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Manatuck Hill Partners Spinning-Off From Pequot

Date: May 29th, 2009
The investment team that manages Pequot Capital Management’s small-cap focused Pequot Scout Fund is spinning off from the troubled firm to create Manatuck...

Ackman's Proxy Fight Is Right on Target

Date: May 28th, 2009
The much-anticipated annual meeting of retailer Target (TGT) is Thursday and large shareholder Bill Ackman of Pershing Square has been in a long-running...

Amid Scandal, hedge fund titan Pequot winding down

Date: May 28th, 2009
Pequot Capital Management, a highly successful and well-regarded hedge fund manager, announced yesterday that it was closing down amid on-going investigations...

Harbinger Proceeds with Re-Org Plan for Asarco

Date: May 27th, 2009
Harbinger Capital Partners has been given permission by a U.S. bankruptcy court to proceed with the filing of a reorganization plan for Asarco, a bankrupt...

AQR Capital Adapting to Troubled Times

Date: May 27th, 2009
The Wall Street Journal ran an article yesterday entitled “A Hedge-Fund King Is Forced to Regroup” that discussed how AQR Capital is now struggling...

Texas A&M Professor & Lawyer Caught in $19 Million Fraud

Date: May 27th, 2009
The Securities and Exchange Commission obtained a court order to freeze the assets of Texas-base PrivateFX Global One Ltd after charging the firm with...

Sprott Loses Star Hedge Fund Manager to Retirement

Date: May 27th, 2009
Sprott Asset Management (SAM) announced that its star hedge fund manager, Jean-François Tardif, will retire effective July 7, 2009. Mr. Tardif, a senior...

Banco Santander Returns $235 million for Madoff victims

Date: May 27th, 2009
Optimal Investment Services, a Geneva-based subsidiary of Banco Santander, has agreed to return $235 million in funds that it withdrew from its Maddoff...

Julius Baer Acquiring Italy’s Alpha SIM

Date: May 26th, 2009
Julius Baer announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Alpha SIM, a high net worth focused asset manager. According to the press release, Milan-based...

CalPERS & State of Wisconsin Support Target Corp’s Board

Date: May 26th, 2009
CalPERS disclosed on its website Friday that it has voted in favor of Target Corp’s (TGT) slate of board of nominees. The governance-minded California...

Brevan Howard Asset Management, Europe's Largest Hedge Fund Firm

Date: May 25th, 2009
Alan Howard and his firm, Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP, recently made the news when its flagship hedge fund posted a 20.4% gain for 2008, outpacing...

Activist Hedge Funds Unite, P. Schoenfeld Supports Icahn and Eastbourne

Date: May 25th, 2009
Hedge fund manager P. Schoenfeld Asset Management (PSAM) announced that it will be voting in favor of the slate of board of directors for Amylin Pharmaceuticals...

Unison Capital raises Aderans Offer to Thwart Steel Partners

Date: May 25th, 2009
Private equity firm Unison Capital has raised its offer to purchase a 35% stake in Aderans Holdings (8170.T). As reported by Reuters, the new offer is...

BlackRock Co-Founder Ralph Schlosstein Joins Evercore as CEO

Date: May 25th, 2009
On Friday, Evercore Partners (EVR) announced that Ralph Schlosstein has joined the firm as President and Chief Executive Officer. He replaces Evercore’s...

Paulson Launching Real Estate Recovery Fund

Date: May 22nd, 2009
With $29 billion under management and $2 billion earnings this year, Paulson & Co. is planning to launch a new hedge fund that will invest in the distressed...

Ramius Pushes for Changes at Tollgrade

Date: May 21st, 2009
Activist hedge fund manager Ramius Capital Group is pushing for changes at network testing equipment manufacturer Tollgrade Communications Inc (NASDAQ:...

Julius Baer to Split Off Asset Management Divisions as GAM Holding Ltd

Date: May 21st, 2009
Julius Baer Holding Ltd. has announced it plans to split its businesses into two fully independent publicly-traded entities. The Julius Baer Group name...

Avenue Capital Will Not Sell High-Yield Loan Group

Date: May 21st, 2009
Hedge fund manager Avenue Capital Group is no longer looking to sell-off its High-Yield Loan Group. According to an article from Bloomberg, with the...

TCI Loses Millions on Failed Toshiba Short Position

Date: May 20th, 2009
The Children's Investment Fund (TCI) has closed out of a large short position that it had held in Toshiba Corp. (6502.TO). According to the Financial...

Peter Schoenfeld Calls for Changes at Saks

Date: May 19th, 2009
In a letter yesterday to the shareholders of Saks Incorporated (SKS), hedge fund manager Peter Schoenfeld called for corporate governance improvements...

Vets of Perot's Troubled Hedge Fund Launch Twin Tree

Date: May 19th, 2009
Michael Presley and John Sawyer are in the process of launching Twin Tree Capital Management, a volatility trading focused hedge fund. Mr. Presley and...

Children’s Investment Fund Bolsters Management Team

Date: May 19th, 2009
The Children’s Investment Fund (TCI) has reportedly bolstered its portfolio management team by hiring Masroor Siddiqui. The news comes following a...

GLG Raises $214 million, Noam Gottesman Heading to Manhattan

Date: May 18th, 2009
Noam Gottesman, co-founder and co-CEO of GLG Partner’s is relocating from the firm’s London Headquarters to its Manhattan office. According to The...

Chemed Urges Stockholders to Ignore Millbrook Capital

Date: May 17th, 2009
Activist investor Millbrook Capital Management, also known as MMI Investments, received criticism last week for the slate of “independent” directors...

Saturday Spotlight: Union Avenue Advisors

Date: May 16th, 2009
In this Saturday’s HedgeTracker Fund Spotlight, we look at emerging hedge fund manager Union Avenue Advisors. The firm is an emerging markets focused...


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