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Selections from Recent Issues


Dick Mayo Separates From Namesake Firm

Mayo Capital is forging a new identity following the exit of founder Dick Mayo.

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Aon Set to Add Townsend to Advisory Practice

Aon is in advanced talks to buy real estate investment advisor Townsend Group, a move that would expand the scope of Aon’s alternative-investment...

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Lawyers Pressing Managers on Fiduciary Rule

While hedge fund lawyers continue to decipher new U.S. Labor Department rules governing retirement funds, most are advising their clients to stop accepting...

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Big-Data Shop Reaching Out to US Investors

The creator of a big-data program that correctly predicted recent election upsets in the U.S. and U.K. is marketing an investment vehicle based on the...

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Bossen Pulls Back From Convertible Arbitrage

Elliot Bossen is retooling his Silverback Asset Management.

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Multi-Strategy Shop Launches Index Fund

After raising an impressive sum for its debut hedge fund, Ocean Quant Group is now offering an index fund with minimal fees.

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Ex-Mason Pros Secure Backing From Moelis

An event-driven startup led by two former Mason Capital portfolio managers has lined up $100 million for the launch of its debut fund.

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Venture-Capital Offering a Big Hit for Coatue

Coatue Management is raking in even more money than expected for its latest venture-capital offering.

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Ex-Citadel Trader Building Robust Operation

An energy-stock trader is marketing a fund designed in part to allay investor concerns about hedge fund performance and costs.

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Gelband Seen Hiring Unprecedented Numbers

Though still months away from launching a planned multi-strategy fund, Michael Gelband is aggressively hiring investment and operations professionals with...

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York's Latest Offering Targets Drilling Plays

York Capital is assembling a fund that would invest in oil and gas drilling sites.

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Former Greenlight Exec Plans Equity Fund

Equity specialist Andrew Rechtschaffen is again building a hedge fund shop.

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