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Every week, Hedge Fund Alert helps subscribers anticipate risks and opportunities by revealing behind-the-scenes developments in the fund-management arena.

Selections from Recent Issues


Weeden, Piper Jaffray Discuss Possible Deal

Weeden & Co. is exploring the sale of all or part of its business, including its prime-brokerage division.

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Quant Pioneer Offers Clients Loss-Protection

Welton Investment, which has employed quantitative analysis for 30 years, is marketing a multi-strategy vehicle with investor-friendly fee terms.

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FengHe Defies Trend in Asia's Equity Market

Asia-focused equity shop FengHe Fund Management has profited handsomely as the U.S.-China trade dispute has roiled Asian markets.

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BlackBox Offering Isolates Big Stat-Arb Plays

A statistical-arbitrage manager with a history of strong returns is setting up a vehicle that would employ the higher-capacity strategies of its flagship...

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Point72 Cutting Top Recruiter After Nov. Loss

Point72 Asset Management is dismissing its top talent scout after posting a sharp monthly loss for November.

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Cetrulo Drops Launch Plans to Join Graham

Global-macro trader Erik Cetrulo has shelved plans to launch a hedge fund.

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Princeton Alternative Funding Probed by SEC

The SEC is investigating Princeton Alternative Funding, a direct-lending operation that filed for bankruptcy earlier this year.

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INTL FCStone Enters Prime-Brokerage Field

Commodity-futures broker INTL FCStone soon will begin offering prime-brokerage services to funds that invest in securities.

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Solar Capital Pitches Leveraged-Loan Vehicle

Private-debt investor Solar Capital is marketing a fund that would buy and originate loans to highly leveraged mid-size businesses.

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Apollo Offering Credit Tail-Risk Protection

Apollo Global is developing a product to protect investors against severe deteriorations in credit-market conditions.

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Former Citadel Quant Chief Planning a Launch

Jonathan Graham, the former head of Citadel’s quantitative-investing unit, is laying the groundwork for his own investment business.

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Paul Isaac's Investors Enduring Difficult Year

The flagship fund of Paul Isaac’s Arbiter Partners is on track for its worst annual performance since 2011.

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