Stories

  • Fortress Delves Into FoF Space

    July 03, 2007

    Fortress Investment Group is launching a multi-asset class fund of funds that will invest in hedge funds and private equity funds.

  • Arch Rolls Out Sustainable Finance Fund

    July 03, 2007

    The London-based firm founded by Robin Farrell, ex-head of alternative investments at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, has this week launched a sustainable finance fund.

  • Lyxor Hires First U.S. Marketers

    July 02, 2007

    Lyxor Asset Management has hired Kerry Baldwin and Mario Virtudes as its first U.S. institutional marketers.

  • "I look at Europe and I see three communist countries: France, Germany, Italy."

    June 29, 2007

    --French-born Guy Wyser Pratte, on the current investment climate in his native continent.

  • ABN, Kenmar Team For Socially-Responsible FoF

    June 29, 2007

    The Asian fund-linked derivatives team at ABN AMRO has collaborated with Kenmar Group to form a socially responsible fund of hedge funds that launched Monday, reports AIN sister publication Derivatives Week.

  • Arsago Gets Man Marketer As COO

    June 29, 2007

    Hurden, Switzerland and Frankfurt-based Arsago Alternative Capital Management has hired a new chief operating officer, Alexander Antic.

  • Barrington Blasts Lancaster Anti-Takeover Mechanisms

    June 29, 2007

    New York activist hedge fund firm Barrington Capital Group has stepped up its attack against Lancaster Colony Corporation.

  • Bear Stearns Fund Trades On Secondary Mart

    June 29, 2007

    One of Bear Stearns' beleaguered subprime mortgage hedge funds has started to trade on the secondary market.

  • Corporate Pension Fund Investor of The Year

    June 29, 2007

    Under Deputy CIO Jeff Klein and President Salim Shariff, the forest products company's pension fund is making hedge funds work for it in a major way.

  • DellaCamera Targets Conn. Bank

    June 29, 2007

    DellaCamera Capital Management has taken a 5.2% stake in Southern Connecticut Bancorp.

  • Drake Plots Foothold Across Developing Markets

    June 29, 2007

    Drake Management, the $10 billion global macro firm based in New York, is opening research offices in the world's developing markets.

  • Emerging Manager of The Year

    June 29, 2007

    Launched last year, ARCIM features one of this decade's biggest names in hedge funds, an investment thesis with a unique--and straightforward--view of a notoriously volatile and complex asset class, strong returns and large amounts of assets raised in a short amount of time.

  • Fund of Funds Leader of The Year

    June 29, 2007

    The Mayfair firm roughly tripled its assets in the last 12 months to $2.89 billion, particularly impressive for a firm focused almost entirely on a niche sector.

  • Goldstein, Horner Take Top Honors At AIN Gala

    June 29, 2007

    Phil Goldstein's Bulldog Investors and Edward Horner's Eden Rock Capital Management earned bragging rights this year, bringing home AIN's Hedge Fund Leader and Fund of Funds Leader of the Year awards, respectively.

  • Harcourt To Enter Middle East

    June 29, 2007

    Harcourt Investment Consulting, the $5 billion Zurich-based fund of funds firm, will open an office in Bahrain to push for Middle Eastern investors.

  • Hedge Fund Launch of The Year

    June 29, 2007

    Transparency, strong performance and exceptional customer service made KKR Strategic Capital Fund stand out. Prior to the launch, KKR was known for its record-breaking buyout of RJR Nabisco nearly 20 years ago, making its foray into the hedge fund space one of the most talked about happenings in the industry this past year.

  • Hedge Fund Leader of The Year

    June 29, 2007

    Phil Goldstein's firm sent shockwaves through the entire hedge fund industry last year when it defeated the Securities and Exchange Commission in court.

  • Institutional Manager of The Year

    June 29, 2007

    The E70 billion Société Générale offshoot took a massive step by opening its funds of funds to direct investment--a bold change of approach for a firm already established as a major player in alternatives.

  • KGR Adds China, Korea L/S Managers

    June 29, 2007

    Asia-focused fund of funds firm KGR Capital added new funds focused on China and Korea to the portfolio of its Asian Dynamic Absolute Return fund in May.

  • Living On The Hedge...

    June 29, 2007

    Congratulations to all winners of AIN's annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards. Hopefully a better fate awaits you than many past winners and nominees.

  • Mandate Scoreboard

    June 29, 2007

    The table below shows new allocation commitments gained by alternative managers year-to-date through June 27.

  • MT Thaler Eyes More Funds

    June 29, 2007

    London-based MT Thaler Investment Management is planning to launch more hedge funds.

  • Naissance Rolls Out 'Best Ideas' Fund To Investors

    June 29, 2007

    James Breiding's Naissance Capital has this month opened a fund to investors that is focused on the firm's best investment ideas globally.

  • Non-profit Investor of The Year

    June 29, 2007

    Bowdoin College's commitment to hedge funds and alternative investing helped it to go toe-to-toe in terms of performance against the famed multi-billion dollar university endowments in 2006.

  • One Year Ago In Alternative Investment News

    June 29, 2007

    AIN's fourth annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards were held at Gotham Hall in New York.

  • Performance Snapshot: Global Macro Hedge Funds

    June 29, 2007

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

  • Public Pension Plan Investor of The Year

    June 29, 2007

    Under the leadership of CEO Claude Lamoureux, Robert Bertram, executive v.p. of investments, and Neil Petroff, senior v.p. of tactical asset allocation and alternative investments, the Canadian pension fund is helping redefine the role of hedged investments in the institutional portfolio and is laying out a new portfolio landscape designed to seek absolute returns.

  • Quellos CIO To Head Up New BlackRock Venture

    June 29, 2007

    Quellos Group's CIO Bryan White will be heading up the fund of hedge funds and fund of private equity funds platform created by the merger with BlackRock.

  • Standard Hedge Fund Targets Institutions

    June 29, 2007

    Standard Asset Management, the $1.6 billion London-based hedge fund and mutual fund firm, is seeking institutional investors in the U.S. and in Europe for its first hedge fund, Emerging Market Opportunities Bond Fund.

  • Stenham To Open Soft Commodities Fund

    June 29, 2007

    London-based fund of funds and wealth management firm Stenham Advisors will open a soft commodities fund to clients for the first time on Sept. 1.

  • This Week's Search News

    June 29, 2007

    Wellesley College is seeking opportunities with international hedge fund and private equity managers over the next five to 10 years to tap into the burgeoning talent pool overseas.

  • Top Funds Crowd GLG Deal

    June 29, 2007

    Some of the largest hedge fund firms, including some well-known activists, could end up owning a piece of rival GLG Partners.


 

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