• Soros Cuts JetBlue Holdings

    June 13, 2007

    Soros Fund Management has reduced its stake in JetBlue Airways, one of its longtime positions.

  • Harcourt Names Fanconi CEO

    June 11, 2007

    Swiss fund of funds firm Harcourt Investment Consulting has promoted Peter Fanconi to replace Philipp Cottier as ceo.

  • "We are delighted when non-specialists come in because we can take some money from them."

    June 08, 2007

    --Peter Brewer, cio of PCE Investors, on the degree of expertise needed to work for a weather hedge fund.

  • Agecroft Taps Director

    June 08, 2007

    Richmond, Va., third-party hedge fund marketing firm Agecroft Partners has hired James Hart as a director.

  • Blackhorse Readies Asia Tech L/S Fund

    June 08, 2007

    Singapore-based Blackhorse Asset Management will launch a long/short Asian technology fund July 1, its second hedge fund and fourth fund overall.

  • BlueCrest Preps Foray Into Germanic Market

    June 08, 2007

    BlueCrest Capital Management, the $12 billion London-based hedge fund firm that is 25% owned by Man Group, will seek direct investment from institutional investors in German-speaking Europe.

  • Consultant’s Insurance Clients Consider Adding Hedge Funds

    June 08, 2007

    Several clients of Strategic Asset Alliance, an investment consultant to mid-size insurers, are considering investing in hedge funds for the first time.

  • Eden Rock Makes Clutch Of Hires

    June 08, 2007

    Eden Rock Capital Management, the London-based fund of funds firm with a focus on asset-based lending, has made three new hires as it seeks to strengthen its legal, research, and marketing capabilities.

  • Edinburgh J.V. Lines Up Investment Hire

    June 08, 2007

    Cartesian Capital, an Edinburgh-based firm set up as a joint venture between Resolution Asset Management and fund managers Andrew Kelly and David Stevenson, has lined up Jeremy Hall to join its investment team in August.

  • Ex-Salomon Trader Joins Schonfeld For FoF Launch

    June 08, 2007

    New York-based fund of hedge funds firm Schonfeld Group will be launching its second strategy this fall and has hired David Rhudy, former managing director at Salomon Brothers, to help with the launch.

  • First State Rolls Out L/S Gold Fund

    June 08, 2007

    Sydney-based First State Investments has launched a long/short gold and precious metals fund and will start marketing to investors in the next few months.

  • Five Years Ago

    June 08, 2007

    Gartmore Investment Management was gearing up to launch its first fund of hedge funds focused on Japanese investors.

  • Funds Score With Medical Device Co. IPO

    June 08, 2007

    A cadre of hedge and private equity fund firms are heavily in the money following last month's initial public offering for medical device company Insulet.

  • Jupiter Readies L/S Asia Pacific Fund

    June 08, 2007

    Jupiter Asset Management, the London-based asset management firm best know for its retail funds, will roll out a new Asia Pacific ex-Japan hedge fund to investors next month.

  • KGR To Consolidate Managers

    June 08, 2007

    KGR Capital, the Hong Kong- and London-based fund of hedge funds firm, is seeking to reduce the overlap in managers held by two of its funds.

  • Living On The Hedge...

    June 08, 2007

    I'm really getting sick of defending hedge funds, but there is just so much misconception out there.

  • Loeb Continues PDL Barrage

    June 08, 2007

    Third Point, the activist hedge fund firm run by outspoken manager Daniel Loeb, is continuing its attack on PDL Biopharma.

  • Louisiana Parishes Move On Hedge Funds

    June 08, 2007

    The $2.1 billion Louisiana Parochial Employees Retirement System has asked its consultant, Rogerscasey, to help educate trustees on hedge funds.

  • Mandate Scoreboard

    June 08, 2007

    The table below shows new allocation commitments gained by alternative managers year-to-date through June 6.

  • Michigan Pension Seeks Alts Chief

    June 08, 2007

    The Michigan Department of Treasury's Bureau of Investments is seeking a new head for its $7.2 billion alternative investment division.

  • Morgan Stanley Vets Launch Long/Short Fund

    June 08, 2007

    Four former Morgan Stanley employees have formed Bluefin Investment Management and launched Bluefin Investors, a long/short equity strategy that was seeded by Bear Stearns.

  • North Atlantic Slams Construction Co.

    June 08, 2007

    North Atlantic Value, a hedge fund unit of J O Hambro Capital Management, is planning to vote its shares against the management of Phoenix-based construction company Meadow Valley.

  • One Year Ago In Alternative Investment News

    June 08, 2007

    Swiss-based fund of funds firm Gottex Fund Management sought to launch more asset-backed lending funds to complement the Gottex ABL Fund.

  • PCE Weather Team Taps Meteorologist

    June 08, 2007

    PCE Investors' weather team, which manages its Cumulous funds, has tapped a meteorologist, hiring Warwick Norton, a scientist in the University of Reading's Department of Meteorology to be director of meteorology and climate research.

  • Performance Snapshot: Long/Short Hedge Funds

    June 08, 2007

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

  • SocGen Group Closes Eastern Europe PE Fund

    June 08, 2007

    SGAM Alternative Investments, the Paris-based alts group of French bank Société Générale, has closed its SGAM Eastern Europe Fund to new investors after raising €156 million in a one-time fundraising.

  • Stillwater Expands ABL Fund

    June 08, 2007

    Stillwater Capital Partners will be expanding its asset-backed lending hedge fund into corporate credit.

  • Subprime Stakes Due To Bite Top Hedge Funds

    June 08, 2007

    Several top hedge funds, including Farallon Capital Management, Second Curve Capital and Greenlight Capital, have made equity bets in the subprime lending market that are coming back to bite them.

  • Toronto's Chee Mulls Fund Launch

    June 08, 2007

    University of Toronto Asset Management CEO Felix Chee will be leaving by year-end and is considering forming a hedge fund or fund of funds firm as a next step.

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