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Andrew McGrath's Burren Capital launches with $500 million

Date: June 20th, 2010
In a year that has already seen 254 hedge fund launches, hedge fund management firm Burren Capital has reportedly become the largest hedge fund launch...

Zachary Karabell's River Twice Capital launches flagship hedge fund

Date: June 20th, 2010
River Twice Capital Advisors LLC launched its flagship hedge fund, the River Twice Fund, this month with $8.4 million in assets under management. The...

Jim Chanos’ Kynikos Associates is shorting a Major Oil Company

Date: June 19th, 2010
Bloomberg TV got famed short seller, Jim Chanos,...

Hedge Fund Hiring Report: Moore Capital, Flintlock Capital, Millennium Management, Breeden Capital +

Date: June 18th, 2010
In this week’s hedge fund hiring report, we review recent additions made by a number of top hedge fund managers, including Moore Capital Management,...

Following the GLG Partners Acquisition, Man Group will set its sights on Asia Pacific hedge funds

Date: June 17th, 2010
Following Man Group Plc's (LSE: EMG) $1.6 billion purchase of GLG Partners (NYSE: GLG) in May, Man Group's chief executive Peter Clarke stated that the...

EFX Prime Services strengthens team with additions from Goldman Sachs and Grace Financial

Date: June 17th, 2010
EFX Prime Services announced today that it had hired industry veterans Jonathan Shapiro and Gary Mednick. The two new hires will help lead the firm’s...

SAC Capital launches Parameter Capital Management

Date: June 16th, 2010
SAC Capital Advisors has decided to launch another trading unit, Parameter Capital Management. According to Bloomberg, Anil Stevens and Glenn Shapiro...

SAC veteran Brian Cohn forms Archeroak Capital Management

Date: June 16th, 2010
Brian Cohn, the former president of SAC Capital Partners, is in the process of forming a new hedge fund firm. According to Bloomberg, Mr. Cohn’s firm...

FM Capital Partners Launching with Backing from Libya

Date: June 16th, 2010
The North African country of Libya is supplying hundreds of millions of dollar to fund a new hedge fund that will be run by Frederic Marino, formerly...

New survey identifies top 40 emerging blue chip hedge fund managers

Date: June 15th, 2010
The Hedge Fund Journal and Ernst & Young LLP have put together a joint survey that showcases the top 40 hedge fund managers of the next generation....

Learning to Love Hedge Funds

Date: June 15th, 2010
The Wall Street Journal has put together the best history of hedge funds I have found so far. They start with the legendary Fortune Magazine editor,...

Lazard Asset Management and Matrix Group partner to launch Opportunities Fund

Date: June 15th, 2010
Multi-strategy asset manager Matrix Group has launched the Matrix Lazard Opportunities Fund, its second UCITS III fund. According to Matrix, the new UCITS...

Shareholder Activism: Collegiality is Overrated

Date: June 15th, 2010
Oh the endless words that extol the virtues of a Board of Directors that gets along well. But, at what cost, to the business and its investors?

Steven Cohen starts succession planning at SAC Capital

Date: June 14th, 2010
Steven A. Cohen has altered the management structure of SAC Capital Advisors, which manages more than $12 billion in assets, by promoting four current...

Martin Currie acquires Sofaer Capital’s $280 million European long/short equity business

Date: June 14th, 2010
Global investment manager Martin Currie Investment Management recently announced its acquisition of Sofaer Capital European long/short equity business,...

$300 Million Ponzi Scheme ensnares investors with Gold Mining Scam

Date: June 14th, 2010
The SEC has charged Milowe Allen Brost, Gary Allen Sorenson and four other men with designing and perpetrating an international Ponzi scheme that misled...

Trading firm Headlands Technologies founded by three Citadel veterans

Date: June 14th, 2010
Matthew Andresen, Jason Lehman and Neil Fitzpatrick, three former traders at Chicago hedge fund Citadel Investment Group, have joined forces once more...

George Soros Discusses the Financial Crisis and Regulatory Reform

Date: June 14th, 2010
George Soros, billionaire and founder of Soros Fund Management,...

Cavenagh Capital Launching New Macro Fund

Date: June 14th, 2010
Cavenagh Capital, a macro-focused hedge fund manager, is launching a new macro hedge fund in July after receiving a capital commitment from Netherlands’...

Rough Spring for Ravi Kaza, Seasons Capital Management to close all three hedge funds

Date: June 13th, 2010
Due to the increased difficulties of today’s investing environment, Ravi Kaza’s Seasons Capital Management has decided to call it quits and is starting...

UCITS HFS Index Drops in May After Two Months of Gains

Date: June 13th, 2010
Swiss financial service provider 2n20.com AG has released the latest UCITS fund performance data for the month of May. According to the firm, the UCITS...

Julian Barnett’s Ridley Park Capital launches flagship hedge fund with $200 million

Date: June 13th, 2010
Julian Barnett, former portfolio manager at fund manager Polar Capital, launched the flagship hedge fund of his startup venture, Ridley Park Capital,...

Bull and Bear Capital & Critical Value Advisors announce launch of Hedge Fund Xchange an Investor Matching Service

Date: June 13th, 2010
Bull and Bear Capital, LLC a leading innovator in the development and management of outsourced Sales Coaching, Marketing and Investor Relations services...

Cheng and Penkett’s Omnix Capital logs its best month during tough month for hedge funds

Date: June 12th, 2010
Omnix Capital Ltd, an Asia-Pacific focused hedge fund led by Lehman Brothers veterans Stephen Cheng and Paul Penkett, saw a return of 6 percent in May....

Top Global Macro Hedge Funds: Brevan Howard Asset Management; Round Table Investment Management; Balestra Capital

Date: June 11th, 2010
In this hedge fund spotlight report, we are showcasing three top hedge fund managers that are global macro specialists. All of the hedge funds in this...


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