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Pequot Trading in Google, Cox, Premcor Sparked Warnings to SEC

Bloomberg – Pequot Capital Management Inc., once the world’s biggest hedge-fund manager, was cited in at least 44 private reports from exchange watchdogs in the past four years alerting U.S. regulators to potential insider trading, market manipulation or other misconduct, […]

AIG Gains From Hedge Fund Rebound After $2 Billion of Losses

Bloomberg – American International Group Inc., the insurer bailed out by the U.S., benefited from hedge funds for the first time in a year as the company returned to profitability in the second quarter. AIG earned $121 million from hedge […]

Hyland Says ‘Gibberish’ to Cite Fund for Price Rise

Bloomberg – John Hyland, chief investment officer for the world’s largest exchange-traded fund in natural gas, said assertions that his company helped drive up energy prices were ”self-serving statistical gibberish.” ”Any time someone tells you that common sense tells you […]

Massachusetts Cuts Hedge Funds After Pension Loss

Bloomberg – Massachusetts will cut investments in hedge funds after its public pension plan lost a record 24 percent on all assets in the fiscal year ended June 30. The state pension plan’s board of trustees voted today to lower […]

Credit Suisse Said to Hire BNP’s Randolph for Fund-Linked Sales

Bloomberg – Credit Suisse Group AG, the largest Swiss bank by market value, hired Trevor Randolph from BNP Paribas Securities as a senior sales executive for its fund- linked products unit, a person familiar with the matter said. Randolph, 36, […]

Despite Pressure, Hedge Funds Resist Reducing Fees

New York Times – Despite the industry’s record losses in 2008, hedge funds generally aren’t lowering their fees without concessions from investors, such as longer lock-up periods and commitments of at least $100 million, money managers and consultants tell Bloomberg […]

Talk of Fortress expansion spree overblown

Reuters – Rumours of an acquisition spree by Fortress Investment Group are greatly exaggerated and may disappoint investors who jumped into the stock during the past week. The private equity and hedge fund giant last week named director and former […]

Hedge Fund Fees Firm With Rebound as LBO Fees Bow to Pensions

Bloomberg – Larry Powell, deputy investment chief for the $16 billion Utah Retirement Systems, was convinced in January that hedge funds finally would buckle under the pressure of record losses in 2008 and lower their fees. He figured it was […]

Touradji’s Winning Way Fails to Obscure Ex-Employees’ Hostility

Bloomberg – Paul Touradji had a good year in 2008, a 12-month span that most other traders would like to forget. His flagship hedge fund, Touradji Global Resources Fund LP, returned 8.6 percent trading oil, copper and aluminum. The average […]

Highland Fund Sued by Schulte Roth for $2.83 Million

Bloomberg – Highland Capital Management LP, the Dallas-based investment firm that’s liquidating its main hedge fund, was sued by attorneys Schulte Roth and Zabel LLP for allegedly not paying $2.83 million in legal fees. The New York-based law firm initiated […]

Brazil’s Polo Hedge Fund Boosts Bets on Homebuilders

Bloomberg – Marcos Duarte, co-founder of the $1 billion hedge fund Polo Capital Gestao de Fundos Ltda., is buying more Brazilian homebuilder shares even after the stocks more than doubled this year. Duarte said the Rio de Janeiro-based firm is […]

Geneva Funds of Funds Slump as Banks Struggle to Nullify Madoff

Bloomberg – Geneva banks, which began investing client money in funds of hedge funds during the 1960s, are struggling to rebuild the business after market losses and Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme cut assets by 72 percent. The assets of funds […]