Stories

  • Goldman Mining Pro Rolls Out $900M Hybrid Fund

    October 25, 2006

    Joseph Belan's Zug, Switzerland-based Pala Investments today launched a $900 million fund focused on natural resources.

  • "I think it will be survival of the fittest."

    October 20, 2006

    Ian Cadby, ceo and cio at Ermitage Limited, on the future of the hedge fund industry.

  • Conn. Converts Shop In Expansion Mode

    October 20, 2006

    Acuity Capital Management, a convertible arbitrage hedge fund firm in Greenwich, Conn., has opened an office in Singapore and is seeking to ramp up global operations in the coming months.

  • Convexity, Blackstone Snag Nonprofit Awards

    October 20, 2006

    Convexity Capital Management was appointed Hedge Fund Manager of the Year and the Private Equity Manager of the Year award went to The Blackstone Group at an awards ceremony and dinner on Monday Oct. 16 at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco hosted in conjunction with Information Management Network.

  • Danish Manager Stops Trading

    October 20, 2006

    Michael Hecht, founder of currency hedge fund firm Copenhagen Fund Management, has ceased trading his fund.

  • DeSa Looks To India After Lackluster Performance

    October 20, 2006

    Vinya Capital, a hedge fund firm that launched to much fanfare nearly two years ago but was not able to grow beyond its $40 million startup capital, is refocusing its investment efforts on India and South Asia.

  • Have Hedge Fund Returns Dropped For Good?

    October 20, 2006

    Fund of hedge fund managers have acknowledged that the performance of hedge funds over the past few years has not met expectations and that a possible long-term decline in returns will have implications for funds of funds.

  • Hedge Fund Deregistrations Continue To Jump

    October 20, 2006

    The number of hedge fund managers that deregistered from the Securities and Exchange Commission as a result of the June 23 appeals court decision that vacated the SEC's hedge fund registration rule has jumped to 114, said John Nester, spokesman of the SEC.

  • Hermes Builds Path Into Infrastructure

    October 20, 2006

    Hermes Private Equity, an arm of the £65 billion investment management giant that manages the pension fund assets of British Telecom and Royal Mail, is making a big move into infrastructure.

  • Jakarta Firm Readies First Indonesian Hedge Fund

    October 20, 2006

    HB Capital Partners is readying what is believed to be the first ever hedge fund focused on Indonesia.

  • John Henry Wins With Energy, Slips On Currency

    October 20, 2006

    Managed Futures giant John W. Henry & Company was successful with its energy bets in September but failed to generate returns in its currency plays.

  • Kern County To Seek Hedge Funds

    October 20, 2006

    The Kern County Employees Retirement Association intends to search for a hedge fund manager toward the middle of next year to handle about $77 million.

  • Loeb Slams Nabi Over Deal

    October 20, 2006

    Third Point, the activist hedge fund firm run by outspoken manager Daniel Loeb, is upset at Nabi Biopharmaceuticals' decision to sell its PhosLo drug line to Fresenius USA Manufacturing.

  • London FoF Plans Expansion

    October 20, 2006

    Culross Global Management, a London-based fund of hedge funds firm, will expand its team as it gears up to grow assets under management.

  • Mulvaney Boosted By Cotton, Gas Shorts

    October 20, 2006

    London-based Mulvaney Capital Management's systematic CTA fund made 1% in September, thanks largely to short positions in cotton and natural gas, which both traded lower due to mild weather patterns in the U.S.

  • Myners: U.K. Pensions Will Pour Into Hedge Funds

    October 20, 2006

    Paul Myners has given the hedge fund industry a boost by predicting that 25-30% of U.K. pension funds will be invested in hedge fund strategies within the next few years.

  • Noble Seeks Marketer, Plans Growth

    October 20, 2006

    Noble Fund Managers, the Edinburgh- and London-based alternatives arm of U.K. investment bank Noble Group, is seeking to hire a head of funds marketing.

  • Novartis Chews Over Alts

    October 20, 2006

    The trustees of the £560 million Novartis U.K. Ltd Pension Scheme met last month to discuss alternative asset classes, including commodities, reports AIN sister publication Global Money Management.

  • Regulators Eye Informal Communications

    October 20, 2006

    Informal communications between hedge fund managers have come under heightened scrutiny as regulators look to see whether they could be the basis for alleging the managers acted as a group pursuing a single investment strategy

  • San Bernardino May Seek Distressed, Energy Managers

    October 20, 2006

    The San Bernardino (Calif.) County Employees Retirement System's investment committee decided Oct. 17 to recommend a $45 million allocation to distressed debt and a $40 million investment in energy special situations funds, reports AIN sister publication Money Management Letter.

  • Spork Readies Offshore Fund

    October 20, 2006

    Toronto-based Sextant Capital Management is preparing to launch an offshore version of its commodities strategy.

  • Toronto Start-Up Eyes Offshore Fund

    October 20, 2006

    Toronto-based hedge fund firm T.I.P. Wealth Manager is planning to launch an offshore version of its North American long/short equity fund.

  • U.K. Private Equity Firm Seeks Analysts

    October 20, 2006

    Dunedin Capital Partners, an Edinburgh- and London-based mid-market private equity firm focused on U.K. buyouts, is seeking to hire more analysts.

  • UBS To Launch Asian L/S Strat

    October 20, 2006

    UBS Global Asset Management will launch a 130/30 Asian strategy next month, following the launches of U.S. and European versions in September 2005 and June this year, respectively.

  • WMG Readies Clutch Of Funds

    October 20, 2006

    WMG Limited, which is run by well-known manager Mehmet Dalman, is planning a spate of fund launches.

  • Completed Searches Table

    October 19, 2006

  • New Searches Table

    October 19, 2006

  • Potential Searches Table

    October 19, 2006


 

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