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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


Standard General Bars Entry for Newcomers

The window is closing for investors who want access to Standard General, an event-driven shop that has grabbed headlines for targeting RadioShack in a bold...

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Cap-Intro Survey Bodes Well for Fund Startups

Pensions, endowments, foundations and family offices are far more likely to back startup hedge fund managers today than they were just two years...

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Quant-Trading Firm Wins Paloma's Backing

Proprietary trading shop QTrade has landed a commitment from Paloma Partners — the quantitative-investment firm’s first from an outside...

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Bitcoin Beckons as Fair Game for Fund Shops

The bitcoin market is drawing interest from a growing segment of the hedge fund industry.

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Chapter Closes on Enduring Charter Oak

Charter Oak Partners is no longer running outside capital.

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Sanborn Kilcollin Team Retiring, Shutting Firm

Equity manager Sanborn Kilcollin Partners has wound down following a 13-year run.

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Quant Manager Misses Managed-Futures Rally

Short-term futures trader Quantitative Investment Management suffered a sharp loss in its main fund last year, extending a streak of weak performance and...

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Wainscott Begins Liquidating Fund

The shooting death of Wainscott Capital founder Thomas Gilbert has forced an immediate wind-down of the firm’s hedge fund.

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Bayview Offering More-Liquid MBS Vehicle

Mortgage specialist Bayview Asset Management is marketing a structured-product hedge fund that offers investors more liquidity than its other...

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New HBK Offering Targets Merger-Arb Plays

HBK Capital, an $8.5 billion fund shop founded in 1991, has made a rare addition to its product line.

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Fidelity Cools on Arden's Liquid-Alts Vehicle

Fidelity appears to be having second thoughts about a “liquid-alternatives” mutual fund it runs in partnership with Arden Asset Management.

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Hedge Fund Holdings Grow for Biggest LPs

The amount of money the world’s largest limited partners have invested in hedge funds increased by 10% in the past year, even as Calpers commenced a...

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