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Hedge funds gain nearly 2% in October; John Paulson’s Advantage Plus Fund outperforms

Date: November 9th, 2010
The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index was up +1.95% in October, while the S&P 500 gained +3.69% and the Dow advanced +3.06%. Henessee’s Long/Short Equity,...

SYZ & CO launches high-yield hedge fund

Date: November 8th, 2010
Swiss banking group SYZ & CO has launched a high-yield currencies hedge fund, the bank announced. The UCITS III-compliant OYSTER ForExtra Yield EUR, a...

Och-Ziff Capital Reports Gains & Future Plans

Date: November 6th, 2010
Och-Ziff Capital Management Group gave a glimpse into its investment progression Tuesday when hedge fund manager Daniel Och revealed that the fund will...

It’s Off to the Races With Emerging Markets

Date: November 5th, 2010
Ben Bernanke’s unprecedented announcement that he is buying $600 billion in medium dated Treasury securities is tantamount to the government ordering...

QE2 or the Titanic? The Fed's $600 billion injection

Date: November 4th, 2010
The big news of the moment (other than the election) is the Fed's decision to inject $600 billion into the economy, as a monetary stimulus to get the...

Tiger Management’s Julian Robertson loves Apple

Date: November 4th, 2010
In an interview on CNBC this morning, Tiger Management’s Julian Robertson revealed that he remains hot on Apple Inc. (AAPL). Robertson believes...

AIFAM Inc launches long/short equity focused fund of hedge funds

Date: November 3rd, 2010
Hedge fund AIFAM Inc. recently opened its latest venture, a fund of hedge funds that will invest in 12 to 15 hedge fund managers with a long/short equity...

Jack Meyer’s Convexity Capital Management continues to outperform market indices

Date: November 2nd, 2010
Since its launch in 2006, Jack Meyer’s Convexity Capital Management has annually exceeded market indices by an average of 8 percentage points, according...

Highbridge Capital Management buys majority stake in Brazilian manager Gávea Investimentos

Date: November 1st, 2010
Highbridge Capital Management recently announced its plans to purchase a majority stake in Brazilian alternative asset management company Gávea Investimentos....

Henry Swieca’s Talpion LLC hires JL Advisors veteran

Date: November 1st, 2010
Talpion LLC brought Ezra Solomon aboard last month as a research analyst. Previously, Mr. Solomon was at JL Advisors. Henry Swieca founded Talpion LLC...

SFCS Capital's September Market Review

Date: November 1st, 2010
On the back of real concern over a US double-dip that has only increased since August, global risk assets (equities, bonds and commodities) exploded higher...

Goldman veteran Pierre-Henri Flamand to launch Edoma Capital with $1 billion

Date: October 30th, 2010
Pierre-Henri Flamand anticipates raising over $1 billion for his hedge fund Edoma Capital in one of the most anticipated launches of 2010. According to...

BlueCrest Capital will liquidate BlueTrend UCITS Fund

Date: October 30th, 2010
BlueCrest Capital Management has recently announced its decision to liquidate the BlueCrest BlueTrend UCITS fund, which was launched just last year. According...

Boston Trading and Research’s Akyil and Karlis charged with $40 million fraud scheme

Date: October 29th, 2010
The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Craig Karlis, Ahmet Devrim Akyil and their company Boston Trading and Research LLC (BTR) with operating...

Patrick Degorce’s Theleme Partners largest launch since financial crisis with $700 million

Date: October 28th, 2010
Patrick Degorce’s Theleme Partners, which had already turned heads as one of the top hedge fund openings of 2009 with $200 million, has now raised $700...

Warren Buffett names Todd Combs to oversee large portion of Berkshire Hathaway’s portfolio

Date: October 28th, 2010
Warren Buffett recently announced Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE: BRK.A) newest hire, a man who will now manage a significant part of the venerable firm’s...

How Powerful are Proxy Advisors?

Date: October 28th, 2010
Anyone else catch this interesting artifact of the recent tiff between Len Riggio and Ron Burkle?

So, what made the difference [in the...

Solaris Asset Management launches with $23 million

Date: October 27th, 2010
Solaris Asset Management recently announced its plans to launch its flagship hedge fund this November. According to FINAlternatives, the Solaris...

Inflation, deflation and investing

Date: October 27th, 2010
I must confess that I have never seen such dissension and disagreement among economists about whether we are going into a period of inflation or one of...

Orix Corp has plans to double Mariner Investment Group’s AUM to $20 billion

Date: October 26th, 2010
Japanese financial services firm Orix Corp. recently purchased a majority stake in Mariner Investment Group, the hedge fund manager led by William Michaelcheck...

KKR to hire Bob Howard and fellow Goldman Sachs prop traders to head hedge fund unit

Date: October 25th, 2010
Private equity firm KKR & Co. is in the process of hiring nine proprietary Goldman Sachs traders to run a new stock-focused investment unit. According...

RBC deepens fixed income expertise with acquisition of BlueBay Asset Management

Date: October 24th, 2010
BlueBay Asset Management plc (LSE: BBAY) and Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE: RY) recently mutually announced that RBC would be acquiring BlueBay. In accordance...

Seneca Capital joins Carl Icahn in opposition of Blackstone’s Dynegy buyout

Date: October 23rd, 2010
Seneca Capital recently stated that it believes that Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) is not offering a large enough price to buy Dynergy, agreeing with the...

New Sparx Group long/short hedge fund to focus on successful green Asian companies

Date: October 23rd, 2010
Sparx Group Co. recently announced its plans to launch a long/short hedge fund to invest in Asian companies that will benefit the most from the region’s...

Jeff Blumberg named CEO of John Armitage’s Egerton Capital

Date: October 22nd, 2010
Egerton Capital announced this week that Jeff Blumberg has been promoted to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Blumberg, who joined Egerton...


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