Stories

  • Emerging Manager of the Year: Eton Park Capital Management

    June 30, 2005

    Eton Park's massive launch last year was one of the most talked-about events in the investor community, making it AIN's choice for Emerging Manager of the Year.

  • Fund of Funds Leader of the Year: Gottex Fund Management

    June 30, 2005

    Gottex has earned the Fund of Funds Leader of the Year Award for its dramatic and multi-faceted growth strategy last year, which has made it a serious contender for institutional assets.

  • Hedge Fund Industry Awards Winners

    June 30, 2005

  • Hedge Fund Leader of The Year: Maverick Capital

    June 30, 2005

    Lee Ainslie's $9 billion long/short equity colossus has stayed ahead of the pack by introducing several cutting edge initiatives, making it AIN's choice for Hedge Fund Leader of the Year.

  • Institutional Investor of The Year: Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP

    June 30, 2005

    The €167 billion Dutch pension fund has used a large and adventurous hedge fund program to diversify its overall portfolio.

  • Institutional Manager of the Year: Citigroup Alternative Investments

    June 30, 2005

    Citigroup Alternative Investments made a big splash in 2004 by launching a multi-strategy platform to invest in up to 50 internal managers.

  • Lifetime Achievement Award

    June 30, 2005

    John Henry, founder of the managed futures giant John W. Henry & Company, is the recipient of Alternative Investment News' 2005 Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • "Gravity pulls us back to Mayfair."

    June 24, 2005

    --Lorenzo Ward, founder of L.H. Ward & Co., on his firm's upcoming move from London's East End to the capitol's hedge fund district.

  • Advent Adds Marketer

    June 24, 2005

    Advent Capital Management, a $4 billion New York-based manager of hedge funds, mutual funds and separate accounts, has hired Tim Malloch as a managing director of marketing and business development.

  • Canadian Firms Push For Offshore Assets

    June 24, 2005

    Canadian hedge fund managers are launching offshore versions of their funds in response to growing interest from overseas investors.

  • Citadel, Glenwood Vets To Launch $2 Billion Strategy

    June 24, 2005

    Alec Litowitz, formerly a senior member of hedge fund colossus Citadel Investment Group, has come out of retirement to start his own firm, Magnetar, with Ross Laser, a partner at Marin Capital Partners and formerly president of Glenwood Capital Management.

  • Completed Searches

    June 24, 2005

  • Creedon Keller To Liquidate Flagship

    June 24, 2005

    Redemptions and poor performance have prompted Creedon Keller & Partners to liquidate its flagship Alta Fund.

  • CTA Shorts Euro, Flips Heating Oil

    June 24, 2005

    Hill Financial Group, a commodities trading adviser in Rowayton, Conn., profited from an uncharacteristic 10-day short position it took on June euro futures, as well as on an overnight long position on June heating oil contracts.

  • Danish Firm Eyes Close Next Year

    June 24, 2005

    Copenhagen-based Carnegie Asset Management is anticipating closing its long/short equity fund, with inflows indicating that its €500 million capacity will be reached within 12-18 months.

  • Fla. Hedge Fund On Spot With CDO Bounce

    June 24, 2005

    Epsilon Investment Management's Steve Stevanovich seems to have been on the money with his call in late May to buy collateralized debt obligations.

  • Former NASA Engineer To Launch Hedge Fund

    June 24, 2005

    Smith Group Asset Management, the $2 billion money management firm founded by former NASA aerospace engineer Steve Smith, is prepping a multi-strategy hedge fund that is expected to be launched by Aug. 1.

  • HFR To Offer Direct Investment In Single Funds

    June 24, 2005

    HFR Asset Management, the fund of funds giant with $4 billion under management, is opening up its underlying platform to direct investment for the first time.

  • High-Yield Sales Vet Joins Hedge Fund Marketer

    June 24, 2005

    Catherine Frey, previously an executive director in high-yield sales at Morgan Stanley, has headed to Hedges Lane Financial, a third-party consultant and marketer for alternative investment management firms.

  • John Levin Makes Visteon Play

    June 24, 2005

    John A. Levin & Co.'s Levco Debt Opportunity Fund was up 40 basis points last month and had exposure to auto parts supplier Visteon Corp.

  • Liongate Readies Sector Funds

    June 24, 2005

    Liongate Capital Management, the London-based fund of hedge funds firm, is planning to launch sector-specific funds in around September.

  • London Firm Makes Hires

    June 24, 2005

    London-based hedge fund firm L.H. Ward & Co. has made two new hires, bringing on board a chief operating officer and a risk manager.

  • Long Plays Boost York

    June 24, 2005

    York Capital Management's newest fund, an event-driven vehicle focused on European securities, has capitalized on its three largest holdings, Vivendi Universal, Allied Domecq, and Siemens, to boost its year-to-date returns to 6%.

  • Missouri System Seeks Hedge Fund

    June 24, 2005

    The $3 billion University of Missouri System's Board of Curators plans to hire an absolute return hedge fund manager by the end of the summer to handle $7.5 million in endowment funds and $25 million in retirement funds.

  • New Searches Table

    June 24, 2005

  • Potential Searches Table

    June 24, 2005

  • RAB Lines Up Energy Manager

    June 24, 2005

    London-based RAB Capital, the listed hedge fund firm which manages roughly $2 billion, has lined up a senior addition to its energy team.

  • RAB Plans Acquisitions

    June 24, 2005

    RAB Capital, which manages roughly $2 billion, is planning to acquire several hedge fund firms.

  • Renaissance Readies Long-Biased Strat

    June 24, 2005

    Renaissance Technologies, the Long Island firm run by James Simons, is readying the Renaissance Institutional Equities Fund, its first new fund in years.

  • San Francisco Firm Preps Fund

    June 24, 2005

    North Stone Capital Management is planning to launch a systematic global macro fund, North Stone One, July 1.

  • Texas Firm Readies Fund With Cash From Dell Family

    June 24, 2005

    Houston-based Kenmont Investments Management is readying a hedge fund that includes an investment from MSD Capital, an investment firm that manages the capital of billionaire computer mogul Michael Dell and his family.

  • Tiburon Plans To Close Asia Fund

    June 24, 2005

    London-based Tiburon Partners expects to close its long/short Asia ex-Japan fund this year. The Tiburon Tiger Fund holds $86 million.

  • Tradex Global To Roll Out Fund

    June 24, 2005

    Tradex Global Advisors is prepping on-shore feeder versions of its Tradex Global fund of funds for a July 1 launch.

  • Trustees Struggle To Understand Hedge Funds

    June 24, 2005

    Pension fund trustees still find themselves struggling with the difference between the concepts of hedge funds and global macro strategies.

  • U.K. Firm Cuts Exposure

    June 24, 2005

    Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire-based Fundamental Asset Management has redeemed some winning long positions in its £2.1 million Chess River U.K. Equity Fund to reduce gross and net exposure in a tough time for the strategy.

  • Updated Searches Table

    June 24, 2005

  • WMG To Launch Real Estate, Photography Funds

    June 24, 2005

    WMG Limited, the London-based firm founded by Mehmet Dalman, ex-head of investment banking at Commerzbank, is readying two niche funds investing in emerging market real estate and photography.


 

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