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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


Tiger Consumer Lieutenants Setting Up Shop

Displaced by Tiger Consumer Management’s shutdown, two of the firm’s top investment staffers are planning to launch their own hedge fund...

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JP Morgan Pulls Plug on "Mini Prime' Clients

J.P. Morgan’s prime-brokerage operation is casting off many hundreds of smaller hedge funds in a move that threatens to further escalate trading and...

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Smaller Crop of Fund Startups Taking Root

There has been a noticeable decrease in the number of new firms entering the fund-management field.

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Bermuda Burnishes Image as Offshore Haven

Government officials and business leaders in Bermuda are waging a campaign to re-establish the territory as a go-to domicile for offshore funds.

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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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