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Jeffrey Altman’s Owl Creek Asset Management takes a dive

Date: December 26th, 2011
Jeffrey Altman’s Owl Creek Asset Management is yet another premier hedge fund firm that is having a rough 2011. Owl Creek’s flagship hedge fund,...

Fortress Announces Chief Executive Officer Daniel Mudd to Take Leave of Absence, Appoints Randal A. Nardone Interim Chief Executive Officer

Date: December 22nd, 2011
Fortress Investment Group today announced that Daniel Mudd is taking a leave of absence from his role as chief executive officer of the company and member...

Proxy Access Bylaw Amendment or Shareholder Resolution?

Date: December 16th, 2011
This subject may seem a little arcane. It actually concerns a critical decision that an investor wishing to achieve proxy access must make.

Highbridge Capital Management’s investment team continues to shrink

Date: December 16th, 2011
Earlier in the week, we learned that Shyan Wen Lim, the former joint head of Highbridge Capital’s Asian investment team, had been laid off as part of...

Top 100 Hedge Fund List gets shaken up by Market Turmoil

Date: December 14th, 2011
The latest Top 100 U.S. Equity Hedge Fund list has been released, revealing that the top 100 hedge funds have not had it easy recently. A number of large...

D.E. Shaw in discussions to acquire stake in Chinese state-controlled investment company

Date: December 14th, 2011
D.E. Shaw & Co, a New York-based hedge fund manager and investment advisor, is said to be in talks to acquire a 15 to 20 percent stake in Tianjin TEDA...

Goldman Funding ex-Barclays Trader through Seeding Fund

Date: December 14th, 2011
Goldman Sachs, the New York-based global investment banking and securities firm, plans to provide $150 to $200 million in seed money for a hedge fund...

Highbridge Capital Management taps Arjun Menon to lead Asia Investment Operations

Date: December 13th, 2011
Highbridge Capital Management is refocusing its Asian investment efforts away from equities and towards high-yield credit, convertible bonds and volatility...

Top 10 Hedge Funds lose $31.8 Billion, John Paulson’s Fund Leads the Losers

Date: December 12th, 2011
The Top 10 Hedge Funds saw their US Equity assets drop by an astounding $31.8 Billion, or -16.8%, during the third quarter of 2011. The precipitous drop...

Most Global Macro Hedge Funds Suffer, Brevan Howard Thrives

Date: December 9th, 2011
Typically, wild market swings create opportunities for shrewd Global Macro hedge fund managers. A recent article from Reuters highlights how most of...

UCITS HFS Index not able to profit from market upswing, down -0.76% in November 2011

Date: December 7th, 2011
After a positive performance in October the UCITS HFS Index continued its poor performance this year with a loss of -0.76% in November 2011. The month...

Och-Ziff Capital announces entry by Partners into Rule 10b5-1 Trading Plans

Date: December 7th, 2011
Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (NYSE: OZM) ("Och-Ziff" or the "Company") today announced that Daniel S. Och, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,...

Hedge Funds Circling Over the European Wreckage

Date: December 6th, 2011
Have you ever wanted to spend your summers basking in the sunlight at your mountain top Tuscan villa, surveying the manicured vineyards which produce...

Ruud Hendriks to lead Man Group’s Institutional Group

Date: December 2nd, 2011
Man Group plc announced that Ruud Hendriks has been appointed non-executive Chairman of Man’s Institutional Department. Mr. Hendriks, who is currently...

Highbridge Capital veteran Carl Huttenlocher launches Myriad Asset Management

Date: December 1st, 2011
Myriad Asset Management launched its maiden hedge fund today with $300 million in assets under management. Myriad, which is based in Hong Kong, was founded...

Former SAC trader launching EM hedge fund

Date: November 23rd, 2011
Ali Akay, previously a trader at SAC Capital Advisors, announced the impending launch of his new emerging markets hedge fund Carrhae Capital. Carrhae...

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC Announces Public Offering of $250 Million of Class A Shares

Date: November 15th, 2011
Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (NYSE: OZM) ("Och-Ziff" or the "Company") announced today that it plans to raise $250 million in a public offering...

What’s up with BYD?

Date: November 8th, 2011
When I first bought shares in the Chinese electric car manufacturer, BYD (BYDDF) (or Build Your Dreams) in 2009 on the heels of Warren Buffet’s 10%...

Top 200 Hedge Funds oversee nearly $680 billion in assets

Date: October 21st, 2011
The latest Top 200 U.S. Equity Hedge Fund list reveals that the top 200 hedge funds oversee a combined $673 billion in assets under management. Notably,...

How to Avoid Ponzi Schemes

Date: October 19th, 2011
I spent a sad and depressing, but highly instructional evening with Dr. Stephen Greenspan, who lost most of his personal fortune with Bernie Madoff. The...

Greenlight Capital’s David Einhorn bashes Green Mountain

Date: October 18th, 2011
Renowned shareholder activist David Einhorn is in attack mode again and this time Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is the recipient of his criticism. Mr....

Third Point’s Daniel Loeb searching for Yahoo Gold

Date: September 26th, 2011
With constant rumors swirling throughout Wall Street and Silicon Valley, it seems even more apparent that the independent days of the troubled internet...

Hedge funds suffer heavy losses in August; Fortress, Renaissance and Bridgewater Outperform

Date: September 20th, 2011
Hedge funds lost an average of -3.36% in August, according to the Hennessee Group. August was the worst month for hedge funds since October 2008, right...

Bill Ackman’s Hong Kong Dollar Play

Date: September 19th, 2011
You are all well aware of my love affair with the Chinese Yuan (CYB), which I expect to appreciate substantially in coming years off the back of China’s...

Global Macro Hedge Funds Outfperform: Polygon Investment Partners, MW Global, Man Group

Date: September 15th, 2011
The pounding that many equity-focused hedge funds took in August has dimmed their prospects for a positive finish unless the equities market stages renowned...


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