Stories

  • CalSTRS Greenlights Direct Private Equity Investments

    July 20, 2007

    The $170 billion California State Teachers Retirement System intends to start making direct investments in private equity.

  • Graphite Seeks Investment Pros

    July 17, 2007

    London-based private equity firm Graphite Capital is seeking to hire two additional investment managers

  • Ex-Gabelli PM Preps Offshore Launch

    July 17, 2007

    Ivan Arteaga's Arteaga Capital Management, is preparing to roll out an offshore version of its existing hedge fund.

  • Paris Firm Eyes Foreign Institutional Investors

    July 16, 2007

    BDL Capital Management is planning to make its first push for foreign institutional assets in its European long/short equity fund.

  • N.Y. FoF Mulls EM Strat

    July 16, 2007

    New York-based Kier Global, a fund of hedge funds firm that launched in April, is considering the launch of an emerging markets strategy.

  • Jersey Firm To Launch LatAm Fund

    July 16, 2007

    Morristown, N.J.-based Hallgarten & Company is preparing to launch Pergamene Latin America Fund, a hedge fund focused on Latin America.

  • Jersey Firm To Launch LatAm Fund

    July 16, 2007

    Morristown, N.J.-based Hallgarten & Company is preparing to launch Pergamene Latin America Fund, a hedge fund focused on Latin America.

  • Atticus Gets Champps Sale

    July 16, 2007

    Restaurant concern Champps Entertainment on July 5 agreed to be bought out by F&H Acquisition Corp. nearly a decade after Atticus Capital first began agitating for a sale.

  • Soros Tenders Bioenvision Shares

    July 16, 2007

    A fund co-managed by Soros Fund Management and Perseus has tendered its shares in Bioenvision.

  • Paris Firm Eyes Foreign Institutional Investors

    July 16, 2007

    BDL Capital Management, a Paris-based hedge fund firm, is planning to make its first push for foreign institutional assets in its European long/short equity fund.

  • "It's like putting a Band Aid on a very big wound."

    July 13, 2007

    --Marathon Partners' Mario Cibelli on what he perceives as stall tactics by race track operator Dover Motorsports. Cibelli's firm is pushing for the company to be sold.

  • Angler Capital Preps Offshore Launch

    July 13, 2007

    Greenwich, Conn.-based Angler Capital is preparing an offshore version of its maiden hedge fund Angler Capital Partners, expected to launch in September.

  • Asia-Focused Private Equity Firm Grabs New Investors

    July 13, 2007

    Clearwater Capital Partners attracted more than 20 new institutional investors to its latest fund.

  • Beantown Buyout Shop Set To Close Fund

    July 13, 2007

    Boston Ventures, a middle market buyout shop with $1.5 billion under management, is set to close its seventh fund, according to a person familiar with the fundraising.

  • Calif. Firm To Launch Natural Resources FoF

    July 13, 2007

    San Francisco-based Gyre Capital Management is preparing to launch its second fund of hedge funds in the next few months, a strategy focused on natural resources.

  • Canadian Firm Seeks U.S. Investors

    July 13, 2007

    Toronto-based hedge fund firm Front Street Capital is making its first-ever push for U.S. institutional investors for four of its hedge funds.

  • Chapman Threatens Vitesse Proxy Fight

    July 13, 2007

    Chapman Capital, the activist hedge fund firm run by its namesake Robert Chapman, is threatening Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation with a proxy fight if the company does not change its board by the end of the month.

  • DIB Launches Hedge Fund-Linked Note

    July 13, 2007

    Dubai Islamic Bank has launched the region's first sharia-compliant capital protected notes linked to hedge fund performance.

  • Ermitage Inks ABN AMRO Sales Pro

    July 13, 2007

    Todd Scanlon has joined London alternatives firm Ermitage Group from ABN AMRO, where he was head of the global distribution team.

  • 'Expert Matching' Service Launched For Hedge Funds

    July 13, 2007

    The U.K.'s first 'expert matching' service has launched to provide hedge funds, private equity firms and other investors with direct access to industry professionals.

  • Ex-Pfizer Execs Open Fund To Outside Money

    July 13, 2007

    Do Asset Management, a Groton, Conn.-based hedge fund firm run by former Pfizer executives, is seeking to raise capital from outside investors for the first time.

  • Five Years Ago

    July 13, 2007

    The Securities and Exchange Commission approved an investigation into the hedge fund industry.

  • French Firm Grows Research Team

    July 13, 2007

    Paris-based BDL Capital Management has hired Sebastien Levavasseur as junior analyst in its research team.

  • Glasgow Touts L/S Europe Play To Investors

    July 13, 2007

    Glasgow Investment Managers, the Scottish firm with around £450 million under management, has opened its sole hedge fund to new investors.

  • Harbert, Liberation Propose Alternative Bally Plan

    July 13, 2007

    Harbert Management and Liberation Investment Group have proposed an alternative plan for Bally Total Fitness to emerge from bankruptcy.

  • Hedge Funds Flock To The Amazon

    July 13, 2007

    More hedge funds are seeking investment opportunities in Brazil, as the country's booming economy has produced arbitrage opportunities by investing in commodities, equities, mortgages and fixed income.

  • Ibis Preps Activist Asia Launch

    July 13, 2007

    New York-based Ibis Management is preparing to roll out an Asia-focused "friendly activist" hedge fund in September.

  • Living On The Hedge...

    July 13, 2007

    So now Fitch has issued a sub-prime ripple effect warning for CMBS and the markets are aflutter.

  • Mandate Scoreboard

    July 13, 2007

    The table below shows new allocation commitments gained by alternative managers year-to-date through July 11.

  • Marathon Pursues Sale Of Racetrack Co.

    July 13, 2007

    Activist hedge fund firm Marathon Partners is pressuring race track operator Dover Motorsports to put itself up for sale.

  • Mid-Market PE Shop Sets Sights On New Fund

    July 13, 2007

    Centre Partners is targeting between $780 million and $1 billion for its fifth fund and is currently soliciting investors.

  • Nedgroup To Make European Institutional Push

    July 13, 2007

    Specialist fund of funds manager Nedgroup Investments, part of the Nedbank Group, plans to pitch its hedge fund of funds to European institutional clients.

  • One Year Ago In Alternative Investment News

    July 13, 2007

    Fund of hedge funds firm The Torrey Funds was seeking to add U.S. institutional investors to its client base as it grew assets to $850 million from $600 million.

  • Pamplona Rolls Out EM Fund

    July 13, 2007

    London hedge fund firm Pamplona Management on June 1 launched its first single-strategy hedge fund, an emerging markets strategy.

  • Parex P.E. Launch Is Held Up

    July 13, 2007

    Parex Asset Management, the fund management arm of Latvian banking firm Parex Group, has delayed the launch of its first private equity fund because of regulatory hold-ups and staffing issues.

  • Performance Snapshot: Long/Short Hedge Funds

    July 13, 2007

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

  • Puerto Rico To Invest In Hedge Funds As Part Of Overhaul

    July 13, 2007

    The Puerto Rico Employees Retirement System is planning a major overhaul of its $2.8 billion defined benefit pension plan including making maiden allocations to alternatives such as hedge funds and real estate, and additional allocations to private equity, reports AIN sister publication Money Management Letter.

  • Shooter Opts For Variance Swaps

    July 13, 2007

    London-based fund manager Shooter Fund Management is using variance swaps in a multi-strategy hedge fund.

  • Sub-Prime Fears Drive Corporate Protection Buying

    July 13, 2007

    The price of protection on European corporate credit derivative indices spiked last week, as investors concerned about contagion from the U.S. sub-prime mortgage market raced to reduce exposure to all things credit.

  • Tudor Restructures Proprietary Investments

    July 13, 2007

    Tudor Investment Corporation, the hedge fund firm run by Paul Tudor Jones, has restructured its proprietary investments.

  • U.S. Search Digest

    July 13, 2007

    The University of Minnesota is hunting for international private equity and real estate investments with a strong focus on emerging markets.

  • UBPAM Launches Two FoFs, To Close Flagship

    July 13, 2007

    UBP Asset Management, the New York-based fund of funds affiliate of Swiss private bank Union Bancaire Privée, rolled out two new strategies last month, while telling investors it will soft-close Selectinvest ARV, its flagship fund of hedge funds, by October.

  • Women-Owned FoF Adds Marketer

    July 13, 2007

    Pomegranate Capital Management, a fund of hedge funds in New York, has hired Tracie Gunion as director of marketing--a new position created to grow the firm's assets as it nears its one-year anniversary.


 

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