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7 Steps Towards Real Free Market Capitalism

Nov 12th, 2009Contributed by: Eric Jackson, Ironfire Capital
Market commentators and the White House have been quick to blame last year’s economic meltdown on a free market run amok. And they’ve used that false...

Did the Stock Market Collapse Help Some Hedge Funds Mask More Serious Problems?

Nov 9th, 2009Contributed by: RiskCenter
by Shahin Shojai, Global Head of Strategic Research, Capco -- The past couple of years have not been very kind to hedge funds. While there is never...

Gabelli’s GAMCO pushes shareholder activist agendas at Three Companies

Nov 9th, 2009Contributed by: Hedge Fund Solutions LLC
Diversified asset manager and financial services firm GAMCO was very active last month. According to a recent Catalyst Investment Research report, Mario...

Nathan Dean joins Quoin Partners as Senior Partner

Nov 9th, 2009Contributed by: Quoin Partners
Quoin Partners, LLC is pleased to announce that Nathan Dean has joined the founding team as Senior Partner. Nathan has deep experience in the alternative...

Steel Partners increases activist stake in Adaptec to 14.6%

Nov 7th, 2009Contributed by: Hedge Fund Solutions LLC
This week, activist hedge fund manager Steel Partners revealed that it had increased its holdings in Adaptec Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT) by 188,931 shares, bringing...

What the SEC Should Learn from Raj Rajaratnam and the Galleon Group

Nov 5th, 2009Contributed by: Eric Jackson, Ironfire Capital
The government's case against Raj Rajaratnam, founder of hedge fund Galleon Group, on the charge of insider trading, alleges that the hedge fund manager's...

Bad companies and good investments..Berkshire Hathaway and Burlington Northern

Nov 5th, 2009Contributed by: Aswath Damodaran
One of the big news items of the week is Berkshire Hathaway's acquisition of a Burlington Northern, a large US railroad. Since Berkshire Hathaway is...

Market Risk - Long/Short Equity Hedge Funds Avoided Equity Market Downswings In October

Nov 4th, 2009Contributed by: RiskCenter
Long/Short Equity fund managers avoided equity market volatility in October, finishing the month in neutral territory, according to Jordan Drachman, Head...

Whither goeth thou?

Nov 3rd, 2009Contributed by: Claude Bovet, SFCS Capital
Pretty much all risky assets have been on a rampage since the March lows. The riskier the asset, the stronger the rise it seems. Sentiment readings in...

Semi-annual Changes to the NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability 50 Index

Nov 2nd, 2009Contributed by: CRD Analytics
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) and CRD Analytics, LLC announced today the results of the semi-annual evaluation of the NASDAQ OMX CRD Global...

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