Stories

  • "Unlike competing shareholder activists who received their hunting licenses during my two year absence from the business, Chapman Capital does not intend to provide activist remora with a treasure map of Alphaland."

    June 16, 2006

    Chapman Capital's Robert Chapman on appealing to Carreker Corporation to put itself up for sale.

  • 3A Eyes Asia Growth

    June 16, 2006

    3A, the $2.2 billion alternatives unit of Swiss banking firm Syz & Co., is planning to devote more time to analysis of the growing Asian hedge fund market, with the possibility of increasing its allocation to hedge funds in the region.

  • ADI Sub Rolls Out FoF For Seeding Partners

    June 16, 2006

    NewAlpha Advisers, the hedge fund seeding arm of Paris-based ADI, has launched a fund of funds that will invest exclusively in hedge funds the firm has seeded.

  • Attendees Party With The Sea Lions

    June 16, 2006

    The conference kicked off Sunday evening with a sparsely-attended cocktail party at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

  • Bay Area FoF Seeks Two Niche Managers

    June 16, 2006

    Reservoir Investment Partners, a San Francisco-based fund of funds startup, is seeking to invest in two more managers in the next two months.

  • Bridgewater's Dalio Makes Cloudy Forecast

    June 16, 2006

    Hedge funds performed poorly last month, and now Bridgewater Associates' All Weather portfolio is suffering, according to an investor letter written by Founder Ray Dalio.

  • Canadian Giant To Increase Hedge Fund Exposure

    June 16, 2006

    The CAD90 billion Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec will increase its hedge fund allocation to 5% from 3% over the next 24-36 months, according to AIN sister publication Money Management Letter.

  • Chanos Predicts Outsourcing Boom

    June 16, 2006

    Hedge funds will increasingly look to outsource functions to foreign labor markets to cut costs, according to famed short-seller James Chanos of Kynikos Associates.

  • Chapman Slams Carreker

    June 16, 2006

    Chapman Capital, the activist hedge fund firm run by well-known manager Robert Chapman, has made its first attack after getting back in the game earlier this year.

  • Chicago PE Firm Set For Final Close On Maiden Fund

    June 16, 2006

    Chicago-based private equity firm Linden, which invests in healthcare and life sciences, will conduct the third and final closing on its first fund this summer.

  • China Hedge Fund Pioneer Starts Anew

    June 16, 2006

    Ed Mullen, who started the first hedge fund in mainland China, is coming out with a new venture.

  • Energy Vol Expected To Remain High

    June 16, 2006

    Volatility has increased and will stay high in energy markets, according to Erk Hinrichsen, senior managing director of Energy Arbitrage Management, an affiliate of M.D. Sass Financial Strategies.

  • Farmland Manager Makes His Case

    June 16, 2006

    Farmland is hot, according to Don McCabe, president of the appropriately-named Soy Capital Ag Services, as increasing demand for corn to produce ethanol and growing oilseed usage drive up the price for land such crops are grown on.

  • Financial Research Associates' Alpha-Bets 2006 Roundup

    June 16, 2006

    Alternative investment managers and pension fund executives debated asset allocation strategies for a low-return environment at Financial Research Associates' Alpha-Bets 2006 conference in Monterey, Calif.

  • French CTA Eyes Offshore Fund

    June 16, 2006

    Fitrol Investment Management, a managed futures firm based in Southern France, is working on an offshore fund to replicate its CTA strategy, said Nicholas White, founder.

  • Hedge Funds Develop Procedures To Track PIPEs

    June 16, 2006

    Hedge fund advisers are beginning to have compliance departments review private investment in public equity (PIPE) transactions from broker/dealers before routing them to the funds' trading desks, according to AIN sister publication Compliance Reporter.

  • Hedge Funds Score Big At Colleges

    June 16, 2006

    Hedge funds are the most popular alternative investment among endowments, composing 52.3% in 2004, according to Brett Hammond, senior managing director of TIAA-CREF.

  • HSBC Taps MPC Commodities Pro

    June 16, 2006

    The alternatives unit of HSBC Halbis Partners has hired Per Tingberg to manage its planned commodities fund.

  • Managed Futures Assets Remain Flat

    June 16, 2006

    With approximately $135 billion currently under management, managed futures strategies have remained flat the past few years, according to Bill Deuchler, senior v.p. of Graham Capital Management.

  • Multi-Strategy Funds Suffer Tough Month

    June 16, 2006

    May was a month in which many hedge funds suffered, and this was reflected by losses for the two multi-strategy funds of funds managed by London-based Eden Rock Capital Management.

  • Norwegian Firm To Downsize Manager Roster

    June 16, 2006

    Oslo-based Orkla Finans is planning to decrease the number of managers in its multi-strategy fund of hedge funds to avoid over-diversification and instead focus on the firm's best picks.

  • Philly Convert Arb Firm Taps Marketer

    June 16, 2006

    Radcliffe Group, a convertible arbitrage shop in suburban Philadelphia, has hired a marketer.

  • Reporter's Notebook

    June 16, 2006

    Michael Napoli, senior managing director of UBP Asset Management, suggested that absolute return strategies become a fourth asset class--the other three being equities, fixed-income and alternatives.

  • Surrey Firm Loses Marketer, Eyes Restructuring

    June 16, 2006

    Godalming, Surrey-based hedge fund firm DE Capital is without a head of marketing following the recent departure of Tim Peach.

  • Swiss Fund Plans Maiden Commodities, Hedge Funds Foray

    June 16, 2006

    Chemicals specialist Clariant, with CHF850 million in total assets, plans on investing in commodities and hedge funds for the first time and will hire managers for the move.

  • Taylor Snags Goldman Official

    June 16, 2006

    The Taylor Companies, the fund of funds shop founded by the late Tommy Taylor, has hired Robert Stockton from Goldman Sachs to assist with manager research.

  • Trafigura Sub To Hard-Close Metals Fund

    June 16, 2006

    Galena Asset Management, a subsidiary of $40 billion commodity trading giant Trafigura Group, is preparing to hard-close its long/short hedge fund, which trades non-ferrous and precious metal derivatives.

  • Volatility Fund Buoyed By May

    June 16, 2006

    Proteom Capital Management, a New York-based fund manger, is hoping its fledgling variance swap funds will take off after struggling for a year.

  • Completed Searches Table

    June 15, 2006

  • Data Zone

    June 15, 2006

    This week, we revisit multi-strategy hedge funds.

  • New Searches Table

    June 15, 2006

  • Potential Searches Table

    June 15, 2006


 

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