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Two activist investors dueling for board seats

Date: November 11th, 2012
Two activist investors are set to battle for ModusLink board seats. Warren Lichtenstein of Steel Partners Holdings announced a proxy fight for three...

High-Risk Long-Ball Strategy Pays off for Pine River, Tilden Park, Appaloosa and Barnegat

Date: November 5th, 2012
A handful of hedge funds are winning the game this year by employing the high-risk tactic of swinging for the fences. As reported by the Wall Street Journal,...

Baupost Group Won’t Skip a Beat with Herb Wagner's Departure?

Date: November 2nd, 2012
After 13 years with Baupost as co-portfolio manager, Herb Wagner is leaving to manage his own investments with plans to open his portfolio to outside...

Fortress Investment Group's AUM increase to $51.5 billion

Date: November 2nd, 2012
Fortress Investment Group LLC (NYSE: FIG) today reported its third quarter 2012 financial results.

FINANCIAL SUMMARY

Gray & Company Acquires Tiburon Capital Management

Date: November 1st, 2012
Gray & Company (Gray), an independent investment advisory firm, and Tiburon Capital Management (Tiburon), an alternative asset manager, have announced...

Charlie Chan Propels Year Old Splendid Asia Hedge Fund to 60 Percent Gain

Date: October 30th, 2012
Charlie Chan, who left Credit Suisse to start Splendid Asia Macro hedge fund in 2011, has reportedly performed splendidly in his first full year. In an...

Emerging Markets Propel Smaller Macro Hedge Funds to Success

Date: October 30th, 2012
The recent retirement of trading dynamo, Greg Coffey, age 41, from Moore Capital, signals the continuing fall from grace of the long-established macro...

Former Citadel Portfolio Manager Launches Continuum Investment Management Hedge Fund

Date: October 26th, 2012
Heightened interest in residential and commercial mortgage debt has spurred portfolio manager, Kevin Scherer, formerly of Citadel LLC, to launch a new...

BlueCrest Capital Boosts Computing Power to Jump Start Sagging Hedge Fund

Date: October 22nd, 2012
Leading hedge fund, BlueCrest Capital went back to the drawing board to completely revamp its black box trading programs in response to poor results over...

Emerging Market Hedge Funds Outperform in another Sub-Par Year; BTG Pactual & Contrarian Capital Lead the Way

Date: October 22nd, 2012
A few hedge funds that have bet heavily on emerging markets are reaping double-digit gains in a year of sub-par returns for the hedge fund industry. As...

UCITS HFS Index shows strength throughout third quarter, up +0.36% in September 2012

Date: October 18th, 2012
After losing ground during the second quarter of 2012, the UCITS HFS Index reported gains for the third consecutive month in September. This positive...

Edoma Partners’ Assets Shrink; Partners Oliver Haslam and Casper Lund Depart

Date: October 18th, 2012
Pierre-Henri Flamand’s Edoma Partners has seen its assets shrink along with its investment team. According to Bloomberg News, founding partners...

Fed Sparks Rally in Risk Assets; Hedge Funds Post Gains

Date: October 10th, 2012
Hennessee Group LLC, an adviser to hedge fund investors, announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index increased +1.26% in September (+5.03% YTD),...

Fortress Investment Group Pays Off All Remaining Corporate Debt

Date: October 9th, 2012
Fortress Investment Group LLC (NYSE: FIG) today announced that it has paid in full the remaining balance of the company’s only outstanding debt obligation—a...

Sandell Asset Management further criticizes TPC Group's going-private transaction

Date: October 5th, 2012
On October 2nd, Sandell Asset Management issued a press release and a second white paper criticizing TPC Group Inc’s (TPCG) proposed $40/share going-private...

Hedge Funds & the Global Economic Crisis - Willing Culprits or Easy Scapegoats?

Date: October 2nd, 2012
The summer of 2012 marked 5 years since the slow onset of an economic crisis that first became known as the Credit Crunch and then the half decade that...

The "dividend tax" cliff approaches: Implications for stocks

Date: September 30th, 2012
A great deal has been written about the "fiscal cliff" that US taxpayers, investors and companies are faced with at the end of this year. Put simply,...

Top 300 Hedge Funds see assets jump by 12% year-to-date – Big Gainers Lead the Charge

Date: September 29th, 2012
The Top 300 US Equity Hedge Funds have seen their assets increase by more than $76 billion, or 12%, since the beginning of 2012. Overall, the top U.S....

Zadig Asset Management’s Jonathan Herbert Breaks Away to Start Cologny Advisors

Date: September 28th, 2012
Jonathan Herbert, a portfolio manager with Zadig Asset Management, has taken his long/short equity hedge fund and started Cologny Advisors, a new London-based...

Borut Milavcic to Launch Global Macro focused LindenGrove Capital with Former Nomura Group Team

Date: September 26th, 2012
Former Nomura Group trader, Borut Milavcic is readying the launch of his new global macro LindenGrove Capital hedge fund for the end of the year. According...

Asia Hedge Fund Asset Surge; Hong Kong Hedge Fund Start-Ups Lead the Way

Date: September 25th, 2012
The recent growth in Hong Kong-based hedge funds countered trends of declining assets throughout the rest of the Asian fund industry. As reported by Reuters,...

Top 100 Mid-Sized Hedge Funds oversee more than $60 Billion, Emerging Managers Account for 20% of Top Funds

Date: September 24th, 2012
The list of the Top 100 Mid-Sized Equity Hedge Funds has been released, revealing that the top hedge funds oversee a combined $60.5 billion in US equities....

Starboard Value Taking Activist Interest in Office Depot’s Struggles

Date: September 21st, 2012
Struggling retailer Office Depot has become the new target of activist hedge fund, Starboard Value. According to Deal Book, Starboard Value has acquired...

Jonathan Relph Joins the Fidelity Investments Reunion at Graham Clapp’s Pensato Capital

Date: September 19th, 2012
Jonathan Relph, a highly-rated analyst in construction and building materials, has joined Pensato Capital in what amounts to a reunion of Fidelity Investments...

Inspiration or Insanity? Fed action and Market Reaction

Date: September 18th, 2012
The big news of last week was the Federal Reserve's announcement of QE3, i.e., that it would buy $40 billion worth of bonds each month until the economy...


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