Stories

  • "[It] looks and feels like Asia five years ago--and we all know how fast Asia has grown."

    December 08, 2006

    --Christophe Lee, ceo at SHK Fund Management, discussing the Latin American hedge fund markets.

  • 3A Vets Prep High Vol FoF

    December 08, 2006

    Two senior members of 3A, the alternatives arm of $18 billion Swiss banking concern Syz & Co., have formed Modula Capital Advisers and are launching a high volatility fund of funds next month.

  • Attica Pro Heading To Nedgroup

    December 08, 2006

    Larry Jones, senior investment manager and chief risk officer at London-based fund of funds firm Attica Alternative Investments, will leave the firm in late January to become cio at Nedgroup Investment Advisors.

  • Attica's McCaffery Lands At Aberdeen, Plans First Hedge Funds

    December 08, 2006

    Andrew McCaffery, ex-ceo at London-based fund of funds firm Attica Alternative Investments, has resurfaced at the $143 billion Aberdeen Asset Managers, where he will oversee its first foray into hedge fund-style offerings.

  • BNY CIO 'Not Overly Concerned' About Housing Slowdown

    December 08, 2006

    The slowdown in U.S. residential real estate markets is not a chief concern to Kevin Bannon, chief investment officer at The Bank of New York.

  • Chimay CFO Departs

    December 08, 2006

    Jodi Tan has departed New York's Chimay Capital Management, where she was cfo, after less than one year.

  • Energy Fund Returns 20% In November

    December 08, 2006

    The Powers Energy Fund, a long-biased energy hedge fund managed by Evanston, Ill., firm Powers Asset Management, returned a whopping 20.85% in November on the strength of a few concentrated investments.

  • Funds Of Hedge Funds

    December 08, 2006

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

  • Harcourt Debuts LatAm FoF

    December 08, 2006

    Harcourt Investment Consulting, the Swiss firm with around $4 billion under management, has rolled out a new multi-strategy fund of hedge funds focused on Latin America.

  • Hedge Fund, CTA Indices Jump In November

    December 08, 2006

    Early reports from hedge fund and managed futures databases point to a strong November month of returns for both alternatives classes.

  • Japonica Scopes Targets For $6 Billion War Chest

    December 08, 2006

    Multi-billion dollar investment firm Japonica Partners has closed its latest round of fundraising and is now preparing to put the estimated $6 billion to use.

  • Liongate Expands Research Team

    December 08, 2006

    Liongate Capital Management, the London-based fund of hedge funds firm, has hired a risk manager and an analyst to build out its research team.

  • Loeb Rips Pogo Chief

    December 08, 2006

    Fresh off his settlement with Nabi Biopharmaceuticals, Third Point's Daniel Loeb has started attacking his next target, Pogo Producing Company.

  • London Firm Seeks Northern England Director

    December 08, 2006

    NBGI Private Equity, a London-based firm with £400-500 million under management, is seeking to hire a director to develop its private equity business in the north of England.

  • Mandate Scoreboard

    December 08, 2006

    The table below shows in $ millions new allocations gained by alternative managers so far this month.

  • NewAlpha Plans Asian Seedings

    December 08, 2006

    NewAlpha Advisers, the hedge fund seeding arm of Paris-based ADI, is bullish on Asia and plans to invest in managers based there.

  • Painters Increase Alternatives Allocation

    December 08, 2006

    The Dutch pension scheme for painters, Afbouw & Onderhoud Stichting Pensioenfonds, has increased its alternative investments to 10% of its total assets from 2%, reports AIN sister publication Global Money Management.

  • Pirate Exits Mirant Position With Tidy Profit

    December 08, 2006

    Pirate Capital, the activist hedge fund firm run by Thomas Hudson, has closed its position in energy concern Mirant Corp, taking a profit of $44 million, or nearly 60% in the process.

  • Quant Gurus Plan Fund With Academic Edge

    December 08, 2006

    A handful of quantitative trading mavens from the City are launching a Cambridge, U.K.-based hedge fund that will work with staff from Cambridge University, reports AIN sister publication Derivatives Week.

  • Talisman Seeks Analyst

    December 08, 2006

    Talisman Global Asset Management is seeking to hire an analyst to help manage its direct investments.

  • The Long & Short Of It

    December 08, 2006

    Going Long: Steve Galbraith, Maverick Capital partner, whose recent assessments about the alternatives industry actually make sense.

  • Threadneedle Preps Small-Cap Fund

    December 08, 2006

    Threadneedle Investments, the London-based asset management firm, will launch a long/short European small-cap equity fund in January.

  • Trafigura Sub Eyes Hard Close

    December 08, 2006

    Galena Asset Management, a subsidiary of commodity trading firm Trafigura Group, is planning to hard-close its flagship metals fund in the next few months.

  • Wealth Manager Makes Push With Japan L/S Fund

    December 08, 2006

    ZAN Partners, a London-based wealth management firm, is opening its Japan long/short hedge fund to outside investors for the first time.


 

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