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Dual share structure: The Google model spreads

Date: May 27th, 2011
Google rewrote the book for initial public offerings in two ways. One is that they bypassed the traditional investment banking syndicate for an auction...

DiMaio Ahmad Capital Launches Singapore Office

Date: May 26th, 2011
DiMaio Ahmad Capital LLC, the alternative investment management firm that specializes in credit products, has opened an office in Singapore. The hedge...

Greenlight Capital’s David Einhorn calls for Steve Ballmer’s resignation

Date: May 26th, 2011
David Einhorn, a prominent shareholder activist and founder of hedge fund Greenlight Capital, told attendees at the Ira Sohn Investment Research Conference...

CAISfunds Forms Strategic Partnership with Fundspire

Date: May 24th, 2011
CAISfunds, a New York based financial technology company providing an independent, alternatives investment platform to the wealth management community,...

Steven Cohen’s SAC Capital Management to start Quantitative Trading hedge fund

Date: May 23rd, 2011
SAC Capital Advisors, the Stamford-based hedge fund founded by Chief Executive Officer Steven A. Cohen, has announced that it will be launching a quantitative...

Dan Waters and Mike Kelly’s FrontPoint Partners to wind down majority of hedge funds

Date: May 23rd, 2011
FrontPoint Partners, the hedge fund rocked by an insider trading scandal in November 2010, has announced that it will be winding down the majority of...

The Vultures are Circling Around the Euro

Date: May 23rd, 2011
It has not been a great week for the beleaguered European currency (FXE), (EUO). The chickens, no, make that vultures, are coming home to roost.

Bill Hwang’s Tiger Asia down 16% YTD

Date: May 23rd, 2011
Tiger Asia Management LLC’s flagship hedge fund has reportedly fallen 16% this year through May 15th. According to an article from Bloomberg,...

Timing is everything, Munib Islam Returns to Daniel Loeb’s Third Point Partners

Date: May 20th, 2011
After jumping ship in 2008 to join JP Morgan’s Highbridge Capital Management, Munib Islam returns to Third Point Partners, the $7.2 billion, peer-topping...

OakTree Capital Management to go public on NYSE

Date: May 20th, 2011
OakTree Capital Management, the Los Angeles based hedge fund founded by Howard Marks and Bruce Karsh, has announced plans for an initial public offering...

Convexity Capital suffers “Disappointing” First Quarter

Date: May 19th, 2011
Convexity Capital, a long/short credit fund founded in 2006, reported to clients that it missed performance benchmarks by 1.5 percentage points for the...

Carl Icahn sees large returns on Biogen Idec and Genzyme bets

Date: May 15th, 2011
Carl Icahn, founder of hedge fund Icahn Associates, has made two very large investments in biotech since 2008. The first, Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB),...

John Paulson set to earn up to 78% return on investment in Lehman Brothers bonds

Date: May 14th, 2011
John Paulson’s hedge fund Paulson & Co., famous for its role in profiting from the 2008 financial crisis, could profit even more from a downfall it...

Daniel Chan, Former Citi Portfolio Manager, Launches Emerald Orient Investment Advisor with $25M

Date: May 12th, 2011
With a fresh new license in hand, and $25 million seed money, Daniel Chan, formerly of Citigroup Smith Barney, joined with two other partners to open...

Renaissance Technologies’ troubled hedge funds experience Resurgence in 2011

Date: May 10th, 2011
Nearly swept into the trash heap a year ago by Renaissance Technologies LLC, two of its underperforming funds have sprung to life this year outperforming...

Top Hedge Fund List sees Assets jump by 24% in 2010

Date: May 9th, 2011
The Top Hedge Funds in the United States saw their US Equity assets jump by over $35.3 billion during 2010, representing a 24% increase in assets. Collectively,...

David Tepper seeds Matthew Knauer’s Nokota Management

Date: May 8th, 2011
Matthew Knauer has teamed up with Mina Faltas to found Nokota Management LP. The new hedge fund is reportedly being seeded by David Tepper, a renowned...

Citadel Investment Group recruits Jamil Nazarali and Matt Cushman to launch Quantitative Trading Business

Date: May 6th, 2011
Citadel Investment Group, a hedge fund founded by Chief Executive Officer Ken Griffin, has hired former Knight Capital Group Inc. pair Jamil Nazarali...

Och-Ziff Capital Management Announces Q1 2011 Results

Date: May 4th, 2011
Och-Ziff Capital Management, global asset manager of multi-strategy hedge funds and managed accounts, reported its first quarter results for 2011. Daniel...

Affiliate of Credit Suisse Acquires Minority Stake in Lucidus Capital Partners

Date: May 3rd, 2011
Asset Management Finance (AMF), a unit of Credit Suisse Group AG, acquired a stake in Lucidus Capital Partners, a fixed income-focused hedge fund manager...

Millbrook Capital Management Demands that EMS Technologies Speed Up its Sale

Date: May 3rd, 2011
Millbrook Capital Management (MMI), an activist investor based in New York, sent a letter to the management of EMS Technologies demanding they speed up...

Kenneth Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group further reduces E*Trade Financial Corp stake

Date: May 2nd, 2011
Kenneth Griffin’s hedge fund Citadel Investment Group, which is E*Trade Financial Corp’s largest shareholder after bailing out the company in 2007,...

London remains center of European Hedge Fund universe despite higher taxes

Date: May 1st, 2011
London is the second largest hedge fund money center in the world, behind only

FERC flexes its New Muscle with $30M fine on former Amaranth Advisors trader Brian Hunter

Date: April 29th, 2011
In the first application of its new enforcement capability, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) finally acted on its finding that a former...

Best Practice Series: Team Work at Hedge Funds

Date: April 29th, 2011
There is no such thing as a perfect hedge fund – we are all trying. So in my role as a consultant to hedge fund portfolio managers (PMs), I am usually...

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