Stories

  • March Madness, Hedge-Fund Style: The Elite Eight

    March 17, 2006

    Who should win?

  • Julius Baer Hedge Fund CIO Resurfaces At Attalus

    March 13, 2006

    Attalus Capital, a $1 billion fund of hedge funds firm in Philadelphia, has hired Bob Serhus as a portfolio manager.

  • "One of the surprising lessons of our business is that people will readily give you money to buy overvalued investments."

    March 10, 2006

    --Blackstone Group Founder Stephen Schwarzman, on the herd behavior of some investors.

  • 65 Of Top 100 Managers Registered With SEC

    March 10, 2006

    65 Of Top 100 Managers Registered With SEC Of the 100 largest hedge fund firms by assets under management, 65 are registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to a study by Adviser Compliance Associates. 23 of the 65 have registered since the SEC rule went into effect in October 2004, the study finds.

  • ADI Sub Gets Director, Analyst

    March 10, 2006

    NewAlpha Advisers, the consulting and hedge fund seeding arm of Paris-based alternatives giant ADI, has grown its team from three to five.

  • Buy Low, Sell High

    March 10, 2006

    Blackstone Boss Holds Court On Virtues Of Long-Term Investing

  • Calendar

    March 10, 2006

    * Celebration of Life In Memory of Hunt Taylor, at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel, 80 W. Red Oak Lane, White Plains, N.Y. April 2. Contact: Kristin Fox, KFox@HedgeWorld.com

  • Chapman Gears Up For Launch

    March 10, 2006

    Chapman Capital, the activist hedge fund firm run by Robert Chapman, is gearing up for the launch of its long/short and activist funds next month.

  • Completed Searches Table

    March 10, 2006

  • Danish Firm Eyes Third-Party Marketers

    March 10, 2006

    Copenhagen-based Scandium Asset Management is considering third-party marketers to tout its funds of hedge funds.

  • Data Zone

    March 10, 2006

    This week, we revisit event-driven funds.

  • Dutch Private Bank Eyes Fund Close

    March 10, 2006

    Amsterdam-based Insinger de Beaufort Asset Management, the investment management arm of Dutch private bank Insinger de Beaufort, expects to close its onshore Continental Europe long/short fund in the next few months.

  • Glenview MD To Launch Long-Biased Fund

    March 10, 2006

    Lloyd Mandell, former managing director of Glenview Capital Management, has formed Coeus Capital and will launch a hedge fund of the same name in June.

  • GLG Consumer Fund Ups Exposure To Greek Stocks

    March 10, 2006

    Hedge fund behemoth GLG Partners' GLG Consumer Fund has increased its appetite for Greek stocks.

  • Gottex Preps First Asian Fund Of Funds

    March 10, 2006

    Gottex Fund Management, the Swiss fund of hedge funds giant, will launch its first Asia-focused fund of funds April 1. In fact, the Gottex Tiger Fund will be its first geographic offering.

  • HSBC Soft-Closes Europe Fund

    March 10, 2006

    HSBC Halbis Partners, which manages approximately $700 million in hedge funds, has soft-closed its flagship hedge fund, the Continental European Alpha Fund.

  • Is SAC Vet Behrens Closing Up Shop?

    March 10, 2006

    B. Capital Advisors is reportedly shutting down its only fund, according to a source who has spoken to a senior fund official.

  • John Henry Adjusts Portfolio, Cuts Leverage

    March 10, 2006

    Managed futures giant John W. Henry has cut leverage in its largest fund and reallocated strategies in the wake of a sustained period of poor performance.

  • KGR Shuffles Asian Manager Roster

    March 10, 2006

    KGR Capital, the London- and Hong Kong-based fund of hedge funds firm headed by a group of former JPMorgan bigwigs, has made some alterations to the make-up of its $16 million Asian Dynamic Absolute Return fund.

  • London Borough To Hire Alts Managers

    March 10, 2006

    The GBP350 million London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea plans to appoint managers in two months for a maiden real estate and private equity fund-of-funds foray, which could amount to up to 5% for each asset class.

  • Marin County To Discuss Private Equity

    March 10, 2006

    Marin County To Discuss Private Equity The $1.2 billion Marin County (Calif.) Employees Retirement Association will discuss moving into private equity and international small-cap growth for diversification at its annual retreat March 16-17.

  • New Manager Seeks Researchers, Trader, CFO

    March 10, 2006

    Octavian Advisors, a global special situations manager that rolled out last week, is seeking to hire three people for its research team, along with a trader and a cfo over the next few months, said Richard Hurowitz, chairman and cio.

  • New Searches Table

    March 10, 2006

  • PNC Launches P/E Fund

    March 10, 2006

    Pittsburgh-based PNC Equity Partners has launched its $300 million PNC Equity Partners II middle-market buyout fund to focus on transactions of $20 million to $125 million.

  • Potential Searches Table

    March 10, 2006

  • SEC To Review Hedge Fund Proxy Voting

    March 10, 2006

    The Securities and Exchange Commission plans to look more closely at the role of hedge fund managers in proxy battles.

  • Steel Wins Novoste Proxy Fight

    March 10, 2006

    Activist hedge fund firm Steel Partners won its proxy fight against the board of pharmaceutical company Novoste Corporation.

  • Stenham Mulls First U.S. Push

    March 10, 2006

    Stenham Advisors, the fund of funds firm with over $2 billion under management, is considering targeting U.S. investors for the first time.

  • Texas Short-Seller Seeks Vancouver Staffers

    March 10, 2006

    David W. Tice & Associates, the Austin, Texas-based firm run by well-known short-seller David Tice, is seeking to hire two officials for its Vancouver, British Columbia, office.

  • UBS Fund Arm Nabs JPMorgan Prop Chief

    March 10, 2006

    Dillon Read Capital Management, the alternative investment business of UBS, has hired JPMorgan's global head of proprietary trading.


 

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