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SEC Charge Against Goldman has Volcanic Impact on Energy Markets

Apr 17th, 2010Contributed by:
Oil prices plunged on Friday after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged Goldman Sachs with fraud in its marketing of certain subprime mortgage...

Ironfire Capital's Eric Jackson discusses China Opportunities

Apr 13th, 2010Contributed by: Eric Jackson, Ironfire Capital
Eric M. Jackson, Ph.D., is Founder and Managing Member of Ironfire Capital LLC, based in Naples, FL. Ironfire is an equity long-biased and corporate governance-focused...

Shareholder Activist Update: Barington Capital & Millennium Management

Apr 9th, 2010Contributed by: Hedge Fund Solutions LLC
Last week, James Mitarotonda’s Barington Capital Group sent a letter to the Chairman and CEO of Ameron International Corporation (NYSE: AMN) stating...

EFX Prime Services Hosts launches Capital Introduction Program for Investors and Hedge Funds

Apr 8th, 2010Contributed by: Andrew Saunders, EFX Prime Services
EFX Prime Services, a division of the trading firm First New York Securities, will be hosting an exclusive opportunity for investors and hedge funds to...

The corporate ballot: Wasting retail investors’ time?

Apr 6th, 2010Contributed by: Michael R. Levin, The Activist Investor
So, do we really want to put substantial effort into bringing individual investors to the corporate ballot box? I think not, only because these days it’s...

Closing the Pension Funding Gap - A Tweak to Hedge Fund Incentive Compensation Achieves True Alignment and Enhances Returns without any Alpha Improvement

Apr 6th, 2010Contributed by: Rick Ehrhart, JD, Optcapital
Pension systems worldwide are in crisis. U.S. public and private pensions alone are facing a shortfall of more than $1 trillion. To catch up, pensions...

Which Energy and Climate Bill will Hit the Senate Floor and When?

Apr 2nd, 2010Contributed by: CRD Analytics
At the 9th Annual Wall Street Green Trading Summit (WSGTS) this past week there was much talk about pending climate change legislation; what will it look...

Vultures circle the hedge fund capital

Apr 2nd, 2010Contributed by: Teri Buhl
Problems with the troubled commercial real estate are coming to surface in Greenwich, Connecticut, which is commonly known as the hedge fund capital of...

Shareholder Activist Update: Ramius Capital & Riley Investment Management

Apr 1st, 2010Contributed by: Hedge Fund Solutions LLC
Last week, Microtune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TUNE) agreed to nominate three individuals recommended by Ramius to its nine-member board. Hedge Fund Solutions mentioned...

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Launches $100 Million Emerging Manager Program

Mar 30th, 2010Contributed by: Emerging Manager Focus
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (“Kellogg Foundation”) has announced a newly formed partnership with Progress Investment Management Company LLC (“Progress”)...

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