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Gil Saiz’s Vector Commodity Management outperforms rivals

Date: March 21st, 2011
Gil Saiz’s Vector Commodity Management LLP returned 8.2% gain last month, approximately six times the industry average. So far, Vector has returned...

Paul Singer’s Elliot Management nominates 6 for Actelion’s Board

Date: March 20th, 2011
Elliot Management, Paul Singer’s New York-based hedge fund firm, has nominated six ex-pharmaceutical executives and banking experts to Actelion Ltd’s...

Nelson Peltz’s Trian Fund takes another shot at Family Dollar Stores

Date: March 16th, 2011
Trian Fund Management LP has its acquisition sights trained on Family Dollar Stores Inc (NYSE: FDO).

Bloomberg reports that in mid February,...

Fortress Investment Group launches Asia focused hedge fund

Date: March 16th, 2011
Fortress Investment Group (NYSE:FIG) has launched a macro hedge fund focused on Asia, joining other industry titans like GLG Partners and Soros Fund Management....

FBI investigation spurs closures of Loch Capital, Level Global & Barai Capital

Date: March 15th, 2011
Last year, Loch Capital Management LLC closed down its hedge funds after the FBI raided it in its investigation of alleged insider trading and the misuse...

Corporate Cash Hoarding and The Great Recession

Date: March 14th, 2011
How badly could the US economy could have used almost $1 trillion in spending and investment last year?

Blame abounds for the previously-dead-but-only-slowly-reviving...

Hedge Fund Job Report: Baupost Group, Granahan, Samlyn Capital, Trian Group, Paulson & Azentus Capital

Date: March 14th, 2011
In this week’s hedge fund job report, we look at recent hires made by the Baupost Group, Granahan Investment Management, Samlyn Capital, Trian Group,...

Top hedge funds lead industry assets to $1.3 Trillion mark

Date: March 14th, 2011
Hedge fund industry assets in the United States for managers with more than $1 billion in assets under management grew by $115 billion during 2010, reaching...

Harbinger Capital-backed LightSquared ponders IPO

Date: March 13th, 2011
Phil Falcone made a risky bet when he invested half of Harbinger Capital's $6 billion of capital into LightSquared, a startup telecom company. LightSquared...

Elliot Management nominates 4 candidates for Iron Mountain’s Board

Date: March 12th, 2011
Elliot Management Corporation, a hedge fund founded by current Chief Investment Officer Paul Singer, has used its 5% minority stake in Iron Mountain Inc.(NYSE:...

John Paulson opens Hong Kong office

Date: March 11th, 2011
John Paulson’s Paulson & Co. received a securities license to operate in Hong Kong on February 21st, positioning the legendary hedge fund manager to...

Carl Icahn signs waiver to buy nearly 20% of Dynegy

Date: March 10th, 2011
Dynegy Inc. (DYN) and Carl Icahn agreed to a waiver that allows Icahn’s hedge fund to buy up to 19.99999% of the company while retaining his voting...

Patrick Wolff’s Grandmaster Capital announces two key hires

Date: March 10th, 2011
Patrick Wolff’s Grandmaster Capital Management has hired Jeff Coddington as chief financial officer and chief operating officer as well as Todd Ammons...

Former Och-Ziff PM Launching Japan-focused Fund

Date: March 8th, 2011
Chris Redl, a former portfolio manager at Och-Ziff Capital Management, announced that he will launch a Japan-focused hedge fund with $20 to $30 million...

London Losing its Allure as a Trading Centre if Guggenheim Partners' Decision Making is Indicative

Date: March 7th, 2011
The politicians don't believe it when the British Bankers Association or AIMA say that tax-paying talent will leave the country, or when supply-siders...

Duquesne Capital veteran Michael Perl forms Harbor Bridge Emerging Markets

Date: March 7th, 2011
Emerging Markets specialist Michael Perl has founded Harbor Bridge Emerging Markets and is looking to launch the firm’s flagship hedge fund sometime...

OakTree Capital Management seeks higher returns in EU distressed debt market

Date: March 5th, 2011
OakTree Capital Management, an $82 billion investment firm, announced its intention to focus more of its distressed debt investments in the European Union....

Siris Capital to spin-off from Steven A. Cohen’s SAC Capital

Date: March 3rd, 2011
SAC Capital Advisors LP reportedly plans to spin-off its private equity group Siris Capital, which is led by Frank Baker, Peter Berger and Jeffrey Hendren....

Citadel veteran Ravi Mattu joins PIMCO

Date: March 3rd, 2011
Ravi Mattu, the former head of research and strategy for Ken Griffin’s Citadel Securities, has joined Pacific Investment Management Co. (PIMCO) as a...

Bruce Berkowitz’s Fairholme Capital forces CEO and board reshuffle at St. Joe Company

Date: March 3rd, 2011
The St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE), a Florida-based real estate developer, announced Monday that CEO Britt Greene has resigned from his position on the Board...

Morgan Sze’s Azentus Capital selects Prime Brokers

Date: March 2nd, 2011
Earlier this week, Morgan Sze picked UBS (NYSE: UBS), Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), and Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) as prime brokers for his yet to be launched...

The Business of Running a Hedge Fund

Date: March 2nd, 2011
Best Practices for Getting to the "Green Zone" --- Most hedge fund managers would agree: given the broader market environment and the specific...

Berkshire Hathaway expands list of possible Warren Buffett successors

Date: March 1st, 2011
In a regulatory filing on Monday, February 28th, Berkshire Hathaway stated that it was now considering four internal candidates as replacements for 80-year-old...

The Extraordinary Events in the Middle East and the Coming Global Tsunami

Date: March 1st, 2011
The extraordinary events in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya are the initial high tides of an eventual tsunami that will impact the world that globalists have...

Investors Will Win the ETF Price War

Date: March 1st, 2011
Many hedge fund traders are unhappy about the current near monopoly enjoyed by the top three ETF issuers,

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