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Elena Ambrosiadou expects rapid growth at Ikos Asset Management

Date: February 28th, 2011
Elena Ambrosiadou’s Cyprus-based Ikos Asset Management has turned things around, according to Hedge Funds Review. During the financial crisis,...

$100mm+ Hedge Fund Launches by Indaba Capital & Ionic Capital

Date: February 28th, 2011
A couple of hedge fund managers are proving that the fund raising environment for new launches is improving. Earlier this month, newly formed Indaba...

Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffet bullish on US economy: “best days lie ahead”

Date: February 27th, 2011
In his annual letter to shareholders, Warren Buffet expressed his utmost confidence in the U.S. economy. He backed up his statement with his company’s...

Northwest Investment Management looks to raise $250 million for Asia-focused Northwest Equity Alpha

Date: February 27th, 2011
Northwest Investment Management is aiming to raise a total of $250 million from institutional investors for a new hedge fund, according to an article...

Optcapital awarded the Rising Star award at GAIM USA 2011

Date: February 27th, 2011
Optcapital, LLC was awarded the Rising Star Award at GAIM USA 2011. GAIM USA 2011, one of the alternative investment industry’s preeminent conferences,...

FrontPoint Partners assets fall to $5 billion

Date: February 27th, 2011
FrontPoint Partners LLC, a multi-strategy hedge fund management firm, started 2011 with approximately $5 billion in assets under management – about...

Soros Fund Management and Silver Lake to launch clean-energy focused fund

Date: February 25th, 2011
Soros Fund Management LLC, founded by George Soros, and Silver Lake, a private equity firm, are combining forces to found Silver Lake Kraftwerk. According...

Poison Pills: My, How They Have Grown

Date: February 24th, 2011
Previously I discussed the different share ownership levels that trigger various disclosure and regulatory obligations, such as when investors need to...

Graduates of Top US Schools sell nearly $5 billion in Stock

Date: February 23rd, 2011
Insiders that graduated from top US colleges and universities sold nearly $5 billion in stock over December of 2010 and January 2011, according to a recently...

Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital hurt by bankruptcy of Borders Group

Date: February 23rd, 2011
Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital, which currently owns a 31.3% stake in Borders Group (NYSE: BGP) and had promised to help Borders finance a buyout...

Centaurus Capital aims its sights on Demag

Date: February 23rd, 2011
Last October, Konecranes (KCR1V), the largest industrial crane maker, displayed interest in merging with Demag Cranes (D9C), the industry’s second-largest...

Christian Siva-Jothy winds down SemperMacro Capital

Date: February 22nd, 2011
Christian Siva-Jothy, a veteran of Goldman Sachs’s famed proprietary trading team, is reportedly shutting down his SemperMacro Capital LLP. The hedge...

Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital hurt by bankruptcy of Borders Group

Date: February 18th, 2011
Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital, which currently owns a 31.3% stake in Borders Group (NYSE: BGP) and had promised Borders to help finance a buyout...

Red Kite Management’s Hobart says that Copper prices need to fall 20%

Date: February 18th, 2011
London copper traded lower yesterday, dropping below $9,900 a tonne, which is $300 below the record high it recently posted. According to Reuters,...

Swiss Biotech Issues First Dividend to Appease Largest Shareholder

Date: February 18th, 2011
Actelion, a biotech located in Switzerland, proposed its first dividend in an effort to appease its largest shareholder, Elliott Management Company. ...

Phil Falcone’s side-pocket Investments suffer

Date: February 17th, 2011
Philip Falcone’s Harbinger Capital Partners revealed this week that the value of the assets in its illiquid side-pocket pool fell by 19.5% in 2010....

Saint Joe and the Dragon (Fairholme’s Bruce Berkowitz)

Date: February 16th, 2011
Nothing like a lusty, complicated, passionate fight for the soul of a company to pique our interest, right? Spring tends to bring this sort of thing,...

It’s Official: Pershing Square Capital’s Bill Ackman joins JC Penney’s Board

Date: February 11th, 2011
Leading shareholder activist investor Bill Ackman, who is the CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management, officially joined the board of retailer J.C....

Herding behavior: Why, so what and what if?

Date: February 4th, 2011
A recent news story from the Wall Street Journal on hedge funds and their herding behavior provides a good starting point for this discussion. In summary,...

Steven Cohen: Investors won’t bear costs of government investigation into SAC

Date: February 4th, 2011
In his year-end letter to investors, Steven A. Cohen, the founder of SAC Capital Advisors, announced that investors will not be responsible for any of...

Bill Hwang’s Tiger Asia unimpressive in 2010

Date: February 3rd, 2011
Tiger Asia Management LLC, which was founded by Tiger Management alum Bill Hwang, revealed in a letter to investors this week that it only managed to...

Oil Price Could Doom Obama

Date: February 1st, 2011
Like death and taxes, the price of oil is always with us. And like taxes, it may be President Barack Obama's worst nightmare at election time next year.

Watch out for the Black Swans

Date: January 27th, 2011
It is not my intention to ruin your day. But I may well do that if you read this piece. While traders pile on their longs with reckless abandon, and retail...

Pardus Capital to Launch European Activist Fund

Date: January 26th, 2011
Pardus Capital is reportedly in the process of launching a European-focused shareholder activist fund, PCM. According to the Financial Times, the New...

Concourse Capital Partners raises nearly $40 million

Date: January 25th, 2011
Atlanta-based hedge fund Concourse Capital Partners LP has sold pooled investment fund interests to 41 investors and raised $38.41 million, as disclosed...


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