Stories

  • Taylor: Hedge Fund Blowups Mostly Hype

    January 31, 2006

    Hunt Taylor, who as director of investments at Edward Stern's family office has seen his share of alleged hedge fund scandals, said the impact from such blowups has been blown out of proportion.

  • "People have come to the realization that funds of funds are just too damn expensive with no value."

    January 27, 2006

    Daniel Strachman, managing director at Answers Company explaining trends in the market.

  • Arden Hit With Executive Exodus

    January 27, 2006

    New York fund of funds behemoth Arden Asset Management is being hit with a number of resignations from high-ranking executive staff, with COO Alexander Mucelli and chief technology officer Bill McCrea the latest to head for the door.

  • Bonnefoy To Launch First Single-Manager Hedge Fund

    January 27, 2006

    Cedar Partners, the $2 billion-plus fund of hedge funds firm founded and run by Philippe Bonnefoy, is set to launch a single-manager hedge fund next Wednesday.

  • Cheyne, JPMorgan Re-Open Long/Short Credit Fund

    January 27, 2006

    Cheyne Capital Management and JPMorgan are marketing a second tap of the Cheyne Long/Short Structured Credit Fund, a novel transaction that raised $30 million on its first close in the summer.

  • Citi Names Product Development Chief

    January 27, 2006

    Citigroup Alternative Investments has snagged Steven Ciampi to be its head of product development and strategic initiatives for hedge funds and managed futures in Europe and the Middle East.

  • Completed Searches Table

    January 27, 2006

  • CypressTree Launches London Venture

    January 27, 2006

    CypressTree Investment Management, a Boston-based loan and high-yield bond manager with $2 billion under management, is launching an outpost in London to increase its euro and sterling-denominated investments.

  • DuPont Mulls First-Ever FoF Allocation

    January 27, 2006

    DuPont is studying whether its $17 billion defined benefit plan should adopt portable alpha strategies, and could hire external fund of hedge fund managers for the first time to provide the alpha.

  • Dutch Fund Eyes Commodities

    January 27, 2006

    The rail sector Dutch pension fund, Spoorwegpensioenfonds, could invest in commodities in the next six months to diversify.

  • Endowments' Hedge Fund Hunger Continues To Swell

    January 27, 2006

    U.S. endowments are continuing to increase their hedge fund allocations.

  • Ex-Oppenheimer Bigs Launch EXOP Partners Hedge Fund

    January 27, 2006

    William Finneran, Nathan Gantcher and Norman Eig, veterans of several big-time Wall Street ventures whose paths overlapped for a time at Oppenheimer in the 1970s and early 80s, are launching a long/short hedge fund.

  • FX Concepts CIO Sees USD Collapse By April

    January 27, 2006

    The first Fed meeting with Ben Bernanke, on March 28, will usher in a series of events that will bring doom to the U.S. dollar, predicts FX Concepts CIO John Taylor.

  • Goldman MD: Ego, Bias Drive Investor Decisions

    January 27, 2006

    Investor bias and overconfidence is affecting portfolio managers, traders and mainstream investors alike, according to Kent Daniel, managing director with Goldman Sachs.

  • HSBC To Up Event-Driven Exposure

    January 27, 2006

    HSBC Republic Investments Limited, the arm of the private bank that manages funds of hedge funds, is planning to grow the event-driven portion of its HSBC European Absolute fund in February.

  • Investment Survey Shows Medical-Device Surge

    January 27, 2006

    Venture capital investors dropped $2.1 billion into medical device companies in 2005, up from $1.7 billion the previous year.

  • J O Hambro Avoids Short Positions In Asia Fund

    January 27, 2006

    London-based asset management giant J O Hambro Investment Management's nascent long/short Asia fund is investing entirely in long positions to reflect fund manager Alan Gibbs' view of the Asian markets.

  • John Henry Strikes Out In '05

    January 27, 2006

    One year after bringing a World Series championship to Beantown for the first time in 86 year, John Henry's hedge fund firm struck out swinging.

  • London & Capital To Launch Macro Fund

    January 27, 2006

    London & Capital, the $2 billion London-based firm, is planning to launch a global macro fund.

  • PAAMCO To Grow London Research Team

    January 27, 2006

    Fund of funds giant Pacific Alternative Asset Management Co. is planning to make several new analyst hires for its London office.

  • Potential Searches Table

    January 27, 2006

  • PSAM Ramps Up N.Y., London Operations

    January 27, 2006

    New York-based P. Schoenfeld Asset Management is expanding on both sides of the pond, having completed two pairs of hires in its New York and London offices.

  • Sprott Preps Offshore L/S Fund

    January 27, 2006

    One of the largest players in the Canadian hedge fund space, Toronto-based Sprott Asset Management, will launch an offshore version of its onshore Sprott Opportunities Hedge Fund on Feb. 1.

  • Strachman: FoF Party's Over!

    January 27, 2006

    Former hedge fund manager turned nonfiction author Daniel Strachman says the hedge funds of funds phenomenon is ending as quickly as it started.

  • Surrey Firm Plots Converts Play

    January 27, 2006

    Godalming, Surrey-based DE Capital Management is planning a convertible arbitrage fund to be spun out of its existing multi-strategy hedge fund, said Tim Peach, head of marketing.

  • Syz Division Mulls Spanish Entry

    January 27, 2006

    3A, the alternatives arm of Swiss banking group Syz & Co., is considering targeting Spanish investors, following new regulations last year permitting hedge funds in the country.

  • Thames River Japan Fund Dips In December

    January 27, 2006

    London-based investment management giant Thames River Capital's long/short Japanese equity hedge fund was down in December because of losses in its short book and futures.

  • The Long & Short Of It

    January 27, 2006

    Going Short: Cerberus Capital Management.

  • Toronto Firm Eyes U.S.

    January 27, 2006

    Toronto-based Abria Alternative Investments is exploring the possibility of rolling out a U.S.-domiciled version of its flagship fund of funds.

  • VCs See A Clean Tech Future

    January 27, 2006

    A conference panel of venture capital investors named solar panels and products that make more efficient use of water and fuel as the most promising new technologies.


 

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