Stories

  • Bar Association Seeks Hedge Fund Rule Interpretations

    April 04, 2005

    The American Bar Association's subcommittee on private investment entities is seeking an interpretation on the Securities and Exchange Commission's hedge fund rule.

  • Blackstone Adds Distressed Pros

    April 04, 2005

    The Blackstone Group has brought on board Jeremiah Keefe and Il Lee as principals in the firm's recently formed distressed debt group.

  • Deutsche Bank Biggie Jumps To Caxton

    April 04, 2005

    Deutsche Bank trading bigwig Robert Jonke, who was named commodity chief in 2003, has jumped over to Caxton Associates.

  • Pequot Hires Marketer

    April 04, 2005

    Hedge fund colossus Pequot Capital Management has hired Karyn Geringer from Credit Suisse First Boston's Capital Introduction Group to market to funds of funds and other investors in North America.

  • Welsh Council Appoints Private Equity Duo

    April 04, 2005

    Standard Life Investments and HarbourVest Partners have been appointed for a GBP15 million private equity fund of funds mandate by the Powys County Council Pension Fund.

  • Windy City Buyout Debuts Fund

    April 04, 2005

    Chicago-based private equity firm RoundTable Healthcare Partners has unveiled a $500 million fund.

  • "We have animal sounds that alert us to different things with our trades. It's bad if you hear a herd of elephants."

    April 01, 2005

    Peter Buckley, head of new business and algorithmic trading at Tower Research Capital, on how the firm's Zen-like atmosphere is disturbed in the trading area.

  • Allstate To Plow $700 Mln Into Private Equity, Real Estate

    April 01, 2005

    Allstate Investments, the invest arm of insurance giant Allstate Corporation that manages the company's $120 billion general account, is looking for additional private equity and real estate managers.

  • Aspect Mulls Further Funds

    April 01, 2005

    London-based Aspect Capital, with $3 billion under management, is considering several new strategies.

  • Asset Alliance Readies Registered CTA Index Fund

    April 01, 2005

    Asset Alliance, the $4.6 billion hedge fund behemoth, will launch its registered commodities trading advisor index fund by the end of the second quarter.

  • California Firm Launches Fund

    April 01, 2005

    QIS Advisors, a firm started by former managers at M&I Investment Management, recently launched a long/short equity fund, QIS Long Short Equity Fund.

  • Completed Searches Table

    April 01, 2005

  • Culture Clash

    April 01, 2005

    Dan Loeb, managing member of Third Point Management, who is known throughout the hedge fund industry for his outspoken letters to company CEOs, apparently can be just as tough on job applicants. The following is an edited email chain between Loeb and a prospective employee (U.K. Jobseeker) from last week.

  • Cyrus Hires Marketing Chief

    April 01, 2005

    Cyrus Capital Partners, the $650 million firm started by distressed debt honcho Steve Freidheim, has hired Doreen Mochrie as chief marketing officer.

  • Ex-KBC Derivatives Execs Launch Fund

    April 01, 2005

    Karl Ottevaere, co-founder and ex-managing director of KBC Financial Products, the equity and credit-linked products arm of Brussels banking giant KBC Bank, has started a hedge fund.

  • Ex-Warburg Honcho Kicks Off Japan Small-Cap Fund

    April 01, 2005

    Nicholas Edwards Investments, the Tokyo-based hedge fund firm run by Nicholas Edwards, former head of Japanese equities at Warburg Pincus Asset Management, has launched a new fund.

  • Former Appaloosa Trader Rolls Out Fund

    April 01, 2005

    Sean Jo, a former senior analyst and trader with David Tepper's Appaloosa Management, recently launched a long/short equity fund with a focus on Korea and Japan.

  • Goldman Preps Registered Fund

    April 01, 2005

    Goldman Sachs Hedge Fund Strategies plans to launch a registered multi-strategy fund of funds by summer.

  • HSBC Delays Quant Fund Re-Launch

    April 01, 2005

    HSBC's single-manager hedge fund arm, HSBC Alternative Investments Limited, has delayed a planned re-launch for its quantitative-driven fund, which holds approximately $10 million, most of which is seed money.

  • John Levin Event-Driven Exec To Step Down

    April 01, 2005

    Frank Rango, senior portfolio manager for event-driven strategies at John A. Levin & Co., is stepping down at the end of the year.

  • Kentucky College Seeking Hedge Funds

    April 01, 2005

    The $716 million Berea College endowment is seeking hedge funds to reach its 10% target allocation.

  • Kingdon Taps Macro Manager

    April 01, 2005

    Kingdon Capital Management has hired a macro portfolio manager for its global long/short equity fund.

  • Liongate Adds Financial Controller

    April 01, 2005

    London-based fund of funds Liongate Capital Management has hired Randall Hobbs as financial controller.

  • London Firm Hires DrKW Credit Analyst

    April 01, 2005

    London-based hedge fund firm Picus Capital Management has hired Matthew Robbins, v.p. in credit research at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein in London, as an investment specialist.

  • London Start-Up Preps European Fund

    April 01, 2005

    Ervanius & Partners, a London-based start-up hedge fund firm, is planning to launch a European small- and mid-cap long/short equity fund on May 1.

  • Mindich Snares Citi Counsel

    April 01, 2005

    Eton Park Capital Management, a $3.5 billion hedge fund firm run by former Goldman Sachs prop trading star Eric Mindich, has hired Marcy Engel as its general counsel and chief compliance officer.

  • New Managers Target Asia

    April 01, 2005

    Former portfolio managers from some of the largest hedge fund shops are preparing their own Asian funds.

  • New Searches Table

    April 01, 2005

  • Old Mutual Managers To Launch Quant Fund

    April 01, 2005

    A group of former Old Mutual Asset Managers quantitative equity pros in London intends to launch a quantitative equity market neutral fund on June 1.

  • Pentium Launches Two New Funds

    April 01, 2005

    Swiss hedge fund firm Pentium Fund, which manages €400 million, has launched two new funds, bringing its total number of funds to four.

  • Potential Searches Table

    April 01, 2005

  • San Fran Firm Launches Nanotech Fund

    April 01, 2005

    San Francisco-based Global Crown Capital has launched a nanotechnology fund.

  • Schroders Freezes Plans In Germany

    April 01, 2005

    Schroder Investment Management has shelved plans for a German roll out of its fund of hedge funds, the SAIF Blue Sea Fund.

  • Stanford CFO Takes Over Portfolio

    April 01, 2005

    Mark Taborsky, chief financial officer of Stanford Management Company, is taking the reins of the $10 billion endowment's hedge fund portfolio.

  • Tower Research Capital, New York

    April 01, 2005

    When Tower Research Capital found itself outgrowing its old West Village offices a few years ago, it set out to find larger digs with some outdoor space.

  • Updated Searches Table

    April 01, 2005


 

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