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S&P Not a Fan of Ackman’s Proxy Contest Against Target

Date: March 26th, 2009
The New York Times reported that Standard & Poor’s said that it’s “closely monitoring” Bill Ackman of Pershing Square’s proxy context with Target....

Nomura To Launch an Asia-Focused Hedge Fund

Date: March 25th, 2009
The Wall Street Journal reported today that Nomura Holdings is planning on launching an Asia-focused hedge fund on April 6, 2009. The portfolio management...

HedgeTracker Launches Hall of Fraud List

Date: March 25th, 2009
HedgeTracker announces the launch of its Hall of Fraud List. The list has been created to keep track of the incredible number of frauds and ponzi schemes...

Peter Schoenfeld Looking for Hedge Fund Acquisitions

Date: March 24th, 2009
P. Schoenfeld Asset Management’s CEO Peter Schoenfeld said at the Reuters Private Equity and Hedge Funds Summit yesterday that he is currently in discussions...

Team of Former Citadel Managers Launch Gladius Investment Group

Date: March 24th, 2009
Bloomberg reports that Pav Sethi has founded Gladius Investment Group and will be launching a volatility-focused hedge fund in April. Mr. Sethi was formerly...

Steel Partners gives up on Noritz buyout

Date: March 24th, 2009
Steel Partners has withdrawn its proposal to buy Noritz Corp (5943.T), a Japanese gas and water heater maker. The activist hedge fund, which holds an...

TCI Loses another Co-Founder

Date: March 24th, 2009
The Financial Times reported today that partner Snehal Amin has left The Children's Investment Fund (TCI). Mr. Amin led TCI’s well publicized activist...

Weavering Capital Fails

Date: March 23rd, 2009
Weavering Capital and its Weavering Macro Fixed Income fund were put into liquidation late last week after it was discovered that the bulk of the firm’s...

Harbinger to Launch Troubled Bond & Loan Focused Fund

Date: March 20th, 2009
Bloomberg reported today that Philip Falcone’s Harbinger Capital is launching a distressed fund. The firm is going forward with the launch, despite...

GLG Drops from #1, Toscafund Falls Off of EUROPE50

Date: March 19th, 2009
The Hedge Fund Journal has released the 2009 EUROPE50 list of top European hedge fund managers. Notably, total assets managed by the top 50 hedge funds...

Target Responds Bill Ackman

Date: March 18th, 2009
In a press release on Monday, Target Corporation responded to activist investor Bill Ackman of Pershing Square’s slate of five nominees for Target’s...

CQS’ Founder Michael Hintze to Share CEO reins with BarCap’s Grant Thompson

Date: March 17th, 2009
London-based hedge fund manager CQS Management announced that it has hired Grant Thompson to be co-CEO with the firm’s founder Michael Hintze. Sharing...

Paulson Buying Gold

Date: March 17th, 2009
In a press release today, Anglo American plc announced that it has sold all of its 39,911,282 shares of AngloGold Ashanti Limited to Paulson & Co. The...

Korea Investment Corporation names Kalb CIO

Date: March 17th, 2009
Korea Investment Corporation (KIC), the sovereign wealth fund of South Korea announced it was hiring Scott E. Kalb as its Chief Investment Officer.

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Ackman to Nominate Himself and Others to Target's & General Growth's Boards

Date: March 17th, 2009
Bloomberg reported this morning that Bill Ackman of Pershing Square Capital Management is planning to nominate himself and 4 others to Target Corp’s...

CRD Analytics' Michael Muyot and Peter Fusaro ring the NASDAQ Opening Bell

Date: March 16th, 2009
On March 16, 2009, CRD Analytics' Michael Muyot and Peter Fusaro rang the NASDAQ Opening Bell to announce the Wall Street Green Trading Summit.

TCI Running From India

Date: March 16th, 2009
The Children's Investment Fund (TCI) has reportedly been the largest foreign seller of Indian stocks in 2009 YTD. TCI’s stock sales represent approximately...

Mutual Fund Industry Vets to Launch Market-Neutral Hedge Fund

Date: March 13th, 2009
Robert Earl, Richard Weed and Geoff Kelly have founded Vernon Square Capital LLC and are planning to launch its first hedge fund with a market-neutral...

Another Paulson Bet Hits it Big

Date: March 12th, 2009
Last year, John Paulson’s hedge fund, Paulson & Co, predicted the downfall of subprime loans and profited by more than $3 billion dollars. The hedge...

Agilsys Settles with Ramius Capital Group

Date: March 11th, 2009
Agilysys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGYS) announced today that it has reached a settlement with Ramius Capital Group regarding the IT solutions provider's vacant...

Green Hedge Funds to present at Wall Street Green Trading Summit

Date: March 11th, 2009
At this year’s Wall Street Green Trading Summit (April 1 & 2) a series of green hedge fund managers will be presenting their strategies in a session...

QVT Financial goes after Trikona Trinity

Date: March 10th, 2009
Hedge fund manager QVT Financial is demanding that Trikona Trinity Capital sell all of its investments in India and then return the money to shareholders....

Activists voting against Executive Death Benefits

Date: March 9th, 2009
Activist investors are going after companies that provide "golden coffins" to top executives. Many US companies offer generous death-benefit packages...

Icahn adds another $250 Million to his shrinking war chest

Date: March 4th, 2009
The NY Times reported today that Carl Icahn has added an additional $250 million of his own money to his hedge fund. This is the third $250 million investment...

SSG Capital Management Set to Launch in April

Date: March 2nd, 2009
Edwin Wong, former head of Lehman’s Asia special situations group, is seeking $500 million to launch SSG Capital Management, an Asia distressed fund,...


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