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Gamco wants Fisher Communications to Undertake a Leveraged Restructuring

Date: August 13th, 2012
On August 6, Gamco sent a letter to Fisher Communications Inc.’s (FSCI) President and CEO recommending that the Company undertake a leveraged restructuring...

Rob Chandra Branches out from Bessemer Venture to launch Avid Park hedge fund

Date: August 13th, 2012
Rob Chandra of Bessemer Venture Partners has parlayed his prolific fund raising success into the creation of a $250 million long/short equities hedge...

The Rise & Rise of Operational Due Diligence

Date: August 13th, 2012
The Madoff scandal exposed the Alternative Investment Industry to widespread allegations of substantial neglect, in terms of its Due Diligence processes....

Emerging Managers Marcato Capital and Mudrick Capital outpace industry stalwarts

Date: August 10th, 2012
In what is shaping up to be another subpar year for the hedge fund industry, recently spawned funds are proving, once again, that small is better for...

Hedge Funds Remain Cautious; Lag Volatile Equity Markets

Date: August 9th, 2012
Hennessee Group LLC, an adviser to hedge fund investors, announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index increased +0.47% in July (+2.78% YTD), while...

Armajaro Asset Management Launching Focused Fund

Date: August 8th, 2012
In an effort to boost total firm assets, Armajaro Asset Management announced the launch of its first equities fund, the Armajaro Global Financial Fund....

UCITS HFS Index breaks negative trend, up +0.97% in July

Date: August 6th, 2012
After four negative months in a row the UCITS HFS Index reported a monthly gain of +0.97% for July 2012. The broad index started positively into the month...

Top New York City Hedge Funds down 25% since 2007

Date: August 6th, 2012
While New York’s hedge fund industry has largely recovered since the 2008 financial crisis, the metropolitan area’s largest hedge funds still have...

Fortress Investment Group's Asset Under Management Increase to $47.8 billion

Date: August 4th, 2012
Fortress Investment Group LLC (NYSE: FIG) today reported its second quarter 2012 financial results.

FINANCIAL SUMMARY

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC Reports $116.2 million Net Loss

Date: August 4th, 2012
Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (NYSE: OZM) ("Och-Ziff") today reported a GAAP Net Loss((1) )of $116.2 million, or $0.82 per basic and diluted Class...

Patrick Boyle Gets Stanley Fink’s backing to Launch Palomar Capital LLP

Date: August 3rd, 2012
Patrick Boyle, a successful quant trader formerly of Nomura Holdings and Millennium Management LLC, has enlisted the backing of Stanley Fink of International...

Daniel Loeb's Third Point Management makes big bet on Kraft

Date: August 3rd, 2012
Third Point Management, the $8.7 billion hedge fund firm managed by Daniel Loeb has join investment titans, Bill Ackman and Warren Buffet, in making Kraft...

Charles Nathan Should Spend More Time With Investors

Date: August 3rd, 2012
We investors have grown accustomed, nay weary, of corporate hangers-on who routinely and blithely defend entrenched directors and managers. We mostly...

Condor Trading’s Ken Applegate and Scott Brown launch Pacific View Asset Management

Date: August 1st, 2012
Condor Trading LP has launched a new San Francisco hedge fund featuring two small cap strategies veterans from New Zealand’s Fisher Funds. As announced...

Goldman Sachs veteran Christopher Mikosh to Launch TOR Hedge Fund

Date: August 1st, 2012
Former Hong Kong-based Goldman Sachs trader, Christopher Mikosh has embarked upon a plan to start a new Asia-based hedge fund scheduled for launch in...

Earnings surprises, price reaction and value

Date: August 1st, 2012
The earnings season is upon us and each company’s earnings announcement is eagerly awaited, traded upon and talked about. For widely followed companies...

Bowery Investment Management Launched By Longacre Veteran

Date: July 30th, 2012
Vladimir Jelisavcic, a former founding partner of Longacre Fund Management LLC, announced the launch of Bowery Investment Management, LLC. Bowery now...

Grandmaster Capital’s Patrick Wolff predicts prolonged slowdown for China

Date: July 29th, 2012
Grandmaster Capital Management’s Patrick Wolff is not only predicting a continued slow-down for China’s economy, he also believes that China is entering...

Activism via Board Control Often Requires Long Range View

Date: July 23rd, 2012
When we first work with an investor who is seeking to become an activist, we often hear the same initial message: “We need board control. We need...

FATCA Simplified - the Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Date: July 19th, 2012
FATCA (the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) is US tax legislation enacted in 2010 and due to come into force on Jan first 2013. Put simply FATCA require...

Global Investment Management Industry Continues to Face a Regulatory Avalanche of Disparate Rules

Date: July 17th, 2012
In its fourth annual analysis of global financial regulations, KPMG, the audit, tax and advisory firm, says investment managers continue to face daunting...

Top 300 Hedge Funds Get Bigger, Nearly Surpass $750 Billion AUM Mark

Date: July 16th, 2012
The Top 300 US Equity Hedge Funds have seen their assets increase by more than $110 billion, or 6.75%, since the beginning of 2012. Overall, the top...

Lansdowne Partners up 7.1% YTD

Date: July 15th, 2012
Lansdowne Partners LP’s flagship Lansdowne Developed Markets hedge fund, which has nearly $7.5 billion in assets under management, is up 7.1% through...

Fortress’s Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund Named “Best Distressed Hedge Fund”

Date: July 13th, 2012
Fortress Investment Group's (NYSE: FIG) Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund was recognized as "Best Distressed Hedge Fund" at the Hedge Funds Review...

Hedge Funds Lag Equity Markets in Macro Driven Market

Date: July 12th, 2012
Hennessee Group LLC, an adviser to hedge fund investors, announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index increased +0.06% in June (+2.10% YTD), while...


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