Stories

  • Threadneedle Preps Small-Cap Fund

    December 05, 2006

    The London-based asset management firm will launch a long/short European small-cap equity fund next month.

  • "The best thing to say about the third quarter is that it's over."

    December 01, 2006

    --Maple Leaf Partners, in a letter to investors, referring to its -6.4% return last quarter which was due mainly to losses in its short book.

  • 3A To Launch Natural Resources FoF

    December 01, 2006

    3A, the alternatives arm of $18 billion Swiss banking concern Syz & Co., has launched a multi-strategy fund of hedge funds focused on commodities and natural resources.

  • ABL Firm Preps Listed Share Class For Film Fund

    December 01, 2006

    Aramid Capital Partners, which manages an asset-based lending fund focused on the film industry, will launch a new share class Dec. 1 listed on the Cayman Island Stock Exchange.

  • Appetite For Macro Funds Plummets

    December 01, 2006

    European investors are losing interest in global macro hedge fund strategies, according to the latest quarterly survey from Geneva-based Tara Capital.

  • Atticus Buys Pharma Total Return Swaps

    December 01, 2006

    Atticus Capital, the activist hedge fund firm run by Timothy Barakett, has purchased total return equity swaps for pharmaceutical company AtheroGenics.

  • Bulldog To Launch Tax-Exempt Version Of Flagship Fund

    December 01, 2006

    Phil Goldstein's activist hedge fund firm Bulldog Investors is opening its doors to non-U.S. investors for the first time.

  • Combined Huntington, Unified To Eye Hedge Fund Admin

    December 01, 2006

    Huntington Bancshares will consider entering the hedge fund administration business once its acquisition of Unified Fund Services closes, reports AIN sister publication Operations Management.

  • Event-Driven Hedge Funds

    December 01, 2006

  • Financial, Consumer Longs Boost Stadia

    December 01, 2006

    New York's Stadia Capital turned in a banner October thanks in large part to long positions in financial and consumer names.

  • Florida Pension Eyes Hedge Funds

    December 01, 2006

    The $53 million Ocala (Fla.) General Employees Retirement System is considering investing in hedge funds.

  • GLG Forecasts Turnaround

    December 01, 2006

    GLG Partners has sought to reassure investors about several of its underperforming funds.

  • Gottex Eyes Several Strategy Cuts

    December 01, 2006

    Gottex Fund Management, the Lausanne, Switzerland-based fund of funds firm, expects to cut its exposure to convertible arbitrage and quantitative equity market neutral strategies.

  • Houston Firm Rides Retail Sector To Gains

    December 01, 2006

    Eden Capital Management, a Houston-based long/short equities firm, has profited from long bets it took on U.S. retail names earlier this year.

  • Japanese Mavens Ready Real Estate Fund

    December 01, 2006

    A cadre of officials with deep backgrounds in Japanese market have formed Abbot Kinney Advisors and are preparing the Abbot Kinney Japan Real Estate Fund, a long/short equity fund focused on the real estate sector.

  • Liongate Launches Second FoF

    December 01, 2006

    Liongate Capital Management, the London-based fund of funds firm, has rolled out its second offering.

  • Living On The Hedge...

    December 01, 2006

    An occasional column by Logan Short, an astute industry observer.

  • London Incubator Partners With Second Start-Up

    December 01, 2006

    Noble Asset Management, a London-based hedge fund incubation firm set up earlier this year, has partnered with a long/short equity start-up.

  • Louisiana Firm Loses With Short Book

    December 01, 2006

    Baton Rouge, La.-based Maple Leaf Partners' long/short equity fund returned -6.4% in the third quarter due mainly to losses in its short book.

  • Mandate Scoreboard

    December 01, 2006

  • Mass. Plan Scopes Hedge Funds

    December 01, 2006

    The $660 million Plymouth County (Mass.) Retirement System is exploring a first foray into hedge funds of funds, according to AIN sister publication Money Management Letter.

  • Naissance Makes Research Hire, Seeks Others

    December 01, 2006

    James Breiding's Zurich-based hedge fund firm, Naissance Capital, has hired Markus Christen as a research analyst.

  • Newham Tenders Infrastructure

    December 01, 2006

    The £566 million London Borough of Newham Pension Fund is seeking to appoint one or more infrastructure managers to run approximately £30 million, reports AIN sister publication Global Money Management.

  • Owl Creek Calls For Northwest Airlines Committee

    December 01, 2006

    Owl Creek Asset Management, the New York hedge fund firm run by Jeff Altman, is calling for a shareholders committee to be formed in Northwest Airlines' bankruptcy case.

  • Pirate Slashes Coal Stake Anew

    December 01, 2006

    Pirate Capital, the activist hedge fund firm run by Thomas Hudson, has made additional cuts to its exposure to James River Coal Co.

  • Sacramento To Consider Private Equity, Commodities

    December 01, 2006

    The $5.2 billion Sacramento County Employees Retirement System will consider investing in private equity and commodities when it conducts an asset/liability study in the first quarter.

  • Steel Makes Little Progress With Tender Offer

    December 01, 2006

    Steel Partners, the activist hedge fund firm run by Warren Lichtenstein, has made little progress with its tender offer to acquire shares of Bairnco Corporation, a company that sells specialty materials and saw blades.

  • Stenham Expands Team To Cater For Institutions

    December 01, 2006

    Stenham Asset Management, the $1.6 billion fund of funds and wealth management firm, is growing its team as it pursues more institutional money.

  • Utilities Plays Lift Thames River Fund

    December 01, 2006

    Thames River Capital's newest hedge fund, the long/short European equity Thames River Tybourne Fund, had its strongest month so far in October, when it returned 1.53% thanks in part to long and short plays in energy utility companies.

  • Water Sector Hedge Fund To Launch

    December 01, 2006

    Matthew Diserio, previously a portfolio manager at Schafer Cullen Capital Management, has teamed with water industry veteran Disque Deane to form Reservoir Capital.


 

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