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Robertson’s Tiger Management seeds Nezu Asia Capital with $50 million

Date: January 24th, 2011
Julian Robertson’s well-respected investment group Tiger Management has recently invested $50 million in Nezu Asia Capital, a hedge fund manager that...

ArcelorMittal heiress purchases minority stake in Arvind Raghunathan’s Roc Capital

Date: January 24th, 2011
Roc Capital Management has recently sold a minority stake of 10%-25% to the heiress of steel company ArcelorMittal. According to Bloomberg, the purchasers...

Time to Ring the Cash Register on Big Technology

Date: January 23rd, 2011
Given the worsening technical picture for the market in general, and technology stocks specifically, I am selling my Cisco Systems (CSCO) March, 2011...

Goldman Prop Traders Daniele Benatoff & Ariel Roskis prepare Benros Capital Partners for $300mm+ launch

Date: January 20th, 2011
New financial regulations in the U.S., specifically the Dodd-Frank rules, appear to have triggered an exodus out of proprietary trading operations at...

Pack Mentality of Hedge Funds, including Tiger Cubs, moving stocks more than fundamentals

Date: January 20th, 2011
Hedge fund managers once took pride in their ability to pick out unique trading opportunities that their peers missed, and in so doing, justified their...

Attucks Asset Management to Launch Revolution Funds

Date: January 19th, 2011
Attucks Asset Management plans to launch the firm’s first fund-of-funds family, the Revolution Funds. According to Pensions & Investments, the first...

DE Shaw Shorts Barclays for $136m

Date: January 19th, 2011
DE Shaw took a $136mm short position in Barclays Capital last Monday following concerns about the well being of banking internationally. According to...

How much cash is too much? Looking at Apple

Date: January 19th, 2011
In the midst of lots of news about Apple - Steve Jobs taking a leave of absence and a 78% surge in profits reported today - I saw this

Polar Capital gains momentum and assets

Date: January 15th, 2011
Asset management firm Polar Capital (POLR.L) recently reported financial results. Polar Capital operates out of Britain, and runs hedge funds and long-only...

LionEye Capital receives capital commitment from JANA execs

Date: January 14th, 2011
LionEye Capital Management has reportedly received a $20 million plus capital commitment from executives of JANA Partners.

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Harbinger Capital veteran Lawrence M. Clark launching hedge fund

Date: January 13th, 2011
Lawrence M. Clark Jr. has left Philip Falcone’s Harbinger Capital Partners and plans to open his own event-driven focused hedge fund management firm....

Soros Fund Management, HBK Investments, & Ospraie Management’s Adecoagro to IPO

Date: January 13th, 2011
Adecoagro, an agricultural firm with large farm holdings in South America, has filed for an initial public offering of 28.54 million shares, hoping to...

George Taylor launches Taylor Woods Capital Management

Date: January 13th, 2011
Ex-Credit Suisse natural gas trader George Taylor launched a new hedge fund, Taylor Woods Capital Management in of February 2011. George Taylor’s expertise...

Clayton DeGiacinto leaves Tower Research Capital to start Axonic Capital

Date: January 12th, 2011
Clayton DeGiacinto, a portfolio manager at Tower Research Capital, has left the firm to found Axonic Capital. According to FINalternatives, DeGiacinto...

Fontana Capital charged with Short Violations

Date: January 11th, 2011
Boston based Fontana Capital has been charged by the SEC for short sale violations that netted $1.1 million in allegedly illegal profits.

John Ho’s Janchor Partners of Asia surpasses $500 million

Date: January 10th, 2011
Hong Kong-based Janchor Partners Pan Asian Fund has grown its assets under management to $500 million from just $40 million when it was started a year...

Fund Managers putting more skin in the Game?

Date: January 9th, 2011
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in 2006, made it mandatory for fund managers to disclose how much of their own assets are co-invested in...

T2 Partners Loses on short position in Netflix

Date: January 8th, 2011
According to a letter to investors, T2 Partners LLC incurred its greatest losses in 2010 from its shorting of Netflix Inc. Bloomberg reports that,...

The “Friday-Monday Effect” Exposed

Date: January 8th, 2011
Dennis Gartman of the ever interesting The Gartman Letter published an eye opening analysis on the “Monday-Friday” effect. If you bought every Friday...

Polar Capital’s Discovery Fund to Close

Date: January 6th, 2011
Following an announcement made by fund manager Paul Lambert at a January 5th board meeting, Polar Capital is to shut the doors of its Discovery Fund....

A Strong December Leads to Double Digit Gains for Paulson’s Funds

Date: January 6th, 2011
John Paulson, the legendary founder of hedge fund Paulson & Co., continued his impressive performance by delivering double digit 2010 returns in his main...

Galleon Co-Founder Starting Firm

Date: January 6th, 2011
Gary Rosenbach, who co-founded Galleon Management with Raj Rajaratnam, is launching an investment firm with James Burritt, a Thomas H. Lee Capital executive....

FrontPoint Announces New $1 Billion Fund

Date: January 6th, 2011
FrontPoint Partners, a Greenwich-based hedge fund manager facing an insider trading investigation, announced the final close for a new $1 billion fund....

Activist Investor Ramius Capital Wins Two Board Seats

Date: January 6th, 2011
SurModics, a drug delivery pharmaceutical company, announced that it has resolved a dispute with Ramius Capital Group by agreeing to grant two board seats...

Quantedge Capital Looks to Double Assets Under Management

Date: January 6th, 2011
Quantedge Capital, a Singapore-based hedge fund manager, is seeking to double the assets under management of its flagship fund after outperforming other...

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