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Citadel Limits Redemptions in Two Hedge Funds

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Chicago-based Citadel Investment Group has frozen redemptions from its two largest hedge funds after investors moved to withdraw $1.2 billion, according to a letter sent to clients on Friday. The letter, signed by CEO Kenneth Griffin, […]

Citadel to cover operating expenses

Chicago Tribune – Citadel Investment Group is covering "a substantial portion" of its operating expenses this year, a break from passing those costs on to clients, Katie Spring, a spokeswoman for the Chicago-based hedge fund, said Thursday. "We felt it […]

Investor starting long-short fund

Seattle Times – Bill Fleckenstein, a well-known Seattle investor who bets exclusively on falling stocks, is shutting his 12-year-old fund and starting a new one that will buy equities, too. Fleckenstein said he doesn’t think the worse is over in […]

Citadel to close its offices in Tokyo

Chicago Tribune – The Citadel Investment Group will shutter its Tokyo offices and cut 37 jobs from its Asian operations. The Chicago-based hedge fund will still have a presence in Hong Kong, where 25 positions will be cut, the company […]

Tribune Co., smothered in debt, files for bankruptcy

Northern Star Online – Media conglomerate Tribune Co., smothered by $13 billion in debt and weak prospects for generating cash through advertising, on Monday became the first major newspaper publisher to seek bankruptcy protection since the Internet began siphoning readers […]

Citadel Hedge Funds Down, But Not Out

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Chicago-based Citadel Investment Group lost 13 percent in November, according to a report published by the Wall Street Journal.  This brings the hedge fund firm’s total losses to 47 percent for the year. The losses stem […]

Mark Thompson Hired by CME as Hedge Fund Director

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Derivatives exchange group CME has hired Mark H. Thompson Jr. as Director of hedge funds. Thompson, 37, will be responsible for serving as the company’s primary liaison to the East Coast hedge fund community and […]

Satellite Halts Hedge Fund Withdrawals, Fires 30 After Losses

Bloomberg – Satellite Asset Management LP, founded by former employees of billionaire George Soros, stopped client withdrawals from its three largest hedge funds and eliminated more than 30 jobs after losses reduced the firm’s assets to about $4 billion this […]

FoHF Lighthouse Expands Through Integration with GlobeOp

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Fund of hedge funds Lighthouse Partners announced that it is expanding its partnership with GlobeOp Financial Services to a full-service fund administration relationship. More than 20 professionals from the Lighthouse operations team in Florida will […]

The Players: Hedge Funds’ Richest

Philip Falcone The Phantom Falcone, 46, has been dubbed the "Midas of misery" for taking lucrative short positions in the shares of struggling banks including HBOS and Wachovia. He lives in a 27-room townhouse on Manhattan’s Upper East Side bought […]

Hedge fund closes Bermuda reinsurer

Caribbean Net News – Citadel Investment Group, one of the world’s biggest hedge funds, is closing down a Bermuda reinsurer it formed in 2004, according to a source familiar with the matter. Citadel, which manages roughly $18 billion, thought it […]

Hedge-Fund Redemptions Seen Haunting Exchanges In 2009

EasyBourse.com – When CME Group Inc. (CME) chose Citadel Investment Group founder Ken Griffin to front the first in a series of corporate advertisements last year, the symbiotic relationship between exchanges and hedge funds was at its peak. The image […]

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