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Steel Partners’ Faces More Conversion Troubles

Date: April 22nd, 2009
Reuters reports that Warren Lichtenstein’s conversion of Steel Partners II to a publically-listed partnership encountered a setback yesterday when a...

Top Vegas Ticket: Icahn vs. Kerkorian

Date: April 21st, 2009
Not to often do we get to see two of the biggest names in investing face-off, so it’s only appropriate that Carl Icahn is taking on Kirk Kerkorian under...

Silk Invest Enters Frontier Fixed Income Markets

Date: April 21st, 2009
Silk Invest Ltd announced today that John Bates has joined the firm to lead its entry into the Frontier Fixed Income markets. Mr. Bates was formerly...

Turkish Bank to Launch $300 Million Hedge Fund

Date: April 21st, 2009
Reuters reported yesterday that Garanti Bankasi of Turkey is planning to launch a hedge fund named Istanbul Fon next month. The fund will launch with...

Dalton Takes Gentle Approach to Activism in Japan

Date: April 21st, 2009
Bloomberg reports that hedge fund manager Dalton Investments will be sending letters to the management teams of 70 or so Japanese companies that it currently...

UBS to Exit Hedge Fund Business?

Date: April 21st, 2009
Rumors are swirling around Wall Street claiming that UBS is shopping around all and/or parts of its hedge fund business. Dow Jones Newswires reported...

Empyrean Capital Partners hires GoldenTree Asset Management veteran Brian Joseph

Date: April 20th, 2009
Michael A. Price and Amos Meron’s Empyrean Capital Partners has recently hired Brian Joseph away from Steve Tananbaum’s GoldenTree Asset Management....

Acorn Capital Brings HedgeTracker’s 'Hall of Fraud' Closer to $81 billion

Date: April 20th, 2009
The SEC announced that it has halted yet another Ponzi Scheme. The SEC is alleging that Donald Anthony Walker Young of Coatesville, Pennsylvania-based...

Activist Steel Partners Faces Off with Its Own Investors

Date: April 20th, 2009
Steel Partners’ founder Warren Lichtenstein, who is known for speaking his mind and shaking up management at troubled companies, is facing resistance...

Months After New Star’s Fall, Duffield Returns

Date: April 18th, 2009
The Telegraph reports that John Duffield is returning to the fund management business just weeks after New Star, the troubled fund manager that he founded...

Calpers to Seed Hedge Funds

Date: April 18th, 2009
The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that Calpers is considering increasing its internal hedge-fund initiative by seeding investment teams that...

Greenhill to Head Barings’ Japanese Equities Team

Date: April 17th, 2009
Citywire reports that Baring Asset Management has brought on Jonathan Greenhill to oversea its Japanese Equities strategies. Mr. Greenhill will be based...

Ackman Gets Wish, General Growth Files for Chapter 11

Date: April 17th, 2009
General Growth Properties Inc (GGP) voluntarily filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy today. Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management, a top shareholder,...

Another Japanese Co Foils Steel

Date: April 16th, 2009
In a press release today, Aderans Holdings (8170.T) announced that it was getting help from private equity firm Unison Capital Group in its attempts to...

Ashmore’s Asset Down, Launching Recovery Fund

Date: April 16th, 2009
Emerging market specialist Ashmore Group plc announced today in their interim management report that assets under management fell over the last quarter...

Icahn Wants Amylin’s Chairman Ousted

Date: April 15th, 2009
In a letter today to Amylin Pharmaceuticals Chairman Joseph C. Cook, Jr., Carl Icahn expressed his frustration with the Mr. Cook’s performance and suggested...

Cheyne Capital Buying Into Fund of Funds Business

Date: April 15th, 2009
Reuters reported that Cheyne Capital Management is in the process of buying UK-based fund of hedge funds manager AltEdge Capital. Upon closure, Altedge’s...

Gartmore Launches UK Absolute Return Fund

Date: April 15th, 2009
Gartmore launched the Gartmore UK Absolute Return Fund for retail investors yesterday. The Fund aims to achieve a positive absolute return over the long-term...

TCI’s Asia Chief Quits

Date: April 15th, 2009
Bloomberg reports that another top investment professional, John Ho, is leaving The Children’s Investment Fund (TCI) after disagreeing with TCI’s...

SEC Charges Promoter for Ponzi Scheme that Targeted Hispanic-Americans

Date: April 14th, 2009
The SEC has charged Clelia A. Flores and Maximum Return Investments Inc. (MRI) for running a $23 million Ponzi scheme. The scheme reportedly told investors...

After 11 Years as a Hedge Fund Manager, Barsky Closing Shop

Date: April 14th, 2009
The Wall Street Journal reported today that Neil Barsky has decided to close his hedge fund Alson Capital Partners LLC after experiencing heavy losses...

Ramius’ Activist Agenda at Orthofix Rejected

Date: April 13th, 2009
In a Special General Meeting on April 2nd, shareholders of Orthofix International N.V. (OFIX) voted on a number of proposals that had been presented by...

Putnam Steals Equities Head from Fidelity

Date: April 13th, 2009
The Wall Street Journal reported that the president of equities at Fidelity Investments, Walter Donovan, has left the firm to become the Chief Investment...

Bernie’s Shadow

Date: April 12th, 2009
In yesterday’s New York Times, John Schwartz reported on the many fraudsters that have flown under the radar due to the media attention that Bernie...

GCI Launching Japanese Hybrid Fund

Date: April 10th, 2009
Hedge Funds Review reports that GCI Asset Management of Japan is launching a hedge fund that will invest in hybrid securities of Japanese companies. ...


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