Stories

  • Dalman Plans AIM Listing

    May 30, 2007

    Mehmet Dalman, founder of London-based hedge fund firm WMG Limited is planning a listing on the Alternative Investment Market.

  • Old Mutual To Launch Hedge Fund #10

    May 29, 2007

    London-based $12 billion firm Old Mutual Asset Managers is Thursday launching its 10th hedge fund, a statistical arbitrage strategy.

  • "I'm very enamored with structured credit."

    May 25, 2007

    -- Pentium Fund's Vicente Zaragoza, on the firm's latest fund of hedge funds.

  • Altman Joins Rush To Asia

    May 25, 2007

    Jeffrey Altman's $2 billion Owl Creek Asset Management is planning to launch Owl Creek Asia in July. It is believed to be Owl Creek's first foray into non-U.S. listed securities.

  • Arsago Marketer Departs

    May 25, 2007

    Axel Gengenbach, head of marketing at Arsago Alternative Capital Management, has left the $750 million firm. Michael Denk, operations manager, said Gengenbach left the Frankfurt- and Hurden, Switzerland-based firm last month, and has not yet been replaced.

  • Art Fund Tests Options Hedging

    May 25, 2007

    Artistic Investment Advisers, a new asset management firm focused on investments in fine art, has launched its first hedge fund.

  • Bridgepoint To Make Investment Hire

    May 25, 2007

    Bridgepoint, the European private equity firm with around €8 billion under management, is seeking to make an additional investment hire to be based in London.

  • Bristol Firm Eyes Research Hire

    May 25, 2007

    Beagle Partners, a Bristol-based hedge fund firm focused on long/short emerging market equity, is close to hiring a researcher to bolster its investment process.

  • Canadian School Studying Alts

    May 25, 2007

    The University of Ottawa has been looking at hedge funds for its CAD150 million (USD $136 million) endowment.

  • Chapman Decreases eSpeed Position

    May 25, 2007

    Chapman Capital, the activist hedge fund firm run by Robert Chapman, has decreased its position in eSpeed.

  • Ex-Citigroup MDs To Launch Hong Kong Fund

    May 25, 2007

    Ajay Kapur, former managing director at Citigroup in Hong Kong and New York is preparing a global equity long/short fund, First Horse Global Equity Fund, to launch June 1.

  • Former Bear Stearns PM Preps L/S Play

    May 25, 2007

    Nari Narayanan of Bear Stearns has formed New York-based Kuberon Capital and will launch its inaugural hedge fund of the same name July 1.

  • Fortress Taps GE For Energy Quintet

    May 25, 2007

    Fortress Investment Group has hired five officials away from GE Energy Financial Services to support its push into energy investments.

  • Fund Launched For Ritzy Digs

    May 25, 2007

    British Virgin Islands-based de Rosen Capital Management is seeking $100 million by July 31 for a fund that will build or rebuild beachfront houses for the super wealthy.

  • HBK Hires Bond Manager

    May 25, 2007

    Paul Zhao, lead portfolio manager on the inflation-linked and government bond team at Fischer Francis Trees & Watts in New York, has left to join hedge fund firm HBK Investments.

  • HSBC Eyes Event-Driven FoF Close

    May 25, 2007

    HSBC Alternative Investments is planning to close its new event-driven fund of hedge funds at around $500 million.

  • K2 PM Rejoins Deutsche Bank

    May 25, 2007

    Maarten Nederlof has rejoined Deutsche Bank as managing director of the firm's hedge fund capital group, a new position within its prime brokerage division.

  • Living On The Hedge...

    May 25, 2007

    Congratulations to JPMorgan for unseating Goldman Sachs as the world's largest hedge fund manager.

  • Loeb Moves Into Another Pharma Stock

    May 25, 2007

    Third Point, the activist hedge fund firm run by Daniel Loeb, has taken a position in yet another pharmaceutical company.

  • Lyxor Eyes LatAm, Asian Managers

    May 25, 2007

    Lyxor Asset Management is planning to add Latin American and Asian managers to its $12 billion hedge fund managed account platform.

  • Mandate Scoreboard

    May 25, 2007

    The table below shows new allocation commitments gained by alternative managers year-to-date through May 23.

  • Milwaukee Pension Studies Alts

    May 25, 2007

    Mercer Investment Consulting gave a presentation on hedge funds, private equity and commodities to the board of the $5.1 billion Milwaukee City Employees Retirement System last Wednesday.

  • Nuveen Readies Hedge-Like Mutual Funds

    May 25, 2007

    Nuveen Investments is preparing to be the latest mutual fund firm to offer '40 Act funds that use hedge-fund-like strategies, according to AIN sister publication Fund Action.

  • One Year Ago In Alternative Investment News

    May 25, 2007

    Edinburgh-based Martin Currie Investment Management was planning to close its $270 million global resources hedge fund to new investors.

  • Pentium Plots Structured Credit FoF

    May 25, 2007

    Vicente Zaragoza, ceo of Pentium Fund, is planning to launch a fund of hedge funds focused on structured credit.

  • Performance Snapshot: Fixed Income Hedge Funds

    May 25, 2007

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

  • Raiffeisen To Provide Alts Access To Swiss Retail Clients

    May 25, 2007

    Raiffeisen Group has teamed up with Harcourt Investment Consulting to offer alternatives to its retail banking clients in Switzerland.

  • Rhode Island Bank Survives Proxy Challenge

    May 25, 2007

    Bancorp Rhode Island's board has defeated a challenge by hedge fund firm PL Capital Group, which was seeking to elect two of its principals, Richard Lashley and John Palmer.

  • Russell, Hathersage Vets Seek To ID Role Of FX

    May 25, 2007

    Sorina Givelichian, national director institutional solutions at Russell Investment Group and Lynnelle Jones, director of client service at Hathersage Capital Management, have written a report that seeks to specify the role of FX in portable alpha.

  • Soros Exercises Pharma Warrants

    May 25, 2007

    Soros Fund Management has exercised warrants for 3 million shares in pharmaceutical concern Bioenvision.


 

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