Tag Archives: assets


New Castle Set Back by Galleon Liquidation, Loss of UBP Deal

Bloomberg – New Castle Funds LLC’s efforts to survive the arrest of its co-founder in the Raj Rajaratnam insider-trading case were set back as a Swiss bank ended a partnership and Rajaratnam decided to liquidate his funds. Union Bancaire Privée […]

Capmark Financial bankruptcy due soon: source

Reuters – Capmark Financial Group Inc., the commercial real estate company created through a 2006 leveraged buyout of certain GMAC assets, is preparing to file for bankruptcy possibly by the end of next week, according to a source with direct […]

K2 Asset Management to Start Its Fourth Equities Hedge Fund

Bloomberg – K2 Asset Management Ltd., a listed Australian hedge-fund firm managing about $650 million in assets, is planning to start a global equities fund that seeks to profit as the worldwide stock market rally spreads to smaller companies. The […]

Wealth managers eye “mass affluent” as tax bites

Reuters – Wealth management firms are counting on new business from the moderately rich as they play down the impact of a possible exodus of the ultra wealthy from tax-hungry Britain. The likes of steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal and Russian […]

Adaptec says Steel Partners would gut company

Reuters – Adaptec Inc, target of a proxy war led by Warren Lichtenstein’s Steel Partners, said on Tuesday the activist hedge fund wants to gut the data storage technology company, shed assets and create an acquisition vehicle fueled by Adaptec’s […]

Prosecutors Present Evidence of Fraud in Cioffi Case

New York Times – Ahead of a scheduled trial next month, prosecutors have identified “direct evidence” that they say shows a former hedge fund manager, Ralph Cioffi, used his investment in a fund he controlled to obtain a $4.2 million […]

Hedge fund eyes gold at $1,600

Reuters – The price of gold could rise as high as $1,600 an ounce as investors opt for assets with lasting value rather than volatile currencies, says one hedge fund manager who has increased his exposure to the precious metal. […]

Pinpoint Funds Beat Peers With China Stocks, Convertible Bonds

Bloomberg – Pinpoint Investment Advisor Ltd., a hedge fund manager of $560 million, returned as much as four times its Asian peers this year through July with profits from a rebound in Chinese stocks and debt securities. The $70 million […]

Pinpoint Funds Beat Peers With China Stocks, Bonds

Bloomberg – Pinpoint Investment Advisor Ltd., a hedge fund manager of $560 million, returned as much as four times its Asian peers this year through July with profits from a rebound in Chinese stocks and debt securities. The $70 million […]

Hedge funds in 2009 recovery

Cayman Compass – The average hedge fund recorded gains of 2.42 per cent in July data released by hedge fund data provider Hedge Fund Research shows. Hedge fund assets have increased on average by more than 12 per cent in […]

The fallacies of institutional investors

Stuff – As the collectivisation of middle class capital accelerated, a multiplicity of managed fund choices emerged to confuse the investor. There are active funds, passive funds, index funds, hedge funds, specialist funds trading in commodities, shares, junk debt, securitised […]

Gartman Starts First Hedge Fund Betting on Stocks, Commodities

Bloomberg – Dennis Gartman, an economist and the editor of the Gartman Letter, said he is creating his first hedge fund to speculate on assets including global equities and commodities. The River Crescent Fund, created Aug. 17, seeks to raise […]

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