• AIN Breaking News: Godden Quits HFR

    January 09, 2006

    John Godden, the well-known head of HFR Asset Management's European business and a regular on the conference circuit, has quit the firm.

  • "While...Rosa Parks hated discrimination [...] Naissance Capital loves it."

    January 06, 2006

    James Breiding, managing director at Zurich-based Naissance, in a letter to investors. In the letter, Breiding goes on to explain that discrimination "allows us to attract people and invest in opportunities otherwise too costly by simply 'casting' aside prejudices."

  • Dresdner Reorgs Alternatives Biz

    January 06, 2006

    Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein has reorganized its alternative investments group, following the departure of Mehraj Mattoo, managing director and global head of the group in London.

  • Eton Park Rallies To 12.8% Gain For '05

    January 06, 2006

    Eric Mindich's renowned Eton Park Capital Management posted big gains in November and December, boosting its 2005 returns to 12.8%, according to an investor.

  • Euro Investors Favor U.S. Long/Short Funds

    January 06, 2006

    European hedge fund investors have an increased appetite for U.S. long/short funds, while their interest in European long/short strategies is mixed, according to the latest quarterly survey undertaken in December by Geneva-based hedge fund advisory firm Tara Capital.

  • Ex-Microsoft Team Seeks HNW Investors

    January 06, 2006

    A group of six former Microsoft executives, who left the firm last fall to launch a multi-strategy hedge fund, have started a road show to attract ultra-high-net-worth investors, according to AIN sister publication Private Asset Management.

  • Fla. Firm Launches Maiden Funds

    January 06, 2006

    Clearwater, Fla.-based Clearwater Asset Management has launched its first two funds.

  • Gottex Enters Strategy-Specific FoF Space

    January 06, 2006

    Gottex Fund Management, the Swiss fund of hedge funds giant, is moving into strategy-specific funds of funds.

  • HSBC FoFs See November Turnaround

    January 06, 2006

    Two multi-strategy funds of hedge funds managed by HSBC Republic Investments Limited were up in November, recouping some of the losses made in October.

  • JANA Continues Barrage Against Titan Takeover

    January 06, 2006

    Event-driven hedge fund firm JANA Partners is continuing its opposition to the proposed takeover of auto parts supplier Titan International.

  • LibertyView Convert Fund Makes Pharma Play

    January 06, 2006

    LibertyView Capital Management's convertible arbitrage fund was up 43 basis points in November partly due to a play in IVAX Corporation.

  • London Firm Plans L/S India Fund

    January 06, 2006

    London-based Clareville Capital Partners is planning to launch a long/short equity hedge fund entirely focused on India.

  • Oak Hill To Increase Risk

    January 06, 2006

    Oak Hill Platinum Partners, an investment firm run by billionaire Robert Bass and team, is planning to increase the risk profile for its Oak Hill Contingent Capital Fund.

  • Pequot Readies Event-Driven Fund

    January 06, 2006

    Pequot Capital Management, run by well-known manager Art Samberg, is planning to roll out an event-driven fund this spring.

  • Potential Searches Table

    January 06, 2006

  • Rosenfeld Lands At Paloma

    January 06, 2006

    Long Term Capital Management founding partner Eric Rosenfeld has joined Paloma Partners Management as president.

  • SBC Could Dial Up Hedge Funds

    January 06, 2006

    SBC Communications, which has acquired AT&T and is merging the two companies' pension funds, plans a strategic allocation review that will boost the new fund's allocation to alternatives, according to AIN sister publication Money Management Letter.

  • Swiss Firm Seeks To Make Hires

    January 06, 2006

    Zurich-based hedge fund firm Naissance Capital is seeking to expand its team.

  • Swiss Firm To Open London Office

    January 06, 2006

    Geneva-based Avendis Capital is setting up a London office.

  • The Long & Short Of It

    January 06, 2006

    Going Short: Rick Fenney. As the National Football League turns its attention to the playoffs and college football wraps up its bowl games, one member of the pigskin fraternity has some other thoughts on his mind.

  • U.K. Firm Wins On Property Play, Loses On Shorts

    January 06, 2006

    Progressive Alternative Investments' U.K. mid- and small-cap long/short equity Stockbridge Fund was up 1.6% in November.

  • U.K. Incubator Seeks Defunct Hedge Funds

    January 06, 2006

    Sturgeon Ventures, a London-based regulatory incubator, is seeking to acquire troubled hedge funds.

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