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Top 100 New York City Hedge Funds see assets jump by nearly 27%

Date: April 1st, 2013
The list of the Top 100 Hedge Funds from the greater New York City metropolitan area has been released for the most recent quarter, revealing that the...

Top 100 Hedge Funds Nearly Eclipse $600B, Up 26.2% over Past Year

Date: April 1st, 2013
The latest Top 100 U.S. Equity Hedge Fund list has been released, revealing that the top hedge funds’ assets increased by nearly $25 billion, or 4.3%,...

Farallon Capital Management LLC Targeting Real Estate with New Hedge Fund

Date: March 31st, 2013
San Francisco-based Farallon Capital Management LLC has become the latest hedge fund firm to establish a separate real estate fund to capitalize on the...

Chris Hohn’s Children’s Investment Fund Stops Feeding its Namesake Charity

Date: March 31st, 2013
After 10 years of contributing half of 1 percent of its fees to the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, The Children’s Investment Fund has turned...

SAC Capital Advisors Not Out of the woods with $602M SEC Settlement

Date: March 29th, 2013
A Manhattan federal judge has stepped in to question a record $602 million settlement between SAC Capital Advisors and the SEC, which has been investigating...

Hedge funds - end of the Gilded Age?

Date: March 29th, 2013
"America’s top 25 hedge fund managers make more than all the CEOs of the S&P 500 combined.” - The Economist, October 2012

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Hedge Fund Industry Eyeing Turnaround after First Quarter Surge; Sloane Robinson, Odey Asset Management, & Lansdowne Partners lead the way

Date: March 27th, 2013
It may be too soon to know for certain, but after five years of dismal returns, the hedge fund industry may be finally starting to regain some respect....

Napier Park Global Capital Receives Allocation from Topwater

Date: March 27th, 2013
Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”), and Topwater Capital Partners LLC, (“Topwater”) announced today that Napier Park received a managed...

Latest Top 10 Hedge Fund List Reveals Citadel as the New #1

Date: March 21st, 2013
The latest edition of HedgeTracker’s Top Hedge Funds list reveals Citadel Investment Group to have the highest US equity assets under management as...

UCITS HFS Index performance slows down, up 0.08% in February 2013

Date: March 19th, 2013
After a strong start into the New Year the UCITS HFS Index slowed down, reporting gains of 0.08% for February 2013. The broad index started positively...

Top Small-Cap Hedge Funds Surge by 10.5%, Eclipse $32 Billion in Asset Under Management

Date: March 18th, 2013
The Top 50 Small-Cap focused hedge funds now manage $32.4 billion in U.S. equity assets, allocating 68.7% of their overall assets, or $22.3 billion, to...

Former Eton Park Partners are Still Silent on Ronit Capital’s $300M Launch

Date: March 8th, 2013
Although the four partners are shrouded in secrecy, inside sources are learning more about the anticipated launch of Ronit Capital. According to Financial...

Top Trader Deepak Gulati Leaves JP Morgan Chase to launch Argentiere Capital

Date: March 7th, 2013
The Volcker Rule has sprung another star trader from the ranks of U.S. banks as Deepak Gulati leaves JP Morgan Chase to start his own hedge fund. As reported...

Henry Swieca Starts Swieca Seedling to Launch Protégé’s into Hedge Fund Hyperspace

Date: March 6th, 2013
With his first seeding of Clearline Capital, Henry Swieca is attempting to follow the footsteps of Julian Robertson, the founder of Tiger Management Corp,...

Tudor veteran Andrew McMillan Taps Singapore Lawyer to Head Stewart Asia Investment Ltd

Date: March 4th, 2013
Former Tudor Investment Corp trader, Andrew McMillan, has tapped the head of a leading Singapore law firm as the CEO for his new his new venture, Steward...

Activist investment strategy thriving as investors seek enhanced returns in a difficult economic environment, say RWC’s Wildschut & Soininen

Date: February 26th, 2013
Investors are increasingly looking to specialist activist investing to improve performance. Hedge Fund Research recently reported $3.8bn flowing into...

Brevan Howard’s Tristan Edwards to Mosaic Asset Management; Gains Backing from Woori Absolute Partners & NewAlpha Asset Management

Date: February 26th, 2013
In a joint venture with Woori Absolute Partners and NewAlpha Asset Management, Tristan Edwards, formerly of Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP, is ready...

Stark Investments Veteran Michael Keough Set to Launch Racon Capital Partners with $35 Million

Date: February 25th, 2013
Milwaukee-based Racon Capital Partners is set to launch after raising $35 million. According to the Business Journal, Racon Capital Partners will be managed...

Halcyon Asset Management Becomes Sixth Investment for Dyal Capital Partners

Date: February 13th, 2013
In its latest client letter, Halcyon Asset Management, a $12 billion multi-strategy hedge fund, announced the sale of 20 percent minority stake to Dyal...

Activist Investors Making Big Waves: Knight Vinke, Cevian Capital, Third Point and Trian lead the way

Date: February 12th, 2013
Activist investors more than lived up to their reputations in 2012 with a wave of board invasions that have led to dozens of high-profile shakeups. As...

Guggenheim may hire up to 10 portfolio managers in 2013

Date: February 9th, 2013
Guggenheim Global Trading (GGT), a subsidiary of Guggenheim Partners LLC, announced that it plans to hire as many as 10 portfolio managers this calendar...

Keith Anderson's Anderson Global Macro preps for big Launch: Hires Credit Suisse’s Doug Paul

Date: February 5th, 2013
As Keith Anderson’s Anderson Global Macro prepares for its Q1 launch, he has reportedly made a big move by bringing on board Doug Paul as the firm’s...

Former Normura Star Benjamin Fuchs Shines Brightly with his BFAM Partners

Date: February 4th, 2013
Boosted by a 9 percent return in December, former Nomura trader, Benjamin Fuchs’ BFAM Partners catapulted to the top of Asia funds with a 32 percent...

Elliot Management Slates Board Nominees to Shakeup Hess Corp

Date: January 31st, 2013
In an effort to reshape oil and gas giant Hess Corp, activist hedge fund Elliot Management is considering putting up a slate of board nominees. According...

FRM Capital Advisors seeds Toby Bartlett’s Japan focused Arena Capital Management

Date: January 30th, 2013
FRM Capital Advisors (“FCA”), the seeding division of FRM, Man Group plc‘s (“Man”) fund of hedge fund division, has entered into a strategic...


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