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Three of America's Best Boards

Date: July 8th, 2009
It seemed an easy-enough question last week when someone asked me: What's the company in America with the best corporate governance? Yet, in trying to...

Dallas Oil & Gas Moguls’ $485 Million Ponzi Scheme Halted

Date: July 7th, 2009
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that it has halted another Ponzi Scheme, charging three Dallas businessmen for allegedly conducting...

Activist Investors Cheer End of Broker Voting Rule

Date: July 6th, 2009
In a move welcomed by activist investors, the SEC overturned a rule last week that allows broker-dealers to vote on behalf of clients whom hold accounts...

Emerging Manager Spotlight: Manatuck Hill Partners, Samena Capital Management and Cardwell Investment Technologies

Date: July 6th, 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 Investor...

Brevan Howard Vets Launch 5:15 Capital Management

Date: July 5th, 2009
5:15 is no longer just the name of a song from The Who’s 1973 album, Quadrophenia, according to Bloomberg it is also the name of a hedge fund started...

George Soros sees a Stop-Go Economy Ahead

Date: July 5th, 2009
George Soros, one of the most successful hedge fund investors with $1.1 billion in earnings last year, recently predicted that fear of inflation from...

Ivy League Endowments Finally Outpaced

Date: July 2nd, 2009
As the fiscal year for most university endowments comes to a close, the five largest single-school endowments, led by Harvard and Yale, are poised for...

Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder Moves to Block Thoma Bravos’s Entrust Purchase

Date: July 2nd, 2009
Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder Advisers LLC submitted a filing with the SEC on June 18th, effectively disclosing its 5.2% stake in digital securities firm...

When Will We See Real Change in BofA's Board?

Date: July 2nd, 2009
Last April, all eyes were on the Bank of America (BAC) shareholders meeting. Many expected CEO Ken Lewis to lose the title of chairman -- which he did....

Gartmore goes on Hiring Spree to Bolster Growth

Date: July 1st, 2009
The past few months have been very busy for London-based asset manager Gartmore Investment Management, as the firm has completed a string of six new...

SEC Charges Minnie Madoff Moises Pacheco

Date: June 30th, 2009
The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Moises Pacheco, owner of Advanced Money Management Inc. and Business Development & Consulting Co, with...

Asia's Largest Hedge Fund Manager to Launch New Sparx Global Macro Fund

Date: June 30th, 2009
The Sparx Group, Asia’s largest hedge fund manager, announced today that it will launch its first global macro hedge fund, according to Bloomberg. ...

Hernandez charged with $11 million Ponzi scheme

Date: June 29th, 2009
In a recent press release, the SEC accused Mr. David Hernandez of an $11 million Ponzi scheme in which he guaranteed 10—16% profits per month from his...

Madoff Receives 150 Year Sentence

Date: June 29th, 2009
Bernard Madoff receives maximum sentence of 150 years as Judge Denny Chin called Madoff’s crimes “extraordinarily evil.” Although Madoff’s lawyer,...

Black Swan Investor Universa Bets on Volatility

Date: June 28th, 2009
Earlier this month, The Wall Street Journal reported that Universa Investments LP had launched a new hedge fund called the Black Swan Protection Protocol-Inflation...

Massachusetts Man Charged with $15.9 Million Ponzi Scheme

Date: June 27th, 2009
Earlier this week, the SEC accused Michael C. Regan and his firm, Regan & Company, of a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme. The SEC alleges that Regan...

Former Lehman Trader Launching Credit Focused SaKa Capital

Date: June 26th, 2009
Ex-Lehman Brothers credit trader Assan Din announced that he will be starting a hedge fund that will trade Asian corporate bonds, derivatives, convertible...

Cheyne hires Giampoaoli, Launches Equity Macro Fund

Date: June 26th, 2009
Cheyne Capital Management (UK) LLP announced this week that it has hired Jorge Giampoaoli as a partner and portfolio manager. Mr. Giampoaoli will be...

Children's Investment Fund Cutting Fees, Scaling Back Activism

Date: June 25th, 2009
The Children's Investment Fund Management (TCI) is proposing a fee cut and an easing of withdrawal restrictions in an effort to hang on to clients. The...

Mellon Capital Launching Commodity Hedge Fund

Date: June 25th, 2009
Mellon Capital Management has announced plans to launch a hedge fund in August. According to an article from Reuters, the new fund will be the company’s...

Yahoo's Bartz on the Right Track

Date: June 25th, 2009
Yahoo! (YHOO) holds its annual meeting Thursday and, unlike the previous two meetings, I'm not attending this year. It's not that I think the company...

SEC Scrutinizes Shareholder Activists use of Swap Agreements

Date: June 24th, 2009
In a Congressional meeting early this week, Mary Schapiro, chairwoman of the SEC, stated that the agency is considering extending the regulatory rules...

Atticus Raises its Paddle with SAC for Sotheby's

Date: June 23rd, 2009
On June 18th, hedge fund manager Atticus Capital revealed in a filing with the Securities Exchange Commission that it had acquired a 5.4% stake, or 3,584,110...

New Stream Faces Allegations, Lawsuits & Potential Takeover

Date: June 22nd, 2009
Hedge fund New Stream Capital is facing multiple lawsuits and allegations that it has improperly valued the firm’s assets. According to a recent article...

City National to Acquire Lee Munder Capital

Date: June 22nd, 2009
Earlier this month, City National Corporation (NYSE: CYN) announced that it had agreed to acquire a majority interest in investment management firm Lee...


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