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Darwinian Downsizing in the Solar Industry

Sep 2nd, 2010Contributed by: The Mad Hedge Fund Trader
The solar industry is suffering some 19th century Darwinian style competition, with Chinese manufacturers Suntech (STP) and Yingli Green Energy Holding...

Another Year Another Challenge for Funds of Hedge Funds

Aug 31st, 2010Contributed by: Simon Kerr
In 2008 the fund of funds industry had a tough time producing returns for investors because only 30% of hedge funds produced a positive return. For 2009...

Activist Report: Microsoft should raise its Dividend

Aug 28th, 2010Contributed by: Eric Jackson, Ironfire Capital
As a long holder of Microsoft (MSFT), I submitted last week a resolution for Microsoft to significantly increase its quarterly dividend. It's my hope...

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

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

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

Aug 8th, 2010Contributed by: Hedge Fund Solutions LLC
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...

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

Aug 3rd, 2010Contributed by: CRD Analytics
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...

Why Water Will Soon Become More Valuable Than Oil

Jul 31st, 2010Contributed by: The Mad Hedge Fund Trader
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...

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

Jul 31st, 2010Contributed by: CRD Analytics
More and more companies are feeling intense pressure from investors to increase their level of transparency and more actively manage global ESG challenges.

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

Jul 30th, 2010Contributed by:
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...

MHW Capital Management Sees Gains In Turnaround Investing

Jul 29th, 2010Contributed by: Emerging Manager Focus
As managers seek investment opportunities with great returns, turnaround investing has been getting quite the backing. CFA Peter Woodward of MHW Capital...

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