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Paul Tudor Jones is Not Making Investors Any Money

Sep 22nd, 2010Contributed by: Teri Buhl
Greenwich hedge funder Paul Tudor Jones might be a Forbes billionaire but he’s not helping his investors make the big bucks this year. According to...

Is Coal the New Black Gold?

Sep 20th, 2010Contributed by: The Mad Hedge Fund Trader
After the halting and starting three week rally we have seen in stocks, I would be negligent to recommend equity plays here. But there is one sector you...

Shareholder Activist Update: Discovery Group takes aim at Tier Technologies and Atricure

Sep 16th, 2010Contributed by: Hedge Fund Solutions LLC
Last week activist shareholder Discovery Group informed Tier Technologies Inc. (NYSE: TIER) of its intention to nominate up to two individuals for election...

Phil Falcone’s Harbinger Capital is Making Coin on Distressed Credit Trading

Sep 15th, 2010Contributed by: Teri Buhl
Contrary to a recent Reuters article, Phil Falcone’s hedge fund Harbinger Capital is apparently having a good year. Harbinger’s Blue Line,...

Proxy Access for Activist Investors

Sep 14th, 2010Contributed by: Michael R. Levin, The Activist Investor
With some drama and controversy, last month the SEC granted activist investors one long-held wish, for proxy access. Congress also had a role, clearing...

Capital Structure: Optimal or Opportunistic?

Sep 14th, 2010Contributed by: Aswath Damodaran
Contrary to the prediction of doomsayers during the banking crisis of 2008, firms seem to be returning with a vengeance to the debt markets. Last week’s...

Who Says Hedge Funds Aren't Adding Value?

Sep 13th, 2010Contributed by: The Mad Hedge Fund Trader
According to my old friend, Rick Sopher, chairman of LCH Investments in London, the top ten hedge funds have earned $153 billion for their investors since...

Buy Russia When Oil is Cheap

Sep 9th, 2010Contributed by: The Mad Hedge Fund Trader
If you wonder why I recommend a shower after investing in Russia, Bill Browder will give you the reasons at length in this

The Spectrum of Hedge Fund Investors and a Roadmap to Effective Marketing

Sep 7th, 2010Contributed by: Merlin Securities
Merlin has written a number of articles and papers this year about the changing nature of the hedge fund industry. Specifically, we have written about...

Shareholder Activist Insights: Rodding out the Proxy Plumbing

Sep 6th, 2010Contributed by: Michael R. Levin, The Activist Investor
To their credit, SEC commissioners use the rather colloquial and workman-like (and inapt, see below) “proxy plumbing” only around the office. In

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