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The Hedge Fund Investor’s Burden and Poor Investment Practices

Oct 30th, 2009Contributed by: Mohican Financial Management
Hedge fund investors should be alert. Some fundamental practices in wide use contain significant levels of misguidance that undermine the quality of the...

Carl Icahn ups offer for XO Holdings

Oct 30th, 2009Contributed by: Hedge Fund Solutions LLC
Earlier this week, activist hedge fund manager Carl Icahn increased his previously announced bid to purchase XO Holdings, Inc. (XOHO.OB) from 0.55 to...

Some insights from David Einhorn of Greenlight

Oct 30th, 2009Contributed by: Claude Bovet, SFCS Capital
David Einhorn is the founder and CIO of Greenlight, a US long/short equity hedge fund based in New York. Since its inception in 1996, Greenlight has compounded...

Hedge Funds are Evil...

Oct 29th, 2009Contributed by: Claude Bovet, SFCS Capital
Let’s start by getting this out in the open, right up front: Hedge funds are evil. -- “September 2008 (Dr. Mahathir Bin Mohamad, the former Prime...

Icahn Should Give Up Running Other People's Money

Oct 29th, 2009Contributed by: Eric Jackson, Ironfire Capital
After a string of disastrous investments and his departure from Yahoo!'s (YHOO) board last Friday, it's time for Carl Icahn to hang it up running other...

The Truth in Lessig's Critique of Transparency

Oct 23rd, 2009Contributed by: Eric Jackson, Ironfire Capital
Lawrence Lessig's recent thought-provoking article in the New Republic, “Against Transparency: The perils of openness in government,” challenges the...

Sandler Capital thinks Bare Escentuals is on the right track

Oct 23rd, 2009Contributed by: Hedge Fund Solutions LLC
From this week’s Hedge Fund Solutions Catalyst Research Report we are highlighting Sandler Capital Management’s investment in cosmetics retailer...

Odey Asset Management expands global equities capability

Oct 22nd, 2009Contributed by: Emerging Manager Focus
Odey Asset Management is continuing its investment in quality fund managers with the appointment of Simon Todd and Michael Nickson to run the group's...

The Core Strength of Convertible Arbitrage

Oct 22nd, 2009Contributed by: Mohican Financial Management
The attractiveness of an arbitrage portfolio is that its performance profile is not based on forecasting market directions, but rather on an expected...

Did Co-Founder Help FBI bust Galleon Management’s Rajaratnam?

Oct 17th, 2009Contributed by: Teri Buhl
In a breaking story, Teri Buhl looks into who may have cooperated with the FBI in its investigation of hedge fund Galleon Management and its insider trading...

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