Stories

  • "I am not going to slap together a company."

    September 16, 2005

    Chatri Trisiripsal, recently-departed managing director at Maverick Capital, emphasizing the need for a slow process in hiring staff for his start-up.

  • Abria Preps Energy Fund of Funds

    September 16, 2005

    Toronto-based Abria Alternative Investments is preparing to launch an energy fund of funds, the Abria Energy Fund, on Oct. 1.

  • AXA Readies First Asian Foray

    September 16, 2005

    AXA Private Equity, the private equity arm of the giant French insurer, is planning to make its first push for Asian assets and has opened an office in Singapore.

  • Barclays Alts. Head To Resign

    September 16, 2005

    John Demaine, head of alternative investments for Barclays Global Investors, will step down from his position in October.

  • Belgian Firm Eyes Long/Short European Fund

    September 16, 2005

    Erasmus Capital, a Brussels-based start-up, is considering launching a long/short European equity fund.

  • Big Apple Firm Shorts Pasta Maker

    September 16, 2005

    New York-based MCM Associates' Mission Partners fund was up 1.3% last month partly on the back of a short position in American Italian Pasta Company.

  • Calif. Firm Adds New Strategies

    September 16, 2005

    San Francisco-based Lion Capital Management Group has taken the first step in rolling out a range of new hedge fund strategies as part of its Lion Select fund.

  • Campbell Funds Stumble In August

    September 16, 2005

    Campbell & Company's funds had a rough time of it last month, turning in some of their worst performances in recent memory.

  • Cardinal FoF Plans Cast In Doubt

    September 16, 2005

    London- and Dublin-based alternative investment firm Cardinal Asset Management's plans to develop a range of funds of funds now look uncertain.

  • Commodities Firm Lines Up Traders

    September 16, 2005

    London-based Galena Asset Management, with $150 million under management, has hired Duncan Letchford from HSBC as a trader on its long/short leveraged metals fund.

  • Completed Searches Table

    September 16, 2005

  • Concordia Taps Atlas Marketing Pro

    September 16, 2005

    Concordia Advisors, the $2 billion London-based hedge fund firm, has hired Michael Warrender away from fund of funds giant Atlas Capital, where he was responsible for institutional sales and marketing until July.

  • Conn. Firm Hires Quant Analyst

    September 16, 2005

    Third Wave Global Investors, a Greenwich, Conn.-based hedge fund, has hired Jie Ding as a senior quantitative analyst.

  • CSFB To Merge FoF Groups

    September 16, 2005

    As part of its corporate restructuring efforts, Credit Suisse First Boston is integrating its two alternative asset management groups.

  • EU Regulator Defers To Member Countries

    September 16, 2005

    European hedge fund regulation should be the responsibility of individual EU member regulators, rather than of the European Commission, said Charlie McCreevy, commissioner for internal market and services.

  • London Firm Closes Small-Cap Fund

    September 16, 2005

    London-based hedge fund firm Otus Capital Management has closed its small-cap long/short European fund to new investors.

  • Maverick Manager To Start Fund

    September 16, 2005

    Chatri Trisiripsal, managing director on the industrials team at Maverick Capital, has left to start his own fund.

  • Mellon Ups Converts, Credit Exposure

    September 16, 2005

    Mellon Global Alternative Investments has increased exposure to convertible arbitrage managers in its Mellon Sanctuary and Mellon Sanctuary 2 funds of hedge funds.

  • Mont Pelerin Gains on Russian Cellular Play

    September 16, 2005

    Mont Pelerin Capital, the Newport Beach, Calif., firm started by Chuck Martin, was up 7.9% in July, due in part to its investment in the Russian cellular telephone company Mobile Telesis.

  • N.Y. Firm Launches Market-Neutral Fund

    September 16, 2005

    Hilton Asset Management, a New York-based firm, has launched its second fund, the Kenmore Fund, which has a market-neutral, long equity strategy.

  • NASD Prepping Hedge Fund Guidance

    September 16, 2005

    The NASD is prepping guidance for member firms on affiliations with hedge funds. Stephen Luparello, NASD executive v.p. of market regulation, told a Practising Law Institute conference last week that the guidance is based on a sweep the NASD did in 2004 of broker/dealer-hedge fund relationships.

  • Pequot Adds Marketer

    September 16, 2005

    Pequot Capital Management, the $6.5 billion hedge fund giant run by well-known manager Art Samberg, has hired Holly Goodrich from Guggenheim Partners as a marketer.

  • Phoenix Taps Analyst For Asset Push

    September 16, 2005

    New York-based Phoenix Investment Adviser has hired an analyst as part of its move to ramp up assets.

  • Platinum Readies Fund of Giant Hedge Funds

    September 16, 2005

    Platinum Capital Management, the $450 million London-based hedge fund firm, will launch a fund of funds on Oct. 1 offering investors access to large, closed hedge funds.

  • Potential Searches Table

    September 16, 2005

  • RAB Plans Technology Fund

    September 16, 2005

    RAB Capital, the London-based hedge fund giant, is planning to launch a fund focused on new technologies, with a probable launch date of Dec. 1.

  • Sagamore Makes UAL Play

    September 16, 2005

    Sagamore Hill Capital Management purchased United Airlines enhanced equipment trust certificates (EETCs), which are collateralized with Boeing and Airbus aircraft in the carrier's fleet.

  • San Diego Firm To Grow Fund

    September 16, 2005

    Denali Advisors is making an effort to increase assets for its market-neutral fund.

  • SEC Preps Hedge Fund Sweeps

    September 16, 2005

    The Securities and Exchange Commission has chosen to approach hedge fund inspections with targeted sweeps

  • Small Funds Find Niche Brokers To Meet Their Needs

    September 16, 2005

    Small and emerging manager hedge funds, snubbed by large prime brokers, are finding a cottage industry of boutique prime brokerages that have cropped up to serve them.

  • Third Wave Gains on U.K. Equity Short

    September 16, 2005

    Third Wave Global Investors, a Greenwich, Conn.-based firm, saw its global macro fund return 0.82% in July.

  • U.S.-Aussie Venture Launches Real Estate Play

    September 16, 2005

    Babcock & Brown has linked up with Australian property company General Property Trust to launch an AUD4 billion diversified fund investing in Australian, Asian, US and European real estate assets.

  • Updated Searches Table

    September 16, 2005

  • Welsh Authority Shuns Hedge Funds

    September 16, 2005

    Cardiff County Council, which oversees £650 million of assets for the Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Pension Fund, has rejected the idea of investing in hedge funds.

  • Wine Investment Fund Takes Shape

    September 16, 2005

    The Dumbarton Group's European Wine Investment Fund has filled out its executive roster.


 

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