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Understanding Investor Due Diligence

Jan 11th, 2012Contributed by: Merlin Securities
The investor due diligence process has evolved with the growth of the hedge fund industry. What was once a short and rather perfunctory process has grown...

Fortress Announces Chief Executive Officer Daniel Mudd to Take Leave of Absence, Appoints Randal A. Nardone Interim Chief Executive Officer

Dec 22nd, 2011Contributed by: PR Newswire
Fortress Investment Group today announced that Daniel Mudd is taking a leave of absence from his role as chief executive officer of the company and member...

Proxy Access Bylaw Amendment or Shareholder Resolution?

Dec 16th, 2011Contributed by: Michael R. Levin, The Activist Investor
This subject may seem a little arcane. It actually concerns a critical decision that an investor wishing to achieve proxy access must make.

Och-Ziff Capital announces entry by Partners into Rule 10b5-1 Trading Plans

Dec 7th, 2011Contributed by: PR Newswire
Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (NYSE: OZM) ("Och-Ziff" or the "Company") today announced that Daniel S. Och, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,...

UCITS HFS Index not able to profit from market upswing, down -0.76% in November 2011

Dec 7th, 2011Contributed by:
After a positive performance in October the UCITS HFS Index continued its poor performance this year with a loss of -0.76% in November 2011. The month...

Hedge Funds Circling Over the European Wreckage

Dec 6th, 2011Contributed by: The Mad Hedge Fund Trader
Have you ever wanted to spend your summers basking in the sunlight at your mountain top Tuscan villa, surveying the manicured vineyards which produce...

What’s up with BYD?

Nov 8th, 2011Contributed by: The Mad Hedge Fund Trader
When I first bought shares in the Chinese electric car manufacturer, BYD (BYDDF) (or Build Your Dreams) in 2009 on the heels of Warren Buffet’s 10%...

How to Avoid Ponzi Schemes

Oct 19th, 2011Contributed by: The Mad Hedge Fund Trader
I spent a sad and depressing, but highly instructional evening with Dr. Stephen Greenspan, who lost most of his personal fortune with Bernie Madoff. The...

Bill Ackman’s Hong Kong Dollar Play

Sep 19th, 2011Contributed by: The Mad Hedge Fund Trader
You are all well aware of my love affair with the Chinese Yuan (CYB), which I expect to appreciate substantially in coming years off the back of China’s...

Hedge Funds Ramp Up Market Shorts

Sep 9th, 2011Contributed by: The Mad Hedge Fund Trader
Hedge funds have gotten much more aggressive on the short side, as recent data show, with enviable results. According to Data Explorers, an independent...

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