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Texas Teacher Pension Buys Bridgewater Stake

New York Times: The Teacher Retirement System of Texas just went from hedge fund investor to hedge fund owner. Last month, the Texas pension took a $250 million stake in Bridgewater Associates, the giant money manager. Now, rather than plowing […]

US Investor Acquires $2.4 Billion UK Hedge Fund Group

New York (HedgeCo.net) – $351.7 billion US investment manager, Federated Investors, Inc., is acquiring Prime Rate Capital Management from UK hedge fund Matrix Group Limited. Prime Rate Capital Management’s family of UCITS hedge funds include: Prime Rate Sterling Liquidity Fund, Prime […]

New Yorker Profiles Hedge Fund Tech Maestro Peter Thiel

New York (HedgeCo.net) – In the upcoming issue of The New Yorker, writer George Packer profiles hedge fund and venture-capital entrepreneur Peter Thiel. The article “No Death, No Taxes” comes out on November 28th. His venture-capital firm, Founders Fund, has an […]

Hedge Fund Mergers & Acquisitions: Blackstone Buys Up Emdeon

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Hedge fund giant Blackstone has completed its acquisition of Emdeon Inc, a healthcare revenue and payment cycle management provider, in a transaction valued at approximately $3.0 billion. “We are excited to open a new chapter in the […]

Nanotech Hedge Fund Investor Gets $11 Million Funding by U.S. Department of Energy

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Hedge fund investor Nanostart’s holding Nanosys Inc. has received funds from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), as part of the DOE’s larger mission to accelerate the development and deployment of advanced vehicle technologies through targeted […]

Hewitt Shareholders Nominate Hedge Fund As $243 Million CLO Manager

New York (HedgeCo.net) –  Texas hedge fund adviser Highland Capital Management and it’s affiliate, Acis Capital Management, L.P.,  is now the successor Collateral Manager of Hewett’s Island CLO I-R Ltd, with approximately $243 million of assets under management. Alternative investment specialist, Acis, assumed the role […]

Hedge Fund Managers, The Mayor And Republicans Join The Fight For Same Sex Marriage in NY

New York (HedgeCo.net) – A group of three hedge fund managers, Paul E. Singer, a “top-tier Republican donor,” Steven A. Cohen and Clifford S. Asness have decided to back, financially and otherwise, the establishment of same-sex marriage in the state of […]

Hedge Fund Acquisitions: Northern Trust/Omnium

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Investment management giant, Northern Trust, with over $662.2 billion in assets under management, has acquired Omnium LLC, a hedge fund administrator with approximately $70 billion in assets. Omnium’s staff will be integrated into Northern Trust’s Corporate […]

BNY Mellon Acquires Wealth Management Arm of Hedge Fund Manager Talon

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Investment management firm, BNY Mellon, is in the process of acquiring Chicago-based Talon Asset Management’s wealth management operations, which have more than $800 million in assets under management. Talon is one of the region’s premier independent […]

Activist Hedge Fund Challenges Board At Fisher Communications

New York (HedgeCo.net) – FrontFour Master Fund, Ltd., an affiliate of hedge fund investor FrontFour Capital Group LLC., has written a letter to the stockholders of Fisher Communications, Inc., criticizing the current board of directors and nominating new candidates. Fisher’s […]

Hedge Fund Backed Mega-Quarry Riles Up Local Farmers

New York (HedgeCo.net) – The Highland Companies, backed by Boston-based hedge fund Baupost Group, is seeing local opposition to its new Canadian mega-quarry plans. The group of protesters yesterday passed the half-way mark of their 5 day, 119 kilometer march.  The group of residents, farmers […]

Medley Capital Acquires Hedge Fund Manager Viathon

New York (HedgeCo.net) – NY-based Medley Capital LLC has announced the acquisition of credit hedge fund manager Viathon Capital LP and all its related entities. “This transaction combines the analytical and credit strengths of the two organizations.” Brook Taube, Managing […]

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