Archive for the ‘Emerging Managers’ Category

A Test that Few Pass …

February 11, 2015

Sounds like many new managers are having a hard time. (more…)

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Search for Next Soros Continues

October 1, 2014

Chidem Kurdas

Some people made it their life’s work to seek (more…)

Risk-On Boosts Event Investing

March 12, 2014

Chidem Kurdas

Betting on corporate mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcies and (more…)

Duquesne Veteran Gets Big Investors

March 5, 2013

After Stanley Druckenmiller closed Duquesne Capital (more…)

Former Goldman Trader Gets Big Investors

September 17, 2012

Chidem Kurdas

With both the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve promising low rates into the foreseeable future, mortgage securities (more…)

Asian Fund’s Morgan Stanley Connection

May 8, 2012

Long-time hedge fund industry people will tell you that it is not enough for a new fund to make a high return—investors have to know and feel comfortable with the manager. One of the notable success stories of the past several years (more…)

Will Small Firms Survive?

August 29, 2011

Chidem Kurdas

Costs are up. Allocations are slow. What’s an emerging manager to do? The talk was about pressures and priorities at a conference organized by the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. (more…)

SkyBridge Citigroup Fund Targets US Affluent

August 3, 2010

Chidem Kurdas

Having completed its acquisition of Citigroup’s hedge fund investing and seeding business, Anthony Scaramucci’s SkyBridge Capital is looking to raise money.

It will offer a former Citi fund of funds for a relatively low minimum initial investment of $25,000, with the intention of raising more than $1 billion over time. (more…)

Blackstone Asset Growth Hopeful

July 22, 2010

Chidem Kurdas

Blackstone Group’s hedge fund division attracted significant  new capital in the second quarter. This does not mean that other hedge fund firms will also be able to raise money.

On the contrary, investors appear to be persistently moving to the largest firms. Blackstone is now a $111 billion behemoth (counting all assets) & growing. It has  probably become the biggest free-standing alternative investment business.  Plus, Blackstone survived the credit crisis well. Nobody else in the industry is really in the same position.

Nevertheless, this is great news for many hedge fund managers. (more…)

Fund Targets Both Top and Emerging Managers

April 16, 2010

Chidem Kurdas

One of the largest independent advisor firms, SCS Capital Management,  is preparing to launch a vehicle that will invest in top-tier hedge funds but will round out the portfolio with  promising early-stage managers. (more…)