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Top Technology, Media & Telecom Hedge Funds Report $73B; Philippe Laffont’s Coatue Capital retains Top Spot

Date: September 23rd, 2013
The latest Top Technology, Media and Telecom Hedge Fund list has been released, revealing that the top TMT Funds now manage $73 billion in equity assets,...

Kase Capital’s Whitney Tilson Makes Case for Short Against K12 Inc.

Date: September 20th, 2013
Following a page from the William Ackman playbook, Whitney Tilson has begun to publicly carp on a company in which he holds a short position. As reported...

Top Connecticut Hedge Funds stay Steady; Assets up by 1.3%

Date: September 20th, 2013
The list of the Top 50 Hedge Funds from Connecticut has been released for the most recent quarter, revealing that the top hedge funds oversee a combined...

Top Small-Cap Hedge Funds oversee $31.5 billion; TFS Capital & Deerfield Management claim top spots

Date: September 18th, 2013
The Top 50 Small-Cap focused hedge funds now manage nearly $22.3 billion in small-cap assets, just slightly lower than the $22.5 billion that they oversaw...

Hedge Fund Launches Steady as U.S Eases Marketing Restrictions

Date: September 12th, 2013
Hedge fund launches and liquidations both declined modestly in the second quarter, as US regulators eased restrictions on the marketing of hedge funds....

AQR Capital Management Attracts Big Investors with Beta focused DELTA Hedge Fund

Date: September 6th, 2013
Just as the hedge fund industry appeared to be finding its alpha again after several years of underperformance, a new strategy is emerging seeking “beta”...

Michael Karsch Ready to Move On from Karsch Capital Management

Date: September 3rd, 2013
Citing a desire to explore new career opportunities, Karsch Capital Management founder, Michael Karsch has told investors he will shut his firm’s doors...

Newly Founded Hedge Fund Firms see Jump, while overall New Fund Launches are Down in 2013

Date: September 2nd, 2013
After hitting a peak in 2010, new hedge fund product launches have been steadily declining and are on pace in 2013 to record the lowest number of new...

Tiger Global veteran Wang Chen launching Serenity Capital hedge fund

Date: September 2nd, 2013
Serenity Capital, which was founded by Wang Chen in May of this year, is in the process of launching its flagship hedge fund. The new fund will focus...

Daniel Loeb’s Third Point Fund Ups Stake in Sotheby’s Shares

Date: August 28th, 2013
With his new 5.7 percent stake in Sotheby’s, activist investor and serious art collector, Daniel Loeb has become one of the renowned auction house’s...

Largest California Equity Hedge Funds Nearly Eclipse $70 Billion

Date: August 5th, 2013
The list of the Top 50 Hedge Funds from California has been released, revealing that the top hedge funds oversee a combined $68B in US equities. The...

Can European Activist Hedge Funds Win with a Kinder, Gentler Approach?

Date: July 25th, 2013
As U.S. activist hedge fund managers wage very public and often ugly battles with target companies, a kinder, gentler, and low profile approach is preferred...

Kayne Anderson Capital and Harvest Fund Advisors lead Top Commodities Hedge Funds List

Date: July 17th, 2013
The Top 50 Commodities Focused Hedge Fund list has been released, revealing that the top funds now oversee $36.9 billion in equity assets.

Added Ex-Morgan Stanley Trader George Kounelakis to launch ENA Investment Capital

Date: July 16th, 2013
The revolving door of former bank proprietary traders continues to spin out new hedge funds, with former Morgan Stanley proprietary trading head, George...

Largest Connecticut-based Equity Hedge Funds Continue to Grow

Date: July 16th, 2013
The list of the Top 50 Hedge Funds from Connecticut has been released for the most recent quarter, revealing that the top hedge funds oversee a combined...

Bill Ackman Steers Pershing Square Capital towards another Billion Dollar Activist Stake

Date: July 15th, 2013
On the heels of two high profile, but unsuccessful single-stock investments, Pershing Square Capital Management founder, Bill Ackman is once again eyeing...

John Rende launching Copernicus Capital Management; Bolstering the Bay Area’s roster of Healthcare Hedge Funds

Date: July 15th, 2013
Weintraub Capital Management veteran John Rende has recently founded Copernicus Capital Management with plans to launch the firm’s flagship hedge fund...

Richard Perry’s Perry Capital Seeks Injunction against Treasury’s Fannie Mae Profit Grab

Date: July 10th, 2013
Perry Capital LLC founder, Richard Perry, is leading the fight against U.S. Treasury Department’s attempts to subordinate Fannie Mae investors’ profits...

Millennium Management LLC Gains Top Trader Nicholas Wells as Nomura Loses Steam

Date: July 10th, 2013
According to unnamed sources, ex-Nomura Holdings Inc. head of program trading, Nicholas Wells, is heading to Millennium Management LLC. As reported by...

Long/Short Hedge Funds Gain Traction in June Sell-Off; Lansdowne & Horseman Capital Lead the Way

Date: July 8th, 2013
Overall hedge fund performance in June has reinforced the benefits of short strategies utilized by long/short equity funds, which outperformed the market...

SkyBridge Capital and Woori I&S Announce Strategic Partnership

Date: July 8th, 2013
SkyBridge Capital (SkyBridge), a research-based alternative investment firm headquartered in New York, and Woori Investment & Securities (Woori I&S),...

Top Healthcare and Biotech Focused Hedge Funds Oversee $43 Billion in Equity Assets

Date: July 6th, 2013
The Top 50 Healthcare, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Focused Hedge Fund list has been released, revealing that the top hedge funds now manage $43 billion...

Former UBS Hedge Fund Manager Expands MST Capital’s Reach in Asia-Pacific

Date: July 3rd, 2013
Former UBS trader, Gerard Satur, expects to expand on his success managing MST Capital PTY’s $160 million global macro hedge fund by launching a new...

Dinakar Singh’s TPG-Axon Capital ousts SandRidge Energy’s CEO

Date: July 1st, 2013
According to hedge fund industry experts, activist hedge fund TPG-Axon Capital Management has pulled-off the unthinkable in its settlement with SandRidge...

Top New York Hedge Funds see assets jump by 21% YTD; Two Sigma & Renaissance Technologies surge

Date: July 1st, 2013
An astounding 90% of the hedge funds on the Top 100 New York Equity Hedge Fund List have seen their assets increase year-to-date. Overall, the top NYC...


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