Stories

  • Campbell To Reopen Managed Futures Funds

    August 06, 2007

    Towson, Md.-based Campbell & Company is reopening two managed futures portfolios to investors.

  • Roundtable Launches Offshore Fund

    August 03, 2007

    Toronto's Roundtable Capital Partners has rolled out an offshore version of its long/short Canadian equities fund.

  • "If they need Cambridge Associates to tell them how to invest they are probably not going to get comfortable with us."

    August 03, 2007

    --Monsoon Capital Managing Director Gautam Prakash on his fund's focus on more sophisticated foundations and endowments. The firm was one of three nominated for nonprofit hedge fund manager of the year by AIN and its sister publication Foundation and Endowment Money Management.

  • 2007 Nonprofit Awards for Excellence

    August 03, 2007

    Nominees were chosen by the editorial staff of AIN and its sister publication Foundation & Endowment Money Management, with AIN supplying the fund manager categories detailed below.

  • Breiding's Naissance Weighs Activist Fund

    August 03, 2007

    James Breiding's Naissance Capital is studying activist hedge funds with a view to getting in on the act by launching one of its own.

  • Chapman Takes On Packeteer

    August 03, 2007

    Chapman Capital, the activist hedge fund firm run by Robert Chapman, has commenced an attack against information technology concern Packeteer.

  • Dalton Makes Asian Marketing Push

    August 03, 2007

    Dalton Strategic Partnership, the London-based hedge fund and long-only firm, is making its first concerted effort to court Asian investors.

  • DigiLog Readies Sixth Hedge Fund

    August 03, 2007

    Chicago-based hedge fund firm DigiLog Capital is preparing to launch its sixth hedge fund around the start of the fourth quarter.

  • Eos Preps Long/Short Srategy

    August 03, 2007

    The $2.6 billion hedge fund and private equity firm Eos Partners is preparing to launch a long/short U.S. equity strategy.

  • European Search Digest

    August 03, 2007

    The approximately £1.9 billion Norfolk County Council Superannuation Fund is seeking one or more managers to handle a £70-100 million active currency brief.

  • FEMM Awards for Excellence Nominees

    August 03, 2007

  • Five Years Ago

    August 03, 2007

    FrontPoint Partners, then with $700 million under management, launched several long/short strategies focused on the health care and energy sectors.

  • Frey's Firm Set To Close Emerging Markets Strategy

    August 03, 2007

    Horizon21 Alternative Investments, the Swiss firm founded by Rainer-Marc Frey, will close its emerging markets fund of funds to investment on Sept. 30. H21 BRIC Plus invests in the BRIC countries--Brazil, Russia, India and China--along with other developing countries.

  • Funds Strike Back At Earth Biofuels

    August 03, 2007

    A group of 11 investors led by Sandell Asset Management that participated in a $53 million club deal for Earth Biofuels are striking back at the company for allegedly deceiving them.

  • Hedge Fund-Backed SPAC Increases IPO Target--Again

    August 03, 2007

    Alternative Asset Management Acquisition, a newly formed blank check company that is targeting alternative investment firms, has increased the target size of its initial public offering.

  • Highfields Increases Clear Channel Stake

    August 03, 2007

    Highfields Capital Management has increased its stake in radio broadcaster Clear Channel Communications to 6.4% from 5%.

  • Highland To Reopen CDO Strat

    August 03, 2007

    Dallas alternatives firm Highland Capital Management is reopening its $500 million CDO Opportunity Fund to take advantage of buying opportunities in the secondary structured products market.

  • Hong Kong Firm Preps Second Launch

    August 03, 2007

    Hong Kong-based hedge fund firm Marco Polo Investments Group is preparing to launch its second hedge fund.

  • KGR Trims Asian FoF's Equity Exposure

    August 03, 2007

    KGR Capital, the London- and Hong Kong-based fund of funds firm focused on Asia, has taken steps to reduce the equity market exposure of its most conservative strategy.

  • Living On The Hedge...

    August 03, 2007

    I received an email last week telling me that Hedge Fund Review has awarded its 'best newcomer' award to J O Hambro Investment Management's Asian long/short fund, the Tai Chi Fund.

  • London Firm Preps Real Estate Hedge Fund

    August 03, 2007

    New Star Asset Management, with $2.3 billion under management, is launching a real estate hedge fund in October.

  • Mandate Scoreboard

    August 03, 2007

    The table below shows new allocation commitments gained by alternatives managers year-to-date through Aug. 1.

  • Nonprofit Hedge Fund Manager of The Year Nominees

    August 03, 2007

    Known primarily as a multi-strategy shop, the $12 billion New York-based firm led by Thomas Kempner has been broadening its horizons aggressively, expanding into the healthcare sector last summer and launching an event-driven strategy this year.

  • Nonprofit Private Equity Manager of The Year Nominees

    August 03, 2007

    Not content with its status as one of the largest players in private equity, Carlyle entered the hedge fund arena last year, launching Carlyle Blue Wave and quickly raising $1 billion.

  • One Year Ago In Alternative Investment News

    August 03, 2007

    Steven Bloom, founder of Sagamore Hill Capital Management, shut the firm's doors after a year of trading sideways.

  • 'Other Ports' Search Digest

    August 03, 2007

    The CAD15 billion Canada Post Corporation Pension Fund plans to invest in private equity and infrastructure for the first time and has set a combined 5% target allocation for the asset classes.

  • Performance Snapshot: Global Macro Hedge Funds

    August 03, 2007

    The table below displays some of June's top performing global macro managers, according to data provided by Eurekahedge.

  • Platina Seeks Energy, Buyout Pros

    August 03, 2007

    London- and Paris-based private equity boutique Platina Finance will grow its alternative energy and buyout investment teams as it seeks to launch new funds and grow assets under management.

  • Refineries, Chemicals Boost China Fund

    August 03, 2007

    Hong Kong-based Pinpoint Asset Management's long/short strategy benefited from long positions in the Chinese refinery, chemical and fertilizer sectors, when it returned 2.78% for June.

  • San Fran Buyout Hunts For Tech-Savvy Hires

    August 03, 2007

    Vector Capital, fresh off raising its biggest fund yet, is looking to bulk up its staff of investment professionals.

  • Saranac's Margolies Back With New Firm

    August 03, 2007

    Ross Margolies, founder of Saranac Capital Management, a hedge fund firm that closed last June, has formed Stelliam Investment Management.

  • Schafer Turns Up Heat On Hexcel

    August 03, 2007

    O.S.S. Capital Management, the hedge fund firm run by Oscar Schafer, is calling for materials company Hexcel to hire an investment bank to explore means to increase shareholder value.

  • Silverback Vets Form Hedge Fund

    August 03, 2007

    Rex Goulding and John Burkert of Chapel Hill, N.C., hedge fund firm Silverback Asset Management have co-founded Durham, N.C.-based Tiden Capital and are preparing to launch a structured corporate credit strategy in September.

  • Solent Taps Two For Growing Biz

    August 03, 2007

    Solent Capital, the London-based hedge fund and collateralized debt obligation firm with $8.5 billion under management, has hired a chief financial officer and an investor relations chief.

  • Tiburon Seeks Investors For U.K. L/S Fund

    August 03, 2007

    London-based Tiburon Partners is making its first push to raise assets for its U.K. long/short hedge fund, Tiburon Thoroughbred.

  • U.S. Search Digest

    August 03, 2007

    The Texas Permanent School Fund is seeking fund of hedge fund managers for a $2.6 billion mandate.

  • UBS Ramps Up Infrastructure

    August 03, 2007

    UBS Global Asset Management has hired several investment professionals over the past year and plans to launch emerging markets infrastructure strategies.


 

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