Stories

  • Family Offices Team Up To Tackle Hedge Funds

    December 18, 2007

    Some family offices, getting shut out by hedge fund managers in the face of escalating investment minimums, are looking to set up co-investment vehicles to gain access or even launch their own funds.

  • "We don't want to telegraph our punches."

    December 14, 2007

    --Bulldog Investors' Phil Goldstein on the course of action he is contemplating against Gyrodyne. Goldstein's attempt to get on the board was rejected Dec. 5.

  • Barclays Economists Predict No Recession

    December 14, 2007

    Investors can expect 2.5% growth in the U.S. economy in the second quarter of next year and 3% in 2008's second half, helping fend off a recession, Barclays Capital economists predict.

  • Boone Steps Up Nonprofit Efforts

    December 14, 2007

    New York-based Boone Capital Management has increased marketing efforts for its maiden event-driven/special situations strategy and will begin talks with global foundations, endowments and pensions early next year.

  • Chicago Firm Launches High-Yield Strat

    December 14, 2007

    WexTrust Capital is launching an offshore iteration of its market-neutral asset-backed hedge fund.

  • Conn. FoF Seeks To Go 'Green'

    December 14, 2007

    Westport-Conn.-based Warisan Capital, a $25 million fund of funds firm, is seeking to add five to eight managers in the "green tech" space over the next 18-24 months.

  • Dallas Fund Drops After Sell-Off

    December 14, 2007

    Dallas-based quant commodities fund Liberty Commodity Partners got whipsawed by a sell-off in the euro and crude oil the last week of November, leading to a -1.88% return.

  • Deister Sets Q1 For Short-Biased Fund Launch

    December 14, 2007

    New York-based Deister Capital Management, co-founded by Hilmar Schaumann and Tony Trears, is preparing to launch its hedge fund next quarter.

  • Energy Fund Hits Up International Markets

    December 14, 2007

    New York-based Sustainable Energy Associates has begun marketing New Energy Fund, its first hedge fund, to international investors.

  • European Search Digest

    December 14, 2007

    Stichting Pensioenfonds Ahold is in a preliminary stage of analyzing infrastructure funds with a view to invest in the asset class next year...Sweden's AP-Fonden 7 plans to invest in two private equity fund of funds managers dedicated to environmental technologies, including waste, water and energy efficiency.

  • Fund-Linked Users Seek Barriers

    December 14, 2007

    Asian investors are gaining an interest in using fund-linked options as a way to reduce risk exposure.

  • Goldstein Mulls Gyrodyne Options

    December 14, 2007

    Phil Goldstein could try to get on the board next year at Gyrodyne, fresh after he and Bulldog Investors colleague Andrew Dakos had their candidacy rejected Dec. 5.

  • Hamptons Firm Preps New Share Class

    December 14, 2007

    Sag Harbor, N.Y.-based Sag Harbor Capital Management is preparing to launch a new share class next month, which will most likely be named W Financial Asset Based Fund.

  • HSBC Preps Clean Energy Fund

    December 14, 2007

    HSBC Alternative Investments will seek to exploit environmental concerns by launching a private equity fund of funds focused on renewable energy and responsible waste management.

  • Living On The Hedge...

    December 14, 2007

    Reading the Wall Street Journal Tuesday morning I thought my head was going to explode.

  • Long/Short Funds Win Mandates From Cincy Pension

    December 14, 2007

    The $3 billion Cincinnati Retirement System has hired ABS Investment Management and Common Sense Investors for long/short mandates of $67.5 million apiece.

  • Mandate Scoreboard

    December 14, 2007

    The table below shows new allocation commitments gained by alternative managers year-to-date through Dec. 12.

  • Mulvaney Takes Hit

    December 14, 2007

    Mulvaney Capital was hit hard in November, losing 8.59% with its Global Markets Fund.

  • Omni Dumps URI As Acquisition Falters

    December 14, 2007

    London-based event-driven firm Omni Partners has liquidated its position in equipment rental company United Rentals Inc. (URI) after acquirer Cerberus moved to pull out of the transaction.

  • One Year Ago In Alternative Investment News

    December 14, 2007

    Florian Homm's Absolute Capital Management was seeking to expand out of long/short strategies by acquiring boutiques focused on asset-based lending (ABL) and real estate.

  • ORN Hires Resources Manager

    December 14, 2007

    ORN Capital, the London-based hedge fund firm that is majority-owned by Morley Fund Management, has hired Steven Miller to manage its long/short global resources, mining and energy fund.

  • Other Ports Search Digest

    December 14, 2007

    Korean National Pension Service plans to hire two private equity managers for $100 million each by the end of next quarter...

  • Paulson Sees More Subprime Woes Ahead

    December 14, 2007

    John Paulson, founder of Paulson & Co., will continue to make short trades in subprime next year.

  • Performance Snapshot: Fixed-Income Hedge Funds

    December 14, 2007

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

  • Private Advisors Opening In London

    December 14, 2007

    Richmond, Va.-based Private Advisors, with $3.5 billion in hedge fund and private equity funds of funds, is opening a London office to focus with investing in international private equity managers.

  • Quilvest Quintet Drop In November

    December 14, 2007

    Quilvest Switzerland, which manages the money of family offices and high-net-worth individuals, lost money in all five of its funds of hedge funds last month.

  • Robertson: U.S. Housing Crisis Will Be Worse Than Japan's

    December 14, 2007

    Julian Robertson, founder of Tiger Management, anticipates the U.S. real estate meltdown will be worse than Japan's housing crunch in the early 1990s.

  • Singapore Firm Shops India Strat

    December 14, 2007

    Singapore-based Marshal Advisors has begun to market its maiden hedge fund, an India long/short strategy, to U.S. and Europe-based institutional investors and family offices.

  • Small-Cap Manager Despite Losses, Remains Bullish

    December 14, 2007

    VN Capital Management's flagship VN Capital Fund I was down roughly 2% last month as its long positions did not materialize as expected.

  • Thames River Weighs Third Warrior Version

    December 14, 2007

    Thames River Capital is considering launching a third version of its multi-strategy Warrior fund of funds as its first two iterations are nearing capacity.

  • Toronto FoF Seeks Managers

    December 14, 2007

    Toronto-based Northwater Capital Management is seeking to add managers to its market-neutral focused fund of hedge funds portfolio in the upcoming months.

  • Trove Launches New U.S. Fund

    December 14, 2007

    Trove Partners has launched The Woodley Fund, a long/short strategy focused on the 1,500 largest U.S.-exchange traded stocks.

  • U.S. Search Digest

    December 14, 2007

    American Beacon Advisors is analyzing long/short hedge funds and commodities and will make a final decision pending its annual asset study in May...

  • Ubequity To Roll Out Seeder Fund Of Hedge Funds

    December 14, 2007

    Canadian private equity firm Ubequity Capital Partners is planning to launch a seeder fund of hedge funds through newly-acquired hedge fund hotel PCE Investors.


 

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