’s Kenneth Medlock and Amy Myers Jaffe contends that oil speculation by financial institutions played a significant part...

Paulson becomes biggest investor in AngloGold

Date: August 31st, 2009
John Paulson’s hedge fund management firm Paulson & Co recently became the biggest investor in AngloGold Ashanti Ltd (NYSE:AU), a South Africa-based...

SAC Capital and Crestwood Advisors add Industry Veterans

Date: August 31st, 2009
In this week’s hedge fund hire report, we look at firms that have recently added industry veterans to their teams. The investment firms covered in...

Hedge Funds use Technology to alleviate burdens of Transparency

Date: August 31st, 2009
In the face of the Hedge Fund Transparency Act, and the increasing demands from investors and prospects to disclose more detailed and frequent information,...

Brevan Howard Opens Mauritius Funds to Invest in India

Date: August 30th, 2009
Brevan Howard Asset Management announced that it has set up two funds in Mauritius in order for its flagship fund, Brevan Howard Master Fund, to invest...

Oaktree Capital Management’s Howard Marks thinks the best opportunities have passed

Date: August 28th, 2009
Although the economy is still shaky, Oaktree Capital Management’s Chairman Howard Marks believes that the best bargains in distressed assets may have...

Distressed Hedge Fund Spotlight: Tiburon Capital, HG Vora and Archview Investment

Date: August 28th, 2009
In this week’s Emerging Hedge Fund Spotlight, we look at three emerging hedge fund managers that were launched earlier this year. The emerging managers...

Paulson & Co. Buying up Citigroup Shares

Date: August 27th, 2009
John Paulson’s hedge fund firm, Paulson & Co, has been reportedly buying up shares of Citigroup (NYSE: C). According to the New York Post, unnamed...

Marc Dreier’s fraud victims include Elliot Associates, Fortress Investments, Eton Park Asset Management and Concordia Advisors

Date: August 27th, 2009
Last week, a U.S. District Court released the names of the entities that had invested in Marc Dreier’s fraudulent securities. According to an article...

Citi's Pandit Should Learn from AIG's Benmosche About Handling Government

Date: August 27th, 2009
The federal government is running some of America's largest and formerly most influential companies, including Citigroup (C), AIG, Bank of America (BAC)...

Cerberus Capital Struggles with Redemptions

Date: August 26th, 2009
Formerly one of the most sought after investment management firms in the industry, Cerberus Capital Management is facing some difficult times as investors...

Man Group’s AHL Hedge Fund Struggles

Date: August 26th, 2009
Man Group plc’s AHL Fund lost 2.2% last week after a nearly 14.3% drop so far this year. The drops in the fund, which accounts for as much as 75% of...

Silver Point, Citadel Greenlight Capital and Perry Capital struggle to reach high water marks

Date: August 23rd, 2009
Despite a promising start to 2009 for hedge funds following last year’s crisis, many top hedge funds are still fighting to reach their high water mark....

T. Boone Pickens’ BP Capital Concentrates on Energy, Drops Basic Materials

Date: August 23rd, 2009
BP Capital Management’s second quarter SEC filing...

Macquarie Group to Acquire Delaware Investments

Date: August 22nd, 2009
Macquarie Group has agreed to acquire Delaware Investments diversified asset management firm from Lincoln Financial Group for $US428 ($A516) million....

Edward Filippi to start Ground Zero Strategic Commodities Hedge Fund

Date: August 22nd, 2009
Ex-Lehman Brothers banker Edward Filippi has raised $35million for his Switzerland-based Ground Zero Strategic Commodities hedge fund. According to Bloomberg,...

Economist Dennis Gartman Launches River Crescent Hedge Fund

Date: August 22nd, 2009
Economist Dennis Gartman is finally setting up his own hedge fund, the River Crescent Fund. Since 1987, Mr. Gartman has been the editor of “The Gartman...

Apple Needs Outside Director

Date: August 21st, 2009
Speculation has begun on who should fill Apple's (AAPL) open board seat, which opened up after Google's (GOOG) CEO Eric Schmidt decided to step down.

Warren Buffet troubled by the “The Greenback Effect”

Date: August 20th, 2009
In a recent editorial for The New York Times, Warren Buffett gave credit to the U.S. government’s stimulus plans for helping the economy “out of the...


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