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Berkshire Hathaway Returns to Profitability

Date: August 9th, 2009
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway posted a second quarter profit of $2.88 billion ($1,859 per share) on revenue of $3.3 billion ($2,123 per share)....

Shane Finemore’s Manikay Partners Buying Healthcare, Dumping Financials

Date: August 9th, 2009
Hedge fund manager Manikay Partners’ portfolio reveals...

Steel Partners’ designated director resigns from Rowan board

Date: August 8th, 2009
Lawrence Ruisi, director on the board of Rowan Companies Inc. (NYSE: RDC) offered to resign on July 29. According to Reuters, in February, the oil and...

Time To Short Wells Fargo Again?

Date: August 7th, 2009
According to an article this afternoon by Teri Buhl, the “smart money” is turning bearish on Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC). On Thursday, spiked volume...

Ironfire Capital's Plea to Dismantle Broadridge Monopoly

Date: August 7th, 2009
Last month, I wrote to Chairman Mary Schapiro of the SEC about dismantling the monopoly Broadridge (BR) enjoys counting electronic proxy votes for all...

Harbinger Capital Abandons Attempt at Asarco Takeover

Date: August 7th, 2009
Harbinger Capital Partners has officially ended its efforts to take over Asarco, according to VCCircle, leaving the door open for India’s Sterlite or...

Hedge Poachers: Talent Leaves GLG, JPMorgan, Caxton & Fortress

Date: August 6th, 2009
This week saw a number of hedge fund managers lose investment professionals to competing firms. The biggest move was the announcement that trader Robert...

Ben Axler launches Spruce Point Value Hedge Fund

Date: August 6th, 2009
Spruce Point Capital Management launched its flagship Spruce Point Value hedge fund this week with an estimated $10 million in assets under management....

Yahoo! Directors Are to Blame for Lousy Search Deal

Date: August 6th, 2009
Last week's news of a search partnership between Microsoft (MSFT) and Yahoo! (YHOO) means that Yahoo! is leaving the search business and handing the keys...

Och-Ziff Capital pays big bonuses to Traders, Records $88mm Loss

Date: August 5th, 2009
Daniel Och’s hedge fund management firm, Och-Ziff Capital Management (NYSE: OZM), surprised investors yesterday when it announced that it had recorded...

T. Boone Pickens Bullish on Clean Energy Future, Oil

Date: August 5th, 2009
T. Boone Pickens of BP Capital still believes that wind energy will be a critical source of America’s future energy supply. Depressed short-term demand...

Microsoft Should Think Big, Not Bing

Date: August 5th, 2009
Microsoft's (MSFT) disappointing quarterly results raise the question of why it hasn't used its ample cash reserves to buy faster-growing companies in...

Icahn, Highside, & Greenlight Blind-Sided, Memo States that Guaranty Bank may be Seized

Date: August 4th, 2009
Reports have arisen suggesting that the FDIC will seize troubled Texas-based Guaranty Bank (NYSE: GFG). According to an article by Teri Buhl on Goingconcern.com,...

Partner Fund, Cavalry Asset Management and Prescott Group join the Top Solar-Focused Hedge Fund List

Date: August 4th, 2009
HedgeTracker.com has released its latest list of Top Solar-Focused hedge funds, and the Q1 2009 list includes a few newcomers: Partner Fund Management,...

TCI’s Activism in Japan Backfires

Date: August 3rd, 2009
October of last year, The Children’s Investment Fund Management UK LLP (TCI), a hedge-fund managed by Christopher Cooper-Hohn, sold all of its shares...

SAC Capital, Paulson & Co, Millennium Partners and PAAMCO make Big Hires

Date: August 3rd, 2009
In this week’s hedge fund hire report, we look at four marquee hedge fund managers that have recently added notable investment professionals to their...

Gartmore Hedge Fund PM Ben Wallace Goes Net Long After Solid First Half of 2009

Date: August 3rd, 2009
Ben Wallace, portfolio manager of Gartmore Investment Management’s AlphaGen Octanis Fund, has shifted his portfolio from net short to net long in a...

RAB Capital Posts Modest Gains After Tough 2008

Date: August 2nd, 2009
In its second quarter letter to investors, RAB Capital plc highlighted its resolve to rebound from its losses in 2008. RAB Capital’s funds have performed...

Warren Buffett Shines on Strength of Goldman Stake

Date: August 1st, 2009
On July 24th, 2009, The New York Times reported that Warren Buffett could have an annualized return of 111% if he sold his current stake in investment...

Entrust Stockholders Approve Merger With Thoma Bravo

Date: August 1st, 2009
The supermajority required of Entrust’s (NASDAQ: ENTU)shareholders to approve of private equity firm Thoma Bravo’s increased merger offer has been...

Hazel Capital Generates 60% Return from Cleantech

Date: July 31st, 2009
Ben Guest, the CEO and portfolio manager of Hazel Capital, is enjoying a year of substantial gains. Hazel Capital’s long/short Santa Ana Fund is up...

New Hedge Funds Hire Industry Vets: Union Avenue, 5:15 Capital, Twin Tree Capital & Resolve Capital

Date: July 31st, 2009
While many struggling hedge fund managers are cutting their payrolls, a number of new hedge fund managers are adding to their teams by hiring veterans...

TerraVerde Capital Launches Green Hedge Fund of Funds

Date: July 30th, 2009
TerraVerde Capital Partners LLC is in the process of launching a Green investment focused hedge fund of funds. TerraVerde Capital is based in New York...

FINRA Permanently Bars Broker Operating Ponzi Scheme

Date: July 29th, 2009
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has permanently barred Kenneth George Neely of St. Louis for operating Ponzi scheme involving AXA...

Aviva Investors hires BlueCrest Veteran to Lead Infrastructure and Renewable Energy Investments

Date: July 29th, 2009
Aviva Investors appointed Ian Berry as fund manager of infrastructure and renewable energy investments earlier this month. According to the press release,...


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