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Morgan Sze's Azentus Capital to raise $2 billion for Asia investments

Date: July 15th, 2011
Hong Kong-based hedge fund manager, Azentus Capital Management Ltd., has increased its assets under management to $1.9 billion. Morgan Sze launched

Benjamin Fuchs to Launch His Own Nomura-backed Hedge Fund

Date: July 13th, 2011
Nomura Holdings, Inc is said to be fronting one of its top traders, Benjamin Fuchs, $200 million, in a venture to launch a separate Hong Kong-based hedge...

GLG Founder Pierre Lagrange to offer flagship fund to UK market

Date: July 13th, 2011
GLG Partners, the much heralded European hedge fund is spawning a new UK-based version of its flagship hedge fund, which will managed by Pierre Lagrange....

Clinton Group’s Ellen Wang plans to launch hedge fund Academy Investments

Date: July 13th, 2011
Ellen Wang is in the early stages of launching her own hedge fund, Academy Investments. Hedge fund news source Fin Alternatives reports that Wang earlier...

Greenlight Capital’s David Einhorn, Still Waiting for Answer on Mets Deal

Date: July 12th, 2011
An offer by activist hedge fund manager David Einhorn to acquire a $200 million dollar stake in the New York Mets is still on the table, but an agreement...

Hedge Funds Betting On Spread of Sovereign Debt Crisis in Euro Zone

Date: July 11th, 2011
Hedge funds focused on Europe believe that the sovereign debt crisis is set to spread beyond Greece, to Portugal, Italy, and Spain. Bloomberg News reports...

Brigade Capital, GoldenTree & Venor Capital gain big on tobacco bonds bets in June

Date: July 11th, 2011
Tobacco bonds, which are sold by state governments and are therefore tax-exempt and considered part of the municipal bond market, saw an average gain...

The Cooling Market for Hedge Fund Traders

Date: July 11th, 2011
The tide is suddenly heading out to sea for aspiring hedge fund traders. Ilana Weinstein of the IDW Group, which specializes in hedge fund recruitment,...

Falling Oil Prices Fuel Commodity Hedge Fund Losses in May and June

Date: July 8th, 2011
June 2011 was a rather difficult month for commodity hedge funds that trade oil, metals and agricultural products. Reuters reports that its commodities-focused...

Gartmore Group veterans Dan Roberts and Leigh Himsworth land at Eden Financial

Date: July 7th, 2011
Investment managers and analysts that left London-based Gartmore Group after its dismal performance and acquisition by Henderson Global Investors are...

Och-Ziff Capital Management Reports $700 Million Decline in Asset Base

Date: July 6th, 2011
In a recent SEC filing, publicly-traded hedge fund Och-Ziff Capital Management LLC stated that assets under management fell 0.74 percent. The Wall Street...

SkyBridge Capital's Anthony Scaramucci Favors Energy Investments

Date: July 6th, 2011
Hedge fund pros are suggesting that energy-related trades may be where the next round of trading fortunes might be. CNBC commentator and hedge fund manager,...

John Paulson’s Paulson & Co looks to gain $550 Million from Lehman bet

Date: July 6th, 2011
Hedge fund, Paulson & Co., will likely reap a profit of at least $550 million on its investments in bonds issued by Lehman Brothers that dipped in value...

Tim Attias and Catherine Cripps team up to launch Sata Partners

Date: July 6th, 2011
Tim Attias and Catherine Cripps plan to launch Sata Partners, a new hedge fund. Financial News reports that Attias was formerly the co-chief investment...

Hedge Fund Annus Horriblus

Date: July 5th, 2011
Making the rounds in Europe, I managed to hook up with hedge fund friends in

Hedge Funds troubled by European Sovereign Crisis & Regulations

Date: July 5th, 2011
Sovereign crises in Europe have made the going tough for hedge funds that invest in Euro-zone countries. For example, the New York Times reports that...

Borut Miklavcic partners with Nomura Europe to launch Nomura Cross Asset Strategies LLP

Date: July 4th, 2011
Nomura Europe Holdings and Borut Miklavcic, the head of Nomura’s fixed-income proprietary trading desk, have teamed up to launch an internal hedge fund....

Bain's Brookside Capital fined by SEC for trading violation

Date: June 30th, 2011
The SEC recently reached a settlement with hedge fund Brookside Capital for trading violations. According to The Boston Globe, Brookside Capital manages...

Nelson Peltz’s Trian Fund builds big stake Kraft Foods, Activist Bout #2?

Date: June 29th, 2011
Trian Fund Management LP recently purchased $420 million of Class A shares in Kraft Foods, Inc. This purchase marks Trian Fund’s renewed interest in...

Hedge Funds Heating up Hong Kong Office Prices

Date: June 27th, 2011
Fueled by record inflows into Asian-based hedge funds, asset management firms are driving Hong Kong rent prices sky high as they expand their Asian investment...

PIMCO Marketing Exec Jumps to Ramius Capital Group

Date: June 27th, 2011
Adrian Schultes was recently hired as Managing Director, Global Head of Distribution for Ramius Alternative Solutions by Ramius Capital Group, a New York-based...

Seth Fischer plans to open Oasis Investments Master Fund II to outside investors

Date: June 24th, 2011
Seth Fischer plans to open his new hedge fund, Oasis Investments Master Fund II, to new investors. Reuters reports that Fischer earlier managed the $3.3...

U.S. Attorney zeroing in on ex-FrontPoint Hedge Fund Manager

Date: June 24th, 2011
A hedge fund manager charged last April with securities fraud is now in the sights of US Attorney, Preet Bharara of Manhattan. According to Bloomberg...

Bridgewater Associates launches $10 billion hedge fund

Date: June 23rd, 2011
Bridgewater Associates, the hedge fund founded by Ray Dalio, can now lay claim to the world’s largest new hedge fund launch. According to an article...

John Paulson's hedge fund suffers heavy losses on Sino-Forest Bet

Date: June 23rd, 2011
John Paulson, the hedge fund manager who made his name betting against the housing market during the financial crisis, has been proved fallible. According...

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