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Hedge Fund News



Citadel. SAC. Millenium.

Steven Cohen. Eddie Lampert. John Paulson.

The latest happenings from the murky world of the hedge fund industry. Frozen investor redemptions, outsized profits and stories of market manipulation. It's all here in the Hedge Fund News section.


John Paulsonís Disastrous Year Continues

According to Reuters, two of John Paulson's largest funds, the Advantage Fund and the Advantage Plus fund, have continued to plummet over recent months. The Advantage Plus fund has been particular...


Is This It For John Paulson?

John Paulson has been spectacularly successful since 2007, making billions upon billions of dollars for himself and his investors. After making a big splash in 2007 thanks to a very correct bet ag...


John Paulson Continues To Take a Beating in 2011

From 2007 until 2010, John Paulson was seemingly immortal. Everything that he touched, it seemed, would turn into gold. Paulson's magical run started in 2007 when he successfully bet against the s...


Even The Best Make Mistakes

Next time that you make a poor investment decision and end up taking a loss, just remember - even the best investors and traders in the world make mistakes as well. Case in point - John Paulson, t...


Is John Paulson Losing His Magic Touch?

Over the last 4 1/2 years, John Paulson has been one of the most successful hedge fund managers in the world. Paulson started his run back in 2007 when he successfully bet against the US subprime ...


Top 25 Hedge Fund Managers Made a Combined $22.07 Billion in 2010

According to Absolute Return + Alpha (HT: New York Times), the top 25 hedge fund managers in the world made a combined $22.07 billion in 2010. Of the 25 hedge fund managers on 2010's "Rich List", ...


Bernard Madoff Speaks Out - "They Had To Know"

Bernard Madoff, the man behind one of the largest Ponzi schemes in history, recently conducted an interview with Diana B. Henriques of the New York Times. Madoff, who is currently serving out a 15...


Oops! Even Big Hedge Funds Can Make Mistakes Too

SAC Capital Advisors is one of the largest hedge fund firms in the world. The firm, which was founded in 1992, reportedly has over $15 billion in assets under management. SAC Capital Advisors has done...


Massive Insider Trading Bust Coming?

The last time that a MAJOR insider trading bust really rocked the markets was in the mid to late 1980s. Famed trader Ivan Boesky pled guilty to securities fraud. As part of his deal, Boesky allege...


David Einhorn (Publicly) Sets His Sights on The St. Joe Company

The St. Joe Company (JOE) came under significant pressure earlier this week after David Einhorn delivered a withering evaluation of the company at the Value Investors Conference. Prior to Einhorn'...


Bridgewater Associates Tops List of Largest US Hedge Funds

According to AR Magazine, Bridgewater Associates finished the first half of 2010 as the largest hedge fund firm in the United States. According to the publication, Bridgewater Associates finished ...


John Paulson Sends Investors Into a Frenzy

There is no question that John Paulson, head of Paulson and Co Inc., has attracted an enormous following over the past couple of years. And why not? Paulson correctly predicted the implosion of th...


Adobe Burns A Number of (Previously) Enthusiastically Bullish Institutional Investors

In Q1/2010, we tracked a total of 97 institutional investors in our fund database. This included some of the biggest money managers in the world, including Berkshire Hathaway, FMR LLC, Paulson and Co....


The Largest Holdings of Some of the World's Largest Institutional Investors

In our Q2 Fund Report (link below), we revealed the top 100 most widely held stocks of the 96 different institutional investors that we tracked throughout the quarter. Not surprisingly, companies ...


Institutional Investors Continue To Be Indifferent Towards Yahoo!

Back in February of 2008, Microsoft made an unsolicited takeover bid for Yahoo! The amount of their original bid? $44.6 billion in cash and stock ($31 per share). Yahoo! rejected the offer, cl...


Institutional Investors Conflicted on Goldman Sachs in Q2

Institutional investors were highly conflicted on Goldman Sachs during the second quarter of 2010. By the end of Q2/2010, Goldman Sachs was widely rumored to be in final negotiations with the SEC ...


Q2 Hedge Fund Report (Finally) Launches

The Q2 Hedge Fund report has finally been released. Originally the report (actually it's a section of this site) was supposed to be released on Sunday night, but the data gathering and computation...


Stanley Druckenmiller Calls It Quits

After 30+ years working in the hedge fund industry, Stanley Druckenmiller of Duquesne Capital Management has decided to call it a day. In a letter to his investors that was circulated earlier toda...


John Paulson Files His Q2 13F-HR: 20 New Positions Revealed

Paulson and Co. Inc. filed their eagerly anticipated 13F-HR earlier today. The hedge fund firm reported owning a total of 78 13(f) securities at the end of Q2, up from 60 in Q1. Paulson and Co...


Is John Paulson's Magical Streak About To Come To An End?

Thanks to a particularly gutsy bet against the US subprime mortgage market in 2007, John Paulson became the world's most famous hedge fund manager (and one of the richest as well). Paulson's bet ag...


These 25 Stocks Were Not Popular With the Institutional Investor Crowd Last Quarter

A few days ago, I wrote an article titled "Institutional Investors Loved These Ten Stocks The Most Last Quarter". The article listed the ten stocks that the largest number of institutional investo...


Institutional Investors Loved These Ten Stocks The Most Last Quarter..

Every quarter, many of the world's largest institutional investors file something called a Form 13F. The Form 13F lists all of the Section 13(f) securities that a fund had long positions in at the...


Institutional Investors Continue to Love (And Accumulate) JP Morgan Chase and Co.

Which stock was held by the largest number of the 97 institutional investors in our database at the end of the last quarter? What was the only company to be owned by more than HALF of the funds in ...


SAC Capital Advisors LP Q1 Holdings Details

SAC Capital Advisors LP released their 13F-HR for Q1/2010 earlier this week. A 13F-HR filing shows all of the long Section 13(f) securities that SAC Capital was holding at the end of the first qua...


Paulson & Co Inc Buys MGM Mirage, Sells Philip Morris

It's that time again. Paulson & Co Inc filed their 13F-HR on Monday with the SEC for Q1/2010. The 13F-HR filing lists all of the hedge fund firm's long positions (stocks, options, etc) in Sect...


Did a Goldman Sachs Director Tip Off Raj Rajaratnam About Warren Buffett's Investment In The Company?

According to a recent Wall Street Journal article (link below), the government is investigating whether or not Rajat Gupta, a director at Goldman Sachs, tipped off Raj Rajaratnam about a September 200...


John Paulson Turns Bullish

According to Marketwatch.com (link below), John Paulson of Paulson & Co. Inc. has turned very bullish on the US economy, equities markets and even the US real estate market. John Paulson recently ...


John Paulson Is NOT Being Targeted By The SEC In Goldman Sachs Probe

The Internet has been absolutely buzzing since news of the SEC's civil lawsuit against Goldman Sachs and Fabrice Tourre surfaced yesterday. There has been plenty of incorrect information circulati...


David Tepper of Appaloosa Management Made an Estimated $4 Billion in 2009

According to the New York Times (link below), David Tepper of Appaloosa Management earned an estimated $4 billion in 2009, topping the list of the most successful hedge fund managers of last year. ...


The Hedge Fund Industry Continues Its Comeback

According to Eurekahedge.com, the global hedge fund industry has continued to recover over the past 9-10 months. From the late '90s until 2007, the hedge fund industry swelled in size as wealthy i...


John Meriwether - Third Time's A Charm?

John Meriwether is going to give it another shot. In October of 2009, multiple news organizations reported that John Meriwether, formerly of Salomon Brothers/LTCM/JWM Partners, would be forming hi...


John Paulson's Four Billion Dollar Plus Long Positions

According to the latest Paulson and Co. Inc. 13F-HR (Q4/09), the hedge fund firm had just under $20 billion invested in 13f securities at the end of the fourth quarter. Included in this total were...


Harry Markopolos Destroys SEC in New Book

In his recently released book "No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller", Harry Markopolos unleashes one of the most scathing indictments of the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) that I h...


A Peak Inside Paulson & Co LLC's Q4 13F-HR Filing

The SEC requires that all "institutional investment managers that use the United States mail in the course of their business and that exercise investment discretion over $100 million or more in Sectio...


John Paulson's Latest Purchase - SuperMedia Inc.

Much like Warren Buffett, investors around the world follow John Paulson's every move. And why not? The head of the mega-hedge fund firm Paulson and Co., Inc. has been phenomenally successful over...


Citadel, SAC Capital Help Lead Resurgent Hedge Fund Industry Higher in 2009

2008 was a horrific year for the hedge fund industry. Funds were folding left, right and center as panic-riddled investors pulled their money and returns plummeted. A number of high-profile funds ...


SAC Capital Now In the Crosshairs of the Government?

According to the Wall Street Journal (link below), SAC Capital Advisors is now being drawn into the widening insider trading investigation that started with the Galleon Group and Raj Rajaratnam. S...


Raj Rajaratnam of Galleon Group Hedge Fund Arrested on Insider Trading Charges

David Faber broke the news on CNBC earlier today that Raj Rajaratnam, founder of the Galleon Group hedge fund, had been arrested on insider trading charges. Rajaratnam has been formally charged wi...


John Paulson: The World's Most Influential Hedge Fund Manager

Who is the most influential hedge fund manager in the world right now? Is it George Soros? Steven Cohen? Kenneth Griffin? The answer? None of the above. The most influential hedge fund manage...


Bernard Madoff: I Can't Believe That I Wasn't Caught Sooner

In yet another black eye for the SEC, Bernard Madoff recently revealed in a jailhouse interview that he couldn't believe that his multi-billion dollar fraud lasted for as long as it did. Two lawyer...


JWM Partners LLC To Shutter Its Doors

Is John Meriwether still a "genius"? Or, better yet - was he ever the "genius" that many people made him out to be? Bloomberg.com is reporting that John Meriwether will shutter the main fund (Re...


Many Top Hedge Funds Are Off to Strong Starts in 2009

2008 was an absolutely horrid year for the hedge fund industry. The industry was hit by a "perfect storm" of problems - extremely weak equity markets, rapidly deteriorating credit markets, incredib...


Arthur Samberg Decides to Shutter Pequot Capital Management Inc.

Pequot Capital Management Inc., once one of the largest and most revered hedge fund firms in the world, has announced that it will be shutting its doors. Arthur Samberg, who manages Pequot, cited a...


George Soros: "Economic Freefall Has Been Stopped"

George Soros, famed trader and the 29th richest person in the world, believes that the downward trend in the financial crisis is "easing", and that economic stimulus packages are beginning to have a p...


James Simons, John Paulson Top List of Highest-Earning Hedge Fund Managers in 2008

Many people are struggling in this current economic environment, and many hedge funds have been forced to shutter their doors over the past 12 months. However, times are still good for a number of ...


2009 Expected To Be Another Tough Year For Hedge Funds

Those who were expecting an improvement in the hedge fund industry after last year's drubbing are likely in for a disappointment. A recent article in the Financial Times (link below) published some...


Some Hedge Funds Are Actually Considering A Lawsuit Against Porsche

Here's a story that goes into the "seems too ridiculous to be true" file. It turns out that a number of hedge funds - as many as 20 total - are considering "legal action" against Porsche. Why Po...


Citadel Investment Group On The Comeback Trail?

Can Citadel Investment Group LLC, which is led by Kenneth Griffin, resurrect itself after an absolutely horrible 2008? Can the firm recover after its two biggest funds each turned in losses of 55% ...


Paulson Advantage Plus Fund Up 37.6% in 2008

Another year, another stellar performance for John Paulson and his family of hedge funds. His biggest fund, Paulson Advantage Plus, was up 37.6% in 2008. Considering the amount of money under manag...


Boaz Weinstein Loses $1.8 Billion Dollars, Starts Hedge Fund

What do you do when the group that you run loses $1.8 billion dollars in a single year? That's simple. Leave the firm that you are currently with and start a hedge fund. This is the exact path t...


Harry Markopolos Testifies In Front of Congress

Harry Markopolos is currently testifying on Capitol Hill as I write this article. As you can imagine, Markopolos isn't saying very nice things about the SEC and the way that they tackle high-profil...


Hedge Fund Transparency Act of 2009 Introduced

The days of hedge funds being "shrouded in mystery" are likely coming to an end. US Senators Chuck Grassley (Republican) and Carl Levin (Democrat) have introduced the Hedge Fund Transparency Act of...


John Paulson Strikes Again, Banks At Least $380 Million Dollars Shorting Royal Bank of Scotland

FT.com (link below) is reporting that Paulson & Co. recently covered their sizable short position in the Royal Bank of Scotland, and banked "at least" 270 million pounds (that's about $380 million dol...


Morgan Stanley Analyst: Hedge Funds May Lose 37% Of Assets in 2009

The already under siege hedge fund industry is likely headed towards more pain in 2009, Morgan Stanley analyst Huw van Steenis warns. The hedge fund industry, which lost a reported $600 billion dol...


Harry Markopolos Completely Nailed The Madoff Fraud, But the SEC Did Nothing

I just finished up reading the 19-page document that Harry Markopolos submitted to the SEC in November of 2005 titled "The World's Largest Hedge Fund is a Fraud". Now obviously I had heard about th...


The SEC Issues Statement re: Madoff Scandal - We Messed Up

The SEC issued a statement on Tuesday night, saying that it had missed repeated opportunities to discover the Madoff fraud that has resulted in the disappearance of many billions of dollars. The SE...


Citadel Suspends Redemptions In Kensington and Wellington Funds

In a move that really can't have surprised anyone, the Citadel Investment Group froze redemptions from its two biggest hedge funds until March 31st of 2009, at the earliest. Kenneth Griffin, CEO of...


The Biggest Swindler of All-Time? Bernard L. Madoff

The sheer size of the fraud (estimated by some to be upwards of $50 billion dollars) that was perpetrated by Bernard L. Madoff has many people asking the question: how could this have happened? How...


Bill Fleckenstein to Close Short-Only Hedge Fund, Open Long-Short Fund

Bill Fleckenstein is a name that is known to many. Fleckenstein runs Fleckenstein Capital, a short-only hedge fund that has been around for about 12 years. Bill pens a weekly article for MSN Mon...


John Paulson Continues to Dominate

The people who figured that John Paulson was in for a letdown after posting such astonishing returns in 2007 are in for a letdown of their own. Paulson and Co. Inc. continues to outperform the over...


Fortress Investment Group LLC Halts Redemptions From Its Drawbridge Global Macro Fund

Fortress Investment Group LLC, besieged by investor redemption requests, announced earlier this week that it had halted redemptions from its Drawbridge Global Macro fund. Fortress is a publicly tra...


Citadel Investment Group LLC Continues To Struggle in November

Can Citadel Investment Group LLC withstand a 47% YTD drop in its two biggest funds? Can any hedge fund recover from a near 50% drop, especially in this environment? We're about to find out. Bloo...


BVI Global Fund Ltd (of Tudor Investment Corp) Temporarily Suspends Withdrawals

Tudor Investment Corp. will be temporarily be suspending investor withdrawals in its mammoth $10 billion dollar BVI Global Fund Ltd. as the company seeks investor approval to split the fund into two s...


Satellite Asset Management LP Halts Client Withdrawals

Not to sound like a broken record, but another major hedge fund has announced that they will be halting client withdrawals for the time being. Satellite Asset Management LP, which currently has abo...


Artemis Asset Management Ltd. Winding Down Their Artemis Absolute Return Hedge Fund

One of the best performing hedge funds of 2008, the Artemis Absolute Return Hedge Fund, will soon be wound down. Artemis Asset Management Ltd., a behemoth $17 billion dollar money management firm t...


Citadel's Kensington Global Strategies Fund, Wellington LLC Fund Have Their Counterparty Credit Ratings Cut by S&P

More bad news for Citadel today. The hedge fund giant suffered a counterparty credit rating cut on its two biggest funds, Citadel Kensington Global Strategies Fund Ltd and the Citadel Wellington LL...


$60 Billion Dollars in Hedge Fund Investor Redemptions in October

The hedge fund industry suffered on two fronts in October. Not only did the hedge fund industry turn in one of its worst one-month performances ever, but it also buckled under a wave of investor re...


Citadel Continues to Deny, Deny, Deny

The Wall Street Journal continues to publish stories about the Citadel Investment Group, and the company continues to assert that they are not true. A few weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal publish...


Icahn Enterprises GP Inc. Feeling the Pinch as Well

Carl Icahn, the legendary activist investor who has been a thorn in the sides of many CEOs, has been forced to pour more of his own money into Icahn Enterprises GP Inc. to deal with a flood of redempt...


Platinum Grove Asset Management LP, Another Myron Scholes Hedge Fund, Is Struggling As Well

Myron Scholes - if you follow the world of hedge funds, then that name should ring a bell. Scholes, who won a Nobel Prize in economics, was a founding partner in the now infamous LTCM fund. LTCM fa...


Blue Mountain Capital Management LLC Halts Redemptions in Its Blue Mountain Credit Alternatives Fund

Investor redemptions in large hedge funds are certainly nothing new, especially in this crippling environment. The average hedge fund is down just over 20% on the year, and investors are pulling their...


HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index Down 19.6% YTD

The HFRX (Hedge Fund Research, Inc) Global Hedge Fund Index was down 19.6% for the year as of October 30th, 2008 (link below), confirming fears that the losses sustained by the global hedge fund indus...


Can the Citadel Investment Group Survive?

This prolonged (and violent) market downturn has called into question the long-term viability of many hedge funds. Manny Roman, co-chief executive of GLG Partners, recently stated that he believes tha...


Hedge Fund Industry Posts Worst Month Since At Least 2000

A recent article in Bloomberg (link below) pointed out that the hedge fund industry posted its worst month in September since at least 2000. The article pointed to the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index as ...


Millenium Global Investments Closes Their Emerging Credit Fund

Another hedge fund bit the dust on Tuesday, after Millenium Global Investments announced that they were shuttering their Millenium Global Emerging Credit Fund. The fund has a reported $800 million dol...


Christian Siva-Jothy Ignores Downturn in Hedge Fund Industry as His SemperMacro Fund Posts Large Gain in September

This is a tough time for many hedge fund managers, but not Christian Siva-Jothy. Siva-Jothy's $440 million dollar SemperMacro fund posted an eye-popping 12.3% return in September, according to t...


Andrew Lahde Flips Wall Street The Bird, Rides Off Into Sunset

Andrew Lahde released a letter to his shareholders this week that has everyone in the hedge fund industry talking. Andrew Lahde runs (or used to run) Lahde Capital Management, a small hedge fund...


Some Notable Hedge Fund Heavyweights, Including Steven Cohen of SAC Capital Advisors, Liquidated Many of Their Positions in Recent Days

Many people figured that last week's bloodbath was helped along by many hedge funds liquidating equity positions due to redemption demands. An article out on WSJ.com tonight (link below) explains that...


John Paulson Forced to Reveal His Big Short Positions in UK Banks

John Paulson, the hedge fund manager who made a name for himself after betting heavily against the US housing market, was forced to reveal his company's short positions in certain UK financial stocks ...


The Church of England Attacks Short-Sellers and Debt Traders

It's just not a fun time to be a short-seller right now. Financial markets worldwide are imploding, and more and more people are pointing their fingers of blame at one source: short-sellers. In the ey...


British Ban on Short Selling Will Prove To Be Disastrous For Some Hedge Funds

The temporary ban on the short-selling of certain firms in the United Kingdom will prove to be disastrous for some hedge funds, as they were forced to cover their positions at inopportune times and po...


SEC Might Require Hedge Funds to Disclose Short Positions?

The SEC is continuing their crusade against short-sellers, as Bloomberg is revealing tonight that the SEC might have plans to force hedge funds to disclose their short-sale positions and subpoena the ...


Soros Fund Management LLC Has Large Exposure to Lehman Brothers

Just like when Bear Stearns plunged earlier in the year, Lehman Brothers is plunging and stinging many of the hedge funds that made large investments in it.
Funds such as Wel...

RK Capital Management LLP Down As Much as 30% in August

According to an article that was recently published on Bloomberg (link below), RK Capital Management's various funds fell as much as 30% in August, mainly due to a rapid drop in the price of aluminum ...


Mark "Goldfinger" McGoldrick to Run His Own Hedge Fund

Mark "Goldfinger" McGoldrick made headlines last year when he quit Goldman Sachs. The trader, it was reported, was unhappy with his $70 million dollar bonus and decided to leave the...

Hedge Fund Capital Inflows Have Slowed to a Trickle in 2008

Is the bloom finally coming off of the hedge fund rose? According to Wall Street & Technology (link below), capital inflows for hedge funds were a measly $16.4 billion dollars in the first quarter...


Ospraie Management LP Is Shutting Its Ospriae Fund

Ospraie Management LP sent a letter to its investors on Tuesday, informing them that the company would be shutting down the popular Ospriae Fund. The reason? A 38.59% decline so far...

Atticus Capital Has Lost Over Five Billion Dollars in 2008

According to various sources (Forbes, Reuters and others), activist hedge fund Atticus Capital has dropped over five billion dollars so far in 2008. The company was reported to be controlling over $20...


What is the High Water Mark as It Applies to Hedge Funds?

This is a term that you have probably heard mentioned (if you follow the world of hedge funds), but might not be entirely sure of what it means.

The "high water mark...


Altor Equity Partners Closes Three Billion Dollar Altor Fund III

Despite "turbulent fundraising markets", Altor Equity Partners have successfully closed their third fund, Altor Fund III, according to a press release dated August 22nd. The company was looking to rai...


Tudor Investment Tensor Fund Up Nineteen Percent YTD

Tudor Investment's Tensor Fund is currently up almost 19% YTD according to an article in the New York Post (which was subsequently confirmed by the company as being accurate). The Tensor Fund, run by ...


Ron Insana Closing Insana Capital Partners "Legends" Hedge Fund

The idea was a simple one.

Ron Insana would open a hedge fund called "Legends". The hedge fund would be a "fund of funds", and would allow investors to invest in hedge funds that they norm...


Harbinger Capital Partners Funds Raises Stake in Cablevision

Things are about to get a bit more interesting for Cablevision and its management - it was revealed on Friday that Harbinger Capital Partners Funds had upped its stake in the company from 4.9 to 8.1%....


Andor Capital Management LLC Shutting Its Doors

It's the end of an era as Andor Capital Management LLC has announced that it will be closing its doors in October.

According to a recent WSJ article titled "Andor Closin...


BP Capital Drops in July

BP Capital, the hedge fund run by famed investor T. Boone Pickens, suffered a 35% drop in the commodity half of its fund in July, according to a recent report in the New York Post. The article goes on...


Chinese Hedge Fund Manager Shells Out $2.1 Million for Lunch Date with Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett is without a doubt the best investor that ever lived.

But are his words of wisdom worth $2.1 million dollars? Zhao Danyang thinks so.

Buffett, as he does every ye...


Horizon Asset Management Down More Than 20 Percent in Q1 2008

The turbulent markets have exacted a toll on another extremely large family of funds, as Horizon Asset Management slid more than 20% in the first quarter of 2008.

Hor...


Pardus Capital Management LP Halts Investor Redemptions

Another large, notable hedge fund has halted (temporarily) redemptions from its fund.

Pardus Capital Management manages around $2 billion dollars.


John Meriwether Back in the News, For All of the Wrong Reasons

A John Meriwether fund is in trouble again.

John Meriwether doesn't ring a bell?

He was the man behind Long Term Capital Management (L...


Brevan Howard Asset Management's Flagship Fund Up 17% in 2008

It's not all doom and gloom in the hedge fund industry right now. Even though there is a continuous barrage of bad news (mostly related to banks not being so willing to extend margin to hedge funds), ...


Endeavor Capital Loses 27% In One Day

According to the Financial Times, Endeavor Capital, a three billion dollar London-based hedge fund, lost more than a quarter of its value in one day. This drubbing occurred on Monday, the same day tha...


Paulson and Co. Continues Their Red-Hot Run

If you thought that Paulson and Co. was destined for a let-down after 2007's massive year, then John Paulson would like to tell you that you are wrong so far. Paulson and Co. hit it out of the park...


Carlyle Capital Corporation Gets Pounded After Failing to Meet Margin Calls

Carlyle Capital Corporation touched off a wave of selling on Thursday, especially in mortgage real estate investment trusts, after the company failed to meet some of its margin calls and received a de...


JP Morgan Tops List of Biggest US Hedge Fund Managers in 2007

Credit crunch? What credit crunch? Even though three of the top ten largest hedge funds in the US lost an estimated $24 billion in assets last year, the overall assets of the top US hedge funds act...


Focus Capital is the Latest Hedge Fund Casualty

Focus Capital, a one billion dollar hedge fund (or at least, it used to be a one billion dollar hedge fund) based out of New York, announced that it was going to be liquidating its portfolio and shutt...


Blue River Asset Management Avoids Collapse By Raising $100 Million in New Capital

Hedge fund firm Blue River Asset Management managed to avoid the fates of several other prominent hedge funds (as in, total collapse) by raising $100 million in new capital from existing and new inves...


Phil Goldstein of Bulldog Investors Fund Challenging SEC on Hedge Fund Advertising Laws

Phil Goldstein of the Bulldog Investors Fund is preparing to take on the SEC over the coming weeks over the SEC's stance regarding hedge funds soliciting money from the public (or not being able to, a...


Spy Wars? Elliott Management Corp Sues Cedar Hill Capital Partners LLC, Alleging "Corporate Espionage"

Elliott Management Corp has sued rival hedge fund Cedar Hill Capital Partners LLC, alleging that the rival company "misappropriated" proprietary software that cost Elliott Management Corp millions of ...


Peloton Partners LLP Asset Seizures A Sign of Things to Come for Hedge Funds?

Yesterday we told you that Peloton Partners had decided to shut down their "ABS Master Fund", a fund that had bet against the subprime credit market and had made over 87% for its shareholders last yea...


Peloton Partners LLP To Shut Down ABS Fund; Halts Redemptions for Multi-Strategy Fund

Another day, another hedge fund casualty. Today, the Wall Street Journal and Reuters both announced that Peloton Partners LLP would be closing its $2 billion dollar ABS fund and temporarily halting...


Highbridge Capital Management LLC Turned in a Mixed Year in 2007

The world's largest manager of hedge funds, JP Morgan, saw its Highbridge funds turn in decidedly mixed performances in 2007. JP Morgan purchased a majority stake in closely-held Highbridge Capital Ma...


Alan Greenspan Working as an Advisor for Paulson & Co? That's Just Wrong

Of all of the thousands of hedge funds that Alan Greenspan could have taken an advisory position with, he had to choose Paulson & Co., the hedge fund that made billions and billions of dollars in 2007...


Paulson Credit Opportunities Fund - How the Fund Had Such an Explosive Year in 2007

In 2007, according to Bloomberg, the Paulson Credit Opportunities Fund returned almost 600%, finishing up the year with a staggering gain of 589.9%. The Paulson Credit Opportunities Fund II, a slightl...


Ten of the Top Performing Hedge Funds of 2007

In 2007, news of poorly performing hedge funds seemed to dominate the financial headlines. There was the Global Alpha fund, which dropped 38%; there was the Global Equity Opportunities Fund, which dro...


Lahde Capital Up an Eye-Popping 1000% in 2007

Lahde Capital, a hedge fund run out of Santa Monica California by Andrew Lahde, has returned an absolutely ridiculous 1000%+ so far in 2007. Lahde started the fund with about $10 million dollars in...


New Wave of Quant Fund Trouble Coming

I'm telling you right now - you are going to be hearing about another wave of quant fund selling and implosions any day now. Quant funds are a funny thing - they work until they don't work. And whe...


Not All Hedge Funds Have Had Rough Years

You may think when you open up the Wall Street Journal or the business section of your local paper that all hedge funds have had a terrible year. That's just not true. Like with anything else, chaos f...


Breaking Down the Payout Structures of Most Hedge Funds

If you were ever wondering how hedge funds make money, then this article is for you. If you were ever wondering what "2 and 20" or "3 and 50" meant when it came to hedge fund compensation, then you...


Want to Buy a Piece of Steven Cohen's SAC Capital? Here's Your Chance

When you talk about successful traders, and I mean, really successful traders, Steven Cohen is one of the first traders that should pop in your mind. Cohen is a spectacularly successf...


Quant Hedge Funds: How Did They Lose So Much Money?

Many people out there are probably confused when they hear about quant hedge funds taking huge losses over just a couple of days at the beginning of August. How does a "market neutral" fund suddenly t...


Goldman Sachs Global Equity Fund Gets 3 Billion Dollar Bailout

Goldman Sachs on Monday announced that they would be sinking $2 billion dollars of their own money into the deeply troubled Global Equity Opportunities Fund, after the fund reported a 28% decline just...


Tykhe Capital: Some Funds Down as Much as 31% Month to Date

Sorry to pile on the bad news, but it's bad out there in quant land. Tykhe Capital, which runs a number of statistical arbitrage and quantitative long/short funds, has reported that as of August 9t...


Goldman Sachs Global Alpha Hedge Fund Down 26% in 2007

Is another major quant hedge fund about to bite the bullet? Several investors in the private fund have told the press that the Global Alpha hedge fund has dropped 26% in value so far in 2007, follo...


Liquidation of Quant Hedge Fund Positions Behind Market Fluctuations?

This has not been a good year to run a quant hedge fund. One after another, these "market neutral" hedge funds are getting taken apart, with most of the carnage coming this summer after the subprim...


Starting up a Hedge Fund: What are the Costs Involved?

To be sure, running a hedge fund sure sounds like an appealing job. The money, the power, the prestige; there is a reason why many highly educated people choose to work at a hedge fund. Sure the stres...







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