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Merrion Investment Managers opens High Alpha hedge fund to new investors

Date: August 25th, 2010
After establishing itself with three years of solid performance, Merrion Investment Managers has decided to open up its global macro hedge fund to international...

Anthony Scaramucci’s SkyBridge Capital looks to shake up seeding business

Date: August 23rd, 2010
Anthony Scaramucci, the founder and managing partner of SkyBridge Capital Group, has developed plans to shake up hedge fund seeding. The seeding business,...

Krusen Capital and Alpha Capital team up to broaden investment options

Date: August 16th, 2010
As investors begin to seek out more tailored investment options, asset managers Alpha Capital Management and Krusen Capital Management have teamed up...

New York pensions pull $275 million from Shamrock Capital Advisors

Date: August 15th, 2010
The New York City Comptroller’s office has revealed that Shamrock Capital Advisors, the investment advisor that recently garnered losses of 22.8%, would...

Halcyon Asset Management’s distressed credit fund is whipping John Paulson This Year

Date: August 14th, 2010
Halcyon Asset Management’s distressed credit fund is out-earning funds with similar investment strategies, such as John Paulson’s Credit Opportunity...

Och-Ziff Spread Lehman Rumors?

Date: August 12th, 2010
A Manhattan bankruptcy court is alleging that Och-Ziff Capital Management spread misleading rumors about Lehman Brothers in the months leading up its...

TPG-Axon and Montrica merger reunite Goldman veterans Singh and Metcalf

Date: August 11th, 2010
Hedge fund managers TPG-Axon and event-driven Montrica Investment Management have recently finalized a merger agreement. The move will also reunite Dinakar...

Falcone’s Harbinger Capital sees rapid slump in July

Date: August 11th, 2010
Philip Falcone’s flagship Harbinger Capital Partners Offshore Fund I was down 10.7% as of July 15, despite the fund’s positive performance through...

Och-Ziff Capital’s Daniel Och remains confident

Date: August 9th, 2010
Och-Ziff Capital Management Group, Daniel Och’s $25 billion hedge fund firm, has released its second quarter results. The firm reported a $89.4 million...

Shareholder Activist Update: Nelson Peltz’s Trian snatches up Family Dollar Stores shares

Date: August 8th, 2010
Since June, Trian Fund Management has been aggressively acquiring shares in Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO). At the end of last month, Nelson Peltz’s...

Morgan Stanley to Spin-Off FrontPoint Partners

Date: August 5th, 2010
Morgan Stanley plans to spin off hedge fund Front Point Partners, which the firm acquired in 2006. According to CNBC, the decision was made after John...

Himalaya Capital’s Li Lu emerges as possible Warren Buffett successor

Date: August 3rd, 2010
Hedge fund manager Li Lu has become the first candidate named as a potential successor to famed investor Warren Buffett to oversees the $100 billion...

Is a New Global Authority for Integrated Reporting the Solution for CSR?

Date: August 3rd, 2010
A major announcement was made yesterday that could just be what the world was waiting for, a new single global authority was formed, the International...

Martin Currie Launching Hedge Funds Open to Retail Investors

Date: August 3rd, 2010
Martin Currie Investment Management, an Edinburgh-based investment advisor, announced that it will launch three hedge funds that will be open to retail...

SEC Uncovers Accountants’ Pipeline Ponzi Scheme

Date: August 2nd, 2010
The SEC has charged Laurence M. Brown and Ronald Mangini, both certified public accountants, with fraud after uncovering their scam to sell fake securities...

Moore Capital’s Jean-Philippe Blochet packs bags for Switzerland

Date: August 2nd, 2010
Jean-Philippe Blochet, senior partner at London-based Moore Capital Management, has moved to Zurich, Switzerland. According to Bloomberg, Mr....

Top hedge fund spin-offs YTD launch with over $7 billion in assets

Date: August 1st, 2010
HedgeTracker recently analyzed the year-to-date

Vedanta hit with warning by APG Asset Management for Non-Disclosure of ESG Issues

Date: July 31st, 2010
More and more companies are feeling intense pressure from investors to increase their level of transparency and more actively manage global ESG challenges.

Why Water Will Soon Become More Valuable Than Oil

Date: July 31st, 2010
If you think that the upcoming energy shortage is going to be bad, it will pale in comparison to the next water crisis, so investment in fresh water infrastructure...

Chase Coleman’s Tiger Global buys stake in LinkedIn

Date: July 30th, 2010
Tiger Global Management has recently purchased an estimated 1% stake in LinkedIn, the career networking website geared towards professionals. According...

Cloudy Economic Outlook Keeps Crude Oil Trading in Narrow Range for Week

Date: July 30th, 2010
Oil Market Summary for 07/26/2010 to 07/30/2010: Crude oil futures continued to trade in a very narrow range, unable to cross the $79 a barrel...

Nelson Peltz’s Trian Group to launch new hedge fund, Aims for $1.5 billion

Date: July 29th, 2010
Nelson Peltz, co-founder and CEO of hedge fund manager the Trian Group (Trian Fund Management), has begun raising capital for a new hedge fund that will...

MHW Capital Management Sees Gains In Turnaround Investing

Date: July 29th, 2010
As managers seek investment opportunities with great returns, turnaround investing has been getting quite the backing. CFA Peter Woodward of MHW Capital...

Black River Asset Management Launches Commodity Equity Long/Short Opportunity Fund

Date: July 28th, 2010
Black River Asset Management has launched the Black River Commodity Equity Long/Short Opportunity Fund. The Minnesota-based hedge fund manager’s newest...

Redefining Alpha: “the Inertia Concept”

Date: July 28th, 2010
These days everyone talks about alpha. If one attends any of the well-known investment/hedge fund management conferences they will find that a large part...

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