Stories

  • Third Point
    Targeted By SEC

    August 19, 2008

    Third Point CEO Daniel Loeb tells his investors that the SEC is investigating his firm’s communications with other hedge fund managers, Alpha reports. He says that Third Point also suffered investment losses in July.

  • Third Point Reports Losses, Investigation

    August 19, 2008

    SEC probing dealings with other hedge funds, CEO Loeb tells investors.

  • A CalPERS Departure

    July 24, 2008

    Christianna Woods's move to hedge fund sponsor Capital Z.

  • Act 2: After the Fall

    July 24, 2008

    Launching a new hedge fund might not be all that easy for Geoff Grant.

  • Adopt This School!

    July 24, 2008

    Peter Cohen's classroom crusade.

  • Alpha Under Shari'a

    July 24, 2008

    Barclays and Shariah Capital offer Islam-compliant platform.

  • Baker Sounds Off

    July 24, 2008

    The Managed Funds Association chief blasts the SEC's short-selling restrictions.

  • Bear People Re-Employed

    July 24, 2008

    Hedge fund notables land at other firms.

  • Boutiques in Their Prime

    July 24, 2008

    Firms leaving top brokerages seek out independents.

  • Brazil Opens Up

    July 24, 2008

    New rules allow up to 100 percent of hedge fund assets to be invested outside the country.

  • Carl Icahn, Blogger

    July 24, 2008

    Pressing his fight for Yahoo! board seats, the raider wins praise from analysts as a "godsend" and "online voice making an impact."

  • CLASS REVIEW: Russia's Rich Spigot

    July 24, 2008

    The global surge in oil and gas prices gave a big lift to long-biased Russian equity hedge funds in May.

  • Going Small

    July 24, 2008

    Pennsylvania state pension manager Peter Gilbert joins Lehigh University.

  • Investigating Speculation

    July 24, 2008

    Congressional trading probe could have positive effects.

  • InvestorForum

    July 24, 2008

    Institutional investors, as a group, have mixed feelings about hedge funds.

  • Man's Great Hope

    July 24, 2008

    Uwe Eberle leads hedge fund giant Man Group's hunt for growth in the U.S.

  • Roepers's Brand of Activism

    July 24, 2008

    Atlantic Investment Management president Alexander Roepers calls himself a "constructive activist," taking big stakes in companies and working for change behind the scenes. Not one to be a board activist, he says, "Once you're on it, you cannot sell."

  • Skeptic for Hire

    July 24, 2008

    The complexity and opacity of structured-investment products helped precipitate last summer's run on liquidity.

  • Small and Nimble

    July 24, 2008

    Smaller firms stay competitive with niche strategies, lean operations and low leverage.

  • Smart Routes

    July 24, 2008

    Navigating dark pools requires specialized tools.

  • The Asian Sensations

    July 24, 2008

    Alpha's annual ranking of the 25 biggest Asia-based hedge fund firms.

  • The Best of the East

    July 24, 2008

    The top brokerage analysts to whom hedge funds turn for help capitalizing on Asia's long-term growth.

  • The Case for Plan B

    July 24, 2008

    Insurance policies packaged for hedge fund investors.

  • The New Bankers

    July 24, 2008

    Hedge funds have what many banks are lacking these days: liquidity. Once considered a last resort for troubled companies, hedge funds have stepped into the breach as financiers even for large and stable companies because commercial and investment banks aren't lending like they used to. "We pride ourselves on being able to provide a SWAT team with all available resources," says Richard Ronzetti of New York's Marathon Asset Management.


 

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