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Report: Pequot Capital Management, founder Samberg receive SEC Wells notices

News1130.com – The Securities and Exchange Commission is continuing its investigation of possible insider trading involving hedge fund Pequot Capital Management and its founder Arthur Samberg, according to a letter to investors obtained by The Wall Street Journal. The SEC […]

Reputation beats returns at hedge fund Pequot

Reuters – Hedge fund industry icon Arthur Samberg’s startling decision to shut Pequot Capital shows how a firm’s reputation matters as much as its returns. For decades Samberg, who founded Pequot more than two decades ago, delivered strong performance no […]

Barakett sold most of fund’s U.S. stocks as markets declined

Tehran Times – Atticus Capital LP sold 23 of the 25 U.S.-listed stocks it owned in the first quarter as the New York-based hedge-fund firm run by Timothy Barakett put more money into cash while equity markets fell. Atticus sold […]

Yahoo CFO says not opposed to search sale

Reuters – Internet firm Yahoo Inc is "not opposed" to doing a deal that would potentially sell its search business, Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen said on Wednesday. But he said the search business is deeply intertwined with Yahoo’s other […]

Yahoo Investors Want New CEO Bartz to Earn Them Quick Return

Bloomberg – Yahoo! Inc. Chief Executive Officer Carol Bartz, who took the job yesterday, won’t get much of a honeymoon with the Internet company’s investors. Shareholders are looking for Yahoo to rekindle talks with Microsoft Corp. or possibly sell off […]

Samberg’s Pequot Said to Face New SEC Insider-Trading Inquiry

Bloomberg – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission opened a new investigation into whether Pequot Capital Management Inc., the hedge fund run by Arthur Samberg, illegally profited in 2001 by tapping inside information on Microsoft Corp., two people familiar with […]

Icahn Ups His Stake in Yahoo, Stocks Rally

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Activist investor Carl Icahn purchased another 6.8 million shares of Yahoo stock last week at a price tag of about $67 million, further boosting his already vast stake in the company to almost 5.5 percent.  According […]

Hedge funds are losing their secretive status

Times Online – People who run hedge funds hate the way the press describe them as “secretive”. A quick Google of “hedge funds” shows what a cliche it has become. Hedge funds are “notoriously secretive” and “super-secretive”; they live in […]

Microsoft Looks Ahead, Leaves Yahoo Behind

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer declared that they are “done” pursuing Yahoo and focused instead on Microsoft’s need to invest in its internet businesses. However, the past six months of on-again, off-again talks with Yahoo have critics […]

Hedge Fund Backed GlamMedia Hires ExGoogle Director

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.Net)- Michael Adair, former head of sales finance for Google North America is joining Glam Media Inc, a global web-publishing network, as Vice President of Corporate Development and Finance. “I am excited to join Glam Media’s executive […]

Icahn, Yahoo Shareholders want Yang out

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Carl Icahn continues his quest to shake up the board of Yahoo, and this time, that includes ousting CEO Jerry Yang.  According to the Wall Street Journal, Icahn is channeling shareholder complaints in hopes to fuel […]

Hedge Funds Hop on the Icahn Bandwagon

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Another hedge fund is backing Carl Icahn’s proxy battle against Yahoo, days after Paulson & Co. gave their support. Third Point LLC, a hedge fund that manages $5.7 billion in assets, is believed to be on […]

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