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6,200 Wealthy Executives raise more than $5 billion

Date: February 28th, 2012
During the 4th Quarter of 2011, some 6,200 executives of US public companies sold an astounding $5.2 billion in stock, according to a recent Donor Watch...

Tony Chedraoui’s Tyrus Capital off to a good start in 2012

Date: February 17th, 2012
Tyrus Capital is reportedly up 3.74% YTD through February 3rd, outperforming event-driven hedge funds overall, which are up 2.4% on average through the...

UCITS HFS Index with good start into 2012, up +1.54% in January

Date: February 13th, 2012
After a negative performance in 2011 the UCITS HFS Index took a good start into the new year with gains of +1.54% in January 2012. The month started on...

Top Mid-Sized Hedge Funds hold their ground, Oversee $50 Billion

Date: February 10th, 2012
The Top 100 Mid-Sized U.S. Equity Hedge Funds oversee $50 billion in assets, according to a recent report that was released by HedgeTracker.

Daniel Och optimistic about investment landscape in 2012

Date: February 9th, 2012
Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (NYSE: OZM) today reported a GAAP Net Loss for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2011 of $137.0...

Fundspire Celebrates Growth in the Cloud in 2011

Date: February 8th, 2012
Fundspire, a leading cloud-based technology provider of performance analytics and reporting for the alternative asset management industry, today announced...

Paul Ruddock & Steve Heinz's Lansdowne Partners up nearly 6% in January

Date: February 3rd, 2012
Lansdowne Partners’ flagship hedge fund, the Lansdowne UK Equity Fund, reportedly returned 5.7% in January, according to Reuters. Lansdowne,...

Commodities hedge funds suffer in 2011

Date: February 1st, 2012
Commodities hedge funds performed poorly in 2011, as the sector focused hedge funds as a group recorded their worst year in more than 10 years. According...

2012 Trends in the Alternative Investment Industry

Date: January 31st, 2012
This White Paper identifies the main trends taking place in the Alternative Investment industry in 2012. It will look in turn at Hedge Fund Managers,...

2012 Preview - A Quiet(er) Year for Activist Investors?

Date: January 27th, 2012
It seems a little quiet right now. Too quiet. Does this portend a less-contentious year for activist investors? Or just the calm before the storm? At...

The Big Hedge Fund Stories from 2011: Part 1

Date: January 25th, 2012
Although individual news items can have can have historical significance (such as story number 1 below) the effort here is more to point to the themes...

Do-It-Yourself Shareholder Activism - A Risky Venture

Date: January 24th, 2012
Recent years have seen a significant rise in shareholder activism in the United States. Activist investors have increasingly been successful in pressing...

New York City retains crown as Hedge Fund Hub of the World; Top 100 oversee $350 Billion

Date: January 23rd, 2012
The list of the Top 100 U.S. Equity Hedge Funds from the greater New York City area has been released, revealing that the top hedge funds oversee a combined...

Bob Treue’s Barnegat Fund up 462.41% since Launch

Date: January 22nd, 2012
Barnegat Fund Management Inc, a Hoboken-based Hedge Fund Manager, has revealed that its flagship Barnegat Fund was up +11.13% in 2011, outperforming Global...

Snowmen and Shovels: Investing Lessons?

Date: January 21st, 2012
I live near New York and woke up this morning to our first snowstorm of the winter (we had a freak one in the fall but no snow in November and December)....

Barry Rosenstein’s Jana Partners buys 5.5% stake in Marathon Petroleum

Date: January 20th, 2012
Activist hedge fund manager Jana Partners LLC revealed this week that it owns a 5.5% stake in Marathon Petroleum Corp. According to a filing with the...

Noam Gottesman Appointed Non-Executive Chairman of GLG (US)

Date: January 17th, 2012
On 17 January 2012, Noam Gottesman, a founding partner and Principal of GLG Partners, Inc., stood down as co-CEO of GLG and has taken on the role of non-executive...

Understanding Investor Due Diligence

Date: January 11th, 2012
The investor due diligence process has evolved with the growth of the hedge fund industry. What was once a short and rather perfunctory process has grown...

Top 200 Hedge Fund List faces Tumultuous Quarter; Big Gainers and Losers Lead the Way

Date: January 9th, 2012
HedgeTracker’s latest Top 200 U.S. Equity Hedge Fund list reveals a challenging third quarter for top 200 hedge funds with total US equity assets declining...

Soros Fund Management cuts employees after closing to new investments

Date: January 8th, 2012
Soros Fund Management, the hedge fund founded by George Soros, cut a number of stock analysts and portfolio managers in the last quarter of 2011 in a...

Capula Investment Management rewards founder Yan Huo with $42 million

Date: January 8th, 2012
Capula Investment Management, a hedge fund based in London, has rewarded one of its co-founders with a massive dividend. According to an article on Bloomberg,...

Clifford Asness’ AQR Capital preps for several Hedge Fund Launches

Date: January 2nd, 2012
A series of SEC filings late last week revealed that Clifford Asness’ AQR Capital Management is raising capital for several hedge fund offerings. The...

Marc Lasry’s Avenue Capital Group to buy controlling stake in Quiznos

Date: December 30th, 2011
Avenue Capital Group, the hedge fund founded by siblings Marc Lasry and Sonia Gardner, is set to make a bid for a controlling share of restaurant chain...

Yashwant Bajaj’s Juggernaut Asia Fund up 45%

Date: December 27th, 2011
The Juggernaut Asia Fund is reportedly up 45% since its launch in August of this year. Juggernaut is managed by Yashwant Bajaj who previously managed...

Czech Asset Management rises from the ashes of FrontPoint Partners

Date: December 27th, 2011
It looks like the end of scandal ridden FrontPoint Partners has finally come. Hedge Tracker has learned that Stephen Czech is leaving the firm with his...


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