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Chase Coleman’s Tiger Global, a top TMT Hedge Fund, launches Internet Focused Hedge Fund with $700M

Date: February 17th, 2015
It appears that the tech boom of 2001 has resurfaced for one of the Julian Robertson’s Tiger Cubs. Tiger Global Management, the TMT focused hedge fund...

Increased Volatility convinces Dan Loeb to alter Third Point’s risk profile

Date: February 16th, 2015
Pointing to wider swings within the international market, Dan Loeb’s Third Point’s hedge fund will change direction in 2015. According to Bloomberg...

California edges out Connecticut, Massachusetts and Illinois, claiming #2 spot on the Top States for Hedge Funds List

Date: February 2nd, 2015
The rankings for the states that house the most Hedge Funds has been released, revealing that California has more hedge funds than Connecticut, Massachusetts...

Leading Biotech & Healthcare Hedge Funds manage nearly $100 Billion; Gainers accumulate $5.2 Billion

Date: February 2nd, 2015
The most recent rankings for the Top 75 Healthcare, Pharma and Biotech Focused Hedge Fund list reveal that the top funds now manage $98.5 billion in U.S....

The New CEO Activist Hedge Fund Makes No Sense

Date: January 30th, 2015
With some fanfare, this month two corporate lifers left their white-shoe firms to start an activist hedge fund. That act alone, after careers serving...

DE Shaw, Citadel and Lone Pine largest Consumer Discretionary hedge fund investors

Date: January 27th, 2015
The latest list of largest Consumer Discretionary hedge fund investors has been released, with a number of well-known investors headlining the rankings:...

Top Hedge Funds retain strong allocations to Energy Sector: Citadel and Icahn named largest Energy sector investors

Date: January 26th, 2015
The Top Energy Hedge Funds list has been released, revealing that the largest hedge fund investors in Energy companies manage more than $130 billion in...

Mark Carhart flies, Paul Tudor Jones limps, and John Paulson tumbles

Date: January 23rd, 2015
Many Hedge Funds in 2014 had down years, but Paul Tudor Jones, founder of Tudor Investment Corp. and Mark Carhart, Chief Investment Officer of Kepos Capital...

SAC Capital and Highfields veterans finalize $1 billion launch plans for Folger Hill Asset Management

Date: January 21st, 2015
Former SAC Capital Advisors executive, Solomon Kumin has partnered with Todd Rapp from Highfields Capital Management to launch a new hedge fund. According...

Douglas L. Braunstein and James C. Woolery launch Hudson Executive Capital

Date: January 20th, 2015
Douglas L. Braunstein, former Vice Chairman, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and James C. Woolery, former Chairman-elect, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, today...

Thanks to a White Knight, Bill Ackman’s Allergan activist campaign ends with $2.5 billion profit

Date: January 19th, 2015
Is it really an honest day of work, when your hedge fund rakes in a $2.5 billion dollar profit, on an investment bet that gained on average $12 million...

Top Activist Hedge Funds close in on $200 billion mark; ValueAct Capital, Elliott Management & JANA Partners lead the way

Date: January 19th, 2015
The latest Top Activist Hedge Fund Manager list has been released, revealing that the top now manage $196 billion in equity assets. Twenty of the activist...

Chicago and Texas hedge funds dominate the Top Central U.S. Hedge Fund List

Date: January 19th, 2015
The rankings for the Top Central U.S. Hedge Funds have been released, revealing that the top 50 hedge funds oversee a combined $130.7 billion in equity...

Trian’s Nelson Peltz wants to squeeze some nutrition, health, and profits out of DuPont

Date: January 15th, 2015
Can Trian Management create a campaign that will unite rank-and-file shareholders to turn against DuPont’s management team? According to Forbes, Nelson...

Mid-Sized Hedge Funds Batten down the Hatches, Squeak out a 0.5% Gain

Date: January 14th, 2015
After a less than stellar Q2, the top Mid-Sized Hedge Funds successfully navigated the last quarter, seeing their assets jump by $377M. The Top Mid-Sized...

Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Foundation donates $10M to TheDream.US

Date: January 13th, 2015
Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Foundation will donate 10 million dollars to TheDream.US, which awards college scholarships to immigrant youth’s. The...

Top Emerging Hedge Fund Managers up 30%; Corvex, Pointstate, & Soroban claim Top Spots

Date: January 12th, 2015
The Top U.S. Equity Emerging Hedge Fund Managers now manage $78.5 billion in U.S. equity assets, having seen their equity assets jump by nearly $18 billion...

Jeff Smith’s Starboard Value Wins – No More Free Breadsticks at Olive Garden

Date: January 10th, 2015
Who would have thought that Jeff Smith, a 42-year old hedge funder advisor could create a coup d'état and become the next King of the board by simply...

JANA Partners’ activist campaign with Civeo ends abrubtly on New Year’s Eve

Date: January 7th, 2015
What an oily mess JANA Partners made last year. According to the Securities and Exchange Commission, JANA sold off 12 million shares of Civeo Corporation...

Pershing Square’s Bill Ackman, Glenview’s Larry Robbins, & Third Point’s Dan Loeb have a stellar 2014

Date: January 7th, 2015
If your hedge fund was managed by Bill Ackman, Larry Robbins, or Dan Loeb this past 2014, you should be smiling like a Cheshire cat. Ackman, Robbins,...

Steve Cohen’s Point72 announces Rubric Capital with David Rosen at the helm

Date: January 7th, 2015
What’s a hedge fund manager to do after the SEC forces it to stop operating? According to Bloomberg news, reorganize. Billionaire Steve Cohen, formerly...

Small Hedge Funds Continue to Dominate the Top Performance List; Alchemy Capital, EcoR1 Capital, venBio Select, Mulvaney & ISAM Shine

Date: January 5th, 2015
In a trend that seems to be solidifying, the list of top performers in the hedge fund industry continues to be dominated by smaller, low-profile hedge...

BlackRock, Macquarie and Millennium veterans join forces to found Zentific Investment Management

Date: January 5th, 2015
With Asian markets becoming more and more volatile, the predictability of Asian quant funds has become challenging for hedge fund managers. According...

Merion Investment Management’s Andrew Barroway purchases 51% of the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes

Date: December 31st, 2014
It’s been an icy year for Andrew Barroway, whose hedge fund employs an event-driven strategy. According to Reeters News, Barroway, manager of Merion...

JAT Capital continues climb up Top Connecticut Hedge Funds List; Stamford-based Hedge Funds gain momentum

Date: December 30th, 2014
The rankings for the Top Connecticut Hedge Funds have been released, revealing that the top 50 hedge funds oversee a combined $171 billion in equity assets.


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