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D.E. Shaw Firing, but other Top Hedge Funds are Hiring

Date: October 7th, 2010
Last week, hedge fund job seekers received unwelcome news when industry giant New York-based hedge fund manager D.E. Shaw & Co. announced that it was...

Hedge Fund New Stream has massive Layoffs after Pot Farm Bust

Date: October 7th, 2010
New Stream Capital has been forced to layoff most of their staff after mega fund of fund Gottex took receivership of some of their assets and is forcing...

Dalio’s Bridgewater Associates retains position as top US Hedge Fund

Date: October 5th, 2010
Ray Dalio’s Westport-based Bridgewater Associates continues to reign as the United States’ largest hedge fund. According to the Wall Street Journal,...

The Very Long View on China

Date: October 5th, 2010
I have long sat beside the table of Mckinsey & Co., the best management consulting company in Asia, hoping to catch some crumbs of wisdom. So, I jumped...

As Asian hedge funds flounder, Senrigan Capital, Turiya Capital and Janchor Partners see significant inflows

Date: October 3rd, 2010
2010 has been a difficult year so far for the hedge fund industry, and Asian hedge funds have fared particularly poorly. But there are exceptions: according...

Phil Falcone’s Harbinger Capital launches Pan-Asian Hedge Fund

Date: October 1st, 2010
Phil Falcone’s Harbinger Capital Partners launched a Pan Asian hedge fund in September 2010 to focus on special situation opportunities within Asia....

HedgeTracker enhances Hedge Fund Job Board

Date: October 1st, 2010
HedgeTracker released an updated version of its popular Hedge Fund Job Center this week with hundreds of new hedge fund jobs and improved functionality...

A Corporate Governance Risk Manual

Date: September 30th, 2010
About a year ago, I agreed to do a series of seminars for the IFC, an arm of the World Bank that invests in privately owned businesses, primarily in emerging...

In Defense of Proxy Advisors

Date: September 30th, 2010
Barnes & Noble suffered a setback...when a powerful advisory firm backed a slate of directors proposed by the billionaire investor Ron...

Abe and Jack Eisenstat’s Dabroes Management having an impressive 2010

Date: September 30th, 2010
Abe and Jack Eisenstat, the two brothers who founded European equity manager Dabroes Management in 2008, have had an impressive year so far. According...

Avenue Capital, KKR and Perella Weinberg Vying for Goldman Sachs Trading Unit

Date: September 29th, 2010
Three firms, including hedge fund manager Avenue Capital Group, private equity firm KKR and investment bank Perella Weinberg, are courting the U.S.-based...

SEC charges Carlson Capital with violating short selling policies

Date: September 28th, 2010
The SEC has charged Clint Carlson’s Carlson Capital with four occasions of improperly short selling stocks and subsequently participating in the public...

Appaloosa Management’s David Tepper is bullish on Stocks

Date: September 24th, 2010
An interview this morning on CNBC’s Squawk Box with Appaloosa Management’s David Tepper reportedly helped move the US stock market higher....

Ron Beller and Manal Mehta launch Branch Hill Capital

Date: September 23rd, 2010
Ron Beller has recently launched Branch Hill Capital, a new hedge fund management firm based in San Francisco. Mr. Beller had previously founded Peloton...

Capstone veteran Steven Yashar founds Cosyne Capital Management

Date: September 22nd, 2010
Stephen Yashar recently unveiled his plans for a new hedge fund that will focus on options contracts. According to Bloomberg, Mr. Yashar, formerly the...

Paul Tudor Jones is Not Making Investors Any Money

Date: September 22nd, 2010
Greenwich hedge funder Paul Tudor Jones might be a Forbes billionaire but he’s not helping his investors make the big bucks this year. According to...

Shareholder Activist Ramius Capital finalizes agreement with Aviat, pressures SeaChange

Date: September 22nd, 2010
Last week activist orientated hedge fund manager Ramius Capital Group entered into a settlement with Aviat Networks Inc. (NYSE: AVNW) regarding the company’s...

Ivaldi Capital, backed by Citigroup, raises $500mm for launch

Date: September 20th, 2010
Newly-launched investment firm Ivaldi Capital raised over $500 million from a European pension fund for a service that will allow institutional investors,...

George Soros warns investors away from the ultimate gold bubble

Date: September 20th, 2010
Hedge fund giant George Soros has warned that the rising price of gold and the commodity’s recent record highs are the “ultimate bubble,” stressing...

Is Coal the New Black Gold?

Date: September 20th, 2010
After the halting and starting three week rally we have seen in stocks, I would be negligent to recommend equity plays here. But there is one sector you...

Richard Grubman and Robert Rubin leave hedge fund posts

Date: September 19th, 2010
Richard Grubman’s decision to retire from his post at Highfields Capital Management last month coincided with another high-profile departure in the...

York Capital Management gets $425 million for non-controlling minority stake

Date: September 19th, 2010
Credit Suisse recently announced that its Asset Management division will acquire a minority interest in hedge fund manager

Jim Pallotta takes a mulligan, launches Raptor Evolution Fund

Date: September 19th, 2010
Legendary hedge fund manager Jim Pallotta is returning to the industry with the launch of the Raptor Evolution Fund. The new hedge fund management firm...

Ramius makes another offer for Cypress Bioscience

Date: September 18th, 2010
Activist hedge fund manager Ramius LLC, which currently owns 10% of drug developer Cypress Bioscience (CYPB), has offered to buy the company for $147...

Cheyne Capital raises $100 million for event-driven hedge fund

Date: September 18th, 2010
Jonathan Lourie and Stuart Fiertz’s hedge fund management firm, Cheyne Capital, has raised $100 million for its latest fund launch, the Cheyne European...


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