Stories

  • Credit Suisse To Rejig CSAM, Focus On Alts

    August 03, 2006

    Credit Suisse will reposition its asset management business and focus on alternatives, quantitative and enhanced index strategies as well as structured products, according to an internal memo obtained by AIN sister publication Global Money Management.

  • Credit Suisse Bigs Join Former Boss Vos

    July 28, 2006

    Two senior members of the manager selection committee at Credit Suisse's fund of funds group left to join their former boss' startup.

  • "This illustrates the challenges investors have to benchmark performance of their all investments or hedge funds,"

    July 28, 2006

    Ed Boyer, director of alternative investments at Asset Strategy Consultants, on the disparity of strategy performances among major hedge fund indices.

  • 2006 Nonprofit Awards for Excellence

    July 28, 2006

    Nominees were chosen by the editorial staff of AIN and its sister publication Foundation and Endowment Money Management, with AIN supplying the fund manager categories, detailed below.

  • Amaranth Equity Traders Move On

    July 28, 2006

    Todor Delev and MiaoDan Wu, both equity volatility traders, have left Amaranth Advisors, a Greenwich, Conn.-based hedge fund giant.

  • Azimuth Exec. Splits

    July 28, 2006

    Ezra Zask, head of business development at Azimuth Trust Company, departed the firm a few weeks ago.

  • Brevan Howard Taps JPMorgan Vet To Head Biz Dev

    July 28, 2006

    London-based hedge fund Brevan Howard has hired Stephen Stonberg, former head of European credit derivatives marketing at JPMorgan, as head of business development.

  • Details Emerge Of Cohen Bros. ABS Hedge Fund

    July 28, 2006

    Cohen Bros., a Philadelphia-based boutique investment bank, is preparing offering documents for an asset-backed securities hedge fund.

  • GLG Gets Hammered In May

    July 28, 2006

    Add London hedge fund behemoth GLG Partners to the list of big-name firms that got shellacked in May, as the firm suffered losses in nearly all its strategies, including one that kicked off that month.

  • Harcourt Makes First Push For North American Assets

    July 28, 2006

    Harcourt Investment Consulting, the $4 billion Swiss fund of funds firm, will make its first major push for U.S. assets and just launched its first onshore fund of funds for Canadian investors, which is being made available for retail distribution.

  • Hedge Indices Differ On Best-, Worst-Performing Strats

    July 28, 2006

    Four major hedge fund indices all had different best- and worst-performing strategy sectors in their reports for the first two quarters of the year.

  • HSBC Gets Analyst

    July 28, 2006

    HSBC Republic Investments has hired Marina Gerova as senior analyst for its new private equity business.

  • Illini To Seek Long/Short FoF

    July 28, 2006

    The University of Illinois Foundation will start seeking a fund of hedge funds manager in September or October to handle $90 million.

  • ING Alts Marketer Exits

    July 28, 2006

    Sara Michel has departed ING Investment Management, where she was the relationship manager for alternative assets, and joined Altima Partners in New York. Calls to Altima were not returned by press time.

  • Kennedy Family Office Taps Hedge Fund Vet As CIO

    July 28, 2006

    Joseph P. Kennedy Enterprises has hired Stacy Dutton, co-founder and partner of hedge fund firm Hygrove Partners, as its cio.

  • Lake Partners Taps Head Of Biz Development

    July 28, 2006

    Lake Partners, the $5 billion fund of hedge funds firm in Greenwich, Conn., has hired Matthew Schiffman as director of business development--a new position.

  • Living On The Hedge...

    July 28, 2006

    An occasional column by Logan Short, an astute industry observer. He can be reached at lshort@iinews.com.

  • Loeb Nails Board Seats, Pushes Off Legal Tab

    July 28, 2006

    Third Point, the activist hedge fund run by Daniel Loeb, is getting two board seats at Massey Energy Company and will be reimbursed the $750,000 in legal fees it spent on the proxy fight and its subsequent fracas.

  • Magnetar Taps New Hires

    July 28, 2006

    Magnetar Capital, the massive Evanston, Ill., startup launched last year by Citadel Investment Group's Alec Litowitz, has made new hires, according to an individual close to the firm.

  • Minnesota School Eyes Private Equity Boost

    July 28, 2006

    St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., is seeking to fully fill its 8% allocation to private equity, according to Mark Gelle, assistant treasurer for the $260 million endowment.

  • Monarch Lands On Deutsche Bank Platform

    July 28, 2006

    Charlotte-based Monarch Capital Management FX Multi-Strategy, which runs a currency CTA program, has landed on a Deutsche Bank allocation platform.

  • New York V/C Seeks Hire

    July 28, 2006

    Aegis Capital Group, a New York-based venture capital firm is searching for a senior loan officer for its third fund, according to Brett Hickey, principal.

  • Niederhoffer Debuts Short-Term Trading Strat

    July 28, 2006

    New York-based commodity trading advisor R.G. Niederhoffer Capital Management, with $420 million under management, has launched its latest short-term, quantitative trading strategy.

  • NoCal P/E Shop Taps CFO

    July 28, 2006

    Dunmore Capital has hired Bruce Critchley as cfo--a new position for the Sacramento, Calif., private equity firm.

  • Nonprofit Hedge Fund Manager of the Year Nominees

    July 28, 2006

  • Nonprofit Private Equity Manager of the Year Nominees

    July 28, 2006

  • ORN Plans Fund Of Internal Funds

    July 28, 2006

    Harald Örneberg, ceo and founder of London-based ORN Capital, has shed some light on his firm's growth plans.

  • Penn. Firm Launches Maiden Strat

    July 28, 2006

    Aumenti Capital Management, a hedge fund shop located in Malvern, Pa., launched its first fund last month.

  • Pequot Ventures Closes Second Fund

    July 28, 2006

    The $1.7 billion venture capital investing arm of Pequot Capital Management has closed its second fund, according to Daniel O'Keefe, v.p.

  • Recruiter Sees Risk Management Goldmine

    July 28, 2006

    Hedge fund risk management, long a cost center that was handed off to the back office or outsourced to vendors, has been transformed into a booming front office business unit, according to Michael Yavelberg, managing director at GloCap Search in New York.

  • SEC Looks At Information Flows To Hedge Fund Managers

    July 28, 2006

    The Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Enforcement is looking closely at the types of information that flow to hedge fund managers, reports AIN sister publication Compliance Reporter.

  • Senior Analyst Departs Highbridge

    July 28, 2006

    Ron LaMorte, senior analyst at Highbridge Capital Management, departed the firm a few weeks ago.

  • Stenham Fund Hit By Gold Correction

    July 28, 2006

    Stenham Asset Management's SGL Gold Fund was down 2.63% in June. Last month's loss followed a dip of 1.62% in May.

  • Swiss Commodity Firm Preps Equity Fund

    July 28, 2006

    Tiberius Asset Management, a Zug, Switzerland-based firm with a focus on commodities, is planning to launch its third fund Oct. 1.

  • Thames River Fund Benefits From Bernanke-Spurred Volatility

    July 28, 2006

    Thames River Capital's latest letter to investors relates gains for its $1.1 billion long/short emerging markets fund to recent market fluctuations following comments made by U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

  • Tiedemann, John A. Levin Vets Launch Fund

    July 28, 2006

    Brett Patelsky and Rostislav Raykov, who managed event-driven funds Tiedemann Investment Group and John A. Levin & Co., respectively, have formed Alchem Investment Partners and rolled out the first fund this month.

  • WestLB Considers Sale Of P/E Arm

    July 28, 2006

    WestLB is evaluating the possible sale of Brightwater Capital Management, its private equity and structured finance asset manager, and has hired JPMorgan Chase to advise.

  • Completed Searches

    July 27, 2006

  • New Searches Table

    July 27, 2006

  • Potential Searches Table

    July 27, 2006

  • World Bank Vet To Debut Private Equity FoF

    July 27, 2006

    EMP Global, founded by Moeen Qureshi, a former World Bank executive, plans to debut its first fund of private equity funds.


 

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