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BarCap’s Study Shows Marketing and Communications Spending Up

Feb 9th, 2010Contributed by: Lawrie Chandler, Alternative Decisions
Barclays Capital has published a study showing more investment in marketing and communications by hedge funds. The Report noted that managers see a heightened...

CalSTRS' Efforts Improve Climate Risk Transparency

Feb 8th, 2010Contributed by: Emerging Manager Focus
CalSTRS has applauded a decision by the SEC to improve disclosure of climate risk in securities filings, which passed by a 3-2 vote. The legislation is...

Phil Falcone makes a killing on new Harbinger Credit Fund

Feb 5th, 2010Contributed by: Teri Buhl
Seasoned distressed debt trader and turnaround investor Phil Falcone is making his investors very happy. Last year he convinced the Street to give him...

Regulators Seek to Throw Light on Hedge Fund Impact in Energy Trading

Feb 3rd, 2010Contributed by: OilPrice.com
Do hedge funds have an impact on energy trading?While the answer might seem intuitive, the debate as to whether they actually do has come to resemble...

Shareholder Activist Battle: Ramius Capital moves to block MAK Capital and Paloma International

Jan 27th, 2010Contributed by: Hedge Fund Solutions LLC
Shareholder activist hedge fund manager Ramius Capital Group, which is led by its founder Peter Cohen, has uncharacteristically opposed another shareholder...

Emerging Manager Breaks $100MM to Top Morningstar Midcap Fund Categories

Jan 26th, 2010Contributed by: Emerging Manager Focus
Morningstar ranked The Appleseed Fund #1 returning U.S. midcap value fund among 342 funds and the #1 returning socially responsible domestic equity fund...

Excess Supply of Emerging Managers to Come?

Jan 26th, 2010Contributed by: Simon Kerr
One of the consequences of the growth of institutionalisation of the hedge fund business is that it has become a lot harder for small and start-up hedge...

Michael R. Levin launches The Activist Investor

Jan 25th, 2010Contributed by: Michael R. Levin, The Activist Investor
Michael R. Levin launched The Activist Investor (TAI), a shareholder activist advisory firm, earlier this month. The new firm specializes in “advising...

Hedge Fund Association Symposium in Miami: Raising Capital in a Challenging Environment

Jan 22nd, 2010Contributed by: HF Strategy
For hedge fund managers, understanding what investors want can mean the difference between surviving and thriving in 2010. Join the Hedge Fund Association...

Lone Pine's Lone Dragon Pine hedge fund up 72.9%

Jan 20th, 2010Contributed by: Teri Buhl
According to Teri Buhl of the Greenwich Time, Steve Mandel’s newest long-only fund, Lone Dragon Pine, is proving it might really know what it’s...

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