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Top Healthcare, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Focused Hedge Funds Revealed: Oversee nearly $28.7 Billion in Equity Assets

Date: May 7th, 2013
The Top 40 Healthcare, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Focused Hedge Fund list has been released, revealing that the top hedge funds now manage $28.7...

Tim Hortons’ Investors Skeptical of Highfields Capital’s Activist Proposals

Date: May 6th, 2013
Another activist U.S. hedge fund is attempting a cross-border shakeup with a Canadian company. According to Reuters, Highfields Capital is using its 1.5...

Top Tech, Media & Telecom Hedge Funds prefer Apple, Equinix, Pandora Media & Shutterfly

Date: May 6th, 2013
The latest Top 50 Technology, Media and Telecom focused Hedge Fund list has been released, revealing that the top TMT Funds now have $66.4 billion in...

Timothy Attias & Santiago Alarco's Canosa Capital launches with $300M

Date: May 6th, 2013
Timothy Attias and Santiago Alarco, who were previously the co-chief investment officers at Rubicon Fund Management, launched Canosa Capital LLP’s flagship...

AIFMD – What you should be doing to comply

Date: May 4th, 2013
The AIFMD regulation comes into force in the 27 countries of the European Union in July 2013. The main tenets of this wide ranging legislation are now...

SAC Capital veteran Yip Ka-hay set to Launch Macro focused Bright Stream Capital Management

Date: May 3rd, 2013
Yip Ka-hay, the veteran Asia-based hedge fund manager formerly of SAC Capital Advisors LP, is getting ready to launch his own macro hedge fund this summer....

Largest Commodities Focused Hedge Funds Surpass $41 Billion in Assets

Date: May 2nd, 2013
The Top 50 Commodities Equity Focused Hedge Fund list has been released, revealing that the top funds now oversee $41.6 billion in equity assets.

Icahn Capital veteran Alex Denner launching Health Care focused Activist hedge fund Sarissa Capital

Date: May 1st, 2013
Alex Denner, once Carl Icahn’s right hand investment manager in several successful activist investor drug company turnarounds, is ready to launch his...

Daniel Loeb’s Third Point to parlay Greek Debt Gains into New Hedge Fund Targeting Greek Assets

Date: April 29th, 2013
Following his successful foray into Greek sovereign debt last year, Third Point LLC’s Daniel Loeb is launching a Greek-focused hedge fund that will...

Microsoft Shares Get a Lift from Jeffrey Ubben’s ValueAct Capital

Date: April 24th, 2013
Jeffrey Ubben, CEO of ValueAct Capital Management is looking past Microsoft’s venerable consumer business, which has been struggling lately, to its...

Jana Partners LLC’s investments ready to bloom after Sales of Business Units

Date: April 24th, 2013
Share prices for two of JANA Partners LLC’s portfolio holdings– Rockwood Holdings Inc (ROC) and Fifth & Pacific (FNP) have risen based on recent bids...

Kris Jenner Mark Bussard and Graham McPhail launch Rock Springs Capital Management April 2013

Date: April 23rd, 2013
Healthcare focused hedge fund Rock Springs Capital is launching later this year with more than $100 million in assets. The hedge fund was founded by T....

GLG veteran James Berger preps B1 Capital hedge fund for launch

Date: April 22nd, 2013
James Berger has formed B1 Capital, a fundamental long/short equity hedge fund firm that will focus its investments in European stocks. Berger was previously...

Top Technology, Media & Telecom Hedge Funds Oversee more than $45 Billion in TMT Equities

Date: April 22nd, 2013
The latest Top Technology, Media and Telecom Hedge Fund list has been released, revealing that the top TMT Funds now manage $66.4 billion in equity assets,...

RWC to Launch Global Equity Team With ex-Marathon Fund Manager

Date: April 21st, 2013
RWC has today announced that Louise Keeling will be joining to establish a Global Equity Team. Keeling was a portfolio manager for six years on the Global...

Total Compensation Falls by $8 Billion for Top Hedge Fund Managers; Appaloosa’s David Tepper leads List

Date: April 19th, 2013
It was a tough year for the hedge fund industry’s top fund managers. As reported in the Financial Times, the top 25 hedge fund managers suffered a decline...

Bank Trader Exodus Continues to Feed Hedge Fund Hiring Binge

Date: April 17th, 2013
Hedge fund firms hired 163 investment professionals in March, building on the steady industry hiring trend that has been building throughout 2013. Among...

Marty Lipton: Shareholder Champion, Stakeholder Protector or Management Tool?

Date: April 17th, 2013
I do not personally know Marty Lipton, nor have I met him. Based on what I have read about him and by him (he is a prolific writer), he strikes me as...

UCITS HFS Index gains slightly, up 0.29% in March 2013

Date: April 16th, 2013
The UCITS HFS Index continues its positive performance in 2013 with gains of 0.29% in March 2013. The broad index started positively into the month with...

Emerging Hedge Fund Manager Spotlight: Slate Path Capital, Encompass Capital Advisors and SeaStone Capital

Date: April 15th, 2013
In this week’s Hedge Fund Spotlight report, we look at three emerging hedge fund managers that have recently joined several of our top hedge fund ranking...

Top 100 Mid-Sized Hedge Funds oversee more than $64B, 40% of funds see assets jump by $50M+

Date: April 12th, 2013
The most recent ranking for the Top 100 Mid-Sized Equity Hedge Funds has been released, revealing that the top hedge funds oversee a combined $64.1 billion...

Top 200 Equity Hedge Funds surge by 25.8%, Report Assets of more than $730 billion

Date: April 9th, 2013
The Top 200 U.S. Equity Hedge Fund list fared very well during the course of 2012, as their total US equity assets increased by more than $150 billion...

Top 100 Small- & Mid-Cap Hedge Funds surpass $270 Billion Mark

Date: April 8th, 2013
The Top 100 Small-Cap and Mid-Cap focused hedge funds now manage $271.8 billion in U.S. equity SMID assets, according to the most recent ranking. Thirteen...

Jamison Capital Partners Closes to New Investors After Doubling Assets

Date: April 4th, 2013
After just four years since its launch, Jamison Capital Partners has closed its $1.5 billion Koppenberg Macro Commodity Fund to new investors. According...

European Hedge Funds’ Losses are U.S. Hedge Funds’ Gains; Pine River Capital, Millennium Management and SAC Capital grab talent

Date: April 3rd, 2013
U.S. hedge funds are capitalizing on the recent turmoil among startup European hedge funds and the European debt crisis which has produced a glut of top...


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