Category: Hedge Fund

SEC Charges Hedge Fund Poker Buddies With Insider Trading-

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The SEC has alleged that Hyung Lim of Los Altos, Calif., received up to $15,000 and stock tips about a pending corporate acquisition for regularly providing a fellow poker player, Danny Kuo, with nonpublic details ahead of Nvidia Corperation’s quarterly earnings announcements.  Latest:…

Hedge Funds Take Fundamentalist View

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Hedge Funds Take Fundamentalist View  Credit, fixed income and relative-value strategies are seen as among the best bets in the coming year by funds of hedge funds in Asia, as global uncertainty continues to cast a pall on markets. “The…

Hedge Fund Advertising – SEC Set For Proposal

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Hedge funds may go from soliciting individual investors to world wide advertising campaigns under a rule set for proposal by SEC. The proposal is driven by a law that repealed a ban on marketing such investments to all but a…

European Hedge Fund Survey

European Hedge Fund Survey. Largest hub for European hedge fund investment is  UK – nearly 40% of European institutional investors in hedge funds. Switzerland Hedge Funds Switzerland follows the UK with 22% of hedge fund investors located there. Switzerland’s investor…

In Hedge Funds This Week

Matrin Curry fined $14 Million Regulators Fine Martin Currie $14 Million British and U.S. regulators have fined asset manager Martin Currie a combined £8.6 million ($13.9 million) for failing to manage a conflict of interest between two of its clients.…

Hedge Funds and Facebook IPO

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No doubt hedge funds will play bigger role in Facebook’s stock after public IPO but these hedge funds made money on regulatory arbitrage of privately held stock Hedge Fund Manager Christopher Hansen Christopher R. Hansen is a little-known hedge fund…

Hedge Fund SALT 2012

Founder of $6.2 billion SkyBridge Capital and the annual SALT conference that starts here today. “I want to popularize the industry,” he said from his lavish suite at the Bellagio Hotel. Hedgedund-list-salt2012- Popularize it he has. Now in its fourth…

Hedge Funds Flying High

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Big chips! (Woo!) We off in Vegas drinking and partying We got chicks in swimsuits modeling We in the twin stretch Maybachs dipping low The way the wrist shine it’s so magical So far 5 months in it’s been sunny…

New Hedge Fund Lauches

DE Shaw $26 Billion Hedge Fund will start a new fund fund in July Akali Fund will invest in residential mortgage-backed securities, consumer asset-backed debt, troubled loans, credit extensions to borrowers who do not have access to bank financing, and…

April in Hedge Funds

Mergers & Acquisitions TPG Capital abandoned its $818 million bid for hedge fund administrator GlobeOp Financial Services, while petrochemical manufacturer and supplier Westlake Chemical Corp. also announced last week that it withdrew a $1.2 billion offer to acquire Georgia Gulf…

Hedge Funds Losing Biggest On Chesapeake

Top 10 Hedge Funds Losing on Chesapeake Energy Here are the ten hedge funds with the largest stake in the natural gas and oil exploration and production company, according to the most recent 13F regulatory filing data compiled by Bloomberg.…

Need For Speed

High-Frequency Low Latency Trading High-frequency technology has  been blamed for sudden instability in the markets, most recently when the Bats equity exchange canceled its initial public offering after a computer glitch caused chaotic trading in its own stock and others.…

Hedge Fund Launches

Updated list of hedge funds launching. Two GLG Partners  emerging-markets managers based in Hong Kong will launch their own hedge fund. Hedge fund will be Asia-focused macro fund. Kelvin Woo and Joe Zhang will leave the Man Group unit to…

New Hedge Fund Rich List Europe

New Hedge Fund Rich threw  Sunday Times 1. Alan Howard, Brevan Howard 2012 wealth £1,400m (2011 wealth £975m) The Brevan Howard hedge fund generated fees of $1.5bn. The lion’s share will have gone to Howard. His personal fortune is now…

How Much Top Hedge Funds Making Money on Apple

Shares of Apple are exploding higher following Q2 earnings yesterday that blew past analysts’ expectations. Apple’s stock was last up more than 9.7% in pre-market trading Wednesday. Here are the ten hedge funds with the largest stake in the iPhone…

Top Hedge Fund Sugardaddys For Politicians

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Hedge Fund Titans Support and Rent Politicians to bend the rules and Maintain Certian Loopholes. George Soros is on the sidelines, and Obama so far has claimed only two sugar daddies of his own: Bill Maher and DreamWorks co-founder Jeffrey…

Hedge Fund Launches

Lawrence Park Capital Partners aims to manage C$200m ($203m) in assets by the end of next year after reaching C$36m with the launch last month of its flagship credit-focused hedge fund, chief executive David Fry said on Wednesday, writes Reuters.…

Hedge Fund Manager Dies In Car Accident

A nephew of Julian Robertson and a hedge fund manager at Chilton Investment Co. was found dead in North Carolina  on April 22 in a car pulled from the Intracoastal Waterway near a boat ramp on Figure Eight Island.  …

Hedge Fund Industry Is Now Bigger Then Ever Before

The hedge-fund industry is bigger than ever before, after a market rally helped lift assets under management to a record. Total hedge-fund assets surged to $2.13 trillion at the end of the first quarter, beating the previous high of $2.04…

Michael Lewis: Boycott the Banks

I would probably reorganize the movement around a single, achievable goal: a financial boycott of the six “ too big to fail ” Wall Street firms: Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo. We would…

Ackman’s Pershing Square Plans for Listed Fund

Pershing Square Capital, the $11bn hedge fund founder and run by Bill Ackman is moving ahead with plans to offer an exchange-listed hedge fund, but first it must raise at least $3 billion of private capital to fund initial investments.…

Make It Or Break it year for Allstate Hedge Funds

“This is a make-or-break year for hedge funds,” said  Christopher Vogt, a global of hedge funds at Allstate Investments. Allstate Investments have $95.6 billion assets including around $1.5 billion in hedge funds, said the industry needed to deliver good returns…

Hedge Funds Who are the Biggest NY Political Donors

Hedge fund Managers gave $23.4 million dollars to state and local politicians from the start of 2005 throughout this year February. 1.James Simons  Renaissance Technologies  $4,198,377.69 This is a quantitative hedge fund has over $15 billion in assets under management…

Biggest Drop In a Hedge Fund History

Totally Lightscrewed Phil Falcone waited at the bar of the Post House in New York with two colleagues and a $199 bottle of Tignanello. His guest, Carl Icahn, was late. Falcone, the hedge-fund manager who has invested $3 billion in…

Hedge Funders Getting Downward Horndog With Tropy Yogis

Hedge Funder Dan Loeb, 49, who manages more than $5.5 billion in assets, married yogini Margaret Munzer in 2004 Daniel Loeb’s wife, a  graduate from Brown University and from NYU’s School for Social Work, she is known for collecting contemporary…

Hedge Funder and Yoga Confessions

Paul Tudor Jones, worth about 10 billion dollars, was doing a headstand about ten feet away from me in yoga class and I was jealous of him. When you can’t do a headstand you do the yoga pose where your…

Hedge Fund Millenium Ex Tradres Starting Own Hedge Fund

Hedge Fund Millennium Former Traders plan to launch new hedge funds that will employ equity long-short strategy. The Japan-focused Terra Grove Japan Fund and the Terra Grove Pan Asian fund, which will invest in Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, South Korea…

Hedge Funders On the New SEC Advisory Board

Hedge Funds and their investors are well-represented on the SEC new Advisory board. Private equity has a say on the new committee, as well, in the form of Madison Dearborn Partners Mark Tresnowski, Stephen Holmes, CEO of venture capital firm…

Hedge Fund Pershing Batteling GP Board

Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Ackman is seeking a proxy vote, which will take place at the company’s annual meeting May 17 in Calgary, to replace Canadian Pacific directors to achieve his goal. Pershing Square CEO Bill Ackman wants to install…

Hedge Fund Titan Buys Oprah’s Penthouse

London Based Hedge Funder Brevan Howard Asset Management’s Mark Hillery  brought Oprah’s 57th street penthouse apartment.  Prior to Brenan Howard Hillerey was trader at Paul Tudor’s Tudor Investment Co. Mark Hillery and his wife, Melissa, paid $7.9 million for the…

JOBS Act Opens Hedge Fund Advertising

New JOBS Act opens the door to advertising by hedge funds, but an industry organization cautioned members that the advertisements must still comply with state laws and other regulations. The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS) allows hedge funds to…

Breaking the Code of Ray Dalio’s Bridgewater

Ray Dalio is the founder of Bridgewater Associates. As of January 2012, the company is the largest hedge fund in the world with nearly $120 billion under management.  To better understand Bridgewater Behavior Read Dalios Blackbox revealed. Greg Herzog’s belives…

Energy Hedge Fund Bluegold Liquidates Portfolio

$1 billion energy hedge fund Bluegold Capital Management LLP,  co-founded by Pierre Andurand, is liquidating after losing 34 percent last year. The London-based fund will return about 98 percent of investors’ money after calculating asset values this month, Andurand, 35,…

Hedge Funds Can soon Advertise and Market their Services

Obama Expected to Sign  The Jobs Act today that  will allow hedge funds to advertise their services and directly solicit investors for the first time but regulators have concerns about the change. The Jumpstart Our Business Start-ups (Jobs) Act contains…

Top Hedge Funds in Q1 2012

  King Street Capital  Brian Higgins King Street  six stock picks returned 41.7%.. Fairholme  Bruce Berkowitz  is showing investors (and John Paulson) that investing is a marathon. After last year’s terrible performance, his 16 stock picks returned 38.2% during the…