Stories

  • "Because we believe the whole story is not over yet."

    September 07, 2007

    --Hedge Vision Capital, on why it is 50% net short in its Hedge Vision Japan Fund.

  • ACM Fund Wins With Russian Property IPO

    September 07, 2007

    Absolute Capital Management's long/short Central and Eastern Europe equity fund has benefited from its position in a Russian property developer.

  • Blackfish Rolls Out European L/S Fund

    September 07, 2007

    London-based Blackfish Capital Management has launched a long/short European equity fund.

  • BofA's Innes To Launch Hedge Fund

    September 07, 2007

    Chris Innes, who left Bank of America last January, has formed Greenock Capital and plans to launch a multi-strategy hedge fund Oct. 1.

  • Canadian PE Shop Eyes Manufacturing Deals

    September 07, 2007

    Tricor Pacific Capital, a private equity firm based in Vancouver, is closing in on two deals in the manufacturing sector. David Rowntree, managing director, said the firm should close the deals by the end of the month.

  • Conn. PE Firm Plots Third Fund

    September 07, 2007

    Altus Capital Partners is getting ready to raise its third and largest fund. Executives with the Westport, Conn.-based private equity firm say it will begin target raising $200 million, said Russell Greenberg, managing partner.

  • Connecticut To Carve Out 10% Of Its $26B For Alts

    September 07, 2007

    The $26 billion Connecticut Retirement Plans & Trust Funds has established an alternative investment bucket, worth up to 10% of its assets, according to AIN sister publication Money Management Letter.

  • Danish Firm Readies Nordic L/S Fund

    September 07, 2007

    Mermaid Asset Management, one of the first few hedge fund boutiques to be set up in Denmark, will launch its debut fund, a Nordic-focused long/short equity strategy, Sept. 24.

  • Eaton Vance Launches Macro Fund

    September 07, 2007

    Eaton Vance Management has launched a global macro strategy, which it is marketing to institutional investors.

  • European Search Digest

    September 07, 2007

    The CSC Computer Sciences Pension Fund, with £1 billion in assets, is conducting an investment review with the aid of Mercer Investment Consulting that could result in a move to diversity into alternatives, with funds of hedge funds the most likely allocation...Iceland's Kjolur Lifeyrissjodur will consider increasing its stake in alternative investments after the four pension funds that will comprise it after they merge.

  • Final Judgments Reached In Durus Case

    September 07, 2007

    The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that final judgments were entered by consent in a civil fraud action against hedge fund manager Scott Sacane and Durus Capital Management.

  • GreenTech Targeting Institutions

    September 07, 2007

    New York's GreenTech Research, which is approaching the one year anniversary of its maiden GreenTech 21st Century Fund, has begun targeting institutional investors, particularly state pensions, endowments and foundations.

  • Jo-Burg Firm Starts Sales Push

    September 07, 2007

    Johannesburg-based natural resource specialist Craton Capital is seeking to broaden its client base by appointing distribution agents in Europe and India.

  • K2 Advisors Wins Hedge Fund Regatta

    September 07, 2007

    K2's Doug Douglass skippered the Connecticut Hedge Fund Association boat to victory at the 4th Annual Hedge Fund Regatta in New York harbor last month.

  • Living On The Hedge...

    September 07, 2007

    Just ahead of the 10 year anniversary of the bailout of Long Term Capital Management, London-based wealth manager Cambiz Alikhani is planning for a sequel--this time with an eye on credit derivatives.

  • Mandate Scoreboard

    September 07, 2007

    The table below shows new allocation commitments gained by alternative managers year-to-date through Sept. 5.

  • Martin Currie Plans Trio Of Funds

    September 07, 2007

    Martin Currie Investment Management will launch new hedge funds next year focused on all or some of the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT), industrials, and consumer sectors.

  • Metro Launches Concentrated Version Of Flagship

    September 07, 2007

    New York-based Metropolitan Capital Advisors has launched Metropolitan Capital Advisors Select Fund, a concentrated version of its flagship Metropolitan Capital Advisors Fund.

  • One Year Ago In Alternative Investment News

    September 07, 2007

    London-based Financial Risk Management launched a fund of funds focused on credit strategies.

  • Other Ports Search Digest

    September 07, 2007

    University of Toronto Asset Management, which oversees $5.5 billion in endowment and pension assets, is seeking to add distressed and stressed debt and equity managers.

  • Partners Group Opens Tokyo Office

    September 07, 2007

    Zug, Switzerland-based alternatives manager Partners Group has opened a new office in Tokyo as part of its expansion in the Asian region.

  • Performance Snapshot: Global Macro Hedge Funds

    September 07, 2007

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

  • Swiss Firm Uses Derivatives To Curb Japan Equity Losses

    September 07, 2007

    The Japan-focused hedge fund managed by an Altendorf, Switzerland-based Hedge Vision Capital lost money on its equity positions in July but ended the month flat thanks to its use of active derivatives trading.

  • Thames River Plans FoF Close

    September 07, 2007

    Thames River Capital is planning to hard-close its Warrior II multi-strategy fund of hedge funds at the end of this month.

  • Toronto Energy Manager To Launch Third Fund

    September 07, 2007

    Toronto-based Full Cycle Energy Investment Management is preparing to launch its third energy-dedicated hedge fund this month.

  • U.S. Search Digest

    September 07, 2007

    Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. intends to increase its allocation to alternatives.


 

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