Stories

  • "Most of corporate America is unaccustomed to [shareholders] exerting their right of free speech, particularly when the dialogue is critical."

    November 10, 2006

    Robert Chapman, speculating on the lack of response from Glenayre Technologies management to attacks from his firm, Chapman Capital.

  • Ackman Takes 11% Stake In Borders

    November 10, 2006

    Pershing Square Capital's Bill Ackman has unveiled that Borders (BGP) is the next addition to his firm's portfolio as first reported on iialternatives.com.

  • Advent To Bolster Investment Staff

    November 10, 2006

    Advent International, the Boston-based private equity group with an international focus, is increasing its roster of investment professionals in the U.S.

  • Chapman Slams Glenayre Officials

    November 10, 2006

    Chapman Capital, the activist hedge fund firm run by well-known manager Robert Chapman, took some parting shots at the outgoing ceo of Glenayre Technologies during a conference call last week and attacked his successor.

  • Completed Searches Table

    November 10, 2006

  • Dalton Kicks Off Sterling Iteration

    November 10, 2006

    London-based Dalton Strategic Partnership, which manages $3.5 billion in hedge funds and long-only offerings, has rolled out a sterling-denominated version of a North American hedge fund.

  • Fate Of Hedge Fund Bill May Now Be In Play

    November 10, 2006

    With the Democrats seizing control of Congress and Barney Frank (D-Mass.) assuming the chairmanship of the Financial Services Committee, some lawyers expect his hedge fund registration bill to be revived, according to AIN sister publication Compliance Reporter.

  • Goldman Vet Joins Stadia Advisory Board

    November 10, 2006

    Jeff Strauss, who retired from Goldman Sachs this year, has joined Stadia Capital's advisory board, according to a letter sent to the firm's investors.

  • India-Focused Commercial Real Estate Fund Launches

    November 10, 2006

    ORBIS Real Estate Advisors Partners has rolled out its first investment fund that is dedicated to Indian commercial real estate investments, according to AIN sister publication Real Estate Finance & Investment.

  • J O Hambro Boosts Sales, Marketing Team

    November 10, 2006

    London-based asset management giant J O Hambro Investment Management has boosted its sales and marketing team with two hires.

  • John Henry Slide Continues

    November 10, 2006

    Managed Futures giant John W. Henry & Company had a tough October; all its strategies were down for the month.

  • Julius Baer Prop Trader Launches L/S Japan Fund

    November 10, 2006

    Stephan Bollhalder, former head of Asia proprietary trading at Julius Baer in Zurich, has rolled out Hedge Vision Japan, a Japan-focused long/short fund on Nov. 8.

  • Liberation Settles With Slot Machine Co.

    November 10, 2006

    Liberation Investment Group, the New York activist hedge fund firm run by Emmanuel Pearlman, has settled its dispute with Multimedia Games, which makes electronic games for casinos.

  • Lipschutz Hires IT Director

    November 10, 2006

    Hathersage Capital Management, the firm founded by legendary currency trader Bill Lipschutz, has hired Rob Schmidt as director of information technology, a new position.

  • Living On The Hedge...

    November 10, 2006

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

  • Long/Short Hedge Funds

    November 10, 2006

    The table below displays some of last month's top performing long/short managers, according to data provided by Eurekahedge.

  • Martin Currie Readies Energy Fund

    November 10, 2006

    Edinburgh-based Martin Currie Investment Management will launch a long/short energy hedge fund in March.

  • MKM To Reopen Fund At Year-End

    November 10, 2006

    London's MKM Longboat Capital Advisors, which was spun out of now-defunct Sagamore Hill Capital Management, plans to reopen its fund to investors at the end of this year.

  • Morgan Stanley Acquisitions Seen As Evidence Of Uptick

    November 10, 2006

    Three recent hedge fund acquisitions by white-shoe financial services giant Morgan Stanley are seen as fueling merger and acquisitions activity.

  • Morley, GSAM Head Alts Nominees

    November 10, 2006

    After researching the European, Canadian and Asian institutional markets, AIN sister publication Global Money Management has nominated Morley Fund Management, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Pioneer Alternative Investments and AXA Real Estate Investment Managers for its Alternatives Manager of the Year award.

  • New Searches Table

    November 10, 2006

  • Potential Searches Table

    November 10, 2006

  • Scotia To Grow Asian Brokerage

    November 10, 2006

    Toronto-based Scotia Capital will expand its Asian prime brokerage next year with several hires as it seeks to establish a foothold in the continent.

  • Sogoloff, Alexandra Part Ways

    November 10, 2006

    Dimitri Sogoloff, a founding partner of Alexandra Investment Management, has departed the firm and is said to be starting his own fund.

  • U.K. Healthcare Maven Seeds FoF Startup

    November 10, 2006

    Nick Dhandsa, who made a fortune through Associated Nursing Services, is seeding a fund of funds venture focused on emerging managers.


 

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