Stories

  • "It was not as though I requested that the ceo put on a clown outfit and dance for me."

    April 05, 2007

    --Chapman Capital's Robert Chapman, expressing his annoyance at FSI International's refusal to conduct a conference call.

  • CAIA Opens Registration For September Exams

    April 05, 2007

    The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association has begun registration for its September cycle of Level I and II exams.

  • Caliburn, Mizuho Target Japanese Investors

    April 05, 2007

    Caliburn Capital Partners, the London- and Geneva-based fund of funds firm co-founded by Tony Morrongiello, is targeting Japanese investors for the first time.

  • Calif. Firm Seeks Video Game Specialist

    April 05, 2007

    Beverly Hills, Calif., hedge fund firm Strata Capital Management is seeking a senior analyst in consumer technology with an expertise in Internet and video games.

  • Chap Slaps FSI Execs

    April 05, 2007

    Chapman Capital, the activist hedge fund firm run by well-known manager Robert Chapman, is upset at executives of semi-conductor concern FSI International.

  • Chicago Federation Eyes P/E Increase

    April 05, 2007

    The $580 million Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago will discuss whether to raise its target private equity allocation at its June 4 finance committee meeting.

  • Citadel To Sell China Security Convert Notes

    April 05, 2007

    Citadel Investment Group is seeking to unload $60 million-worth of China Security & Surveillance Technology convertible notes, nearly a month after it purchased the securities in a private deal with the Shenzhen-based security system maker (AIN, 3/12).

  • Deephaven, JMB File Sea Containers Claims

    April 05, 2007

    Deephaven Capital Management and JMB Capital have filed €8 million worth of claims against bankrupt shipping concern Sea Containers.

  • Forsyth P/E Fund Adds Mezz Debt, India Exposure

    April 05, 2007

    Forsyth Partners, the Croydon, Surrey-based fund of funds firm, has revealed some of the holdings of its private equity fund of funds.

  • FSI Taps Analyst

    April 05, 2007

    Financial Stocks Inc., an investment firm focused on the securities industry, has hired Kevin Reevey as an analyst in its private equity division.

  • Goldman Nabs HSBC's Messier, Mullane

    April 05, 2007

    Gerald Messier, global head of HSBC Private Bank's $30 billion-plus alternatives business, and David Mullane, head of alternative advisory services, have quit the firm to join Goldman Sachs.

  • Griffin's Firm Takes Hedge Fund Crown

    April 05, 2007

    Citadel Investment Group vanquished D.E. Shaw to win the second annual edition of AIN's March Madness hedge fund tourney.

  • Halbis Anticipates India Fund Soft Close

    April 05, 2007

    Halbis, an investment management arm of HSBC, expects to soft-close its new long/short Indian equity fund within a matter of months.

  • Hamptons Firm To Launch Mortgage Fund

    April 05, 2007

    Sag Harbor, N.Y., based Sag Harbor Capital Management is launching a hedge fund geared to institutional investors next month.

  • Homm Eyes Russia

    April 05, 2007

    Absolute Capital Management, the $2.4 billion listed hedge fund firm co-founded by well-known manager Florian Homm, is considering more funds focused on Central and Eastern Europe and may set up an office in Moscow.

  • Inflexion To Hire Investment Director

    April 05, 2007

    London- and Manchester-based Inflexion Private Equity is seeking to hire an investment director to bolster its growing business.

  • ING To Market Fixed-Income Hedge Fund, 'Best Ideas' Portfolio

    April 05, 2007

    ING Investment Management Americas will start marketing its fixed-income hedge fund this summer when the fund reaches its one-year track record.

  • KGR Seeks Analysts

    April 05, 2007

    Asia-focused fund of hedge funds firm KGR Capital is seeking to hire more analysts for its Hong Kong office to strengthen its manager coverage in the rapidly-expanding Asian hedge fund space.

  • Living On The Hedge...

    April 05, 2007

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

  • Mandate Scoreboard

    April 05, 2007

    The table below shows new allocation commitments gained by alternative managers year-to-date through April 4.

  • N.Y. Buyout Targets E-Waste Co.

    April 05, 2007

    Hyde Park Holdings, a private equity firm based in New York, recently bought e-waste company Environmental Reclamation Services.

  • One Year Ago In Alternative Investment News

    April 05, 2007

    Credit Suisse shook up its hedge fund of funds group by replacing its top executives in New York.

  • Owl Creek Joins Delphi Party

    April 05, 2007

    Owl Creek Asset Management has joined a group of investors that will bail Delphi Corp. out of bankruptcy.

  • Performance Snapshot: Funds of Hedge Funds

    April 05, 2007

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

  • Rocaton Coughs Up $2.75M For Recommending Amaranth

    April 05, 2007

    Rocaton Investment Advisors has paid a $2.75 million settlement to the San Diego County Employees Retirement Association for recommending Amaranth Advisors, according to AIN sister publication Money Management Letter.

  • SAC Sinks Teeth Into Tech Company

    April 05, 2007

    SAC Capital Advisors has purchased shares and warrants in wireless networking technology company USA Technologies through a private placement.

  • Spinnerhawk To Launch Private Equity Fund

    April 05, 2007

    Dallas hedge fund firm Spinnerhawk Capital Management is in the early stages of launching a private equity fund, according to new CIO Jim Wicklund.

  • Weir Group To Shift Up To 25% Into Alts

    April 05, 2007

    The approximately £550 million Weir Group Pension & Life Insurance Scheme is planning to allocate up to a quarter of its assets to alternatives.



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