Stories

  • Rocaton Co-Founder Jackson Departs For BGI

    February 21, 2007

    Tim Jackson, a founding member of Norwalk, Conn., Rocaton Investment Advisors, has departed the firm.

  • Cadogan Taps Marketing Director

    February 20, 2007

    New York fund of hedge funds firm Cadogan Management has hired Drianne Benner as global marketing director, a new position for the firm.

  • "It's a registered investment advisor, and that's all I'm allowed to say."

    February 16, 2007

    --CNBC's Ron Insana, giving an evasive answer about his new firm Insana Capital Partners.

  • Atticus Increases Pharma Total Return Swaps

    February 16, 2007

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

  • Camulos To Launch Special Situations Fund

    February 16, 2007

    Richard Brennan's Camulos Capital will launch a special situations fund later this quarter or early next that will make concentrated, private equity-type investments.

  • Carlyle Sees Attraction In Newspapers

    February 16, 2007

    The newspaper industry is in bad shape according to some, but The Carlyle Group would entertain buying because paper can have high, steady cash flows.

  • Citadel Offers Kensington Investors Fee-Free Exit

    February 16, 2007

    Citadel Investment Group, the mammoth hedge fund firm run by Ken Griffin, is offering investors the chance to cash out of its Kensington fund without paying the usual penalties.

  • Conference Coverage

    February 16, 2007

    Managed Funds Association held its annual Network For the Alternative Investment Industry 2007 at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Key Biscayne, Fla.

  • Ex-Carlson Officials Take Another Shot At Starting A Fund

    February 16, 2007

    A group of officials from Dallas-based Carlson Capital have regrouped to launch Trugent Capital less than six months after their original offshoot, Verity Capital Partners, went belly-up.

  • Farallon Eyes First Carve-Out

    February 16, 2007

    Farallon Capital Management, the hedge fund firm run by well-known manager Tom Steyer, is eyeing the first carve-out from its multi-strategy approach.

  • French Firm Finds New Digs, Eyes Expansion

    February 16, 2007

    Paris-based BDL Capital Management, which launched one of the first onshore hedge funds in France, has moved to larger premises as it plans to grow its team.

  • Goldman Trading Duo Exits

    February 16, 2007

    A pair of senior equity derivatives traders have left Goldman Sachs in London.

  • Highfields Invests In Oil Blank Check Co.

    February 16, 2007

    Highfields Capital Management, the mammoth firm run by Jonathon Jacobson and Richard Grubman, has purchased 2.339 million shares for a 8% stake in NTR Acquisition, a blank check company focused on the oil sector.

  • Living On The Hedge...

    February 16, 2007

  • Loeb Increases Pogo Stake

    February 16, 2007

    Third Point, the activist hedge fund firm run by Daniel Loeb, has increased its position in Pogo Producing.

  • London Firm Launches L/S Europe Fund

    February 16, 2007

    Powe Capital Management, a London-based hedge fund firm, has launched a long/short European equity fund.

  • Magnetar Big Expect More Hedge Fund IPOs

    February 16, 2007

    Michael Balkin, chief investment officer at Chicago-based Magnetar Investment Management, told the conference he believes the Fortress Investment Group initial public offering is a sign of things to come.

  • Mandate Scoreboard

    February 16, 2007

    The table below shows new allocation commitments gained by alternative managers year-to-date through Feb. 16.

  • Martin Currie Seeks Hedge Fund Sales Hire

    February 16, 2007

    Martin Currie Investment Management, the Edinburgh-based asset management firm, will make a new hire to focus on selling its hedge funds in the U.K. and mainland Europe.

  • MFA Likely To Address Complexity Of Accredited Investor Proposal

    February 16, 2007

    The Managed Funds Association is likely to criticize the complexity of the Securities and Exchange Commission's proposal to raise the standards of net-worth requirements for individuals investing in hedge funds.

  • Park Hill Details Largest Hedge Fund Launches Of '06

    February 16, 2007

    In a panel on asset raising, Park Hill Group's Patrick Daly showed the audience a slide that listed the 20 largest hedge fund launches of last year.

  • Performance Snapshot: Multi-Strategy Hedge Funds

    February 16, 2007

    The table below displays some of last month's top performing multi-strategy managers, according to data provided by Eurekahedge.

  • Sailfish Analyst Splits For Independent Research Firm

    February 16, 2007

    Rochdale Securities, a New York-based independent research firm, has hired leisure equipment analyst Hayley Wolff, a former analyst at Stamford, Conn.-based hedge fund firm Sailfish Capital Partners and previously at Merrill Lynch.

  • San Diego To Name Hedge Fund Consultant

    February 16, 2007

    The $6 billion San Diego County Retirement Association is likely to hire Albourne America as its hedge fund and portable alpha consultant at a board meeting Feb. 15.

  • Seen 'N Heard

    February 16, 2007

  • Shooter Eyes Growth Of 'Bear' Fund

    February 16, 2007

    Shooter Fund Management, the London-based hedge fund firm, expects its Shooter Bear Fund to more than double in size in the coming months.

  • SSgA To Launch Small-Cap L/S Strategy

    February 16, 2007

    State Street Global Advisors will launch a small-cap long/short strategy, which will probably be 120/20, either this month or the next.

  • Tale Of The Tape

    February 16, 2007

    Alternative Investment News' Weekly Snapshot of Publicly Traded Hedge Fund Firms

  • Thybo Seeks Marketer To Head London Office

    February 16, 2007

    Thybo Advisory, the $1.7 billion Monaco-based fund of funds firm affiliated with privately-held industrial firm Thyssen Bornemisza, is seeking to make a senior marketing hire who will manage its London location.

  • Tiberius Debuts Novel CTA Fund With Rogers Alum

    February 16, 2007

    Tiberius Capital Management, a subsidiary of $1 billion Swiss commodities house Tiberius Group, has launched a more transparent alternative to commodities funds of funds as a direct response to much-publicized blow-ups.

  • Top Fortress Employees Get Share of IPO Riches

    February 16, 2007

    Fortress Investment Group, which became the first hedge fund to float on a U.S. exchange earlier this month, has spread some of the riches to its top employees.

  • Weather Dampens Spirits, Then Leaves Many Stranded

    February 16, 2007

    Attendees who came to south Florida intent on working on their tan or tennis and golf games were in for a disappointment, as the sun barely shined after the conference's first day.

  • Ex-RAB, Armajaro Pros Eye Soft Close

    February 15, 2007

    Krom River Partners, a London-based hedge fund firm set up last year by former RAB Capital and Armajaro Group pros, is planning to temporarily soft-close its commodities fund around May.


 

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