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Lansdowne and Patrick Degorce partner to launch Theleme Hedge Fund

Date: July 16th, 2009
Lansdowne Partners, a London-based hedge fund manager, is teaming up with co-founder of Children’s Investment fund (TCI), Patrick Degorce. According...

Greentech Capital Advisors Launches as First Clean Technology and Alternative Energy Investment Bank

Date: July 16th, 2009
Investment bank Greentech Capital Advisors LLC was launched at the end of last month by Managing Partner Jeffrey McDermott as an advisor specializing...

Buffett's Buffet: Who's Really Paying for the Pricey Meal?

Date: July 16th, 2009
Salida Capital, a small Canadian fund, will pay $1.68 million (which goes to charity) to dine with the Oracle in New York. But who picks up the tab?

Ellington Management taking Ellington Financial Public

Date: July 15th, 2009
Specialty finance company Ellington Financial LLC has filed with the SEC for a $200 million common stock IPO, reports the Wall Street Journal. The company,...

AlphaSimplex’s M.I.T. Professor Brings Hedge Fund Strategy to the Masses

Date: July 15th, 2009
Dr. Andrew Lo, Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and founder of investment manager AlphaSimplex Group LLC, not only studies quantitative...

Perella Weinberg Hires Christopher Bittman, Adds Almost $900 Million in Assets

Date: July 15th, 2009
Perella Weinberg Partners’s Asset Management Group announced that it has hired Christopher Bittman to fill the Chief Investment Officer post for its...

Marc Dreier sentenced to 20 years for $700 million Fraud

Date: July 15th, 2009
Yesterday a U.S. District Court Judge in Manhattan sentenced Marc Dreier to 20 years in prison. Mr. Drier, a 59-year-old lawyer, illegally sold promissory...

Auriel Capital Adds Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Hedge Strategies

Date: July 15th, 2009
Auriel Capital Management, a London-based hedge fund manager, is expanding its offerings by adding Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment...

Credit Suisse’s Stephen Satchell Launches GCS Capital Management

Date: July 14th, 2009
Credit Suisse’s former head of Asian proprietary credit trading, Stephen Satchell, has announced that he is launching a credit fund that will focus...

Who's Next To Be Nabbed In Petters Fraud?

Date: July 14th, 2009
Palm Beach Capital, with an estimated $1.6 billion in assets under management, may be the next fund accused for wrongdoing by the SEC for its involvement...

New Hedge Funds Hire Industry Vets: Fuchs, Gladius & Saba

Date: July 14th, 2009
Despite the troubled markets, new hedge funds have continued to build-up their teams by hiring top talent. In this week’s new hire report, we look...

TCI's Chris Hohn donates $788 Million to Charity

Date: July 13th, 2009
According to the Guardian, Chris Hohn donated over $788 million (£468m) last year to the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, a charity run by his...

Thoma Bravo ups Offer for Entrust, Shareholder Vote Postponed

Date: July 13th, 2009
On Friday, private equity firm Thoma Bravo raised its offer for information technology firm Entrust (NASDAQ: ENTU) by 8.1% to $124 Million in an effort...

Emerging Hedge Fund Spotlight: Cavenagh Capital, JTM Capital Partners and SaKa Capital

Date: July 13th, 2009
In this week’s HedgeTracker Fund Spotlight, we look at three emerging hedge fund managers that have recently been added to HedgeTracker’s Free Hedge...

Ospraie Management Launches Two New Commodity-Focused Hedge Funds

Date: July 12th, 2009
Dwight Anderson’s Ospraie Management LLC launched two new commodity-focused hedge funds this month with approximately $100 million. According to Bloomberg,...

SEC Freezes Assets of Lancelot Management LLC for Feeding $2 Billion to Petters’ Ponzi Scheme

Date: July 12th, 2009
On Friday, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it had frozen the assets of Lancelot Management LLC, which had fed approximately $2 billion...

Ramius Fails, CPI Corp.’s Shareholders Elect Board Nominees in Landslide

Date: July 12th, 2009
On Wednesday, CPI Corporation (NYSE:CPY) announced that preliminary results show that its shareholders overwhelmingly voted for the company’s slate...

John Meriwether Closing Down Another Hedge Fund

Date: July 11th, 2009
It was announced this week that JWM Partners LLC, which was founded by John Meriwether, is closing down its Relative Value Opportunity II Fund. According...

Who Watches over the New York Fed?

Date: July 10th, 2009
We were all riveted last fall by the economic meltdown, which pulled down Lehman (now absorbed into Barclays (BCS)) and Merrill (now part of Bank of America...

Four contenders might take a final shot at winning Delphi

Date: July 9th, 2009
Tomorrow is the deadline for bids for the bankrupt auto-parts maker Delphi Corp. On June 17, United States Bankruptcy Court Judge Robert Drain re-opened...

Osmosis Capital Expands Investment Team with Private Equity Veteran

Date: July 9th, 2009
Osmosis Capital LLP announced this week that it had hired Monica Pradhan as an Investment Manager. Osmosis Capital is a specialist asset manager that...

Steel Partners Japan's O'Friel Resigns, Replaced by Tanaka

Date: July 9th, 2009
The head of Steel Partners’ Japan-based team, Mark O'Friel, has resigned and has been replaced by Katsuyoshi Tanaka. According to Reuters, Mr. O'Friel...

T. Boone’s "Pickens Plan" Suspended Indefinitely

Date: July 9th, 2009
The case for alternative energy is still a hard sell. Texas oil mogul T. Boone Pickens announced on July 7th, 2009 that his plan to develop the world's...

Union Bancaire Privée Heals Madoff Wounds by Bolstering Risk & Research

Date: July 9th, 2009
Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) announced yesterday that its hedge fund of funds management company, UBP Asset Management (UBPAM), has hired two industry...

Maverick Capital Seeks Outside Help to Reassure Investors

Date: July 8th, 2009
Maverick Capital is joining the ranks of fellow hedge funds that seek independent audits to reassure their investors as to their financial safety and...


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