Stories

  • S&P Hedge Fund Index Pro Leaves For PlusFunds

    August 03, 2005

    Steven Oyer, managing director responsible for hedge fund index sales for Standard & Poor's in New York, has jumped to investment manager PlusFunds Group.

  • Denver Shop Unveils New Fund

    August 01, 2005

    KRG Capital Partners recently closed its third and largest fund, the $715 million KRG Capital Fund III.

  • Illinois Hires Emerging Hedge Fund-of-Funds Managers

    August 01, 2005

    The Illinois State Board of Investment has hired hedge fund of funds managers Rock Creek Group and Suoritus Partners for its emerging manager program.

  • Kansas Eyeing Portable Alpha Decision In Fall

    August 01, 2005

    The Kansas Public Employees Retirement System's board is considering portable alpha and could make a decision this fall.

  • Louisiana Firefighters Hire Alts. Managers

    August 01, 2005

    The $800 million Louisiana Firefighters Retirement System has selected four hedge fund managers to handle $40 million and two private equity firms to manage a smaller amount.

  • Louisiana Police Educated On Alternatives

    August 01, 2005

    The Louisiana Municipal Police Employees Retirement System was advised on private equity, hedge funds and absolute return fixed-income at a July 20 meeting.

  • New Jersey To Continue Alternatives Push

    August 01, 2005

    The $69.7 billion New Jersey Division of Investments will continue to build its alternative investment program despite the departure of Cesar Baez, director of alternative investments.

  • Private Equity Feels Hedge Fund Hiring Threat

    August 01, 2005

    Hedge funds are poaching young talent from the top buyout firms, luring dealmakers with higher pay and greater certainty of closing acquisitions.

  • Private Equity Feels Hedge Fund Hiring Threat

    August 01, 2005

    Hedge funds are poaching young talent from the top buyout firms, luring dealmakers with higher pay and greater certainty of closing acquisitions.

  • "It will have gone full circle--all bookkeeping and anybody with $25 can get in."

    July 29, 2005

    John Makin, principal at Caxton Associates, on how eventually hedge funds will be indistinguishable from the mutual fund industry.

  • Amplitude Preps Managed Accounts

    July 28, 2005

    London-based Amplitude Capital is planning to offer investors access to its nascent managed futures fund via managed accounts.

  • Auto Finance Hedge Fund Targets Nonprofits

    July 28, 2005

    Centrix Capital Management is pitching its hedge fund, a strategy based on insured sub-prime automobile finance loans, to foundations and endowments.

  • Big Apple Firm Launches Fund

    July 28, 2005

    Galileo Asset Management, a New York-based hedge fund firm, is expected to launch a long/short emerging markets fund today.

  • Citadel Eyes Increased Asian Presence

    July 28, 2005

    Citadel Investment Group, the $12 billion Chicago-based hedge fund colossus run by Ken Griffin, is planning to launch a long/short Asian equity fund and is interested in making direct investments, such as private equity, in Asia.

  • Completed Searches Table

    July 28, 2005

  • Deutsche Bank Names Global Prime Broker Head

    July 28, 2005

    Deutsche Bank has appointed Jon Hitchon as head of global prime services following the resignation of Nick Roe.

  • EagleRock Hires CFO

    July 28, 2005

    EagleRock Capital Management, a $350 million New York-based event-driven, multi-strategy hedge fund firm, has hired Raj Lachman as chief operating officer and cfo.

  • French Onshore Funds Debut

    July 28, 2005

    Hedge fund firms, including Parisian giant ADI, are starting to roll out single-manager funds for French investors following a regulatory change earlier this year that permitted onshore hedge funds.

  • French Start-Up Plans Hires

    July 28, 2005

    Paris-based BDL Capital Management is planning to hire analysts.

  • Gibraltar Firm Remains Defensive

    July 28, 2005

    Gibraltar-based Argos Investment Funds' Argos Argonaut Fund, which invests in special situations linked to smaller European companies, returned 2.6% in June, but could potentially have done better had it not held a 15% cash position throughout the month.

  • Greenwich Roundtable Aims To Demystify Hedge Funds

    July 28, 2005

    A new report by the Greenwich Roundtable offers a lesson to foundations and endowments eyeing hedge fund investments: bring both an open mind and a level of skepticism into your meetings with managers.

  • GSC Plans Corporates Fund

    July 28, 2005

    GSC Partners, the $8 billion hedge fund and private equity firm, is planning to roll out a fund that will focus on corporate debt and equity in leveraged and distressed markets.

  • Hedge Funds Evolution Mirrors Mutual Funds

    July 28, 2005

    Hedge funds are evolving into mass market retail-oriented firms that will end up very similar to mutual funds.

  • Investor Select To Grow U.S. Assets

    July 28, 2005

    Investor Select Advisors, a fund of funds firm with $540 million under management, is looking to grow its assets from U.S. investors.

  • John Levin Wins With Parmalat

    July 28, 2005

    John A. Levin & Co.'s Levco Debt Opportunity Fund was up 1.29% in June partly on the back of a long senior notes position in bankrupt Italian dairy concern Parmalat Spa.

  • JPMorgan Fixed-Income Honcho Rolls Out Fund

    July 28, 2005

    John Steinhardt, formerly head of credit markets for JPMorgan Chase's fixed-income group, who started Spectrum Investment Group, was expected to launch his first hedge fund today.

  • Loomis Sayles Launches Levered Consumer Fund

    July 28, 2005

    Boston-based Loomis Sayles & Co. has launched levered versions of its Loomis Sayles Consumer Discretionary Fund.

  • Lyxor Readies Tracker Fund

    July 28, 2005

    Lyxor Asset Management is developing a new product that will allow investors to track the weighting of its hedge fund platform for the first time.

  • N.Y. Fund of Funds Maps Out Latin American Expansion

    July 28, 2005

    Provident Group, a New York-based firm that includes a fixed income-specific fund of funds, is planning to hire more staff and expand its operations in Latin America.

  • New Searches Table

    July 28, 2005

  • New York Fund Finances Soybean Deal

    July 28, 2005

    International Investment Group's IIG Trade Opportunities Fund provided a $6 million one-year revolving credit facility to a Brazilian soybean producer.

  • Old Mutual Mulls More Hedge Funds

    July 28, 2005

    Old Mutual Asset Managers, which has over $1.5 billion in hedge fund assets under management, is planning to develop more funds over the next couple of years.

  • Potential Searches Table

    July 28, 2005

    The following directory includes search and hire activity for the week.

  • Sagamore To Spin Off London Unit

    July 28, 2005

    Sagamore Hill Capital Management is planning to separate its U.S. and European operations.

  • Seattle Considers Boosting Alts. Exposure

    July 28, 2005

    Seattle University's $159 million endowment will discuss increasing its approximately 39% alternatives exposure via real estate, distressed debt and hedge funds at its Aug. 17 investment committee meeting and intends to add a 5% allocation to absolute return.

  • Titanium Makes Commodity Push

    July 28, 2005

    London-based hedge fund firm Titanium Capital is seeking to grow the assets in its commodity fund.

  • UBS Takes Asian Research Crown

    July 28, 2005

    UBS was ranked as the top provider of Asian equity research by hedge funds, according to a recent study by Alpha magazine.

  • Updated Searches Table

    July 28, 2005

  • Vega-Connected Fund Shuts Down

    July 28, 2005

    The Taurus Fund, which is part of Vega Asset Management's Vega Plus platform, has shut down.


 

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