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Galena outperforms BlueGold, Clive Capital and Touradji Capital

Date: July 5th, 2010
Galena Asset Management’s commodities fund boasted its highest returns in six months, rising 4.2% in May. According to Bloomberg, other commodities-focused...

Fred Drasner and Marc Lasry’s Avenue Capital place top offers in Newsweek bidding war

Date: July 4th, 2010
U.S. News & World Report and The New York Daily News veteran Fred Drasner and Marc Lasry’s investment firm, Avenue Capital Group, are reportedly leading...

Shareholder Activist Update: Spotlight Advisors and Clinton Group

Date: July 3rd, 2010
Activist investors Spotlight Advisors and Clinton Group recently spoke with two directors of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (NYSE: RRGB) to emphasize several...

Brevan Howard's Alan Howard avoids UK taxes, moves to Geneva

Date: July 3rd, 2010
Alan Howard, the founder of global macro hedge fund manager Brevan Howard Asset Management, has moved to Switzerland and will now work from the firm's...

Corporate Governance Update: The Chairman and the CEO, a Story

Date: July 3rd, 2010
If you studied your proxy materials carefully this year, you noticed several new disclosures, including one explaining why a company combines the CEO...

Damodaran discusses the US financial overhaul

Date: July 1st, 2010
Last Friday, congressional conference committee members announced that they had reached agreement on the final contours of the financial overhaul bill....

Penny Stock Company sues author Randall Lane on alleged Lenny Dykstra stock pump report

Date: July 1st, 2010
Former Mets star Lenny Dykstra and a small Southern California publicly traded company have been wrung through the media gambit this week when former...

Paramount Partners’ John L. Lawton seeks to withdraw guilty pleas

Date: June 30th, 2010
Former hedge fund manager of Paramount Partners LP John W. Lawton pled guilty to mail fraud and falsifying documents in 2009. According to the Twin Cities...

Ponzi Scheme misappropriated $105 million from 400 investors

Date: June 30th, 2010
The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Daniel Spitzer with the perpetration of a $105 million Ponzi scheme and has since obtained a court...

Man Group’s flagship AHL Fund diversifies investment strategy

Date: June 29th, 2010
After a succession of “billion dollar” research projects, Man Group plc has announced its recent decision to supplement its flagship AHL fund’s...

Oil Industry Reputation Hit by Gulf Oil Spill

Date: June 29th, 2010
The Gulf oil spill has hit the reputation not only of BP but of the entire oil industry, including among those who favor increased use of fossil fuels...

Polar Capital’s assets keep steady in rough market

Date: June 27th, 2010
Despite recent market fluctuations, the assets of hedge fund management firm Polar Capital (LN: POLR) have remained steady. According to Reuters while...

AllBlue Issue by BlueCrest Capital nets over $500 Million

Date: June 27th, 2010
London-based hedge fund manager BlueCrest Capital has raised approximately $524 million (£350 million) from new shares in AllBlue Limited, the firm’s...

Andrew Hall’s Astenbeck Capital raises more than $1 billion for new commodities hedge fund

Date: June 27th, 2010
Andrew Hall has raised $1.08 billion for his firm’s new hedge fund, the Astenbeck Offshore Commodities Fund II Ltd. According to Reuters, Astenbeck...

Threadneedle launches American Absolute Alpha Fund

Date: June 27th, 2010
UK-based fund manager Threadneedle has announced the launch of its latest absolute return fund, the Threadneedle (Lux) American Absolute Alpha Fund. According...

Third Point’s Daniel Loeb discusses portfolio adjustments and the SEC’s dropped investigation

Date: June 26th, 2010
Hedge fund manager Third Point Management recently sent out its investor letter for the first quarter of 2010. CEO Daniel S. Loeb opened the update with...

Peter Cohen’s Ramius plans to liquidate two multi-strategy hedge funds

Date: June 25th, 2010
Alternative fund manager Ramius, which merged with Cowen Group late last year, has announced its decision to liquidate the Ramius Multi-Strategy and Ramius...

Orkla Finans closing down Energy and Carbon funds

Date: June 25th, 2010
Orkla Finans AS has decided to close its Energy Fund and Carbon Fund. According to Bloomberg, the firm’s Energy Fund, which invests in commodities,...

Bill Browder’s Hermitage Capital turns towards emerging markets

Date: June 23rd, 2010
Bill Browder, veteran hedge fund manager and founder of Hermitage Capital, has predicted a crisis that could affect the world’s major currencies and...

Shareholder Activist Update: JANA Partners and Neuberger Berman against Charles River acquisition

Date: June 23rd, 2010
Last week, activist investor JANA Partners sent a letter to Charles River Laboratories International (NYSE: CRL) highlighting the 35% of shareholders...

Bankrupt BP - Worse for the Financial World than Lehman Brothers?

Date: June 23rd, 2010
The BP crisis in the Gulf of Mexico has rightfully been analysed (mostly) from the ecological perspective. People’s lives and livelihoods are in grave...

Schroders plc acquires 49% stake in RWC Partners

Date: June 22nd, 2010
Yesterday, Schroders PLC (LSE: SDR) announced its acquisition of a 49% stake in RWC Partners Ltd., the London-based asset management firm and hedge fund...

Andrew Hall raises over $1 billion for Astenbeck Offshore Commodities Fund

Date: June 22nd, 2010
Andrew Hall, the former Citigroup trader infamous for the $100 million bonus he received last year, has raised $1.08 billion for his new hedge fund, the...

Seth Klarman’s Baupost Group doubles assets during financial turmoil

Date: June 21st, 2010
In the past two years, as most hedge fund managers were engaged in damage control and trying to avoid liquidating funds, Seth Klarman managed to rise...

Relational Investors and Ares Management to reduce Fees for CalPERS

Date: June 21st, 2010
Ralph Whitworth’s activist focused Relational Investors LLC will join Ares Management LLC in reducing management fees to the California Public Employees...


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