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Brevan Howard Hedge Fund Co-Founder To Leave Firm

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Jean-Philippe Blochet has left Europe’s biggest hedge fund firm, Brevan Howard, Bloomberg reported today.  “Following his return from sabbatical last year, Jean-Philippe Blochet has decided to cease to be an active member of Brevan Howard Asset […]

EBay to sell Skype to private investors: report

Reuters – Internet auction and services company EBay Inc has reached a deal to sell its online telephony unit Skype to a group of private investors, the New York Times said, citing two people briefed on its plans. Andreessen Horowitz, […]

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 […]

Few Hedge Funds Started In Europe This Year, Raising Little

NASDAQ – The pace of new European hedge fund launches has stalled this year after the industry’s dismal 2008 performance made investors unwilling to back new ventures. Data provider EuroHedge Monday said just 47 funds started trading in the first […]

”I would shut down the hedge fund industry”

Salon – John R. Talbott is a former investment banker with Goldman Sachs and the author of "The 86 Biggest Lies on Wall Street," "Contagion," "Obamanomics," and "The Coming Crash in the Housing Market." Simon Johnson, the former chief economist […]

Former Fannie Mae executive to become Fortress CEO

CNBC – Fortress Investment Group LLC has named former Fannie Mae CEO Daniel H. Mudd as its new CEO, effective Aug. 11. Mudd, a Fortress board member, takes over for co-founder and majority shareholder Wesley Edens. Edens will remain with […]

Harris: Ex-49er Steve Young joins private equity firm

Contra Costa Times – If you accept the adage that "all of life is high school," then one of the charms of Silicon Valley is its ability to turn nerds like Marc Andreessen or Mark Zuckerberg into star quarterbacks on […]

Hedge fund Clarium fell 4.4 pct in June

NY Post – Clarium Capital Management, the hedge fund founded by PayPal co-founder and Facebook board member Peter Thiel, fell another 4.4 percent in June, The New York Post reported on Wednesday. The fund’s total returns are down 6 percent […]

Jean-Pierre Aguilar, Head of French Fund, Dies

New York Times – Jean-Pierre Aguilar, a pioneer in hedge fund investing in Europe and chief executive and co-founder of Capital Fund Management, died in a gliding accident over the weekend, the company said in a letter to investors Sunday. […]

INTERVIEW-AQR hedging its bets with big mutual fund plan

CNN Money – AQR Capital Management LLC, among the world’s largest hedge fund managers, will introduce another hedge fund-style mutual fund next month, as it expands its reach beyond the biggest investors. Greenwich, Connecticut-based AQR, a $20 billion firm led […]

Hedge Fund Investors Regain ‘Whip Hand’ After 2008’s Losses

Bloomberg – Hedge fund managers gathering in Monaco this week said they have work to do to regain investors’ confidence after the industry’s record losses last year. “We have to prove as an industry that we can provide absolute returns […]

Flowering Tree to Grow Hedge Fund in ‘Fertile Environment’

Bloomberg – Flowering Tree Investment Management Pte, set up by the co-founder of New York-based Sansar Capital Management LLC, plans to grow its Asian equities hedge fund by about 20 times its starting capital within the next two years. The […]

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