Tag Archives: chief-executive

Northern Trust Named Best Overall Hedge Fund Administrator

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Northern Trust has been named the Best Overall Hedge Fund Administrator by HFMWeek in the magazine’s inaugural U.S. Service Provider Awards. The awards recognize companies that have outperformed their peers during 2008-2009 and demonstrated financial progress, […]

In defence of accused hedge fund billionaire Raj Rajaratnam

Guardian.co.uk – My coverage of Raj Rajaratnam, the Wall Street hedge fund manager accused of orchestrating a sophisticated insider trading ring with tipsters at firms such as IBM and Intel, has prompted an email from an acquaintance of the accused […]

Despite ’08 pain, the rich still like hedge funds

Reuters – It appears nothing — not losses, redemption gates or lofty fees — can deter the rich from stashing their cash in hedge funds. A year after crumbling markets triggered losses and fund managers drew fire for blocking redemptions, […]

Swiss officials make pitch to lure UK bosses

TimesOnline – It is understood that one chief executive was offered a flat tax rate of 10 per cent on his personal income if he relocated the company to Geneva and lived there, as long as he provided a forecast […]

Adaptec says Steel Partners would gut company

Reuters – Adaptec Inc, target of a proxy war led by Warren Lichtenstein’s Steel Partners, said on Tuesday the activist hedge fund wants to gut the data storage technology company, shed assets and create an acquisition vehicle fueled by Adaptec’s […]

Tampa’s Creative Loafing chain taken over by hedge fund Atalaya

St Petersberg Times – A New York hedge fund wrested control of the Creative Loafing newspaper chain Tuesday, promising to keep the weekly tabloids running in Tampa, Sarasota, Atlanta, Chicago, Charlotte, N.C., and Washington, D.C. In a bankruptcy auction in […]

Porsche offices raided in share probe

First Post – German prosecutors are investigating executives at the sportscar firm over allegations of share-manipulation. Porsche denied any disclosure irregularities but many hedge funds and investment management firms were left wrong-footed after it made a shock announcement that it […]

Hedge Fund Managers Split Over Strategy

New York Times – Russell Herman, the chief executive of the hedge fund firm Dawson-Herman Capital Management, is the latest manager to shutter his fund after heavy losses last year and differences with the firm’s founder, Jonathan Dawson. Mr. Herman […]

Sterling falls as bears raise pressure over stimulus cash

This is London – It also led many in the City to believe the Bank favours a weak currency, prompting a series of downbeat ­forecasts today. “I’m super bearish on the pound,” said Hans-Guenter Redeker, the London-based head of foreign […]

Atticus closing two hedge funds

Forbes – Investor Timothy Barakett on Tuesday said Atticus Capital, which suffered some of the hedge fund industry’s steepest losses last year, is closing two of its three funds and will return $3 billion to shareholders. The Atticus founder and […]

Thames River plans two credit funds, US foray

Reuters – Thames River Capital is hoping to launch two investment grade credit strategies later this year and is looking at how best to target the U.S. institutional market, chief executive Charlie Porter told Reuters. The independent fund house, which […]

Hedge fund FRM unit to invest $60 mln in new fund

Forbes – Global fund of hedge funds firm FRM Capital Advisors (FCA) said on Tuesday it will invest up to $60 million in New York-based asset manager WestSpring’s first fund. Specialist hedge fund seeder FCA said the investment is part […]