Stories

  • "You want to see people eat their own cooking."

    July 01, 2005

    Mike Hennessy, managing director at fund of funds firm Morgan Creek Capital Management, on Maverick Capital's decision to ban personal trading .

  • Altegris Hires Compliance Officer

    July 01, 2005

    Hedge fund consultancy Altegris Investments has hired David Mathews as deputy general counsel.

  • Amex Liquidating Three Funds

    July 01, 2005

    American Express Asset Management Group is liquidating three hedge funds and laying off the staff who worked on them.

  • Attica Preps Less Liquid Share Class

    July 01, 2005

    Attica Alternative Investments, the London-based fund of funds firm with $650 million under management, has launched a new euro-denominated global multi-strategy fund of funds with monthly liquidity, and was expected to follow this up with a less liquid U.S. dollar share class July 1, as AIN went to press last week.

  • Citadel Vet Snags York Analyst

    July 01, 2005

    Marc Helwani, an analyst at York Capital Management in New York is leaving to join Magnetar, a firm run by a former member of hedge fund giant Citadel Investment Group, as an analyst.

  • Citi Taps U.K. Sales Head From Deutsche Bank Unit

    July 01, 2005

    Citigroup Alternative Investments has hired Owen Thiers from Deutsche Bank's hedge fund arm, DB Absolute Return Strategies, to head up U.K. institutional sales.

  • Completed Searches Table

    July 01, 2005

  • Conn. Managers Dodge Tax

    July 01, 2005

    The Nutmeg state's so-called millionaire's tax, which would have raised income taxes on its top earners, including hedge fund managers in Fairfield County, is not in the cards.

  • CTA Launches FX Fund of Funds

    July 01, 2005

    TraderSource, a commodities trading adviser in Portland, Ore., was slated to launch a foreign exchange fund of funds targeting European investors as AIN went to press last week.

  • Energy Shop Gains On Copano, Teekay Plays

    July 01, 2005

    Alerian Capital Management's $15 million MLP Total Return Fund is up 6% year-to-date in part due to investments with Copano Energy and Teekay LNG Partners.

  • Eton Park Plans Asian Expansion

    July 01, 2005

    Eton Park Capital Management is planning to expand to Asia with an office in a yet-to-be-determined city.

  • Farallon Takes In Money

    July 01, 2005

    Farallon Capital Management, the hedge fund giant run by Tom Steyer, allowed investors to increase their investments.

  • Ford Foundation Could Loosen Restrictions On Derivatives

    July 01, 2005

    The $11 billion Ford Foundation is considering changing its investment guidelines to allow a broader use of derivatives.

  • Franklin Templeton Plotting Major Expansion

    July 01, 2005

    Franklin Templeton Investments is planning a large-scale build-out of its alternative investment offerings.

  • FrontPoint Launches Multi-Strat Funds

    July 01, 2005

    FrontPoint Partners was slated to launch two leveraged multi-strategy funds July 1 as AIN went to press last week.

  • Gottex Plans Clutch Of Hires

    July 01, 2005

    Swiss fund of funds giant Gottex Fund Management is planning to make about 10 new hires by the end of the year.

  • Harcourt Plans Asia Push

    July 01, 2005

    Harcourt Investment Consulting, the Zurich-based fund of funds firm with over $3 billion, is planning to make a major push into Asia.

  • Hedge Fund Pay Up Sharply

    July 01, 2005

    Increased asset flows and a higher demand for talented professionals has helped push up compensation for many in the hedge fund industry.

  • Herts Firm Plans Marketing Push

    July 01, 2005

    Fundamental Asset Management, a Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire-based hedge fund firm, is planning to market its U.K. small- and mid-cap long/short equity fund for the first time.

  • HSBC Expands Equity Sales Team

    July 01, 2005

    HSBC Securities has hired two senior equity sales pros to cater to hedge fund clients.

  • J O Hambro Plans Asia Fund

    July 01, 2005

    London-based asset manager J O Hambro Investment Management, with approximately $2.5 billion under management, has tapped Alan Gibbs from brokerage firm South China Securities in London.

  • L.A. Puts Hedge Funds On Hold

    July 01, 2005

    The $33 billion Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association's board has asked for more information before approving any investments in hedge funds or commodities.

  • N.Y. Firm Builds Finance Dept.

    July 01, 2005

    Arnold & S. Bleichroeder, the New York investment firm, which manages $3 billion in hedge funds, is building an internal finance department.

  • New Searches Table

    July 01, 2005

  • Old Mutual Launches Net-Long U.K. Fund

    July 01, 2005

    Old Mutual Asset Managers was planning to launch and close a net-long U.K. small- and mid-cap equity hedge fund on July 1 as AIN went to press last week.

  • Potential Searches Table

    July 01, 2005

  • Ramsey Readies Commodities Fund With Weather Twist

    July 01, 2005

    Billion-dollar hedge fund firm Ramsey Quantitative Systems Inc. is planning to launch a commodities fund with a weather component in October.

  • Stadia Launches Long/Short Fund

    July 01, 2005

    Billion-dollar hedge fund firm Stadia Capital has rolled out a new long/short equity fund that is an offshoot of its flagship fund.

  • TGM Makes Push For Institutional Assets

    July 01, 2005

    London- and Brisbane-based Tactical Global Management, which manages just over $1 billion including managed accounts and overlay strategies, is actively engaging institutional investors to raise the profile of its global macro/tactical asset allocation strategy and grow its onshore and offshore funds.

  • Uniastrum To Grow RussianRetail Platform

    July 01, 2005

    Uniastrum Capital, the London-based affiliate of Uniastrum Bank in Russia, is building out its new retail offering for the Russian market by adding more underlying funds.

  • Updated Searches Table

    July 01, 2005

  • Venus Preps Offshore Fund

    July 01, 2005

    Venus Capital Management, a $150 million Boston-based hedge fund shop, is preparing to launch an offshore version of its Venus Arbitrage Fund.


 

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