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More Pain for Motor City as SEC Halts Bravata’s $50 Million Ponzi Scheme

Date: July 29th, 2009
The SEC announced today that it halted an alleged fraud and Ponzi scheme that was being orchestrated by Detroit area residents John J. Bravata and Richard...

Samlyn Capital, Greenlight Capital, and Chilton Bolster Research Teams

Date: July 29th, 2009
While many big hedge fund names have crashed and burned during the downturn, a number of established managers have expanded their investment teams by...

Polygon Launches the Polygon European Equity Opportunity and the Polygon Convertible Opportunity Hedge Funds

Date: July 28th, 2009
As London-based hedge fund Polygon Investment Partners is winding down and returning cash to investors from its main multi-strategy fund, Global Opportunities...

SEC Charges Foreign Investors with Bogus Scheme

Date: July 27th, 2009
The SEC has charged Kuwaiti investor Hazem Khalid al-Braikan and his three supporting entities with illegal activity, causing $5 million in their assets...

Perry Capital Fined by SEC for Mylan Holding

Date: July 27th, 2009
The SEC charged New York-based hedge fund, Perry Capital last week for failing to meet SEC reporting obligations. The Securities Act requires institutional...

D/A Capital Loses Co-Founder, Gains another I-Bank Investor

Date: July 27th, 2009
DiMaio Ahmad Capital LLC lost its CEO and co-founder last week when Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) announced it had hired Jack DiMaio as its new Global Head...

Fortress Announces Strategy to Buy Struggling Financial Companies

Date: July 27th, 2009
Under the guidance of new chief executive Daniel Mudd, Fortress Investment Group has announced plans for a new acquisition strategy that entails buying...

GLG Partners Backs Launch of Oil Production Company

Date: July 27th, 2009
GLG Partners, the London-based alternative asset manager, announced that it will seed a new oil venture that will buy and manage oil assets around the...

Fortress Investment Group appoints Daniel H. Mudd as new CEO

Date: July 26th, 2009
Fortress Investment Group LLC (NYSE:FIG) announced several changes in management positions last week. According to the press release, current board member...

Hedge Funds Unveil Mutual Funds for ‘Regular Investors’

Date: July 26th, 2009
Facing shrinking assets and wary investors, several hedge funds have lowered their high barriers of entry and opened up hedge-fund-like vehicles that...

Leuthold Weeden launches Leuthold Global Clean Technology & Leuthold Hedged Equity mutual funds

Date: July 25th, 2009
Leuthold Weeden Capital Management has launched two new mutual funds: the Leuthold Global Clean Technology Fund and the Leuthold Hedged Equity Fund.

Does Corporate Governance Impact Performance?

Date: July 24th, 2009
After the collapse of Bear Stearns, Countrywide, Lehman Brothers, GM and AIG last year, and with Citigroup (C) and Bank of America (BAC) greatly diminished...

NIR Group Accused of Fabricating Returns

Date: July 24th, 2009
Corey Ribotsky’s Long Island-based NIR Group is being sued by investor Steven Mizel, who maintains that the firm has provided “wholly fanciful”...

Paulson Challenges the FDIC

Date: July 24th, 2009
Paulson & Co, the $28 billion hedge fund run by John Paulson, has directed a letter to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) regarding the...

Kapstream Plans to Double Assets

Date: July 23rd, 2009
Kapstream Capital has announced plans to nearly double its total assets under management over the course of the next month, according to Bloomberg. The...

5:15 Capital gets $50 million from Man Group

Date: July 23rd, 2009
5:15 Capital Management announced that, Man Group plc, one of the largest hedge fund managers, has invested $50 million in the firm. 5:15 Capital is...

Hedge Fund Spotlight: Generation Investment Management, Resolve Capital and Craigmillar

Date: July 22nd, 2009
In this week’s HedgeTracker Fund Spotlight, we look at three hedge fund managers that have recently been added to HedgeTracker’s Free Hedge Fund Directory....

T. Boone Pickens has Momentum, Seeks more funds for BP Capital

Date: July 22nd, 2009
Although his dream of building the world’s largest wind farm may have faded temporarily, not all is lost for oil mogul and hedge fund investor T. Boone...

Hedge Funds to Have More Oversight?

Date: July 22nd, 2009
On Wednesday July 15th of this year, the Obama administration proposed a bill for Congress that would require hedge funds with more than $30 million in...

A Kansas Bank Nears Bankruptcy…Are Regulators to Blame?

Date: July 22nd, 2009
As a bank in Olathe, Kansas teeters on the brink of bankruptcy, former executives are blaming regulators that turned a blind eye even when the bank’s...

Steel Partners says Carl Icahn Fights on in Caymans

Date: July 21st, 2009
Steel Partners has merged its Steel Partners II fund into WebFinancial, a pink sheets portfolio company, despite Carl Icahn and other investors’ attempts...

Ex-DKR Oasis Analysts Announce Instinct Capital

Date: July 21st, 2009
Two former DKR Oasis Management analysts, Frederic Eechaute and Stephen Good, have announced plans to launch a Japan-focused equity hedge fund, according...

Ex-Fortress Manager Announces Minerva Macro Fund

Date: July 20th, 2009
The former head of Fortress Investment Group LLC’s Hong Kong office, Stanley Ku, plans to start an Asia-focused hedge fund which he will manage. According...

Klintberg Launches Kima Capital

Date: July 19th, 2009
Justin Klintberg, former manager at Marble Bar Asset Management LLP, has started his own Asia-focused hedge fund which began investing on July 3 with...

Ironfire Wants SEC to Break Up Broadridge's Proxy Monopoly

Date: July 17th, 2009
Yesterday afternoon, Eric M. Jackson Ph.D., the Managing Member of activist hedge fund Ironfire Capital LLC, wrote a letter Mary L. Schapiro, the Chairman...


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