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HHR veterans Procter and Geurts launch new hedge fund manager Alloy Capital

Date: June 10th, 2010
Katie Procter and Dale Geurts, two veterans of HHR Asset Management, last month formed Alloy Capital to launch their first global equity hedge fund, the...

Alithion Capital Management to Launch Japan-Focused Hedge Fund in July

Date: June 10th, 2010
Two former proprietary traders from Mizuho Securities Co., Akira Yaku and Kentaro Ishizaki, have plans to launch a new Japan-focused hedge fund this July....

John Schumacher and Mike MacBain launch East Coast Fund Management

Date: June 10th, 2010
Canadian bond market veterans John Schumacher and Mike MacBain, have joined forces to launch a fixed income focused hedge fund manager named East Coast...

Directors Can (and Should) Talk to Investors, About All Sorts of Stuff

Date: June 9th, 2010
As activist investors begin to win director elections, talk turns to the rights and obligations of these directors to share board-level information. To...

Hedge Fund Job Report: Southpaw, Shumway Capital, BlueCrest Capital, Highland Capital, GAM, & Loomis Sayles

Date: June 9th, 2010
In this week’s hedge fund hiring report, we look at recent moves made by hedge fund managers Southpaw Asset Management, Shumway Capital Partners, BlueCrest...

Eddie Lampert Looks to Avoid 40% Capital Gains Tax

Date: June 8th, 2010
Eddie Lampert, founder and CEO of ESL Partners LP, may have discovered a way to avoid higher taxes on hedge fund and private equity firms. According...

Steenman Asset Management launches fund of hedge funds with $50 million

Date: June 8th, 2010
Last month Geneva-based Steenman Asset Management announced the launch of its first fund of hedge funds, the Steenman Core Absolute Return Fund. The new...

Luis Felipe Perez’s $40 Million Ponzi Scheme uncovered

Date: June 8th, 2010
The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Luis Felipe Perez with orchestrating and conducting a $40 million Ponzi scheme that targeted the Hispanic...

Citadel Investment Group veteran Simon Leversha launches Imperia Asia hedge fund

Date: June 7th, 2010
Late last month, Simon Leversha, a former managing director of Citadel Investment Group LLC, launched the Imperia Asia Offshore Fund. According to Bloomberg,...

International events affect hedge funds’ performance in May; Moore’s and Paulson’s funds fall

Date: June 7th, 2010
Hennessee Group has released its latest hedge fund index performance data for May of 2010. According to the report, the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index dropped...

Paulson & Co. invests $351 Million in Harrah’s Entertainment

Date: June 7th, 2010
Paulson & Co. announced that it will take a 9.9% equity stake in Harrah’s Entertainment Co. According to the Wall Street Journal, John Paulson’s...

Paris Capital Partners hedge fund launched by KBC Alternative veterans

Date: June 5th, 2010
Carlo Georg, a former chief investment officer at KBC Alternative Investment Management, will be launching Paris Capital Partners hedge fund alongside...

Pulling Away from the Pack: Hedge Fund Best Practices

Date: June 4th, 2010
I attended the second annual SkyBridge Alternatives (SALT) Conference May 19-21 in Las Vegas, a fantastic opportunity to listen to global leaders and...

Och-Ziff Capital’s flagship hedge fund struggles in May

Date: June 3rd, 2010
Daniel Och\'s hedge fund firm, Och-Ziff Capital Management, revealed this week that its main hedge fund posted a 1.7% loss for the month of May. According...

Steve Cohen wants to sell stake in SAC Capital

Date: June 3rd, 2010
Bryan Burrough, co-author of famed corporate raider book Barbarians at the Gate, has scored a rare interview with Stevie Cohen of SAC Capital for Vanity...

New Pax World ETFs Focus on Sustainable Investing

Date: June 3rd, 2010
On May 19, New Hampshire-based PAX World announced the launch of ESG Shares, the first group of ETFs focused solely on sustainable investing. The fund...

Founder says Lionsgate’s Burns has conflict of interest in Hollywood Stock Exchange/Cantor Exchange

Date: June 2nd, 2010
The chance to turn your virtual cash into the real thing on the Hollywood Stock Exchange is set to begin at the end of June. The futures market regulator,...

Hedge Funds Are Now Targeting For-Profit Education

Date: June 2nd, 2010
Hedge funds have been circling for new carrion to devour in the next economic slowdown and have found a big fat target in the for-profit educational sector....

Arcadia Capital urges Symyx’s Board to reject Accelrys merger

Date: June 1st, 2010
Richard S. Rofe, the managing director of Arcadia Capital Advisors, spoke out against the proposed stock-for-stock merger transaction between Symyx Technologies...

CalSTRS looks to Commodities

Date: June 1st, 2010
This week, the United States’ second-largest pension fund will vote on whether to invest in commodities to hedge against inflation, which is a source...

Pequot Capital and Art Samberg pay $28 million to settle Insider Trading Charges with SEC

Date: May 31st, 2010
Pequot Capital Management and its CEO Art Samberg have reached a settlement agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Amid the Financial Turmoil One Economic Indicator is Soaring

Date: May 31st, 2010
The financial world is coming unglued again. Greece has pushed the E.U. to the brink. Global stock markets are tumbling.

And yet, at the...

Greenlight Capital's David Einhorn shorting ratings agencies

Date: May 29th, 2010
The founder of hedge fund manager Greenlight Capital, David Einhorn, said earlier this week at the annual Ira Sohn Investment Research Conference that...

Emerging Markets Specialist Mark Mobius speaks out about shareholder activist responsibilities

Date: May 27th, 2010
Dr. Mark Mobius recently addressed what he terms the “right and responsibility” of shareholder activism . Dr. Mobius, who is executive chairman and...

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

Date: May 27th, 2010
With a large number of college annual giving campaigns concluding at the end of June, it is very likely that the recent precipitous drop in the Dow Jones...


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