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David Einhorn Announces Favorite Long Position for 2011

Date: January 4th, 2011
David Einhorn, founder of Greenlight Capital, disclosed his favorite long pick for 2011 in an interview with Insider Monkey. Einhorn, the famed value-investor,...

Alleged Hedge Fund Tipster Remains Jailed

Date: January 4th, 2011
Winifred Jiau, a former consultant at Primary Global Research LLC, will remained jailed after failing to pay bail of $250,000. Jiau is accused of providing...

The Big Hedge Fund Killing in For Profit Education

Date: December 29th, 2010
Hedge funds have made huge profits this year by shorting the for-profit educational sector.

The industry was ripe for the taking. For...

Greenlight Capital’s David Einhorn fears another crisis

Date: December 27th, 2010
David Einhorn, who famously attacked the sustainability of Lehman Brother’s well before its demise, is now criticizing the Federal Reserve. Mr. Einhorn,...

Teall Edds and Stuart Wilson’s Orchard Capital Partners outperforms

Date: December 26th, 2010
Orchard Capital Partners’ flagship Asian focused equity hedge fund, the Orchard Gemini Fund, has returned 21% year-to-date through December, outperforming...

All assets are illiquid

Date: December 23rd, 2010
Much of financial theory is built on the premise that markets are liquid for the most part and that illiquidity, if it exists, occurs in pockets: it shows...

Star Macro Trader at Moore Capital Opts for Early Retirement

Date: December 22nd, 2010
Henry Bedford, a London-based senior portfolio manager, announced he is retiring from Moore Capital Management at age 56. Bedford joined Moore in 2003...

Goldman star trader Morgan Sze’s Azentus Capital expected to launch with $1 Billion

Date: December 21st, 2010
Morgan Sze, the former head of Goldman Sachs’ Principal Strategies Group in Asia, is gearing up his new hedge fund firm, Azentus Capital, for an anticipated...

Dynegy Stakeholder Seneca Capital Rejects Carl Icahn’s Buyout Offer

Date: December 20th, 2010
Following the shareholder rejection of Blackstone Group’s offer for Dynegy Inc, Seneca Capital has recently opposed Carl Icahn’s Icahn Enterprises...

Hedge Fund Job Report: GoldenTree, Tudor Investment Corporation, RAB Capital, Matrix Group

Date: December 20th, 2010
In this week’s hedge fund job report, we look at recent moves made by GoldenTree Asset Management LLC, Tudor Investment Corporation, RAB Capital and...

FrontPoint Partners faces $3 billion in redemption requests

Date: December 19th, 2010
FrontPoint Partners is reportedly letting go almost 30 non-investment management employees, following massive redemption requests from investors. According...

Brummer & Partners seeds Scott Collison’s Asia-focused Orvent Asset Management

Date: December 16th, 2010
Swedish hedge fund giant Brummer & Partners recently announced its plans to seed an Asia-focused event-driven hedge fund, Orvent Asset Management Pte,...

Hedge Fund Industry sees inflows of $13 billion

Date: December 15th, 2010
Hedge fund industry data tracking firm, HedgeFund.net, reports that hedge funds saw an inflow of $13 billion in November 2010, after gains of $18.4 billion...

John Arnold’s Centaurus Energy hedge fund is having a difficult 2010

Date: December 15th, 2010
John Arnold’s Centaurus Advisors LLC is in danger of logging its first down year since its inception with year-to-date performance through October of...

Deutsche Bank veteran Greg Park launching Northstone Peak Capital

Date: December 14th, 2010
Greg Park, the former chief of Asia securitized products at Deutsche Bank AG, is launching his own form, the Northstone Peak Capital. The new fund management...

The Upgrade Fever Pandemic

Date: December 14th, 2010
I knew it, I knew it, I knew it. As soon as Bill Gross at bond giant, PIMCO, announced that it was off to the races with a 1% mark up in his GDP forecast...

Hedge funds flat in November, beating market losses; Paulson, Polygon, Mistral outperform

Date: December 13th, 2010
The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index was up +0.32% in November, while the S&P 500 declined -0.23% and the Dow dropped -1.01%. Hedge Fund Research posted a similar...

Gold Makes Record Run

Date: December 13th, 2010
INCIDENT: On 7 December, gold hit an all-time high above US$1,425 per ounce (London morning fix), after having risen from under $300 per ounce at the...

Apollo Global Management and Lighthouse Investment Partners team up

Date: December 11th, 2010
Global alternative asset manager Apollo Global Management and fund of hedge fund manager Lighthouse Investment Partners have teamed up in a strategic...

Fortress Investment Group to raise $5 billion by end of 2010

Date: December 11th, 2010
Dan Mudd, the CEO of global alternative asset manager Fortress Investment Group (NYSE: FIG), recently stated that he expects that the firm will successfully...

Kovner’s Caxton Associates opens Sydney office to lead push into Asia-Pacific

Date: December 9th, 2010
Multi-strategy hedge fund manager Caxton Associates has launched a push into the Asia-Pacific markets with a new office to coordinate its activities in...

Michael F. Price and David Einhorn like Pfizer

Date: December 9th, 2010
Two well regarded value-focused hedge fund gurus have commented this week on how they see investment opportunities in Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE). The pharmaceutical...

Clarium Capital’s Patrick Wolff to launch Grand Master Capital Management

Date: December 5th, 2010
Patrick Wolff, a managing director at Peter Thiel’s Clarium Capital, has plans to launch a hedge fund management company called Grand Master Capital...

Libre Max Capital’s Greg Lippmann continues to bet on subprime market

Date: December 5th, 2010
Greg Lippmann, the founder of Libre Max Capital and former Deutsche Bank trader famous for his prescient bets against the subprime market, has stated...

Paulo Pellegrini discusses the market, bond prices and PSQR Capital’s future

Date: December 3rd, 2010
Paulo Pellegrini of PSQR Capital commented that bonds are trading at ridiculous levels during an interview yesterday at the Bloomberg Hedge Fund conference....


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