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Scotia doubts Obrem demands for MDS shakeup

Date: July 3rd, 2008
Obrem Capital Management, a New York based activist hedge fund, has been trying to get MDS Inc. to sell or spin-off one or more business units. After...

Tang Capital Makes Takeover Bid for Northstar Neuroscience

Date: July 2nd, 2008
Northstar Neuroscience (NASDAQ: NSTR) announced today that it had received an unsolicited takeover bid from Tang Capital Partners. Tang has proposed...

Hedge Funds Claim Victory in CSX Proxy Vote

Date: June 27th, 2008
The Children's Investment Fund (TCI) and 3G Capital Partners, the two hedge funds seeking changes at CSX, claimed that they had won 4 board seats at...

Dissident Investors unsuccessful in Japan

Date: June 27th, 2008
Both J-Power and Nipponkoa Insurance Co successfully rebuffed foreign shareholder activists at their annual meetings. Investors at J-Power rejected...

Kerkorian to invest in Ford

Date: June 26th, 2008
Reclusive investor Kirk Kerkorian has scooped up a 6.5% stake in Ford Motor. Although the company has been cutting costs, they face the very real possibility...

Hedge funds from former Lehman managers buying up assets

Date: June 19th, 2008
Former Lehman Brothers trader Rick Rieder started his new hedge fund R3 Capital Partners. Lehman Brothers has invested in the fund as well as sold it...

Tightening of Capital Markets hurt Smaller Hedge Funds

Date: June 17th, 2008
Less and less hedge funds are being launched. The credit crunch and the tightening of capital markets have made it increasingly more difficult for hedge...

Tudor Investment Corporation hires Bear Vets to Create Distressed-Debt Strategy

Date: June 12th, 2008
Tudor Investment Corporation hired a distressed-debt team from Bear Stearns this week. The team that is led by Gregory Hanley and Alan Mintz.
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Hedge Funds and CSX Votes

Date: June 12th, 2008
A federal judge ruled that TCI and 3G Capital Partners, two hedge funds involved in a proxy fight at CSX, had violated securities laws by not disclosing...

Citigroup closes down Old Lane

Date: June 12th, 2008
Citigroup is closing Old Lane Partners, a hedge fund co-founded by Citigroup's current CEO Vikram Pandit. Old Lane has been struggling with the management...

Big Brown owner to Start Equine Hedge Fund

Date: June 10th, 2008
International Equine Acquisitions Holdings the owner of famed race horse Big Brown is raising capital to start a hedge fund. TAG Virgin Islands has...

SEC sides with TCI

Date: June 6th, 2008
The SEC issued a letter supporting The Children's Investment Fund (TCI) in its legal dispute with CSX, the railroad company. CSX sued TCI for not disclosing...

Funds investing in Agriculture

Date: June 5th, 2008
Investment funds are starting to show interest in not only commodities like wheat and corn but also farmland and other necessary structures for agriculture....

Greenlight vs. Lehman Brothers

Date: June 4th, 2008
Greenlight Capital Management, the activist hedge fund run by David Einhorn, has targeted Lehman Brothers in an effort to drive down the investment...

Polygon partner Alex Jackson steps aside after losses

Date: June 4th, 2008
Alex Jackson, co-founder of Polygon Investment Management, is no longer investing after clients pulled out $2bn in funds. Polygon's investment strategy...

Delphi Creditors vs. Appaloosa

Date: June 2nd, 2008
Appaloosa backed out of its deal to help Delphi Corp avoid bankruptcy. The hedge fund offered to buy a $2.55 billion interest in Delphi Corp, an auto...

Steel Partners Ousts Board of Aderans

Date: May 29th, 2008
U.S. activist hedge fund Steel Partners has helped block the re-election of the board of Japanese wig-maker Aderans Holdings. This is the first time...

TCI Invests in J-Power's Shareholders

Date: May 29th, 2008
TCI (Children's Investment Fund Management), a UK based hedge fund with a reputation for aggressive shareholder activism, has bought shares in Mizuho...

CSX vs. Children's Investment Fund Update

Date: May 27th, 2008
Railroad company CSX is suing The Children's Investment Fund and 3G Capital Partners for not disclosing their interest in the company. The two hedge...

Crescendo builds stake in Cott soft drinks

Date: May 27th, 2008
Activist Hedge fund Crescendo Partners bought 8.7% share in soft drink manufacturer Cott in hopes to change management and turn the company around....

Olivant pressures UBS

Date: May 25th, 2008
UBS investors are pushing for a separation of their wealth management business and their lagging investment banking arm. Most notably is Olivant Advisers...

Nomura's Haga to Start Firm

Date: May 23rd, 2008
Makoto Haga, a prominent hedge fund manager with experience at Nomura Holdings and Sumimoto Trust & Banking Co., is starting an asset management firm....

Riley Sends Letter to Zilog

Date: May 22nd, 2008
Riley Investment sent a letter to Zilog, Inc. writing of their intent to nominate two people to Zilog’s board of directors as soon as their nominating...

Diamond Lake launch put on hold

Date: May 22nd, 2008
Diamond Lake, a new hedge fund set to be launched this year by Dow Kim a former executive at Merrill Lynch is to be put on hold. When the fund was announced...

Citigroup offers $250m to Falcon Strategies investors

Date: May 22nd, 2008
Investors in Citigroup's Falcon Strategies hedge fund are being offered a $250 million compensation package in return for dropping legal claims against...


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