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Hedge Funds: Back to Basics

Seeking Alpha – With the news getting worse and worse for the hedgies (e.g. Fortress, Thomas Lee, D. E. Shaw), it’s time for a rethink on hedge funds. For hedge fund investors: You probably went into them believing that they […]

Lee Sustains Losses, May Shut Down Two Hedge Funds

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Hedge fund investor Thomas H. Lee may downsize or shut the door to two of his funds after posting losses of about 40 percent this year, according to the Wall Street Journal. The funds, which together […]

UPDATE 2-Thomas H. Lee mulls shrinking 2 funds

Reuters – Private equity investor Thomas H. Lee may shrink or shut down two funds that had $1.5 billion in assets after suffering losses of about 40 percent this year, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar […]

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 […]

Summers has ties to prominent hedge fund

Politico – On the same day Lawrence Summers was announced as President-elect Barack Obama’s top White House economics adviser, the veteran economist said he would resign as the part-time managing director of one of the nation’s largest and most successful […]

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 […]

Hedge Fund Forum 2008

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – The Greenwich Hyatt will be the scene of the 2008 Global Alpha Forum, the hedge fund event is for both fund managers operating in Connecticut and investors wishing to get to know those managers. The […]

Baer Capital Taps into India, Launches New Hedge Fund

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Baer Capital has announced the launch of their new fund that invests in Indian equities, distressed debt and derivatives, further propelling Dubai’s prominence in the hedge fund industry.  The Beacon India Alpha Equity Fund is the […]

MFA Travels To China To Hold Alternative Investment Meetings

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.Net)- The Managed Funds Association MFA and CME Group (CME), a Strategic Partner member, recently arrived back from a jointly arranged trip to meet with Chinese government officials, policy makers and financial services representatives. The MFA and CME […]

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