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GLG Partners Pushes to Examine the Growing Influence of Environmental Investing

Date: August 20th, 2009
Asset manager GLG Partners has reason to believe investors are becoming increasingly conscientious of the environmental implications of their investments....

Thames River announces asset flows of nearly $4bn

Date: August 19th, 2009
London-based Thames River Capital and its affiliate Nevsky Capital announced yesterday that they have seen year to date gross inflows of nearly $4 billion...

Moore Capital pours into Equities: China, Financials & Consumer Staples

Date: August 19th, 2009
Louis Bacon’s Moore Capital Management bought up equities over the 2nd Quarter of 2009 according to the most recent portfolio holdings of the Global...

Man Group invests in Stanley Ku’s Minerva Macro Fund

Date: August 18th, 2009
Despite last year’s turbulent market conditions, Man Group plc is still making significant investments in emerging hedge fund managers. According to...

FrontPoint, Blackstone Group and Maverick Capital make New Hires

Date: August 18th, 2009
In this week’s hedge fund hire report, we look at a number of hedge fund managers that have recently made additions to their investment teams, as well...

Green Technology Shows Signs of Life

Date: August 18th, 2009
Venture capital investments in clean technology are up 73% for the second quarter of 2009 compared with the first quarter. According to a Reuters’...

Flowering Tree and LionRock Capital Launched by Sansar and TPG-Axon Capital Veterans

Date: August 18th, 2009
In this week’s hedge fund Spotlight, we look at two Asian focused emerging hedge fund managers that were founded recently by veterans from Sansar Capital...

China vs. the U.S.- Who Will Blink First?

Date: August 17th, 2009
I was flipping through the television late last night and came across a documentary from 2004, called “The Year of the Yao.” It followed Yao Ming...

Warren Lichtenstein’s Steel Partners convinces Noritz Chairman to Quit

Date: August 17th, 2009
Warren Lichtenstein’s Steel Partners has racked up another victory in Japan. Earlier this month, the activist hedge fund manager's criticisms of the...

FRM Capital Makes Strategic Investments in JD Capital Management and WestSpring Advisors

Date: August 17th, 2009
FRM Capital Advisors (FCA) has recently announced strategic investments in JD Capital Management and West Spring Advisors LP. FCA, which provides seed...

Dawson-Herman Capital Shutting Hedge Fund

Date: August 17th, 2009
Dawson-Herman Capital Management is reportedly...

Bull and Bear Capital launches to serve Emerging Hedge Fund Managers

Date: August 17th, 2009
Bull and Bear Capital LLC opened its doors last month to provide outsourced investor relations and marketing services to emerging hedge fund managers....

Steel Partner’s Warren Liechtenstein Prepares for Bank Chairman Role

Date: August 16th, 2009
Although activist investor Warren Liechtenstein’s Steel Partners has taken heavy losses for the fiscal year 2008, the firm still has reasons to keep...

Man Group Sells Stake in MF Global

Date: August 16th, 2009
Man Group, the London-based alternative investment management firm, announced that it has sold its remaining stake in MF Global (NYSE: MF), the futures...

Alnbri Management Sells Hybrid Fund II to Woodward Alpha Management

Date: August 15th, 2009
Alnbri Management, LLC of Melville, New York has sold its highly successful hedge fund, Hybrid Fund II, LP to Woodward Alpha Management of Atlanta, Georgia....

Maverick Capital, Water Street, Seasons Capital, Alkeon and Galleon Management top Solar investing Hedge Fund List

Date: August 13th, 2009
Last week HedgeTracker.com released its list of Top Solar-Focused hedge funds by percentage of assets. This week we look at the top hedge funds based...

Pershing Square’s Bill Ackman raises his stake in Target

Date: August 13th, 2009
After losing the proxy battle with Target (NYSE: TGT) in which he failed to reassure the retailer’s shareholders of his long-term commitment to the...

Goldman's Board Is Getting Too Cozy

Date: August 13th, 2009
Financial journalists have focused a lot on Goldman Sachs (GS) over the past few weeks. Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone kicked over a hornet's nest by calling...

Tontine Partner’s Latest Fund Finds Early Success

Date: August 12th, 2009
Tontine Partner’s newest hedge fund, Tontine Total Return Fund, is off to a strong start as it posted returns in excess of 25% during its first quarter,...

Brevan Howard, BlueCrest, Marshall Wace and Man Group top FN’s Most Influential

Date: August 12th, 2009
The Financial News recently released its 2009 FN 100 list of Europe’s most influential people in capital markets. Not surprisingly, leaders at many...

Rough Day for Shareholder Activist: Tim Barakett Leaving Atticus Capital

Date: August 11th, 2009
In a letter to investors today, Tim Barakett of activist hedge fund manager ...

Galleon Management, Gartmore, Sirios Capital and BTG Investments make New Hires

Date: August 11th, 2009
In this week’s hedge fund hire report, we look at some large hedge fund managers that have recently made additions to their investment teams. The first...

Centaurus Advisors’ John Arnold Questions the Efficiency of Position Limits on Commodities Traders

Date: August 10th, 2009
Last week during a Commodity Futures Trading Commission hearing, hedge funds and regulators discussed the causality between the recent wild price swings...

Mudrick Capital Launches, Mistral Capital Records Solid Performance

Date: August 10th, 2009
In this week’s hedge fund spotlight, we look at emerging hedge fund managers Mudrick Capital Management and Mistral Capital Partners. Mudrick Capital...

Falckon Capital: Another Ospraie Veteran launches a Hedge Fund

Date: August 10th, 2009
Energy trader Erik Verhaar, formerly of hedge fund manager Ospraie Management LLC, is launching an energy hedge fund under the name Falckon Capital BV...


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