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Man Seeds Hong Kong-based Minerva Macro Fund

HedgeCo.net (West Palm Beach) – Man Investments’ seeding fund, RMF Global Emerging Managers, has completed its second incubation deal of the last two months, providing a cornerstone investment of $50 million for Hong Kong’s Minerva Macro Fund. In July RMF […]

Harvard Management hires two from hedge funds

Reuters – Harvard Management Co, which invests the Ivy League school’s multibillion dollar endowment, hired two investment managers away from two prominent hedge funds, the university said on Wednesday. Emil Dabora, a senior managing director at Caxton Associates, will join […]

Fortress Investment loss narrows

Reuters – Fortress Investment Group LLC, one of the few publicly traded U.S. hedge fund groups, reported a narrower quarterly loss on surprisingly strong revenue Wednesday, and forecast improved demand for its portfolios in coming quarters. Fortress executives said several […]

Market Chatter — Corporate finance press digest

Reuters – The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by media on Friday: * Fortress Investment Group, among the largest private equity and hedge fund firms, is looking to go on an acquisition drive, the Financial Times said, citing a […]

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 […]

Ex-Fortress H.K. Head Plans Hedge Fund, Document Says

Bloomberg – Stanley Ku, former head of Fortress Investment Group LLC’s Hong Kong office, plans to start an Asia- focused hedge fund to profit from macroeconomic developments, according to a marketing document given to potential investors. Minerva Macro Fund, to […]

Blackstone, Fortress Seek Hedge-Fund Takeovers After Debt Slump

Bloomberg – Blackstone Group LP and Fortress Investment Group LLC are seeking to take over credit funds from managers unable to support their businesses after the value of investments fell. There are “a lot of companies that are on the […]

Fortress Investment has bigger quarterly loss

Reuters – Fortress Investment Group LLC , one of the few publicly traded U.S. alternative asset managers, said on Monday its quarterly loss more than quadrupled, hurt by writedowns in some private equity funds. The net loss was $140 million, […]

Hedging loopholes

Blueridgenow.com – Hedge funds have been in the news recently, usually with a watered down description of the characteristics of these investment vehicles. Most folks know that Chelsea Clinton works for a hedge fund (Avenue Capitol), and that John Edwards […]

Investors joining hedge fund club get burned

Reuters - Two years ago, investors scrambled to snap up shares in elite hedge fund firms, eager for a piece of the lucrative action. What they got instead were big losses. Starting in early 2007, when hedge fund and private equity […]

Blocked exits can be costly at hedge funds-paper

guardian.co.uk – Hedge fund investors may face an expensive tug-of-war with managers, according to a new research paper that suggests they could lose as much as 15 percent of their initial investments should they be unable to exit when they […]

DE Shaw, Farallon Restrict Withdrawals as Fund Freeze Deepens

Bloomberg – D.E. Shaw & Co. LP, the investment firm run by David Shaw, and Farallon Capital Management LLC limited withdrawals by clients, joining more than 80 hedge-fund managers to impose restrictions in the past two months. D.E. Shaw, which […]

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