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FrontPoint’s management team takes control, Morgan Stanley to retain a minority stake

Date: October 22nd, 2010
Four years after it purchased multi-strategy hedge fund manager FrontPoint Partners LLC, Morgan Stanley has announced that it will relinquish its majority...

John Paulson lowers long term view on Bank of America

Date: October 22nd, 2010
John Paulson told investors today he still likes his long trade in Bank of America but has now lowered his outlook on how far robust the bank can book...

Timberland Investment Resources Launches Timber Fund

Date: October 21st, 2010
Timberland Investment Resources recently launched a timber-focused hedge fund in London. Named Timberland Investment Resources Europe, the flagship fund...

Citadel replaces Boyle with Kurtzman, plans layoffs

Date: October 21st, 2010
After the departure of James Boyle, Citadel LLC has named Brad Kurtzman the head of the firm’s equity derivatives in its securities unit. According...

Marc Lasry’s Avenue Capital Group plans to launch Avenue Income Credit Strategies Fund

Date: October 21st, 2010
Distressed debt hedge fund manager Avenue Capital Group has announced its plans to launch a new closed-end fund that will diversify its product offerings...

The Black Swan’s Nassim Taleb and the Nobel Committee

Date: October 20th, 2010
I just read this article, where Nassim Taleb, who seems to have taken on the mantle of the "anti-theorist" in finance, argues that the Nobel committee...

Former Amaranth Advisors partner Manos Vourkoutiotis joins Nicholas Maounis’ Verition Fund Management

Date: October 20th, 2010
Nicholas Maounis, whose hedge fund Amaranth Advisors collapsed in 2006 with an infamous $6.6 billion in losses, has recently hired Manos Vourkoutiotis,...

Deloitte unveils new emerging manager platform

Date: October 20th, 2010
In an effort to expand its hedge fund consulting practice, Deloitte & Touche LLP recently unveiled its new hedge fund manager platform for emerging hedge...

Activist Update: Ramius extends Cypress Bioscience offer, Carl Icahn follows Seneca with active ownership stake in Dynergy

Date: October 19th, 2010
Last week activist shareholder Ramius Capital Group announced plans to extend its offer to purchase Cypress Bioscience, Inc. (NYSE: CYPB) for $4.25 a...

Fortress Investment Group’s credit head Peter Briger moves to San Francisco to open new office

Date: October 19th, 2010
Fortress Investment Group has plans to open a new office in San Francisco, and Peter Briger, co-chairman of the firm and the head of its credit unit,...

Brevan Howard Asset Management plans IPO for BH Catalysts Fund

Date: October 17th, 2010
Global macro hedge fund manager Brevan Howard Asset Management recently announced its intentions to launch BH Catalysts, a new initial public offering...

Clint Carlson’s Carlson Capital gains allocation from West Virginia

Date: October 15th, 2010
Carlson Capital, a Dallas-based hedge fund manager, has secured the West Virginia Investment Management Board as its newest institutional client. According...

Eric Mandelblatt aims to launch Soroban Capital hedge fund with $500 million

Date: October 15th, 2010
Eric Mandelblatt plans to launch his new Soroban Capital Partners hedge fund with an impressive $500 million in investments when it begins trading next...

Swiss Finish Sets New Standard for Global Bank Regulation

Date: October 14th, 2010
INCIDENT: The traditional Swiss finishing school taught young women etiquette and social graces, but international bank regulators are talking about something...

Donor Watch analysis of Wealthiest College Graduates identifies high potential targets for fundraisers

Date: October 13th, 2010
US Executives significantly cashed out of their stock holdings during the third quarter of 2010. According to a recent Donor Watch report, a selection...

Brevan Howard Asset Management to launch to credit hedge fund in December

Date: October 12th, 2010
Alan Howard’s Brevan Howard Asset Management is reportedly launching a new credit focused hedge fund by the end of the year. According to an article...

Driss Ben-Brahim will manage GLG Partner’s newest fund

Date: October 12th, 2010
Driss Ben-Brahim, a fund manager at alternative investment firm GLG Partners, has been selected to run GLG’s newest venture, a UCITS III version of...

Hedge Funds gain 3.50% in September; Paulson, Renaissance and others outperform

Date: October 12th, 2010
The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index was up +3.50% during September, while the S&P 500 gained +8.76% and the Dow advanced +7.72%. Henessee’s Long/Short Equity,...

Justin Klintberg’s Kima Capital sees assets under management Surge

Date: October 11th, 2010
Justin Klintberg’s Kima Capital Management has grown its hedge fund assets fivefold since its July 2009 founding. According to Bloomberg, Kima Capital’s...

S. Donald Sussman wins 40% stake, PAAMCO considers appeal

Date: October 11th, 2010
Pacific Alternative Asset Management Co (PAAMCO), the $9 billion fund of hedge funds manager based in California, is considering an appeal after a district...

"Effective Activism, on the Cheap" Identifies Undervalued Companies with Significant Upside Potential

Date: October 11th, 2010
The Activist Investor (TAI), specializing in advising investors in using shareholder activism for turnaround of underperforming companies, this week released...

Vranos’s subprime focused Ellington Financial raises $100 million through IPO

Date: October 11th, 2010
Mortgage-backed bond fund Ellington Financial LLC recently raised $101 million in an initial public offering, selling 4.5 million shares at $22.50 a share....

Carlson Capital hires Dan Hoinacki

Date: October 10th, 2010
Clint Carlson’s Dallas-based Carlson Capital has hired Dan Hoinacki to head up client development. Prior to joining Carlson Capital, Hoinacki co-founded...

Shareholder Activist Update: Sandler Capital and MMI Investors up stakes in technology companies

Date: October 8th, 2010
Last week activist shareholder MMI Investors (Millbrook Capital) sent a letter to EMS Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ELMG) disclosing their recent increase...

Proposed EU Short Selling Disclosure Regulations Bad for Large Hedge Funds and the Market

Date: October 8th, 2010
Proposed short selling disclosure regulations announced in the week before last by the European Commission (EC) are too stringent and threaten market...


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