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ESL ups stake in Citigroup

May 16, 2007

An affiliate of Edward Lampert's ESL Investments Inc. hedge fund owns 15.24 million shares of Citigroup Inc. as of March 31, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC filing by RBS Partners LP, which manages...

Fortress plunges 52% in first quarter

May 15, 2007

Four months after becoming the first publicly traded hedge fund manager, Fortress Investment Group LLC posted a 52% drop in first quarter net income for the quarter ended March 31, due to a $71.8 million reorganization expense. The New York-based...

Mutual funds withstand hedge fund seige

May 10, 2007

Despite the continued – if slowing – growth of hedge funds, mutual funds will continue to dominate money management for the foreseeable future, said market observers at the ICI annual conference today. Hedge funds have underperformed equity...

Fortress buys real estate developer

May 9, 2007

Fortress Investment Group LLC has announced that it will buy Florida East Coast Industries Inc. in a deal valuing the Jacksonville, Fla.-based real estate developer at $3.5 billion. The New York-based private equity company agreed to pay $62.50...

Hedge funds trail U.S. equity markets

May 8, 2007

Despite a solid showing in April, hedge funds still fell well short of the returns of the domestic equity markets, according to the latest data from Greenwich Alternative Investments LLC in Greenwich, Conn. The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index...

Hedge funds gain 26% 2006

May 1, 2007

The hedge fund industry grew by a healthy 26% in 2006, despite energy market volatility and several hedge fund blowups, according to Hennessee Group LLC’s 2006 Hedge Fund manager survey. According to the results, the hedge fund industry closed...

Bigfoot hedge funds capture capital

April 19, 2007

The 100 largest hedge funds now control about 70% of capital, up almost 20% in from 2003, according to Morgan Stanley's prime-brokerage unit, says a Wall Street Journal report. What’s more, the 300 hedge funds with $1 billion or more control...

Hedge funds post record-breaking inflows

April 19, 2007

The hedge fund industry posted record inflows of more than $60 billion during the first quarter, bringing total assets under management to $1.57 trillion, according to data released today by Hedge Fund Research Inc. The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite...

Vanguard program draws hedge fund shares

April 16, 2007

BOSTON — Hedge fund shares fast are becoming an important source of new donations for the Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program. Over the past 15 months, the $1.62 billion donor-advised fund founded in 1997 by The Vanguard Group Inc. in Malvern,...

Multistrategy hedge funds dazzle investors

April 16, 2007

DETROIT — Despite being associated with one of the largest hedge fund implosions in recent memory, the multistrategy hedge fund model continues to represent the gold standard for much of the $1.2 trillion industry. It was just six months ago...

Hedge funds beating many indexes

April 9, 2007

The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index rose 0.98% in March, bringing year-to-date returns to 2.82%, according to a preliminary report released today by Greenwich Alternative Investments LLC. Last month, the hedge fund index outperformed the Standard...

Beacon Rock faces market timing charges

March 21, 2007

In the first criminal case against a hedge fund for market timing, Beacon Rock Capital LLC and a former broker were charged with defrauding mutual funds of $2.4 million. The U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania charged Beacon...

OppenheimerFunds’ Rochester unit rakes in the cash

March 12, 2007

BOSTON — Municipal bonds — which finance projects such as roads and sewers — may not be the sexiest investments, but if investor inflows count for anything, OppenheimerFunds Inc.’s Rochester unit looks like Sophia Loren. Two funds managed...

SEC weighs raising bar on private-equity pools

March 12, 2007

WASHINGTON — The Securities and Exchange Commission is considering whether to raise the financial bar for investing in private-investment pools other than hedge funds. “We could raise the standards for every kind of offering that relies on...

200 have filed comments on SEC hedge fund plan

February 19, 2007

WASHINGTON — The SEC’s efforts to protect hedge fund investors have stirred up free-market enthusiasts, who are making it clear they don’t want the government limiting their investment options. With about 200 comments already filed on an...

Former hedge fund manager indicted for fraud

February 2, 2007

The former head of a Hailey, Idaho-based hedge fund was indicted on criminal charges that he carried out a fraudulent scheme that bilked investors out of $88 million, the U.S. Attorney's office said yesterday. John H. Whittier, Wood River Capital...

Lehman buys stake in London hedge fund

January 31, 2007

Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. bought a 20% stake in emerging markets specialist Spinnaker Capital Ltd., a $5 billion British hedge. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. New York-based Lehman intends to increase its stake in Spinnaker to...

'Synthetic' hedge funds an alternative investment

December 18, 2006

NEW YORK - As regulators consider ways to clamp down on hedge funds, financial services companies have begun launching passively managed hedge fund alternatives that shoot for hedge fund returns but not their prices. New York-based Goldman Sachs...

Hedge funds continue to embrace munis

December 18, 2006

PHILADELPHIA - A relatively steep yield curve continues to draw many hedge funds into the U.S. municipal bond market. The steepness of the curve allows the hedge funds to execute a "muni arbitrage" strategy, which involves buying long-term munis...

Insurers brace for scandal over bid rigging with GICs

November 27, 2006

NEW YORK - Just when insurers thought they had put the worst of the bid-rigging scandals behind them, a new one involving guaranteed investment contracts is gaining steam. The key issue is whether tainted bidding for GICs by insurers and brokers...

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