Stories

  • Horizon21 To Enter German Market In First Global Move

    May 19, 2006

    Rainer-Marc Frey's Pfäffikon, Switzerland-based firm, Horizon21 Alternative Investments, is making its first push into the German market.

  • "Instead of watching the American Idol, I am sitting here, continuously deleting emails to stop my server overflowing."

    May 12, 2006

    Jim Otar, Rogers Communications, complaining about the flood of emails that were triggered by an apparent email virus. The problem was caused by an invitation sent out by asset management firm Evensky & Katz Wealth Management.

  • Arsago Offers Forex Strat On Deutsche Platform

    May 12, 2006

    Arsago Alternative Capital Management, the E1 billion Frankfurt- and Hurden, Switzerland-based hedge fund firm, is offering the foreign exchange element of its global macro strategy on Deutsche Bank's currency platform.

  • Carolina VC Firm Inks Investor, Seeks Hires

    May 12, 2006

    Durham, N.C.-based venture capital firm SJF Ventures' SJF Ventures II, which invests in expansion-stage technology firms, received an investment from Pennsylvania's Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority this month, according to David Kirkpatick, managing director.

  • Completed Searches

    May 12, 2006

  • Conn. Firm Gains On Education, Insurance Companies

    May 12, 2006

    Stamford, Conn.-based TQA Investors' TQA Event Arbitrage Fund has returned 4.8% year-to-date through April on the strength of long positions in education and insurance companies.

  • Dallas Firm Kicks Off Leveraged Fund

    May 12, 2006

    Atlas Capital Management has rolled out a leveraged version of its long/short equity fund.

  • Data Zone

    May 12, 2006

    This week, we revisit long/short hedge funds.

  • Emerging Markets, HF On Radar For State Street Partnership

    May 12, 2006

    State Street Global Alliance, a strategic partnership jointly owned by State Street Global Advisors and Dutch pension fund Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP, is considering opportunities in emerging markets and hedge funds, reports AIN sister publication Money Management Letter.

  • Evensky E-Mail Virus Creates Havoc

    May 12, 2006

    The e-mail servers of legendary asset manager and hedge fund proponent Harold Evensky were hit with a virus recently, causing a flood of traffic and dramatic "reply-to-all" responses from some recipients.

  • GAM Hires Marketing Director

    May 12, 2006

    Chris Hannon has joined GAM USA in New York as a director of U.S. institutional sales, a new position.

  • Halifax Adds New Investors After Banks Balk

    May 12, 2006

    The Halifax Group brought a different cast of institutional investors on board its latest $305 million buyout fund, after six commercial banks who invested in the previous $200 million fund didn't commit to the latest vehicle.

  • Japanese Manager Launches Seeder Firm

    May 12, 2006

    Goro Ohwada, a former manager at Tokyo-based alternative investment firm Orix Corp., recently departed the firm and has established Tokyo-based Aino Investment Corp., which allocates assets to single hedge fund managers, according to an investor letter.

  • London Shop To Launch CDS Fund

    May 12, 2006

    Fixed-income specialist European Credit Management plans in the next few months to launch a credit default swaps long/short fund due to increasing demand from institutional clients.

  • Mellon Rolls Out Credit FoFs

    May 12, 2006

    Mellon Global Alternative Investments has launched a fund of hedge funds focused entirely on credit strategies.

  • Miami FoF Hedges Strategy Exposure

    May 12, 2006

    PRS Group, a Miami-based hedge fund of funds manager with over $1 billion under management, is actively hedging exposure to certain fund strategies to help it meet volatility and return targets.

  • Mulvaney Gets New COO, Plans Expansion

    May 12, 2006

    London-based CTA firm Mulvaney Capital Management has hired Peter Northcott as chief operating officer and company secretary.

  • New Searches Table

    May 12, 2006

  • New York Firm To Roll Out Fund

    May 12, 2006

    New York-based private equity and venture capital firm Aegis Capital Group is expected to launch its $180 million debt with warrant NP Capital fund this summer.

  • Pennsylvania Schools To Add Commodities

    May 12, 2006

    The $52 billion Pennsylvania Public School Employees Retirement System recently approved a 5% exposure to commodities to reduce risk through diversification.

  • Potential Searches Table

    May 12, 2006

  • Progressive Shutters U.K. L/S Fund

    May 12, 2006

    London-based Progressive Alternative Investments has wound down its long/short mid- and small-cap U.K. equity fund, the Stockbridge Fund.

  • San Jose Conducts Private Equity Review

    May 12, 2006

    Strategic Investment Solutions has begun a review of the $1.6 billion San Jose, Calif., Federated City Employees Retirement System's private equity portfolio.

  • Sandelman Hires REIT Analyst

    May 12, 2006

    Sandelman Partners, a multi-strategy hedge fund, has hired Josh Bederman from JPMorgan Securities as a junior portfolio manager, a new position, reports AIN sister publication Real Estate Finance & Investment.

  • SEC Letter Highlights Service Providers

    May 12, 2006

    A recent document request letter sent to hedge fund managers newly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission makes information requests to the fund's custodians and administrators, reports AIN sister publication Compliance Reporter.

  • Shooter Fund Dips On Long Vol. Bias

    May 12, 2006

    The volatility-focused multi-strategy fund managed by London-based hedge fund firm Shooter Fund Management made a small loss last month, estimated at -15 basis points, as the firm's bullish outlook on volatility has not yet come to pass.

  • Third-Party Marketer Seeks Funds For Allocation

    May 12, 2006

    Corinthian Partners, a New York-based third-party marketer, is seeking risk arbitrage, long/short credit, equity market-neutral and long/short Japan managers for whom it has mandates upwards of $25 million for each strategy.

  • Threadneedle To Soft-Close Pair of Funds

    May 12, 2006

    London-based asset manager Threadneedle Investments is planning to soft-close two of its hedge funds.

  • Trafigura Sub Lines Up Trader-Analyst

    May 12, 2006

    London-based Galena Asset Management, a subsidiary of commodities trading firm Trafigura Group, has lined up a trader-analyst for its planned special situations fund.

  • Treflie Readies Emerging Markets Fund

    May 12, 2006

    Treflie Capital Management, a Sag Harbor, N.Y.-based fund of funds firm, is planning to launch an emerging markets fund in July.

  • Armajaro PM To Launch Commodity Fund

    May 11, 2006

    Chris Brodie, former senior portfolio manager at commodity trading and financial services firm Armajaro Group, is preparing to roll out a fund at London-based start-up Krom River Partners.

  • ARX Taps PIMCO Big As Chief Risk Officer

    May 11, 2006

    ARX Investment Management, a $1.1 billion hedge funds firm, has hired Charles Wyman, former executive v.p. and head of global credit research at PIMCO, as chief risk officer.

  • BNP CIO Launches Long/Short Play

    May 11, 2006

    Avinash Vazirani, former cio of South Asia and Africa at BNP Paribas Asset Management, has formed London-based hedge fund firm Peninsular Capital Partners and last week launched the $200 million long/short Peninsular Alpha Fund.

  • Chicago FoF Rolls Out Futures Strat

    May 11, 2006

    Guidance Capital, a $500 million hedge fund of funds based in Chicago, recently launched its single-strategy Guidance Managed Futures Fund.

  • Energy Bigwig Readies FoF

    May 11, 2006

    Peter Fusaro, chairman of New York-based Global Change Associates and co-founder of The Woodlands, Texas-based Energy Hedge Fund Center, has formed Energy Environment Capital Management, a New York-based hedge fund of funds firm.

  • Former Nortel CEO Anticipates Acquisitions In Asia

    May 11, 2006

    Bill Owens, former ceo of Nortel, will identify companies in Asia as potential investments either as stand-alone entities or mergers in his new position as ceo for New York-based AEA Holdings.

  • Homm Plans Absolute Return Vehicle

    May 11, 2006

    Absolute Capital Management, the Palma de Mallorca, Spain-based firm founded by well-known manager Florian Homm, is planning to roll out an India fund in July.

  • John Henry Rebounds After Choppy Months

    May 11, 2006

    Nine of ten funds managed by Boston Red Sox owner John Henry generated positive returns in April after getting knocked around for several months.

  • Loeb Attacks Plastics Company

    May 11, 2006

    Third Point, the activist hedge fund firm run by Daniel Loeb, is putting pressure on plastic film maker AEP Industries to either buy back shares or sell itself.

  • MSCI Barra Index Up For April

    May 11, 2006

    MSCI Barra's Hedge Invest Index, composed of 130 funds, was up 1.57% for April.

  • Scottish Firm Launches Long/Short Fund

    May 11, 2006

    Edinburgh-based Blue Planet Investment Management has launched its flagship long/short equity Blue Planet Global Financials Fund.

  • Tudor Vets To Launch Emerging Markets Fund

    May 11, 2006

    Two portfolio managers at hedge fund giant Tudor Investment Corp. have left to launch a global emerging markets fund June 1.


 

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