Stories

  • "...it is never a pleasant result to report to investors."

    September 01, 2006

    GLG Partners in a recent letter to investors, on July's flaccid returns.

  • Anchor Point To Launch Credit Hedge Fund

    September 01, 2006

    Anchor Point Capital plans to launch a credit-focused fund of hedge funds in the fourth quarter.

  • Buyout Shops Plan To Roll Out Restaurant

    September 01, 2006

    Greenwich, Conn.-based buyout shop Catterton Partners and Oak Investment Partners plan to rapidly expand their recent restaurant acquisition, Cheddars Casual Café, making it a national restaurant chain within 10 years.

  • Chapman Investigates Glenayre CEO

    September 01, 2006

    Chapman Capital, the activist hedge fund firm run by well-known manager Robert Chapman, is investigating the ceo of Glenayre Technologies.

  • Completed Searches Table

    September 01, 2006

  • Datazone

    September 01, 2006

    This week, we take a look at global macro hedge funds.

  • Family Office Pro Launches Fund

    September 01, 2006

    After cutting his teeth as an analyst at Davidson Kempner Capital Management and then becoming portfolio manager at Korsant Partners, a New York-based family office, Joel Lusman has launched his own fund.

  • Flintshire Tender To Include Alts

    September 01, 2006

    The €800 million Flintshire County Council-led Clwyd Pension Fund has tendered for a global tactical asset allocation (GTAA) manager to handle approximately €40 million.

  • Former LTCM Honchos Increase Stake In Bass Entity

    September 01, 2006

    Former Long-Term Capital Management partners Myron Scholes and Chi-fu Huang have increased their control over Oak Hill Platinum Partners, a hedge fund unit of billionaire Robert Bass' Oak Hill empire.

  • Gartmore Gains From IT Sector Trades

    September 01, 2006

    London behemoth Gartmore Investments' AlphaGen Aldebaran fund was up 1% in July partly on the back of trades in the information technology sector.

  • GLG Gets Thumped

    September 01, 2006

    London hedge fund giant GLG Partners stumbled in July with two of its funds dropping by roughly 9%.

  • Hilton Foundation To Make Big Alts Foray

    September 01, 2006

    The $2.5 billion Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has decided to invest 30% of its portfolio in alternatives, across hedge funds, timber, energy, private equity and venture capital, reports AIN sister publication Foundation & Endowment Money Management.

  • Lehman Adds Vol Prop Trader

    September 01, 2006

    Lehman Brothers has hired Antoine Godin, a trader at Solent Capital Partners in London, as a director in proprietary trading.

  • Merrill Vet Joins Singapore Shop To Debut New Strat

    September 01, 2006

    Steve Sun, who recently ended a seven-year stint at Merrill Lynch, where he was a director of global equity markets in Hong Kong, to join Singapore-based Tantallon Capital, has launched a long/short small-cap Pan-Asian strategy for his new firm.

  • New Searches Table

    September 01, 2006

  • Paloma Vet To Teach Yale Hedge Fund Course

    September 01, 2006

    The Yale School of Management has tapped Leon Metzger to teach its hedge fund course.

  • Park Place Loses On Long Side

    September 01, 2006

    London-based Park Place Capital's flagship Park Place Europe fund was down 2.25% in July on losses in its long book.

  • Pirate Gets Board Seat At Sportswear Co.

    September 01, 2006

    Pirate Capital, the activist firm run by Thomas Hudson, has landed a board seat at Seattle sportswear maker Cutter & Buck pending an election by shareholders.

  • Potential Searches Table

    September 01, 2006

  • Stillwater Rolls Out Mezz Fund

    September 01, 2006

    New York hedge fund firm Stillwater Capital Partners has launched a new fund that specializes in mezzanine lending on real estate deals.

  • The Long & Short Of It

    September 01, 2006

    Going Short: Tom Cruise. Can you say L. Ron cash starved? After getting dumped by Paramount Pictures, the psychiatry-hating movie star was supposedly looking to line up $100 million from hedge funds to back his development company.

  • The Predators' Ball: The Inside Story of Drexel Burnham and the Rise of the Junk Bond Raiders

    September 01, 2006

  • Tontine Fund In Massive Drawdown

    September 01, 2006

    Tontine Overseas Associates, the activist long/short hedge fund of Jeffrey Gendell's Tontine Capital Management, has plummeted by nearly 34% this year.

  • Trigram Fills Out Team, Launches

    September 01, 2006

    Brian Lippey's Trigram Capital Management has filled out its team and launched its flagship Asia Global Impact Fund.

  • Tudor Vet's Oceanwood Launches Fund

    September 01, 2006

    Chris Gate, who departed Tudor Investment Corp. this spring, launched his newly-named firm's first fund Friday.

  • Two More Pirate Marketers Abandon Ship

    September 01, 2006

    Pirate Capital has lost two additional members of its marketing team as J. Kerry Baldwin and Miguel Triay departed the Norwalk, Conn.-based firm last week.

  • Vega Funds Inch Up In July

    September 01, 2006

    Vega Asset Management's funds were modestly up in July.

  • Vos Snags Two More CSAM Colleagues

    September 01, 2006

    Jim Vos, the former Credit Suisse Asset Management managing director who started up his own hedge fund and private equity advisory, has hired another two of his former employees.


 

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