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Chinese Energy Policies Harming Neighbors

Date: June 23rd, 2011
China's omnivorous energy requirements have been attracting increasing attention as of late, as Beijing attempts to secure any and all sources of power...

Man Group plc launches multi-strategy hedge fund

Date: June 23rd, 2011
Man Group plc, which acquired GLG Partners last year, has announced the launch of its latest hedge fund offering. According to a press release, the Man...

Man Group plc looks to Triple US assets under management

Date: June 21st, 2011
London-based Man Group plc, which is already one of the world’s largest hedge fund management firms, is looking to aggressively build it client base...

Campbell & Co. names Stephen Roussin President

Date: June 20th, 2011
Campbell & Co. names Stephen Roussin new President

Hedge fund Campbell & Co. has named ex-UBS Wealth Management head of investment solutions...

Phil Falcone’s New 4G Network Venture takes aim at AT&T, Verizon

Date: June 20th, 2011
In an accord that could boost the fortunes of both companies, LightSquared, Inc and Sprint Nextel Corp. have agreed to join forces to challenge AT&T and...

Pershing Square Capital’s Bill Ackman looks to raise capital through IPO

Date: June 20th, 2011
Bill Ackman, founder and CEO of hedge fund Pershing Square Capital, is considering raising money for a new fund launch by executing an IPO, according...

Principia Capital Advisors to Launch $750 Asia Hedge Fund

Date: June 20th, 2011
Principia Capital Advisors received authorization from the Securities and Futures Commission to launch a Hong Kong-based hedge fund. Principia is seeking...

Brazilian hedge funds outperform global competitors with simple strategy

Date: June 17th, 2011
Brazilian hedge funds such as Credit Suisse Hedging Griffo, Brazil’s largest hedge fund, have been consistently outperforming their American and European...

Carlyle Group acquires majority stake in Tiger Management-backed Emerging Sovereign Group

Date: June 17th, 2011
Private equity firm Carlyle Group has purchased a 55% stake in Emerging Sovereign Group LLC, a hedge fund founded by Kevin Kenny focusing on emerging...

Phil Falcone’s Harbinger Capital Partners Loses Investor Confidence, Faces Heavy Withdrawals

Date: June 14th, 2011
Investment firm Harbinger Capital Partners LLC saw its assets shrink nearly 30 percent in 2010 and faces additional redemptions of up to $1 billion. Bloomberg...

Steve Eisman quits FrontPoint Partners

Date: June 13th, 2011
FrontPoint Partners, the hedge fund currently embroiled in an insider-trading scandal, has lost its top man. According to Reuters, Steve Eisman,...

Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital ups its Stake in Family Dollar Stores

Date: June 10th, 2011
Pershing Square Capital Management increased its holdings in Family Dollar Stores, Inc (FDO) to nearly 11 million shares giving it an 8.9% stake, up from...

Ignis Argonaut’s Barry Norris to expand European Alpha Fund with Euro unit class

Date: June 10th, 2011
Barry Norris, a co-founder of Ignis Argonaut Capital Partners and manager of the firm’s European Alpha fund, has announced plans to launch a new Euro...

Goldman Sachs Petershill has a major stake in Christopher James’s Partner Fund Management

Date: June 10th, 2011
Partner Fund Management, a hedge fund founded by Christopher James, who previously co-founded and ran Andor Capital Management, has revealed one of its...

John Paulson’s Paulson Advantage Plus hedge fund down 6% in May

Date: June 8th, 2011
Paulson & Co., the hedge fund founded by John Paulson, saw its flagship Paulson Advantage Plus hedge fund lose 6% in May, amounting to a 7.6% loss year...

Philip Duff to re-enter hedge fund industry with Massif Partners

Date: June 7th, 2011
Philip Duff, the former co-founder of FrontPoint Partners, has announced plans for a third venture into the hedge fund industry with the launch of hedge...

Jeffrey Altman’s Owl Creek joins SAC Capital and GLG in Hong Kong

Date: June 7th, 2011
Owl Creek Hong Kong Ltd., a subsidiary of hedge fund Owl Creek Asset Management, received its

Jacky Choi’s Zeal China Fund surpasses $200 million, Seeks Global Reach through pact with Blackstone’s Park Hill Unit

Date: June 6th, 2011
On the heels of its peer-leading, first- year performance, both in terms of asset growth and investment return, the Asia-based Zeal China Fund has partnered...

Best Practice Series: No Explicit Cost vs Negative Carry Option Strategies

Date: June 6th, 2011
In my consultancy work I have been surprised by the frequency with which I have come across zero-cost strategies in options. Traders and portfolio managers...

Stanley Ku to launch hedge fund Complus Asset Management

Date: June 5th, 2011
Stanley Ku, a veteran of the Asia hedge fund industry, has decided to re-enter the hedge fund market by launching Complus Asset Management in Hong Kong....

Tiger Asia Management veteran Hugh Kim to launch Greyson Capital Management

Date: June 3rd, 2011
Hugh Kim, an ex-Tiger Asia Management managing director, has announced plans to launch his own hedge fund firm, Greyson Capital Management. According...

Man Group Plc expands Asian presence by doubling AHL team in Hong Kong

Date: June 1st, 2011
Hedge fund Man Group Plc has established itself as a leading CTA (commodity trading adviser) in Asia by hiring six additional staff members for its Hong...

Tudor Investment Corp and Moore Capital Wager on China Rebound

Date: May 31st, 2011
Taking advantage of the lagging performance and reduced volatility of the China stock market, hedge fund managers are buying up FTSE call options betting...

Jim Chanos’ Kynikos Associates fails to cash in on bet against Chinese companies

Date: May 28th, 2011
Jim Chanos, founder of hedge fund Kynikos Associates, has put forward his views on the Chinese economy, and they are very bearish. According to an article...

Daniele Benatoff and Ariel Roskis’ Benros Capital Partners nears launch

Date: May 27th, 2011
Daniele Benatoff’s and Ariel Roskis’ Benros Capital Partners was authorized by the United Kingdom’s Financial Services Authority (FSA) earlier this...


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