• SAC PM Joins Trivium

    January 18, 2008

    Allan Reine, former portfolio manager at SAC Capital Management, has joined New York-based Trivium Capital Management to head up the $735 million firm's healthcare portfolio.

  • Beta Strategy To Become Mutual Fund

    January 18, 2008

    New York-based Stonebrook Capital Management is negotiating with a mutual fund provider to convert its limited partnership alternative beta hedge strategy into a mutual fund by the end of the second quarter.

  • La Fayette Unveils Novel FoF Strat

    January 18, 2008

    Fund of hedge funds firm La Fayette Investment Management, with $6 billion under management, has launched a strategy that allocates solely to activist hedge fund managers.

  • Cardano Starts U.K. Alts Business

    January 18, 2008

    Rotterdam-based pension consultant Cardano is launching an alternatives business geared to U.K. institutions that will round out its six month-old London office.

  • Activist Set Sights On U.S. Insurers, Banks

    January 18, 2008

    Regulated financial service companies such as insurance companies and banks could be the next target of U.S. activist investors, said Clifford Press, a managing member at New York-based activist investor Oliver Press Partners.

  • Gerken Preps MENA Strategy

    January 18, 2008

    San Francisco-based Gerken Capital is preparing a Middle East/North Africa (MENA) fund for launch later this year and is in talks with potential seed investors, including asset managers and institutional investors in the region.

  • Renewable Energy Manager Taps Into Rising Demand

    January 18, 2008

    Sustainable Energy Investors is raising assets for its New Energy Fund.

  • Middle Market Buyout Investors Told To Hold Fast

    January 18, 2008

    Christopher O'Brien, Investcorp International's head of direct investment, private equity and real estate, told middle market buyout investors to be extra conservative going forward because of a probable recession this year.

  • Full Cycle Energy Director Departs

    January 18, 2008

    Robert Duncan has left Toronto-based Full Cycle Energy Investment Management, where he was director of business development and not yet been replaced.

  • Stillwater Rides Dayton Superior Bonds To Gains

    January 18, 2008

    New York-based Stillwater Capital Partners' asset-backed lending hedge fund benefited from going long the bonds of manufacturing and heavy materials company Dayton Superior last year, when it returned 11%.

  • First Quadrant Names New Partner

    January 18, 2008

    First Quadrant, a $30 billion Pasadena, Calif.-based quant firm, has named Jia Ye as a new partner.

  • Iraq Fund Gains From Oil Companies, Banks

    January 18, 2008

    Luxembourg-based Godvig Capital Management's hedge fund devoted to Iraq returned 25.05% last year, primarily due to investments banks and oil companies.

  • SEC Outlines Compliance Priorities

    January 18, 2008

    Compliance staff at registered firms need to focus on nine areas to show the Securities and Exchange Commission their firm is taking compliance seriously, according to Thomas Biolsi, associate regional director for examinations at the SEC's New York Regional Office.

  • Alts-Focused Emerging Markets Specialist Launches

    January 18, 2008

    Dunia Frontiers Consultants, a five-person Washington, D.C., firm specializing in hedge fund and private equity investments in emerging and frontier markets, has opened for business.

  • Search Directory

    January 18, 2008

    The following directory includes search activity for the last week.

  • Performance Snapshot

    January 18, 2008

    The table below displays some of last year's top performing multi-strategy managers, according to data provided by Eurekahedge.

  • Mandate Scoreboard

    January 18, 2008

    The table below shows new allocation commitments gained by alternative managers year-to-date through Jan. 16.

  • One Year Ago In Alternative Investment News

    January 18, 2008

    Harcourt Investment Consulting, the Zurich-based fund of funds firm with $5 billion under management, started its first big push for assets from Middle Eastern investors.

  • "Don't be creative; you're not an artist."

    January 18, 2008

    -- Investcorp International's Christopher O'Brien advising managers to stick to familiar strategies and steer clear of toying with new formulas.


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