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Top Activist Hedge Funds just miss the $200B mark; Icahn, ValueAct and & Pershing Square Capital claim the top spots

Date: June 28th, 2015
The latest Top Activist Hedge Fund Manager list has been released, revealing that the top funds now manage $199 billion in equity assets. Twenty of the...

25 Hedge Funds join the Top Mid-Tier Hedge Funds List; Led by Tekne Capital, Tontine and Glade Brook

Date: June 26th, 2015
The Top Mid-Sized Hedge Funds now oversee a combined $65.5 billion in assets, according to Hedge Tracker’s most recent rankings. This quarter’s...

Top 100 New York City Hedge Funds power through early 2015 with $27.7 billion in Gains

Date: June 21st, 2015
The Top 100 New York Area Hedge Funds had a strong quarter, having seen their assets grow by $27.7 billion or 3.4% during the quarter. Combined, the...

Hayman Capital develops new Healthcare Investment Strategy: Kill Drug Patents

Date: June 15th, 2015
If you can’t find any good long/short opportunities, you can just create them; which is what hedge fund manager Kyle Bass is doing in the pharmaceutical...

Could Surge in Hedge Fund Venture Investments Lead to Next Bubble?

Date: June 12th, 2015
A sudden surge of venture capital investments by hedge funds, mutual funds and other non-traditional venture capital sources has some experts concerned...

Top Citigroup Executive to join Elliot Management as Chief Operating Officer

Date: June 10th, 2015
Activist Hedge Fund Elliot Management announced that Zion Shohet, a high ranking Citigroup executive, is joining as the new chief operating officer. ...

Justin Lake leaves JPMorgan to head up a healthcare portfolio at Viking Global Investors

Date: June 5th, 2015
In a move to further bolster its success in public and private health care investments, Viking Global Investors has hired Justin Lake, who was previously...

Silicon Valley Firms Won’t Be Calling activist Jesse Cohn’s Bluff Anymore

Date: June 1st, 2015
With his reputation as a notoriously successful bluffer firmly entrenched in Silicon Valley board rooms, Jesse Cohn is making a move to stack the deck...

Healthcare & Biotech Hedge Funds surpass $165 Mark for the first time, as Long/Short Equity Giants bet on Sector

Date: April 27th, 2015
The most recent Top Healthcare, Pharma and Biotech Focused Hedge Fund list has been released, revealing that the top funds now manage $168 billion in...

Marc Andreessen Reminds Us Activist Investors Will Always Have Stuff to Do

Date: April 22nd, 2015
We sometimes just marvel at the things that executives say when they consider activist investors. We’ve remarked before on what CEOs really think about...

Activist hedge fund Engaged Capital and Rovi Corp Battle over Board Slates

Date: April 20th, 2015
Rovi Corp, a provider of television guides to cable companies, is attempting to fend off a challenge to its slate of board directors by

Top Connecticut Hedge Funds surpass $175 Million Mark; Assets increase 3.2% quarter-over-quarter

Date: April 19th, 2015
The rankings for the Top Connecticut Hedge Funds have been released, revealing that the top 50 hedge funds oversee a combined $176 billion in equity assets....

California’s Hedge Funds closed out 2014 Strong, Reaching another All-Time High

Date: April 14th, 2015
The latest list of the Top Hedge Funds from California has been released, revealing that the list’s assets surged by 19.6% year-over-year. The top...

Tech, Media & Telecom Hedge Funds ride high with 10.3% surge; Lone Pine, Coatue Capital and Tiger Global claim top spots

Date: April 12th, 2015
The latest Top Technology, Media and Telecom Hedge Fund list has been released, revealing that the top TMT Funds currently manage nearly $143 billion....

Mid-Tier Hedge Funds see room to Grow; Archer Capital, JHL Capital and Sandler O'Neill top the list

Date: April 5th, 2015
The Top Mid-Sized Hedge Funds now oversee a combined $67.7 billion in assets, according to Hedge Tracker’s most recent rankings. Two distressed focused...

Goldman’s Stuart Riley joins former Brevan Howard Star Chris Rokos’ new Hedge Fund

Date: March 31st, 2015
Stuart Riley, former Goldman Sachs co-manager of Asia Pacific macro trading, will join Chris Rokos in the high profile launch of a his yet to be named...

Groveland Capital gives Biglari Holdings a taste of its own Steak

Date: March 28th, 2015
Groveland Capital, a Minnesota-based activist hedge fund, is attempting to shake things up for Sardar Biglari, CEO of Biglari Holdings which owns Steak...

Chicago & Texas continue to dominate Central U.S. Hedge Funds List, Leading 4.6% Asset Surge

Date: March 26th, 2015
The rankings for the Top Central U.S. Hedge Funds have been released, revealing that the top 50 hedge funds oversee a combined $136.1 billion in equity...

Moore Capital and Mount Kellett Capital veterans Join CQS

Date: March 25th, 2015
CQS, a $13.5 billion global multi-asset strategy hedge fund firm, has hired two money managers for its London operations. As reported by Bloomberg News,...

Assets Surge by 36% for Emerging Managers; 74% of the top Hedge Funds report Assets Gains

Date: March 24th, 2015
The Top Emerging Hedge Fund Managers now manage $82.5 billion in U.S. equity assets, having seen their equity assets jump by nearly $22 billion during...

Leading New York City Hedge Funds gained nearly 17% in 2014; Millennium, AQR, Och-Ziff, DE Shaw & Gotham powered Y-O-Y gains

Date: March 22nd, 2015
The Top 200 New York Area Hedge Funds had an impressive year, having seen their assets grow by $133 billion or 16.6% during 2014. Combined, the top NYC...

Hutchin Hill Capital Seeks Entry into Burgeoning Asia Merger Market

Date: March 20th, 2015
New York-based Hutchin Hill Capital has set up shop in Asia with the opening of a 10-person office in Hong Kong. According to Bloomberg News, the $3.4...

Harbinger Group is Starting Clean with New CEO and New Name - HRG Group

Date: March 18th, 2015
Harbinger Group Inc. is attempting to wipe the slate clean with its announcement of a name change and a new CEO to replace Philip Falcone, its troubled...

Man GLG poaches Himanshu Gulati from Perry Capital to head up Distressed strategy

Date: February 19th, 2015
Himanshu Gulati has been anointed as the head of London-based Man Group's GLG unit to manage their distressed investment focused hedge fund. According...

Sarissa Capital’s Denner & Mulligan aim to shakeup Ariad Pharmaceuticals

Date: February 18th, 2015
Activist hedge fund Sarissa Capital, which owns 12.9 million shares or nearly 7% of Ariad Pharmaceuticals (AIRA), is rumored to have placed Ariad’s...


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