Stories

  • Pequot Refutes Reports Of Poor Performance

    November 30, 2007

    Pequot Capital is denying its three recently-closed funds were shuttered for poor performance.

  • ""...we feel we are probably in the second inning of that story."

    November 21, 2007

    --Strata Capital Management President Steven Bardack, on his firm's long-term--and bullish--view of the online gaming sector in Asia.

  • Alts Firms Delve Into Riskier Emerging Markets

    November 21, 2007

    Two hedge funds and one private equity firm are due to launch funds dedicated to so-called frontier markets next year, as the world's most underdeveloped countries are beginning to attract investors with above-average risk appetites.

  • AMG Buys Into Activist Hedge Fund

    November 21, 2007

    Affiliated Managers Group has bought a stake in San Francisco activist firm ValueAct Capital.

  • Aquiline Adds Advisor

    November 21, 2007

    Steven Kluger has joined New York-based private equity firm Aquiline Capital Partners Nov. 13 as an advisor.

  • Brazil Firm Launches Single-Manager Fund

    November 21, 2007

    São Paulo-based fund of hedge funds firm M Square has launched its first single-manager strategy.

  • Calif. Firm Seeks Analyst, Controller

    November 21, 2007

    Beverly Hills-based hedge fund firm Strata Capital Management is seeking to add a senior analyst and a controller to its team in the upcoming months.

  • Chilton Preps New China Fund

    November 21, 2007

    New York-based Chilton Investment is launching Chilton China Opportunities Fund in January. Kenneth Chiang, managing director and head of the firm's Asia equities group, will manage the long/short equities strategy.

  • Crestview Co-Founder Launches New Fund

    November 21, 2007

    Chicago-based Victory Park Capital has launched a special opportunity small-cap hedge fund.

  • European Search Digest

    November 21, 2007

    GEMINI Sammelstiftung zur Förderung der Personalvorsorge, with CHF2 billion, plans to increase its private equity allocation by 2-3% in early- to mid-2008.

  • Forsyth Adds Partners Group Fund To P/E Portfolio

    November 21, 2007

    Croydon, Surrey-based fund of funds firm Forsyth Partners has taken a position in Princess Private Equity, a fund run by Partners Group.

  • Gerken Plans Asset Allocation Fund

    November 21, 2007

    Gerken Capital Associates is planning to launch a fund that will allocate assets between the firm's five recently-launched regional emerging markets hedge funds.

  • Horizon21 Plots Infrastructure FoF

    November 21, 2007

    Rainer-Marc Frey's $11 billion Swiss fund management firm, Horizon21, is planning to launch a fund of infrastructure funds next quarter and aims to raise around $500 million for a first closing.

  • Investcorp Seeks To Grow Seed Platform

    November 21, 2007

    New York-based Investcorp Asset Management is seeking to add quantitative, event-driven, long/short or Asia strategies to its single manager platform.

  • KGR Seeks Assets For Asian Strategies

    November 21, 2007

    KGR Capital, the Hong Kong- and London-based fund of funds firm, will seek to grow assets in several of its smaller Asian funds, including its most aggressive pan-Asian fund of funds, Asian Dynamic Absolute Return, as well as its London-listed investment trust.

  • Mandate Scoreboard

    November 21, 2007

    The table below shows new allocation commitments gained by alternative managers year-to-date through Nov. 20.

  • Merlin Packs Bags For Spain

    November 21, 2007

    Zug, Switzerland hedge fund firm Merlin Global Enterprise is moving its operations to Marbella, Spain, early next year, according to Thomas Feldt, head trader.

  • Millennium, D.E. Shaw Vets Start Macro Firm

    November 21, 2007

    Robert Gelfond, formerly of Millennium Partners and D.E. Shaw, has teamed up with former colleague Neal Berger and AlphaBet Partners founder Jason Adler to start MQS Management.

  • Monomoy Acquires Pair Of Companies

    November 21, 2007

    New York middle markets firm Monomoy Capital Partners has acquired Indiana Glass and E.O. Brody from Lancaster Colony Corp.

  • Morgan Stanley's Atwell Readies Hedge Fund Firm

    November 21, 2007

    Longtime Morgan Stanley commodities analyst Wayne Atwell has formed Pontis Capital Management and plans to launch Pontis Global Resource Fund Jan. 1.

  • N.Y. Startup Adds Marketer

    November 21, 2007

    Nathalie Klein of Eddystone Capital has joined Lincoln Park Asset Management, the start-up hedge fund firm founded by Sam Vulakh.

  • Naissance Remains Bullish On Emerging Markets

    November 21, 2007

    Zurich, Switzerland-based Naissance Capital remains bullish on India, Vietnam and China, despite the recent drawdowns in all three markets.

  • Niederhoffer Manager Joins Activist Firm

    November 21, 2007

    Jamie Fee of Stamford, Conn., hedge fund firm Manchester Trading, a subsidiary of Niederhoffer Investments, has joined Crescendo Partners, an activist hedge fund firm founded by Eric Rosenfeld.

  • One Year Ago In Alternative Investment News

    November 21, 2007

    New York private equity firm MatlinPatterson Asset Management was preparing to launch its first hedge fund.

  • Optimal Hires Marketer To Target Consultants

    November 21, 2007

    Optimal Investment Services, the $9.8 billion fund of funds arm of Spanish bank Santander, has hired Camilla Crowe as v.p. of consultant relations in London.

  • Other Ports Search Digest

    November 21, 2007

    Teachers' Retirement Allowances Fund of Manitoba is seeking infrastructure managers to fill a 5% target worth $240 million...Australian Government Employees Superannuation Trust aims to increase its exposure to private equity to 4% from its current 2%, with half of the AUD56 million dedicated to Australian managers.

  • Performance Snapshot: Funds Of Hedge Funds

    November 21, 2007

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

  • Stockholm Firm Launches Eastern Europe Fund

    November 21, 2007

    Carl Meurling, Daniel Dinef and Mats Wandrell have co-founded Stockholm-based Emeralt Investments and launched its maiden fund, a long/short equities strategy focused on Eastern Europe that began trading Nov. 1.

  • Toronto Firm Rolls Out Energy Hedge Fund

    November 21, 2007

    Full Cycle Energy Investment Management launched its third energy-dedicated hedge fund in mid-October, which the firm will begin marketing in six months.

  • Trafalgar Unveils European L/S Fund

    November 21, 2007

    Trafalgar Asset Managers, the $2.2 billion London-based hedge fund firm founded by Lee Robinson and Theo Phanos, has launched a long/short European equity fund.

  • U.S. Search Digest

    November 21, 2007

    Texas Christian University is reviewing its exposure to energy and expects to make additional investments in energy-related private equity funds over the next few years.


 

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