Tag Archives: convertible-bonds


Hedging back in vogue among lucrative convertibles

Reuters – Hedge funds stand to make gains from convertible bonds arbitrage again after last year’s huge losses decimated the sector, though improving markets have made the job more complicated. Managers have been using a simple "buy and hold" strategy […]

May Performance Up 4.06%, Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index Confirms

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – “Hedge funds finished up 4.06% in May, capturing the largest monthly gains since February 2000." Oliver Schupp, President of Credit Suisse Index, said, Emerging Markets funds were the strongest performers, finishing up 6.96%. The Emerging […]

Canyon, Citadel Ride Convertibles Resurgence to Recoup Losses

Bloomberg – Convertible bonds that punished hedge funds in 2008 are driving returns at Canyon Partners and Citadel Investment Group LLC and helping companies from JetBlue Airways Corp. to Alliance Data Systems Corp. raise capital. Canyon, the $14.4 billion investment […]

Hedge Fund Performance for April 2009

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – In a preliminary hedge fund performance report for April 2009 and asset flows through March, Morningstar reported the largest one month-return since January 2006—bringing hedge fund returns into positive territory for 2009. "Over the last […]

Hedge Funds Advance 1.37% in March

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Hedge funds gained 1.37 percent in March, according to data compiled by the Hennessee Group LLC.  It was a successful month for the equity markets at well, with the S&P advancing 8.54 percent, the NASDAQ climbing […]

Citadel’s New Hedge Funds

Seeking Alpha – Ken Griffin’s Citadel has plans to roll out a few more funds, even after Citadel’s flagship funds had a rough year in 2008. One will focus on currencies and interest rates, one will focus on stocks, and […]

Hedge funds, FCCBs catch the fancy of India’s super rich

Business Standard – Hedge funds and foreign currency convertible bonds (FCCBs) are replacing real estate as popular offshore investment destinations for India’s richest. Hedge funds are investment funds which employ various strategies to produce absolute returns. These strategies could be […]

Hedge fund lowers takeover bid for Epicor Software

CNNMoney.com – New York hedge fund Elliott Associates LP lowered its offer price Tuesday for Epicor Software Corp., saying in a letter it was "extremely disappointed" Epicor’s board had recommended shareholders reject a takeover. Elliott, a large shareholder in the […]

Hedge Fund takes offer for Epicor to shareholders

Reuters – Hedge Fund Elliott Associates LP on Wednesday took its $529 million cash offer for Epicor Software Corp directly to shareholders, two days after it was snubbed by the business software maker’s board. Elliott said it, through a unit, […]

Endologix says gets unsolicited bid from hedge fund

Reuters – Endologix Inc said it received an unsolicited takeover bid from hedge fund Elliott Associates LP for $2.25 a share, 18 percent higher than the stock’s Wednesday closing price. The company, which develops and manufactures minimally invasive treatments for […]

Epic Software turns down hedge fund buyout offer

Forbes – Business software company Epicor Software Corp. said Monday it will not pursue a $566 million buyout offer from shareholder Elliott Associates LP. Hedge funds Elliott Associates and Elliott International LP offered to buy Epicor Oct. 1 for $9.50 […]

$200 Million Designated to Alternative Investments by Chicago Media Company

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Noci Pictures Entertainment a Chicago and Los Angeles film production and structured finance company thinks it may have the answer and its own opportunity with its $100 million dollar international tax advantaged structured film deal […]

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