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Alphabet Management to change name to Saiers Capital LLC; Rewards Nelson Saiers following Strong Performance

Date: December 11th, 2012
Nelson Saiers has been rewarded by Alphabet Management LLC for his contribution to the hedge fund’s strong performance with a promotion to full partner...

With Fiscal Cliff Looming, Hedge Funds Generate Gains

Date: December 11th, 2012
Hennessee Group LLC, an adviser to hedge fund investors, announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index advanced +0.36% in November (+5.47% YTD),...

Charles Fernandez finds life after Fairholme with Barnstar Opportunities Fund

Date: December 10th, 2012
Charles Fernandez, who left the helm of Fairholme Capital Management last year, has re-emerged with his own hedge fund he calls Barnstar Opportunities...

Phoenix Investment Adviser Grows Assets Under Management by $200 million

Date: December 10th, 2012
Phoenix Investment Adviser, a private investment firm that specializes in high-yield corporate debt, today announced it has increased its assets under...

Top 100 Mid-Sized Hedge Funds oversee more than $62.6 Billion, California and Connecticut Bulk-Up

Date: December 10th, 2012
The list of the Top 100 Mid-Sized Equity Hedge Funds has been released, revealing that the top hedge funds oversee a combined $62.6 billion in US equities....

Loyal Traders May Be Getting Wobbly on SAC Capital Advisors and Steve Cohen

Date: December 9th, 2012
Signs of discontent and concern are apparently starting to emerge among the highly regarded traders at SAC Capital Advisors. As reported by the New...

Innocap teams up with newcomer Akira Capital to launch the Innocap Akira Commodity Fund LP

Date: December 7th, 2012
Innocap Investment Management Inc. ("Innocap"), a strategic alliance between National Bank of Canada and BNP Paribas, has teamed up with Akira Capital...

Top 100 Hedge Funds up 21% YTD, Eclipse $570B Mark

Date: December 7th, 2012
The latest Top 100 U.S. Equity Hedge Fund list has been released, revealing that the top hedge funds’ assets increased by nearly $43 Billion, or 8.13%,...

Philip Falcone and Harbinger Capital Partners Ask Court to Toss SEC Case

Date: December 6th, 2012
Citing a lack of evidence and a misinterpretation of legitimate practices, Philip Falcone filed for a dismal of the SEC’s charges against him and his...

Facing $520M in Redemptions, Diamondback Capital Management decides to wind down

Date: December 6th, 2012
Diamondback Capital Management announced to its clients today that the firm’s principals have made the decision shut down. The hedge fund has been...

Top 10 Hedge Funds up 6.3%, Surge past $200 Billion AUM mark

Date: December 6th, 2012
The Top 10 Hedge Funds saw their US Equity assets increase by $12.2 billion, or 6.3%, during the third quarter of 2012. It was a great quarter overall...

KPMG boosts its Alternative Investment Funds Practice with several New Hires

Date: December 5th, 2012
KPMG, LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, is adding several new hires to its Alternative Investment Funds (AIF) practice’s national team, in...

Quant Hedge Fund start-ups reach new high with Increased Investor Demand

Date: December 3rd, 2012
Even as quant fund giants such as Winton Capital and Man Group continue to struggle this year, investor demand for more “black-box” hedge funds appears...

Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square edges closer to public offering with $2.2 Billion in Investor Commitments

Date: November 30th, 2012
With $2.2 billion in commitments from 120 investors, Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd founder, Bill Ackman is on the verge of realizing his vision of taking...

Portman Square Capital still well short of $500 Million hedge fund launch target

Date: November 29th, 2012
Former Citigroup and Morgan Stanley star trader, Sutesh Sharma is finding the going much rougher than anticipated in the launch of his new venture, Portman...

David Simon’s Twin Capital Management Hires special situations analyst from Jefferies

Date: November 29th, 2012
Twin Capital Management LLC, a New York-based event-driven hedge fund firm, has appointed Richard Fitzgerald as vice president and analyst. In his new...

Astenbeck Capital and Clive Capital slowed by Volatile Oil Prices

Date: November 26th, 2012
Proving that the oil market is becoming too difficult to read these days, two of the largest oil-trading hedge funds are experiencing a whipsaw year and...

Bank Traders Rushing to Launch New Hedge Funds: Borut Miklavcic’s LindenGrove Capital and Antoine Cornut’s Camares Capital

Date: November 23rd, 2012
Spurred by ongoing cutbacks by U.S. banks and the continued contraction of the investment banking industry, an increasing number of traders are braving...

Coatue Management, Tiger Global and Tiger Consumer Management take a Liking to Facebook

Date: November 20th, 2012
Facebook investors are breathing a little easier following significant share purchases by top hedge funds in the third quarter. According to Reuters,...

Jerry Weintraub closing down Weintraub Capital Management after 20 Years

Date: November 19th, 2012
After 20 years of producing steady returns for investors, Jerry Weintraub is closing Weintraub Capital Management LP, to turn his attention to managing...

Basel III Regs have been good for Davide Serra and Eric Halet's Algebris CoCo Fund

Date: November 19th, 2012
Capitalizing on the more stringent capital requirements under Basel III regulations, the Algebris CoCo Fund has converted its bet on bank-issued debt...

Julian Robertson’s Newest Tiger Cub – Tiger Capital Launches in Asia

Date: November 16th, 2012
Julian Robertson, the legendary investor and successful benefactor of a number of start-up hedge funds, is backing a new Asia-based hedge fund. According...

Tetragon Financial Group Acquires Polygon Management LP for $98.5 Million

Date: November 15th, 2012
Tetragon Financial Group announced that it will acquire Polygon Management LP using 11.7 million of its non-voting shares in the transaction. As reported...

October Gains Boost James Dinan’s York Capital to Double Digits YTD Returns

Date: November 13th, 2012
It’s been a good year so far for York Capital Management’s founder James Dinan who has four hedge funds at or near double digit gains through the...

Geoff Grant Calls it Quits for Grant Capital Partners

Date: November 12th, 2012
Grant Capital Partners has become the latest victim of the uncooperative global macro market, shutting its doors after just three years. According to...


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