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Daniel Loeb’s Third Point, Crispin Odey’s Odey European and Jeffrey Altman’s Owl Creek hedge funds lead January Surge

Date: January 28th, 2013
If “as goes January, so goes the year” holds true, the larger hedge funds may have much to celebrate in 2013. As reported by Value Walk, a slew of...

Hedge Fund Titans Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman Clash over Herbalife

Date: January 25th, 2013
Carl Icahn makes no secret about his disdain for Bill Ackman’s investment methodology, particularly as it applied to his big short position in Herbalife....

Top Commodities Hedge Funds Revealed: Oversee $29.4 Billion in Assets

Date: January 23rd, 2013
The Top 50 Commodities Equity Focused Hedge Fund list has been released, revealing that the top funds now manage $29.4 billion in equity assets. The...

Hedge Fund Founder Chris Hansen set to parlay Facebook IPO Winnings into a Seattle Basketball Team

Date: January 22nd, 2013
Valiant Capital Partners founder Chris Hansen is teaming up with Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer in a bid to bring Sonics basketball back to Seattle. As reported...

The Global Economy in 2013 - 5 key economic trends

Date: January 21st, 2013
2013 is set to be a pivotal year for the world economy. Seismic changes are taking place across the globe, transforming major economies as they try to...

SAC alum set to launch long-short hedge fund

Date: January 17th, 2013
Former SAC portfolio manager, Charles Simonian, has announced that he will launch his own long/short hedge fund in March or April. The new fund, Trove...

Top TMT Hedge Funds Revealed: Oversee $90 Billion in Assets

Date: January 17th, 2013
The Top Technology, Media and Telecom Hedge Fund hedge fund list has been released, revealing that the top TMT Funds now manage $90.2 billion in equity...

Top New York Hedge Funds see assets jump by 10%, Surpassing the $450 Billion Mark

Date: January 9th, 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...

GLG builds out macro and fixed-income platform with senior hires

Date: January 8th, 2013
GLG, the discretionary investment manager of Man Group plc (“Man”) today announces a number of senior hires to its macro and fixed income team. The...

The Top Small-Cap Focused Hedge Funds Charge Forward; Amass nearly $30 Billion in Equity Assets Under Management

Date: January 7th, 2013
The Top 50 Small-Cap focused hedge funds now manage $29.3 billion in U.S. equity assets, allocating nearly 70% of their assets, or $20.3 billion, to companies...

2012 Shareholder Activism in Review - Started Out Slow, But Then...

Date: January 2nd, 2013
As we predicted a year ago, 2012 started out slowly - no major activist projects underway, few regulatory developments, all the significant players quiet....

Dan Benton’s Andor Capital Management is climbing back to the top

Date: January 2nd, 2013
Hedge fund titan Dan Benton returned to the hedge fund scene in 2011 when he re-opened Andor Capital Management. In late 2012, Andor Capital returned...

Hedge Fund & Asset Management Trends: The move to Managed Account Platforms

Date: December 27th, 2012
A growing trend in the Hedge Fund & Asset Management industry over the last few years has been the rise of Managed Account Platforms as a new investment...

Fortress Announces Retirement of Co-Founder and Principal Robert Kauffman

Date: December 24th, 2012
Fortress Investment Group (NYSE: FIG) today announced that Principal and Director Robert Kauffman has elected to retire from the company and its Board...

Top 200 Hedge Fund List grows by more than $50 billion

Date: December 18th, 2012
The Top 200 U.S. Equity Hedge Fund list fared well in the third quarter of 2012 as total US equity assets under management increased by greater than $50...

Kenneth Goodreau Joins TIG Advisors as Chief Investment Officer

Date: December 17th, 2012
TIG Advisors LLC (“TIG”), a leading investment platform that oversees more than $1.8 billion across multiple strategies, today announced that Kenneth...

Dyal Capital Set to Invest in Hedge Funds with $1.28 Billion in assets

Date: December 17th, 2012
The underperformance of hedge funds these past few years is not deterring institutional investors from handing over more than a billion dollars to Dyal...

Top Small- & Mid-Cap Focused Hedge Funds surpass $125 Billion Mark

Date: December 17th, 2012
The Top 50 Small-Cap and Mid-Cap focused hedge funds now manage $125.7 billion in U.S. equity SMID assets, according to the most recent ranking.

Paul Singer’s Elliot Management Corp. Targets Emulex Corp. with 11% Stake

Date: December 15th, 2012
Emulex Corp., a California-based technology company, is the latest target of activist hedge fund, Elliot Management Corp. According to Bloomberg, Elliot...

CEO Peter Clarke Leaves Man Group on a Down Note

Date: December 15th, 2012
Man Group CEO, Peter Clarke, is stepping down following a tumultuous four years at the helm in which the hedge fund has fallen 87%. According to the...

Pinnacle Asset Management, L.P. and Dyal Capital Partners Announce Acquisition of Minority Interest

Date: December 14th, 2012
Pinnacle Asset Management, L.P. ("Pinnacle") and Dyal Capital Partners ("Dyal") announced today that Dyal has acquired a passive minority interest in...

Veteran Bank Traders set to Launch Cogent Energy Investment Management

Date: December 14th, 2012
The fallout of tougher restrictions on the trading activities of banks continues to yield privately managed hedge funds headed by former bank traders....

Bill Hwang and Tiger Asia Pay Record Settlement in SEC Insider Trading Case

Date: December 13th, 2012
Tiger Asia founder Bill Hwang has settled both criminal and civil charges after pleading guilty to illegally profiting from inside information. As reported...

Hedge Fund Closings on the Rise, Again: Kleinheinz Capital, Edoma Partners, Ridley Park, Apson Capital, and Weintraub Capital

Date: December 12th, 2012
Kleinheinz Capital Partners Inc, Ridley Park Capital LLP, Apson Capital LLP, Edoma Partners and Weintraub Capital Management are among the growing list...

Asset management & the future Global Pension Crisis

Date: December 12th, 2012
In 2009 the small Alabama city of Prichard, outside Mobile became the first city in America to stop paying pensions to its retired workers.


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