Stories

  • Ackman Takes 11% Stake In Borders

    November 09, 2006

    Pershing Square Capital's Bill Ackman has unveiled an 11% stake in Borders (BGP). The stock has jumped over 9% on the news.

  • Electrolux Undergoes Major Alternatives Shake-Up

    November 09, 2006

    Appliance manufacturer Electrolux will from Jan. 1 implement a major alternatives change to three of its pension schemes—based in the U.K., the U.S. and in Sweden—for a combined total of USD2 billion.

  • "It allows us to walk before we run."

    November 03, 2006

    David Adams, executive director Indiana Public Employees Retirement Fund, on why the scheme is likely to allocate to fund of hedge funds, despite the higher fees.

  • AP7 Eyes Pure Alpha Managers

    November 03, 2006

    The seventh Swedish national pension fund, AP-Fonden 7, with SEK66 billion in total assets, is planning to tender for pure alpha mandates in January, reports AIN sister publication Global Money Management.

  • Aussie Firm's Asia Fund Loses Big

    November 03, 2006

    Sydney-based Mathews Capital Partners' Tomahawk Fund is down a whopping 45% this year through Sept. 30.

  • Boston Firm Adds Marketer

    November 03, 2006

    Delta Partners, a Boston-based hedge fund firm, has hired Taber Smith as a marketer for its single manager funds.

  • Carlyle Snaps Up Millennium Equity Trio

    November 03, 2006

    The Carlyle Group has hired a trio of senior equity derivatives traders from Millennium Partners in New York, according to AIN sister publication Derivatives Week.

  • Completed Searches Table

    November 03, 2006

  • Elgin Taps Credit Analyst, Eyes Further Growth

    November 03, 2006

    London-based Elgin Capital, with $1.2 billion in assets, has hired Galina Goryacheva as a credit analyst.

  • Fixed Income Hedge Funds

    November 03, 2006

    The table below displays some of September's top performing funds, according to data provided by Eurekahedge.

  • Fund Of Women-Managed Hedge Funds To Launch

    November 03, 2006

    Pomegranate Capital, a New York-based women- and minority-owned fund of hedge funds firm, has prepared a fund allocated exclusively to female managers.

  • Gargour Seeks Deal Structuring Pro

    November 03, 2006

    LNG Capital, the London-based start-up hedge fund firm run by Louis Gargour, is seeking to hire someone with deal structuring expertise.

  • Hedge Fund Managers Overwhelmingly Back Democrats

    November 03, 2006

    Some of the best-known hedge fund managers have made campaign contributions to Congressional candidates, with the majority of the money going to Democrats.

  • Horizon Kicks Off Long/Short Fund

    November 03, 2006

    New York-based Horizon Asset Management has launched a long/short equity fund.

  • Indiana Maps Out Alts Increase

    November 03, 2006

    The $14.6 billion Indiana Public Employees Retirement Fund's investment team is crafting a plan for filling its 15% target to alternative investments, which it will present to the board in December, reports AIN sister publication Money Management Letter.

  • ING Builds Out Structured Products Capabilities

    November 03, 2006

    ING Investment Management intends to launch a range of structured products and has hired Seth Vance as senior v.p. of structured asset management to assist with the effort, reports AIN sister publication Money Management Letter.

  • IPM Preps Awaited Commodities Fund

    November 03, 2006

    Stockholm-based Informed Portfolio Management is moving closer to launching a commodity fund.

  • Loeb, Nabi Fall Short Of Deal...Again

    November 03, 2006

    Third Point, the activist hedge fund firm run by Daniel Loeb, and Nabi Biopharmaceuticals have failed again to reach a peace deal to stave off a proxy fight.

  • London Firm Banks On Loans, Structured Products

    November 03, 2006

    Ilex Asset Management, the London-based credit hedge fund firm, plans to capitalise on opportunities in leveraged loans and structured products as it seeks to boost assets under management.

  • London FX Firm Eyes Asian Investors

    November 03, 2006

    London-based foreign exchange firm Currency Insight, with $103 million under management, is making its first push for Asian institutional investors.

  • Man Tops In Alpha FoF List

    November 03, 2006

    Man Investments topped the list of fund of funds firms in AIN sister publication Alpha magazine's fifth annual Fund of Funds 50 survey.

  • MSCI Barra To Push Risk Mgmt.

    November 03, 2006

    Risk management provider MSCI Barra is ramping up its hedge fund capabilities.

  • Muni Bond Arbitrage Shop Makes Ops Hire

    November 03, 2006

    GEM Capital, a Belvedere, Calif., firm that manages a municipal bond arbitrage fund of funds, has hired Talia Williams to manage the firm's operations.

  • New Searches Table

    November 03, 2006

  • Optimal Launches Sterling Share Classes

    November 03, 2006

    Optimal Investment Services, the fund of hedge funds firm owned by Spanish banking giant Grupo Santander, has launched a hedged sterling share classes for its multi-strategy and European long/short funds.

  • Potential Searches Table

    November 03, 2006

  • PW Partners Hires Two

    November 03, 2006

    Newly-launched multi-client office Perella Weinberg Partners has hired Leon Bressler and Rod Parsley as partners focusing on real estate and niche portfolio investments, respectively.

  • Scotia Makes European Cap Intro Hire

    November 03, 2006

    Toronto-based Scotia Capital has hired Frances Kinloch to head up its European capital introduction efforts.

  • Side Pockets Emerge As SEC Enforcement Priority

    November 03, 2006

    Sub-accounts, or side pockets, have become a top enforcement priority at the Securities and Exchange Commission, writes AIN sister publication Compliance Reporter.

  • Sirios Opens Euro Fund

    November 03, 2006

    Boston-based Sirios Capital Management is opening its European long/short equity fund to outside investors.

  • South African Fund Mulls Alts

    November 03, 2006

    The ZAR15 billion ($1.9 billion) pension scheme of South African fuel and chemicals producer Sasol is considering a first investment in alternatives, specifically derivatives, for diversification, reports AIN sister publication Global Money Management.

  • Swiss Firm Rolls Out L/S Fund

    November 03, 2006

    Zug, Switzerland-based Xantrium Asset Management has launched a global long/short equity fund with a small- and mid-cap focus.

  • The Long & Short Of It

    November 03, 2006

    Going Long: Fortress Investment Group.

  • Thomas Lee FoF To Tap U.S. Institutional Market

    November 03, 2006

    Thomas H. Lee Capital Management, the fund of funds arm of the private equity magnate, is setting its sights on the U.S. institutional market as it seeks to grow assets, primarily in its Lee Enhanced Offshore Fund launched this spring.


 

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