Stories

  • Activists Kick Up A Storm

    December 21, 2006

    Activist funds were busy this year, not only attacking companies but also the system.

  • Blowups Dot '06 Landscape

    December 21, 2006

    Once again the hedge fund industry showed its volatile side this year with plenty of managers choking on their returns.

  • Chapman Goes Off, Slams Glenayre Lawyer

    December 21, 2006

    Chapman Capital, the activist hedge fund firm run by Robert Chapman, is slamming Glenayre Technologies and its lawyer for trying to stop the firm's barrage.

  • Credit Suisse Makes Lending Push

    December 21, 2006

    Credit Suisse Private Bank is looking to bolster its lending platform and will add residential mortgages to its securities-based lending offerings, according to AIN sister publication Private Asset Management.

  • Ex-Goldman Pros To Get Extra Fund Managers

    December 21, 2006

    Cinnamon Capital Management, the London-based credit firm set up earlier this year by two former Goldman Sachs pros and a fund of hedge funds veteran, has lined up two more fund managers to bolster its investment team.

  • GLG Japan Fund Takes November Hit

    December 21, 2006

    London hedge fund giant GLG Partners' Japan long/short fund took a hit in November, losing 5.5%.

  • Global Advisors Mulls New Fund

    December 21, 2006

    Global Advisors, the New York- and London-based commodities manager, is considering launching a new fund, with a possible roll-out in the first quarter.

  • Heavyweights Settle Foamex Note Claims

    December 21, 2006

    A cadre of top hedge funds holding senior secured notes in Foamex International have agreed to settle claims to help the company emerge from bankruptcy.

  • Hedge Fund M&A Seen Gathering Steam

    December 21, 2006

    Morgan Stanley's acquisition of Frontpoint Partners signaled the start of a merger and acquisition trend that is expected to gather steam in 2007, while the equities market rally should continue amid some signs of trouble from emerging markets.

  • Hedge Funds Ramp Up Scrutiny Of Administrators

    December 21, 2006

    Hedge fund managers and institutional investors are increasingly focusing on the quality of controls and risk measurement of fund administrators, including getting more frequent valuation of portfolio positions, reports AIN sister publication Operations Management.

  • Homm's Firm Gets Pharma Analyst From Satellite

    December 21, 2006

    Absolute Capital Management, the Palma de Mallorca-based hedge fund firm co-founded by well-known manager Florian Homm, has hired Tim Franklin as an analyst focused on pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.

  • Horizon21 Plans New Private Equity Fund

    December 21, 2006

    Horizon21, the Swiss firm founded by well-known manager Rainer-Marc Frey, plans to leverage its recent acquisition of Swiss Re's private equity business by launching a new fund of funds early next year.

  • Iraq Fund Off To 'Positive Start'

    December 21, 2006

    Godvig Capital's Babylon Fund, a multi-strategy fund focused on Iraq, completed its third month of trading with a 0.69% return for November.

  • Loomis To Launch Leveraged Version Of Energy Fund

    December 21, 2006

    Boston-based Loomis Sayles is expected to launch a leveraged version of its long/short energy sector hedge fund at the start of next year, according to an email from one of the firm's third-party marketers, a copy of which was obtained by AIN.

  • Mulvaney Fund Boosted By Agriculture Plays

    December 21, 2006

    Mulvaney Capital Management's CTA fund was up 56 basis points in November.

  • Permal Vet Launches Central Asian Fund

    December 21, 2006

    After departing Permal Asset Management last year, Clemante Cappello has launched The Sturgeon Investments, a hedge fund firm focused on Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.

  • Prophecy or Fallacy?

    December 21, 2006

    In every issue of AIN, it seems, hedge fund managers are making attempts at prophecy.

  • The Curse of the AIN Awards

    December 21, 2006

  • U.K. Corporate To Overhaul Pension Schemes

    December 21, 2006

    International Flavours & Fragrances is planning to re-assess the equity allocations of its two closed schemes and could start looking for fixed-income and alternatives managers in about six to nine months, reports AIN sister publication Global Money Management.

  • Uncertainty Remains Over SEC Registration

    December 21, 2006

    The fate of hedge fund manager registration remained uncertain as a rule proposal for investor standards emerged and a bill in Congress was shelved.

  • YTD Returns Of Big Funds Show Wide Divergence

    December 21, 2006

    Equity markets have outshined some of the biggest names in the hedge fund universe this year, but contrary to popular opinion, many large funds also kept pace or even bested these benchmarks.

  • Zingers Of The Year

    December 21, 2006

    With hedge fund managers increasingly paranoid--er...increasingly unwilling to speak to AIN on-the-record--it's especially refreshing to hear some hedge fund personalities spout off, even if it's entirely self-serving.


 

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