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Treesdale Partners hires Yoon Chang & Ashley Honey - Launches $20 Million Treebrook Macro Fund

Date: September 18th, 2012
Treesdale Partners launched its Treebrook Macro Fund on September 12th with $20 million in assets under management. As reported by Financial Alternatives,...

Top 100 Hedge Funds hold Steady, Allocate $528B to Equities

Date: September 17th, 2012
The latest Top 100 U.S. Equity Hedge Fund list has been released, revealing that the top hedge funds manage $528.4 billion in equities. Notably, 35 hedge...

Jana Partners Reaps Healthy Profit with Short-term Barnes & Noble Trade

Date: September 14th, 2012
Jana Partners, a hedge fund known for its shareholder activist proclivities, turned a 7 million-share stake in Barnes & Noble into a short-term profit...

Vinay Pande Leaves Deutsche Bank for Brevan Howard Asset Management

Date: September 11th, 2012
Veteran trader, Vinay Pande is leaving his position as chief investment advisor at Deutsche Bank to join Brevan Howard Asset Management, Europe’s second...

Top New York Hedge Funds Dominate Rankings; Top 100 Oversee $409 Billion

Date: September 10th, 2012
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...

Phoenix Investment Advisor Adds to Team as AUM Increases

Date: September 7th, 2012
Phoenix Investment Adviser is pleased to announce it has named Dixon Yee as Trader and Senior Research Analyst for the firm. Mr. Yee brings with him more...

TELUS Fights Mason Capital’s Shareholder Meeting in Court

Date: September 7th, 2012
TELUS, the Canadian telecomminications company, is seeking a court order to prevent Mason Capital, a New York hedge fund conducting an invalid shareholder...

Effective Activism, on the Cheap - Update

Date: September 7th, 2012
In 2010, we set out to determine a way to improve the odds of success, and to lower the cost, of activist investing.

Then, we put together...

UCITS HFS Index Posts Gains Second Month in a Row, Up +0.39%

Date: September 7th, 2012
After July marked a turnaround for the UCITS HFS Index after four consecutive negative months, the broad index posted a gain of +0.39% for August 2012....

GLG Partners appoints Sudi Mariappa to lead fixed-income hedge fund offering

Date: September 7th, 2012
GLG, the Financial Services Authority (“FSA”) authorised and regulated investment manager division of Man Group plc (“Man”) is pleased to announce...

David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital LP Quick to Let Clients Know of Industry Leading Gains

Date: September 6th, 2012
Greenlight Capital LP was quick to boast of its 4.2 percent August gain to clients, especially against a backdrop of a underperformance as indicated the...

Renaissance Technologies and Citadel Investment Group Surge, While Other Top Equity Hedge Funds Stall

Date: August 30th, 2012
Renaissance Technologies Corporation and Citadel Investment Group saw their equity assets under management surge over the second quarter of 2012 by $4.1...

Citadel Investment Group’a Global Equities Hedge Fund up 10.3%; Jeff Runnfeldt to Retire

Date: August 29th, 2012
Citadel Investment Group has announced the retirement of Jeff Runnfeldt, co-head of its global equities group effective August 31st. According to Bloomberg...

Hedge Funds’ Assets Continued to Rise in First Half of Year

Date: August 28th, 2012
Single-manager hedge funds, which include commodities trading advisors, withstood market swings, macroeconomic uncertainties and regulatory reforms in...

Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital wants “premium” price for General Growth Properties

Date: August 27th, 2012
Pershing Square Capital sent a letter to the board of General Growth Properties, Inc. (GGP) on August 23 discussing their investment in the company over...

Carl Icahn Moves his Son Brett Icahn up the Ladder with $3 Billion Hedge Fund

Date: August 24th, 2012
Carl Icahn, the hedge fund patriarch of his $24 billion family holding company, Icahn Enterprises, has peeled off $3 billion to help his son Brett Icahn...

Hedge Fund Fire Sale: SAC Capital, Cerberus, Avenue Capital and Elliot Intl selling at Discounts

Date: August 21st, 2012
The continued underperformance of hedge funds is driving an increasing number of investors to offer their partnership interests at steep discounts on...

Brevan Howard loses its third co-founder in three years

Date: August 19th, 2012
Brevan Howard Asset Management, the global hedge fund manager founded in 2002, has lost its third founder in three years. Chris Rokos is leaving the...

Tiger Management Continues to Spawn Cream of the Crop Hedge Funds: Falcon Edge Capital

Date: August 19th, 2012
If Tiger Management was a major league baseball team its record as a farm system for successful ballplayers would easily rival the New York Yankees. In...

Eton Park Capital and Blue Mountain Capital Management lead the hedge fund charge into financials

Date: August 18th, 2012
The Second quarter 13-F filings reveal an increasing appetite by hedge fund managers for financial stocks which, through the first seven months, have...

John Paulson, George Soros Doubling Down on Gold Rebound

Date: August 16th, 2012
Following a sharp second quarter drop in gold prices, investment giants, George Soros and John Paulson have increased their positions in the SPDR Gold...

Kingdon Capital Management Fighting Uphill Battle to Beat Benchmarks

Date: August 16th, 2012
Following two years of underperformance against key benchmarks, Mark Kingdon’s Kingdon Capital Management LLC fund appears to be extending that streak...

Kernan Oberting Returns to White Mountains in Deal for Oakum Bay Capital Minority Stake

Date: August 15th, 2012
In a deal that includes the return of a former White Mountains Insurance Group’s mergers and acquisitions executive, the company’s investment management...

Marathon Asset Management Throws Wrench into Bill Ackman’s Plan to Revive JC Penny

Date: August 15th, 2012
Marathon Asset Management LP came up on the winning side of its bet that a plan backed by Bill Ackman of Pershing Square Capital Management to revive...

Carl Icahn Battling Forest Laboratories for Board Slate

Date: August 14th, 2012
Shareholder activist and renowned hedge fund manager investor, Carl Icahn, has launched a proxy battle to have four hand-picked directors installed on...


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