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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


Ex-Third Avenue Portfolio Manager Plans Fund

Amit Wadhwaney, once a star portfolio manager at Marty Whitman’s Third Avenue Management, is opening his own fund shop.

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Aristides Throws in the Towel on Union Point

Chris Aristides is pulling the plug on his Union Point Advisors just two years after he began trading.

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Pay Restrictions Underlie Europe-US Divide

European regulators cited a number of reasons last week for denying U.S. managers a marketing “passport” good for all member countries, but...

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Startup Uses Novel Vehicle for Liquid Alts

An alumnus of mutual-fund manager Equinox Funds has started a business that will develop alternative-investment vehicles structured as unit investment...

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SEI Sees Strong Demand for Fund Offering

SEI Investments, best known as a fund administrator, is marketing a hedge fund that has quickly caught the attention of investors.

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Ex-Highside Partner on Track for Big Launch

Investor interest is running high for a startup fund operation led by an alumnus of Highside Capital, Perry Capital and Soroban Capital.

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Whippoorwill Unwinds as Leader Shifts Focus

Whippoorwill Associates is splintering in several directions, with some of its business moving to a new firm led by a former Mount Kellett Capital...

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Marshall Wace Joins Long-Only Bandwagon

Marshall Wace is now offering a long-only version of a European-stock hedge fund it has been running since 2004.

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TCW Rolling Out Corporate-Loan Vehicle

TCW is marketing a fund that would invest primarily in loans to mid-size companies.

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Chess Phenom Unwinds Grandmaster Capital

Patrick Wolff, a protege of technology investor Peter Thiel, is shutting down his Grandmaster Capital.

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BlackRock's Stewart Separating From Firm

Andy Stewart is leaving his job as co-head of BlackRock’s alternative-investment arm.

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Manager to the SEC: "For the Love of Pete!'

An SEC proposal to mandate additional disclosure requirements for investment advisors struck a raw nerve with one manager.

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