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Seven Questions for Damian Handzy, CEO of Investor Analytics

Mar 30th, 2010Contributed by: Andrew Saunders, EFX Prime Services
In the words of a friend of mine, the business of risk “is brisk.” One of the reminders of 2008 was that in times of stress, correlations do indeed...

S&P Launches New ESG Index for Egyptian Stock Exchange

Mar 29th, 2010Contributed by: CRD Analytics
This past Tuesday Standard & Poor's and the Egyptian Stock Exchange launched the Egyptian ESG S&P/EGX ESG Index, the first ESG-based index of Egyptian...

Plainfield Asset Management forced out of Greenwich Offices - Will Max Holmes survive?

Mar 28th, 2010Contributed by: Teri Buhl
It looks like Max Holmes' Greenwich-based Plainfield Asset Management is heading into ruins. Today, Kaja Whitehouse at the New York Post broke news that...

Post-Crisis: Hedge Funds, Custodial Risk and Prime Brokers

Mar 27th, 2010Contributed by: Merlin Securities
Prior to the most recent financial crisis, money managers had an awareness of counterparty and custodial risk in concept, but it wasn’t a priority....

Plainfield Asset Management Co-Founder Leaves while D.A. Investigation Ongoing

Mar 26th, 2010Contributed by: Teri Buhl
A Greenwich hedge fund, Plainfield Asset Management, who is being investigated by the Manhattan District Attorney, has recently lost its co-founder Niv...

CalSTRS Names Director of Global Equity

Mar 25th, 2010Contributed by: Emerging Manager Focus
The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) announced the appointment of Trish Taniguchi as director of the $73.2 billion global equities...

Shareholder Activist Update: Ramius Capital Group

Mar 23rd, 2010Contributed by: Hedge Fund Solutions LLC
Earlier this month, Actel Corp. (NASDAQ: ACTL) and Ramius Capital Group revised last year’s settlement agreement with the same terms of three Ramius...

Active and Passive Activist Investors

Mar 13th, 2010Contributed by: Michael R. Levin, The Activist Investor
Activist investors seem to fall into two categories. Some take positions with the express purpose of agitating for change. They analyze companies, identify...

Centaurus Capital and Ares Capital face-off over Allied Capital Corp

Mar 9th, 2010Contributed by: Hedge Fund Solutions LLC
On February 8th, Centaurus Capital sent a letter to Allied Capital Corp (NYSE: ALD) claiming that Ares Capital Corporation’s (NASDAQ: ARCC) recent offer...

CRD Analytics and Trucost Expand Partnership

Mar 9th, 2010Contributed by: CRD Analytics
CRD Analytics (CRDA), LLC and Trucost PLC announced the signing of a new partnership agreement that will enhance and expand the SmartViewTM platform and...

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