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Ramius Capital to close four funds

Reuters – Ramius Capital, an activist hedge fund, is informing its investors that it will close four funds with a combined $550 million in assets, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the fund. The assets of the […]

Iceland: The country that became a hedge fund

CNNMoney.com – On a gloomy morning in early August, more than a month before Wall Street and the world’s financial system seized up, a senior aide to Iceland’s Prime Minister paid a visit to the Russian embassy in Reykjav√≠k to […]

Ramius To Wind Down Four Hedge Funds

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – New York City-based Ramius Capital will close four of its hedge funds that manage about $550 million in capital, the Wall Street Journal reports citing people familiar with the matter.  The closing hedge funds are concentrated […]

Wall Street’s losses may be computer science’s gain

Computerworld Australia – The collapse of Wall Street may help make computer science and other IT careers attractive to students who abandoned those fields in droves after the dot-com bust of 2001. William Dally, chairman of the computer science department at […]

UPDATE – JSD Research Reveals Hedge Fund Employees Knew About Market Shift Ahead of Time

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – A survey conducted by Job Search Digest, publishers of Hedge Fund Jobs Digest, revealed a shift in the hedge fund industry. Given the current state of the market, the results tell an interesting story and […]

Why This Famous Raider Is Scooping Up Debt

Barron – In the 1980s, Carl Icahn loomed large as a corporate raider, in the mold of the Gordon Gekko character in the movie Wall Street. Icahn made a lot of money but was vilified for what some considered a […]

New Jersey drawing heat for hedge-fund foray

Washington Post – New Jersey’s pension fund is under fire over a series of hedge-fund investments, the Wall Street Journal said. New Jersey made the investments last month, to funds run by BlackRock Inc <BLK.N>, Canyon Capital Advisors LLC and […]

Hedge funds fume about CVC

The Australian – Hedge funds who invested in Channel Nine’s owner PBL Media are unhappy about a rescue package to refinance the group’s $4.3 billion in debt, The Asian Wall Street Journal has reported. Private equity group CVC Asia Pacific, […]

Blackstone trims its Asia-focused fund

Reuters – Blackstone Group LP has cut the size of its planned Asia-focused hedge fund because the global financial crisis has led to redemptions, the Wall Street Journal said citing people familiar with the situation. Blackstone, which manages private equity, […]

Rivals bet against Morgan Stanley in September

Forbes – Major Wall Street firms placed large bets against Morgan Stanley using credit-default swaps, two days after Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc sought bankruptcy protection, the Wall Street Journal said, citing trading records. The firms included Merrill Lynch & Co, […]

Summers Offers Big-Picture Advice to Hedge Fund

Wall Street Journal – In 2006, Lawrence Summers resigned as president of Harvard University and took a position as a part-time managing director with D.E. Shaw Group, a New York hedge fund with a reputation as one of the most […]

Deadline nears for investors to redeem hedge fund shares

USA Today – It is last call for investors to ask for their money back from poorly performing hedge funds. Whether that is a bullish or bearish sign for battered stocks is anyone’s guess. Wall Street hopes the passing of […]

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