Monthly Archives: February 2011

Former regulator pans hedge fund reporting plan

Reuters – A proposal requiring hedge fund advisers to turn over large amounts of data to regulators is burdensome and too costly, a former U.S. securities regulator said on Saturday. Paul Atkins, who served as a commissioner at the Securities […]

Primary Global Consultant Passed Tips to Hedge Funds, SEC Says

Bloomberg – A Primary Global Research LLC consultant facing federal insider-trading charges spoke with at least 11 hedge funds over 14 months and leaked stock tips to some of them, regulators said. Walter Shimoon, a former Flextronics International Ltd. manager who worked […]

Sabre adds Ucits mirror of hedge fund to armoury

Fund Strategy – The Sabre All Weather fund, a Luxembourg Sicav, mirrors the Cayman Islands domiciled fund, which was launched in 2002. Unlike the hedge fund, which carries a minimum investment of £250,000, the All Weather fund has a minimum […]

Mid-sized Asia hedge funds poised for big boost

Sify – Mid-sized Asian hedge funds are poised to receive major money inflows this year, as some of the region’s biggest managers shut doors to new investors on fears that running bulky portfolios could harm returns. Industry tracker Eurekahedge estimates […]

Guy Albert de Chimay Pleads Guilty To $7 Million Hedge Fund Scheme

New York ( – Former New York hedge fund manager, Guy Albert de Chimay, pleaded guilty this week to grand larceny and running a $7 million Ponzi scheme. He was arrested in June, 2010, in North Carolina and charged with securities […]

6 Charged In Hedge Fund Insider Trading Case

New York ( – The SEC yesterday charged Mark Anthony Longoria, a manager at A.M.D.; Daniel L. DeVore, a manager at Dell; Winifred Jiau, a consultant with insider information about Marvell Technologies, and Walter Shimoon, an executive at Flextronics International. […]

SEC Sues Expert Network Consultants for Giving Insider Tips to Hedge Funds

Bloomberg – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said it sued six expert network consultants and employees for insider trading by tipping hedge funds and other investors to generate nearly $6 million. The information was disclosed in an e-mailed statement. Four employees […]

Bernard Madoff: JP Morgan warned UK authorities before confession

Guardian – The UK’s Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) was warned about Bernard Madoff in October 2008, two months before the fraudster confessed that his investment empire was a sham, according to a lawsuit unsealed in New York. The allegation was […]

Actelion up as hedge fund calls for board shake-up

Reuters – Actelion shares rose 3.5 percent on Friday after hedge fund shareholder Elliott Advisors called for its chairman and chief executive to resign from the board in a push for a sale of the Swiss biotech firm. The shares have […]

Richmond Park Buys Olympia Group to Add Hedge Funds

Bloomberg – Richmond Park Capital Holdings Ltd., a London-based investment bank and asset manager, agreed to buy Olympia Group to add $2 billion in funds of hedge funds and private client money. Sagard Private Equity Partners, a Paris-based private equity firm […]

Viking Hedge Fund’s Dris Upitis Said to Resign as Senior Manager

Dris Upitis, one of four management committee members at hedge fund Viking Global Investors LP, resigned, the second high-level departure in 10 months after Chief Investment Officer David Ott stepped down in April, according to two people with knowledge of […]

Pension board wants better hedge fund results – In a move to save $30 million in fees and improve investment results, the state pension fund is looking to cut middlemen out of its approach to hedge fund investing. The pension board yesterday voted to start investing […]