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Toscafund Trims Aberdeen Stake

Date: April 10th, 2009
In a regulatory filing yesterday, activist hedge fund Toscafund revealed that it had trimmed its position in Aberdeen Asset Management to 23.21% of shares...

Henderson Group Finalizes New Star Acquisition

Date: April 9th, 2009
The Henderson Group plc announced today that it had finalized its acquisition of New Star Asset Management Group, which managed 74 funds with approximately...

Kumar from TPG-Axon to Launch Hedge Fund

Date: April 9th, 2009
Bloomberg reported yesterday that Hari Kumar who was a founding partner at Dinakar Singh’s TPG-Axon is launching his own hedge fund firm in Singapore...

Barclays Announces Sale of iShares ETF Business

Date: April 9th, 2009
Baclays plc announced today that it was selling its iShares business to European private equity firm CVC Capital Partners Group for approximately $4.4...

SEC Halts $20 Million Colorado Ponzi Scheme

Date: April 9th, 2009
The SEC announced yesterday that it has charged Shawn R. Merriman of Aurora, Colorado and his firm Market Street Advisors for defrauding investors. The...

Avoiding Risk, Marshall Wace’s Risk Officer Retires at 28

Date: April 9th, 2009
The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that Marshall Wace partner Wasim Rehman was retiring today at the young age of 28. At the age of 26, Mr. Rehman...

Martin Whitman's Third Avenue Management suing MBIA

Date: April 8th, 2009
Reuters reported that Martin Whitman's Third Avenue Management is suing MBIA Inc (MBI) for recent actions that split MBIA’s businesses. In March, other...

SocGen’s Assayag Flees to Launch Premium Asset Management

Date: April 7th, 2009
French newspaper La Tribune reported today that the investment team that ran Societe Generale’s SGAM Alternative Investments hedge fund has left the...

Self-Proclaimed 'Chinese Warren Buffett' A Fraud

Date: April 7th, 2009
Self-Proclaimed “Chinese Warren Buffett” A Fraud Yesterday, the SEC announced that it had stopped a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme and affinity...

GLG Partners Completes Acquisition SocGen UK

Date: April 6th, 2009
Last week, hedge fund manager GLG Partners (NYSE: GLG) announced that it had complete its purchase of Societe Generale Asset Management UK (SGAM UK) from...

Stark Finalizes Deephaven Acquisition

Date: April 5th, 2009
Stark Investments announced that it had completed the acquisition Deephaven Capital Management’s Global Multi-Strategy hedge fund as of 3/31/09. Stark’s...

Millbrook Appalled by Chemed’s “Corporate Largesse”

Date: April 3rd, 2009
Millbrook Capital Management, also known as MMI Investments, L.P., demanded yesterday in a letter that George J. Walsh III, the Chairman of Chemed Corp...

TCI Abandoning Deutsche Boerse

Date: April 3rd, 2009
In press release yesterday, Deutsche Boerse AG announced that the Children's Investment Fund (TCI) had reduced its stake the company to just 0.96%. TCI...

CRD Analytics' Michael Muyot presents at the Wall Street Green Trading Summit

Date: April 2nd, 2009
On April 2nd, 2009, CRD Analytics' Michael Muyot was a featured panelist at the Wall Street Green Trading Summit, the longest running and most comprehensive...

For the 2nd Year in a Row, Biogen is Against Icahn's Board Nominees

Date: April 2nd, 2009
In a proxy filing yesterday with the SEC, Biogen Idec Inc.’s (BIIB) Board of Directors discouraged investors from supporting Carl C. Icahn’s slate...

Atticus Cutting Ties with Deutsche Boerse

Date: April 1st, 2009
It was announced that Atticus Capital has reduced its stake in the Deutsche Boerse from 9% to less than 3%. The activist fund had been involved in an...

SEC Halts $55 Million Ponzi Scheme

Date: April 1st, 2009
In a press release today, the SEC announced that it had halted yet another Ponzi Scheme. The SEC is alleging that Edward T. Stein of Long Island-based...

Icahn Bids $200m for Tropicana Casino

Date: March 31st, 2009
The Press of Atlantic City reported today that Carl Icahn is leading a group of lenders who offered $200mm to purchase Tropicana Casino and Resort in...

TCI and Atticus’ United Front Against Deutsche Boerse Ends

Date: March 31st, 2009
Bloomberg reported this morning that the Children’s Investment Fund (TCI) and Atticus Capital announced that they would no longer work directly in tandem...

After Failed TCI Activist Assault, J-Power Finally Reshuffles Management

Date: March 31st, 2009
The Children’s Investment Fund’s (TCI) activist battle against J-POWER, a Japanese energy company, ended last October when TCI sold its 9.9% stake...

Fuchs Finalizing “Soft Activist” Fund

Date: March 30th, 2009
The financial times reported that Mark Fuchs is in the process of launching Asia-focused long/short equity hedge fund. The fund will focus on blue-chip,...

Serotta Launching Oil-Focused Logista Capital

Date: March 30th, 2009
Bloomberg reported today that Andrew Serotta will be launching a hedge in August or September of this year. Mr. Serotta was formerly an oil trader at...

TCI wants Babcock & Brown Wind to Shut Down

Date: March 29th, 2009
Dow Jones reported that activist investor the Children's Investment Fund Management (TCI) wants Australia’s Babcock & Brown Wind Partners to sell its...

Activist Investor Myerson Gets De-Activated

Date: March 27th, 2009
The Financial Times reported today that activist investor Brian Myerson got a taste of his own medicine today when shareholders of Principle Capital Investment...

SEC Halts Another Multi-Million Dollar Ponzi Scheme

Date: March 26th, 2009
The SEC announced today that it used an emergency court order to halt a $68 million Ponzi scheme. The SEC alleges that William J. Wise of Raleigh, NC,...


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