Stories

  • "If they have not learned about it in business school, it does not exist,"

    October 28, 2005

    Richard Edwards, mathematician and founder of London-based HED Capital Management, discussing his firm's investment strategy, which follows a strategy based on the mathematical chaos theory.

  • Another Rocking Event For Charity

    October 28, 2005

    More than 700 industry folk packed into BB King Blues Club and Grill in New York last week to jam to tunes belted out by some of their colleagues.

  • Boston Firm Plans Indian Real Estate Play

    October 28, 2005

    Boston-based Venus Capital Management is planning to launch an Indian real estate fund.

  • Campbell Posts September Rebound

    October 28, 2005

    After a rough August, Campbell & Company's funds returned to the black last month.

  • Carlson Pro To Launch Fund

    October 28, 2005

    Patrick McMullen, a portfolio manager at $4 billion multi-strategy hedge fund firm Carlson Capital, is preparing to launch a long/short equity fund Dec. 1.

  • Completed Searches Table

    October 28, 2005

  • Eden Rock Seeks Analyst, IR

    October 28, 2005

    Eden Rock Capital Management, the London-based fund of funds firm that manages $730 million, is seeking to make a couple of hires.

  • EnPro Brushes Off Steel's Concerns About Converts Offering

    October 28, 2005

    Activist hedge fund firm Steel Partners expressed its displeasure regarding EnPro Industries' plan to issue $150 in convertible bonds, but the complaint fell on deaf ears as the company went ahead with the offering.

  • Forsyth Mulls Indian Fund of Funds

    October 28, 2005

    Forsyth Partners, the Croydon, Surrey, firm that manages $900 million in fund of hedge fund assets, is considering launching an Indian fund of hedge funds.

  • FX Concepts Fund Reopens

    October 28, 2005

    New York-based currency manager FX Concepts is reopening its Global Currency Program Fund to new investors.

  • Gottex Seeks More Analysts

    October 28, 2005

    Gottex Fund Management, the Swiss fund of funds giant with $5.2 billion under management, expects to hire one or two additional analysts by year-end.

  • Happy Halloween

    October 28, 2005

    Forget Frankenstein, witches and werewolves.

  • Harcourt Reassures Clients Over Refco

    October 28, 2005

    Harcourt Investment Consulting, the Zurich-based firm with over $3 billion under management, has attempted to distance itself from the goings-on at embattled commodities brokerage Refco Group.

  • Homm To Launch Two New Funds

    October 28, 2005

    Absolute Capital Management, the Palma de Mallorca, Spain-based hedge fund firm founded by well-known manager Florian Homm, is planning to launch two new funds next year.

  • IPM Plans New Share Classes

    October 28, 2005

    Stockholm-based Informed Portfolio Management, which manages $1.5 billion, is planning to add new share classes to its $100 million currency fund.

  • Liongate Eyes Hard Close Next Year

    October 28, 2005

    Liongate Capital Management, the London-based fund of hedge funds firm, plans to hard-close its database-topping fund next year at $500 million.

  • Mathematician Buys Out Partner In Chaos Theory Fund

    October 28, 2005

    Richard Edwards, mathematician and founder of London-based HED Capital Management, has acquired a majority voting stake in the firm.

  • New Searches Table

    October 28, 2005

  • Orkla Eyes Soft-Close

    October 28, 2005

    Orkla Finans, the $1.5 billion asset management arm of Norwegian company Orkla, is seeking to grow its large-cap Nordic long/short equity fund to €250 million in the coming months, at which point the fund will be soft-closed.

  • Potential Searches Table

    October 28, 2005

  • Presbyterian Foundation To Hire Alts Managers

    October 28, 2005

    The $1.7 billion Presbyterian Foundation in Jeffersonville, Ind., is searching for additional hedge fund of funds and private equity managers.

  • Sigma Pro Readies Fund

    October 28, 2005

    Storm Boswick, a portfolio manager with Sigma Capital Management, a division of hedge fund titan SAC Capital Advisors, has left the firm and is preparing to launch a long/short equity fund Jan. 1.

  • Stenham Fund Buoyed By Gold Rally

    October 28, 2005

    Stenham Asset Management's SGL Gold fund of funds had a bumper month in September, returning 13.18% and bringing its year-to-date performance to 6.82%.

  • Taylor Out At Stern; Bayou Investments Seen As Cause

    October 28, 2005

    Hunt Taylor is no longer employed by the Stern family, reportedly because his ill-advised investments in Bayou Group cost the family substantial sums of money.

  • Tiger Cub Eyes Growth

    October 28, 2005

    New York-based Coatue Management is planning to take in an additional $200 million and is considering the launch of two new funds.

  • Updated Searches Table

    October 28, 2005

  • Will Mid-Size FoFs Get Squeezed?

    October 28, 2005

    The contraction of the fund of funds space has already begun and many medium-sized firms are likely to be squeezed out, according to Michael Warrender, director at Concordia Advisors.


 

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