Tag Archives: hedge fund


Corruption probe that became fatal game of Russian roulette for Bill Browder

Telegraph – Bill Browder knows exactly the “darkest day” of his life. It was Tuesday November 17, the day he found out that his colleague Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian lawyer, had died in a squalid Moscow prison awaiting trial. Although […]

Jun Mihara Announces Launch of Asian Distressed Debt Hedge Fund

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) Former Merrill Lynch banker Jun Mihara, 45, has announced plans to launch a fund to invest in Asian distressed debt.  Mihara was hired by Zais Group LLC of Red Bank, NJ last month to serve as its […]

Hedge Funds Benefit From Appreciaton Of Gold/Emerging Markets/Europe

New York (HedgeCo.net) – “Hedge funds performed as advertised in October—they hedged,” said Nadia Papagiannis, Morningstar alternative investment strategist. “Though the economy may be recovering, hedge fund managers appear positioned for a reversal.” However, hedge funds in the Morningstar Europe […]

Phibro reaches out to hedge fund investors

MarketWatch – Phibro LLC, which became embroiled in controversy over star trader Andrew Hall’s compensation, is reaching out to hedge fund investors as Citigroup Inc. relinquishes its grip on the profitable energy-trading firm, two people familiar with the situation said […]

A Hedge-Fund King Comes Under Siege

WSJ – Hedge-fund titan Kenneth Griffin lost $8 billion of his clients’ money last year. Now, he is trying to persuade investors to trust him with more. “We showed a level of human fallibility,” he told his staff at a […]

Nomos Capital’s Lowe Testifies He Never Hired Escorts, Hit Man

Bloomberg – Nomos Capital Partners Ltd. founder Mark Lowe said he didn’t take escorts on business trips and didn’t hire a hit-man to kill a former employee who is suing him for sexual discrimination. Lowe testified yesterday that he “took […]

$200 Billion Cap On Collapse Fund – Barney Frank

New York (HedgeCo.net) – The fund which the U.S. House Financial Services Committee is setting up to dismantle large insolvent financial institutions will be limited to $200 billion, MarketWatch reported earlier today. “The cap we have is $200 billion,” House […]

Lobbying Effort Backfires for Hedge Funds

The New York Times – The hedge fund industry has incurred a backlash by lobbying aggressively against proposed European Union rules and now faces possible pay curbs that were not envisaged in the original legislation. Attacks by some London-based hedge […]

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 […]

Dynamic Hedge Fund Chairman Says Fraud Allegations ‘Unfounded’

Bloomberg – Alberto Micalizzi, founder of the hedge fund firm Dynamic Decisions Capital Management Ltd., said allegations that he invested in worthless bonds are unfounded and investors will recover close to 100 percent of their money. The firm’s main hedge […]

Funds eye poor performer wheat in hunt for laggards

Reuters – Wheat has been the poor cousin of commodities this year, losing value as star performers such as copper, lead and sugar have flown, but the humble grain is now beginning to catch the eye of all-important investment funds. […]

Survey Finds Continued Optimism Towards Hedge Funds Despite 2008 Performance

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Highlights of a second annual national survey released by Morningstar and Barron’s Magazine examining the perception and usage of alternative investments among institutions and financial advisors showed that hedge funds were the most popular alternative vehicles […]

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