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Blackstone Is Said to Back Asian Hedge Fund Startup

Bloomberg – Nick Taylor, a former executive of Citadel Investment Group LLC, is preparing to open the largest Asia-focused hedge-fund startup since May 2007 after receiving the backing of Blackstone Group LP, said three people familiar with his plan. Senrigan […]

CME Partners With Hedge Funds in Restructuring Clearing Services

New York (Hedgeco.net) – CME Group is restructuring its credit default swap (CDS) with hedge fund Citadel Investment Group as a strategic program targeted at providing clearing-only services for the nearly $27 trillion CDS market. Key features developed as part […]

Griffin Shifts Funds’ Strategy to Fortify Citadel

Bloomberg – Ken Griffin started trading convertible bonds 22 years ago from his Harvard University dorm room. Now he’s moving away from the investments that made him a billionaire hedge-fund manager — and unraveled last year, leaving clients with a […]

Citadel scraps plan to sell E-Trade stock

CNBC – Private equity firm Citadel Investment Group LLC said Monday that one of its affiliates has canceled a plan to sell a portion of its stake in retail brokerage firm E-Trade Financial Corp. Under a previously announced plan, Chicago-based […]

Citadel fund files $470 mln claim against Lehman

Reuters – Hedge fund Citadel Investment Group claims it is owed $470.5 million on derivatives contracts it held with Lehman Brothers, according to a claim filed in a New York bankruptcy court last week. Citadel, which manages around $12 billion […]

Citadel To Return $250M To Clients

Reuters – Hedge fund firm Citadel Investment Group will return millions to clients who asked to exit last year, but were locked in when its flagship funds lost more than half their value during the financial crisis. The Chicago-based firm, […]

Touradji’s Winning Way Fails to Obscure Ex-Employees’ Hostility

Bloomberg – Paul Touradji had a good year in 2008, a 12-month span that most other traders would like to forget. His flagship hedge fund, Touradji Global Resources Fund LP, returned 8.6 percent trading oil, copper and aluminum. The average […]

Winton to Start Japan Fund, Hire H.K. Staff in Asian Expansion

Winton Capital Management Ltd., the U.K. hedge fund with $12 billion in assets, will start a new fund in Japan and hire staff in Hong Kong as it expands when rivals such as Citadel Investment Group LLC retreat from Asia. […]

Canyon, Citadel Ride Convertibles Resurgence to Recoup Losses

Bloomberg – Convertible bonds that punished hedge funds in 2008 are driving returns at Canyon Partners and Citadel Investment Group LLC and helping companies from JetBlue Airways Corp. to Alliance Data Systems Corp. raise capital. Canyon, the $14.4 billion investment […]

Citadel in Rescue Talks With E-Trade, Report Says

New York Times Blogs – E*Trade Financial is in talks with Citadel Investment Group, the hedge fund that is its largest shareholder, about a deal to shore up the struggling brokerage firm’s balance sheet, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing […]

Demonizing hedge-fund managers

St. George Daily Spectrum – According to the Center for Responsive Politics, hedge funds and private equity firms donated $2,992,456 to the Obama campaign in the 2008 cycle. Obama, vocal critic of the campaign finance practice known as "bundling," accepted […]

Hedge Fund Assets to Fall 11% in 2009, Study Says

Bloomberg – The global hedge fund industry may shrink by 11 percent this year as funds liquidate and investor withdrawals persist, a Deutsche Bank AG survey said. Industry assets may fall to $1.33 trillion by December, according to 68 percent […]