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TPG-Axon Co-Founder's LionRock To Manage Only Partner Capital

July 27, 2011 by FINalternatives   Comments (0)

LionRock Capital, the Asia-focused long/short hedge fund founded two years ago by TPG-Axon Capital Management co-founder Hari Kumar, is changing strategies and essentially becoming a family office. read more

President Pushes To Close Carried-Interest Loophole As Default Nears

July 27, 2011 by FINalternatives   Comments (0)

With the United States lurching towards its first-ever debt default after the acrimonious, on-and-off talks between President Barack Obama and Congressional Republicans collapsed again, the president turned to the American people to insist that higher taxes be part of a balanced plan to reduce the deficit and increase the country's debt limit. read more

Citadel Hammers Away At E*Trade

July 27, 2011 by FINalternatives   Comments (0)

Citadel Investment Group continued to ratchet up the pressure on troubled online brokerage E*Trade Financial Corp., calling the company's decision to consider a sale insufficient. read more

Affiliated Managers Profit Up 81%

July 27, 2011 by FINalternatives   Comments (0)

Affiliated Managers Group, which owns stakes in several high-profile hedge funds, continued its strong run with an 81% jump in its second-quarter profit. read more

Austin Police Dumps Excelsior

July 27, 2011 by FINalternatives   Comments (0)

Austin, Texas' finest are pulling all of the money they can out of hedge fund Excelsior Investors. read more

Hedge Fund Spokesman Switches P.R. Firms

July 27, 2011 by FINalternatives   Comments (0)

Public relations firm Brunswick Group has hired veteran hedge fund spokesman Tripp Kyle to boost its own alternative investments practice. read more

Soros To Retire, Turn Hedge Fund Into Family Office

July 27, 2011 by FINalternatives   Comments (0)

Soros Fund Management, one of the oldest, largest and most successful hedge funds in history, will return outside money to investors and become a family office. Client assets at the New York-based firm currently account for less than $1 billion of the $25.5 billion that it manages. But the transition means the effective retirement of George Soros, the legendary investor who will turn 81 next month, and the exit of his top money manager, Keith Anderson. read more

Swiss HedgePole Launches UCITS Indices

July 27, 2011 by FINalternatives   Comments (0)

Switzerland's HedgePole, a hedge fund service provider, has launched two UCITS indices—one focused on global macro strategies, the other on managed futures/CTAs. read more

Paul Capital Buys Into Cognis PE Portfolio

July 27, 2011 by FINalternatives   Comments (0)

Secondary private equity firm Paul Capital has paid €70 million for an interest in a portfolio of p.e. assets managed by London-based Cognis Capital. read more

PE Investors Don’t Like Fees But Will Pay For Top Talent

July 27, 2011 by FINalternatives   Comments (0)

Private equity investors are not happy with the fees charged by funds but are willing to pay for access to top managers, according to recent research from Preqin. read more