Stories

  • "My sentiment right now is by the third quarter of next year we are going to be looking at some problems."

    December 09, 2005

    Michael Fowler, principal at Castlemaine Partners, on the economy slowing down due to a chill in the housing market.

  • Bennelong Hires Japan Researcher

    December 09, 2005

    London-based Bennelong Asset Management, a $360 million Asia-focused firm formed earlier this year by a group of prominent ex-Macquarie Bank directors, has hired Kate Saunders as a research analyst and is seeking to add another.

  • Bonuses For Compliance Staff Up

    December 09, 2005

    Bonuses For Compliance Staff Up Despite lackluster returns in many quarters of the hedge fund world, year-end bonuses for compliance officers at U.S. hedge funds will be up roughly 5-10% over 2004, say recruiters.

  • Calif. Firm Kicks Off Muni Fund

    December 09, 2005

    Santa Monica, Calif.-based Saybrook Capital has kicked off a $300 million fund that invests in distressed municipal bonds.

  • Completed Searches Table

    December 09, 2005

  • CTA Boosted By Metals Exposure

    December 09, 2005

    London-based CTA firm Mulvaney Capital Management's Global Diversified Composite fund was up 15.27% in November, its best month so far this year.

  • Duquesne Trio To Launch Fund

    December 09, 2005

    Three former analysts from multi-billion dollar hedge fund giant Duquesne Capital Management have set out on their own.

  • Eton Park Bags Rhodes Scholar

    December 09, 2005

    Eton Park Bags Rhodes Scholar New York's Eton Park Asset Management has hired Navroz Udwadia, a former Rhodes Scholar and one-time national tennis champion of India, as associate.

  • FRM Rolls Out Funds For U.S. Investors

    December 09, 2005

    Financial Risk Management, the London-based fund of hedge funds, launched two funds of funds geared to U.S. investors on Dec. 1, with another on the way for next quarter.

  • HK Firm Preps Single Manager Funds, FoF

    December 09, 2005

    Oria Capital, a Hong Kong-based fund of hedge funds manager with $114 million under management, has made its first foray into single manager hedge funds and could consider launching others.

  • Japan, Short Managers Led MSCI Sectors In October

    December 09, 2005

    The Hedge Fund Japan Index posted the only gain among geographic indices in the MSCI Hedge Fund Composite Index in October, gaining 2.2%.

  • John Levin Puts Wrap On Debt Fund

    December 09, 2005

    John A. Levin & Co. is close to putting the final nail in the coffin of the Levco Debt Opportunity Fund.

  • Loeb Buries Hatchet With Ligand

    December 09, 2005

    The battle between Third Point Management and Ligand Pharmaceuticals took another turn recently when both sides agreed to temporarily put aside their differences.

  • Manager Readies First Public Synthetic CDO

    December 09, 2005

    Fisher Francis Trees & Watts, a global fixed income portfolio manager with $40 billion under management, is set to manage its first rated, synthetic collateralized debt obligation.

  • MBS Fund Eyes '03, '04 Pools

    December 09, 2005

    Washington, D.C.-based Euclid Financial Group is keen to purchase discounted mortgage-backed securities pools issued in 2003 and 2004.

  • Mitchell Lines Up Analyst

    December 09, 2005

    London-based S W Mitchell Capital has hired an analyst who will join the team in February.

  • N.Y. Shop Rolls Out Derivatives Play

    December 09, 2005

    Conquest Capital Group, a $500 million hedge fund firm based in New York, launched the Conquest Volatility Relative Value fund on Oct. 3.

  • New Searches Table

    December 09, 2005

  • OMAM To Diversify Multi-Strat Portfolio

    December 09, 2005

    Old Mutual Asset Managers, with approximately $2 billion in hedge funds under management, is seeking to increase the number of funds in its multi-manager portfolio, which currently holds around $200 million.

  • Paloma Flagship Hit With Redemptions

    December 09, 2005

    The $2.4 billion multi-strategy flagship fund managed by Paloma Partners Management is being hit with year-end redemption notices from its investors as a result of mediocre performance.

  • Potential Searches Tables

    December 09, 2005

  • PSAM Analyst Exits

    December 09, 2005

    Koray Ozdemir, analyst at P Schoenfeld Asset Management in London, has left the firm.

  • Ritchie Energy Heads Depart

    December 09, 2005

    Ben Pratt, head of the energy fund at Ritchie Capital Management, and Jeff Wallace, partner and former head of the Geneva, Ill.-based hedge fund's energy unit, have left the fund. Spokesman Justin Meise confirmed the move, but declined to comment further.

  • RMF To Mount First U.S. Push

    December 09, 2005

    Zurich-based fund of hedge funds giant RMF Investment Management is planning to target U.S. investors for the first time.

  • Rosenfeld Exits JWM

    December 09, 2005

    Eric Rosenfeld, a founding member of Long Term Capital Management, has left JWM Partners, the Greenwich, Conn. LTCM successor firm run by John Meriwether.

  • S&P Options Traders Bullish On Near-Term

    December 09, 2005

    Castlemaine Partners, a hedge fund firm located in New York, is seeking to capitalize on what it expects will be a rising Standard & Poor's 500 index through the end of 2005 and into the first quarter of 2006.

  • Santander Offshoot Seeks To Grow London Staff

    December 09, 2005

    Optimal Investment Services, the $5.2 billion fund of funds firm owned by Spanish banking giant Grupo Santander, is seeking to make an additional hire for its nascent two-man London office.

  • SEC Restricts Use Of Lockup Loophole

    December 09, 2005

    The Securities and Exchange Commission has imposed restrictions on the ability of hedge fund managers to rely on a loophole to skirt registration as investment advisers, according to AIN sister publication Compliance Reporter.

  • Swiss Firm Launches FoF

    December 09, 2005

    Zurich-based Quaesta Capital is launching a fund of hedge funds that invests in single strategy managers and commodity trading advisors.

  • Swiss FoF Plots U.S. Expansion

    December 09, 2005

    Octane Management, a fund of hedge funds firm, is planning to grow its business in the U.S. starting with hires next year.

  • The Long & Short Of It

    December 09, 2005

    Going Short: Millennium Partners and its founder, Israel Englander.

  • Venture Firm To Close Fund

    December 09, 2005

    Arcapita Ventures plans to announce its first deal and finish raising its fund all in the first quarter, said John Huntz, executive director of the newly launched venture arm of Arcapita, the eponymous private equity arm of the Bahrain-based investment bank.


 

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