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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 […]

Caxton Venture Lucidus Said to Start $500 Million Hedge Fund

Bloomberg – Lucidus Capital Partners LLP, a new joint-venture of hedge fund manager Bruce Kovner’s Caxton Associates LLC, has raised about $500 million for a high-yield debt hedge fund, three people familiar with the situation said. Darryl Green, chief executive […]

Recovery landscape brightens for F&C partner

Reuters – Francois Barthelemy has had a tough year. The F&C Partners manager saw assets under management in his hedge funds slump by 80 percent as the financial crisis gripped, and revived performance is yet to bring new inflows. Speaking […]

UK ‘blocking tough finance rules’

BBC News – The UK has “particular difficulties” regulating hedge funds “to put it politely”, Mr Steinbrueck told the weekly German news magazine. “There clearly is a lobby in London that wants to defend its competitive advantage tooth and claw,” […]

EBay to sell Skype to private investors: report

Reuters – Internet auction and services company EBay Inc has reached a deal to sell its online telephony unit Skype to a group of private investors, the New York Times said, citing two people briefed on its plans. Andreessen Horowitz, […]

NewRiver revives suspended IPO at fraction of value

Reuters – Opportunistic property investment firm NewRiver Retail said on Monday it would list in September with a capitalisation of 25 million pounds, two months after suspending a planned 250 million pounds float. NewRiver expects its shares to be admitted […]

Railways pension invests 65 million pounds in hedge fund

Reuters – The UK Railways Pension Schemes, one of the UK’s largest plans, has invested 65 million pounds in London-based asset manager Goodhart Partners’ global long-short equity fund of hedge funds. Railpen Investments, the fund manager of the industry-wide scheme […]

Hedge fund survivors are bouncing back

Evening Standard – A prominent hedge fund manager has claimed that gold investment is proving popular in the US over fears about inflation. Moonraker, a London-based independent firm, has managed over $330 million worth of assets at BDO Stoy Hayward […]

Gold investment fever grips US hedge funds

Commodity Online – A prominent hedge fund manager has claimed that gold investment is proving popular in the US over fears about inflation. Moonraker, a London-based independent firm, has managed over $330 million worth of assets at BDO Stoy Hayward […]

UK fraud authority investigation into BVI company prompts wider probe of structured finance, swaps

Caribbean Net News – The UK Serious Fraud Office is investigating sales of credit-default swaps and structured-finance products, including collateralized debt obligations, prior to the credit crisis, following up an earlier investigation into a hedge fund and a related British Virgin […]

EU Law May Cost Pension Industry Billions of Euros, AIMA Claims

Bloomberg – The European Union’s plan to regulate hedge funds will cost the bloc’s pension industry about 25 billion euros ($36 billion) a year, the Alternative Investment Management Association said. The proposed law would drive pension funds toward more traditional […]

George Soros snaps up GLG hedge fund star Robert Donald

Times Online – GLG Partners, the London-based hedge fund, is on the point of losing a star fund manager this weekend in a situation that mirrors the high-profile departure of another top manager, Greg Coffey, last year. Robert Donald, who […]

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