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Corriente’s Mark Hart predicts China credit bubble will burst, launches Corriente China Opportunity Master Fund

Date: December 1st, 2010
Mark Hart, the hedge fund manager who heads Texas-based Corriente Advisors, has set his sights on the next credit bubble to burst: China. According to...

FrontPoint Partners’ investors get spooked by insider trading investigation, withdraw billions

Date: December 1st, 2010
FrontPoint Partners, the $7 billion hedge fund manager that was recently named in an insider trading investigation, has begun to face the heat from investors...

Santiago Rizzo preparing to launch TMT focused Outlier Capital hedge fund

Date: December 1st, 2010
Santiago Rizzo, a former portfolio manager at Straus Asset Management, has formed Outlier Capital. The hedge fund manager will employ a long/short equity...

Exec Comp in Dodd-Frank: Institutional Investor Decisions and Regulatory Obligations

Date: November 27th, 2010
The Dodd-Frank Act (DFA) allows activist investors to understand and respond to executive compensation in a number of new ways. We can’t tell right...

The Great Ethanol Boondoggle

Date: November 25th, 2010
One of my biggest disappointments with Obama so far is his continued support of the ethanol boondoggle. The program was ramped up by the Bush administration...

How do you evaluate risk taking?

Date: November 24th, 2010
The General Motors (GM) IPO was the news of the week last week. The fact that GM has been able to go public and that the government may not only get its...

Rising Dow and Looming Tax Code Changes create Big Opportunities for Advisors & Prospect Researchers

Date: November 23rd, 2010
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed out the month of October 2010 at 11,118, having gained 269 points or 2.5% during the month. Since the beginning...

Level Global, Diamondback Capital, and Loch Capital raided by Feds

Date: November 23rd, 2010
As part of an insider trading probe, Federal investigators have recently raided the offices of several hedge fund managers, including

Tom Wilcox takes over as Chief Investment Officer of Shumway Capital Partners, Chris Shumway to remain CEO

Date: November 22nd, 2010
Chris Shumway, the Tiger cub who founded Shumway Capital Partners in 2002, recently announced his decision to decrease his involvement in the hedge fund’s

The NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability 50 Index Expands To 100 Companies

Date: November 22nd, 2010
The NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability 50 Index expands to 100 companies and releases semi-annual evaluation results. The NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability...

CalPERS invests $500 million in new environmentally-conscious strategy

Date: November 22nd, 2010
The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), the largest public pension fund in the United States, recently put $500 million into a...

Sandelman veterans Pascutti, McNeil & Esty found Eagle River Asset Management

Date: November 21st, 2010
Michael Pascutti, Jim McNeil and Ben Esty have joined together again to found Eagle River Asset Management. The three founders previously worked together...

CalPERS abandons Focus List, Takes new activist approach to engage companies

Date: November 18th, 2010
The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), the largest public pension fund in the United States, recently drew up a new

John Paulson’s Paulson & Co reconsiders big bets on bank rally

Date: November 17th, 2010
John Paulson, who has been bullish on a banking rally since the economic recovery began, seems to have re-thought parts of his strategy this quarter....

The secret to investment success: Self Awareness?

Date: November 17th, 2010
I know that there are many who claim to have found the secret ingredient to investment success, though few actually deliver. However, I want to present...

Wiltshire Capital and PCE team up to launch the Wiltshire Credit Opportunities Fund

Date: November 16th, 2010
Wiltshire Capital and PCE have joined forces to launch a new European credit fund. According to Hedgeweek, the new Wiltshire Credit Opportunities...

Hedge Fund Job Report: George Weiss, SAC Capital, Touradji Capital, Elliot Management, Armajaro, Soroban Capital

Date: November 16th, 2010
In this week’s hedge fund job report, we review senior management changes that were recently made at Paul Touradji’s Touradji Capital Management and...

Asset Managers ramp-up digital presences

Date: November 16th, 2010
E-marketing is on the minds of retail asset managers across the industry as they seek ways to contain costs, while increasing awareness. Cerulli’s annual...

Empyrean Capital Partners hires Tiger Cub veteran

Date: November 15th, 2010
Empyrean Capital Partners, an event-driven focused hedge fund manager, has reportedly hired Amir Attar as a portfolio manager. Prior to joining Empyrean,...

Sean Cullinan and other Duquesne Capital veterans open Point State Capital

Date: November 14th, 2010
Former Duquesne Capital Management vice chairman Sean Cullinan and six former Duquesne portfolio managers have reunited to launch a new hedge fund following...

SkyBridge Capital’s Anthony Scaramucci hires Peter Carey as a Managing Director

Date: November 14th, 2010
Alternative hedge fund management firm SkyBridge Capital recently announced that Peter Carey has become the the firm’s newest managing director. Mr....

Christer Gardell and Lars Forberg’s Cevian Capital may restrict new money following performance streak

Date: November 11th, 2010
Activist hedge fund manager Cevian Capital has plans to close its $4.2 billion flagship fund Cevian I to new investors next year. According to Reuters,...

All Credit to Moore Capital for This Year's Bounce Back

Date: November 11th, 2010
One of the biggest decisions that hedge fund managers in any investment style have to make is how they respond to significant losses, even if they are...

Phil Falcone’s Harbinger Capital Scores with BlueLine Returns

Date: November 10th, 2010
Phil Falcone of Harbinger Capital told investors this week his distressed credit fund returned 11.6 percent year to date. The news was first reported...

Shareholder Activism: A Better Way to Count Votes

Date: November 10th, 2010
Many activist investors harbor a sort of minor governance fantasy: an underperforming company has a small number of investors that each owns a significant...

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