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Oil Market Update: Hedge funds increase net long positions in crude oil futures

Feb 21st, 2010Contributed by:
Oil Market Summary for 02/16/2010 to 02/20/2010 -- An easing of the crisis in Europe gave energy markets a firm tone last week that enabled crude oil...

Raising Assets in 2010: What emerging hedge funds and fund of hedge fund managers need to know

Feb 18th, 2010Contributed by: Emerging Manager Focus
Emerging Manager Focus has announced that it is hosting a discussion on March 2nd entitled "Raising Assets in 2010: What emerging hedge funds and fund...

Wall Street Firms, Hedge Funds, Recruit CIA, Ex-Military Intelligence

Feb 18th, 2010Contributed by: Michael Bagley, Energy Hedge Fund Syndicate
Wall Street firms and hedge funds are actively recruiting former CIA and military intelligence officers in a bid to boost their security and risk management...

Quotient Investors Unveils New ESG Strategy

Feb 17th, 2010Contributed by: Emerging Manager Focus
Managing Partners André Bertolotti and Julia Peter-Kerr of Quotient Investors sat down with Brandon Nickerson, director, to speak about their new fund...

Shareholder Activist Update: Perceptive Advisors, Tang Capital, & MMI Investments

Feb 17th, 2010Contributed by: Hedge Fund Solutions LLC
Earlier this month, Perceptive Advisors LLC and Tang Capital Partners LP nominated three board members for Penwest Pharmaceuticals Co. (NASDAQ: PPCO)...

What is an activist investor?

Feb 15th, 2010Contributed by: Michael R. Levin, The Activist Investor
This is probably a good question with which to begin. According to Webster's, an activist is a person that has: "a doctrine or practice that emphasizes...

Investing with China-based Hedge Funds: Problems and Solutions

Feb 14th, 2010Contributed by: Simon Kerr
This journal has been running for four months and this is the first posting to mention China. At the start of the year as strategists and economists gave...

Crude Oil Prices Take a Dive After a Week of Gains

Feb 13th, 2010Contributed by:
Oil Market Summary for 02/08/2010–02/12/2010 -- Crude oil prices took a dive on Friday after a week of gains from U.S. blizzards were undercut by another...

Carl Icahn happy with Board Representation at Amylin Pharma

Feb 10th, 2010Contributed by: Hedge Fund Solutions LLC
Shareholder activist investor Carl Icahn stated on January 25th that he will not seek additional representation on Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:...

One Step Backwards?

Feb 9th, 2010Contributed by: James Berman, JBGlobal
In ten mere months, the Dow has rallied 62%, from 6,547 to 10,610. The rally is nearly as dramatic as the decline that preceded it. Though the Dow has...

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