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Hedge Fund People: Ignacio Sosa to Join DoubleLine

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Ignacio Sosa, previously Executive Vice President for Global Bond Product Management at PIMCO, will join DoubleLine Capital LP next month as Director of the firm’s newly formed Product Solutions Group. DoubleLine and its affiliates managed approximately $49 billion in […]

Bahrain Hedge Fund Investor To Buy US Designer Company

New York (HedgeCo.Net) –  The Bahrain-based hedge fund investor Investcorp and private equity firm Freeman Spogli & Co, are teaming up to buy the Cincinatti-based rain and  cold weather accessory designer Totes Isotoner Corporation. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “We are excited […]

Activist Hedge Funds Broadening Tactics and Geography

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The shareholder activism landscape has changed dramatically over the last several years, according to new data compiled by Hedge Fund Research. Activist hedge funds managed over $93 billion dollars in 2013, almost triple the amount managed just five […]

Hedge fund FORT Management launches NY office

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Hedge fund FORT Management, founded in 1993 by Yves Balcer and Sanjiv Kumar, who formerly worked together as senior fund managers at the World Bank, has expanded its operations and opened an office in New York. […]

Agecroft Partners Estimates That 90% of Hedge Funds Use Social Media

New York (HedgeCo.Net) -   Donald A. Steinbrugge, CFA – Founder and Managing Partner, ae Agecroft Partners  has said that the use of social media has increased significantly within the hedge fund industry over the past couple of years. Social media […]

Hedge Fund Law: SEC Names David Gottesman as Deputy Chief Litigation Counsel

New York (HedgeCo.Net) –  A member of the team that obtained admissions of liability as part of an $18 million settlement with hedge fund adviser Philip Falcone and his advisory firm Harbinger Capital Partners has been appointed as deputy chief […]

SAN Fransisco 49ers Team Up With Hedge Funds To Stop Child Abuse

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – NFL team players, alumni, coaches, executives and cheerleaders are getting together to make the 13th Annual Hedge Funds Care “Open Your Heart to the Children” Benefit in San Francisco a magical day. The San Francisco 49ers Owner/Chair […]

Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index Outperforms S&P 500 in Q1

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The Eurekahedge North America Hedge Fund Index was up 2.25% in the first quarter of 2014, outperforming the S&P 500 index which gained 1.30% over the same period. Hedge funds are up 0.87% in Q1 2014, […]

Hedge Fund Launch: Classic Auto Funds to Capitalize on Collector Car Investments

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Classic Auto Funds Limited (CAF) is launching several investment partnerships using collectable classic cars as the hard asset. “Many investors are recognizing the rising returns in specific classic cars as a low-risk asset,” said Robert Minnick, […]

Hennessee Index: Hedge Funds Down -0.48% In March 2014

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index lost -0.48% in March (+1.50% YTD), whilethe S&P 500 gained +0.69% (+1.30% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose +0.83% (-0.72% YTD), and the NASDAQ Composite Index declined -2.53% (+0.54% YTD). […]

Hedge Fund Acquisitions: Financial Services Giant TIAA-CREF Buys Nuveen Investments

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association – College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA–CREF)  is buying Chicago-based investment management firm Nuveen Investments in an estimated $6.25 billion deal, the two companies have announced. Nuveen Investments manages $221 billion as of December 31, 2013. […]

Hedge Fund Mergers: GEMS Group Acquires Kenmar-Olympia

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Receiving legal and regulatory approval, alternative investor GEMS Group has acquired hedge fund group Kenmar-Olympia. “We are very happy to have concluded this acquisition that reinforces our research and international distribution capabilities.” Dr David Goldfarb, Managing […]

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  • Activist hedge fund socks Red Lobster spinoff
    Today, April 23, 2014 : Permalink

    NYP – The water is getting hotter for the parent of Red Lobster. An activist hedge fund has secured votes from 54 percent of Darden Restaurants’ shareholders to hold a special meeting to block plans to spin off Red Lobster […]

  • Alex Porter, Hedge Fund Founder From A.W. Jones Era, Dies at 75
    Today, April 23, 2014 : Permalink

    Bloomberg – A. Alex Porter, who applied the lessons he learned at the first hedge fund, A.W. Jones & Co., as a founder of what today is Amici Capital LLC, has died. He was 75. He died on April 18 […]

  • Activist hedge funds target Europe amid increasing power
    Today, April 23, 2014 : Permalink

    Telegraph – Activist hedge funds have tripled the amount of money under management in the past five years and are aiming their cash piles at Europe, according to research compiled by FTI Consulting and Hedge Fund Research. Such funds managed […]

  • US Fed study: Hedge funds amplify systemic risk
    Today, April 23, 2014 : Permalink

    CayCompass – Hedge funds may play an even more prominent role in transmitting shocks to the rest of the financial market and amplifying systemic risk than previously thought, according to a study published by the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank of […]

  • No warm EU welcome for US hedge funds
    Today, April 23, 2014 : Permalink

    FN – As the deadline nears for an EU directive intended to enhance the protection of European investors, it is becoming clear that it will, instead, curtail their access to lucrative opportunities in the US as hedge funds based there […]

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