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Stonehenge Asset Management Launches New Fund

[Updated at 6:59 PM EST] - The Fund has updated their press release: We have received a press release from Steven A. Michaels of Stonehenge Capital Management announcing the start of a new fund by the group. The press release describes the fund as an extension of the already successful...

Jobs Bill Eases Hedge Fund Advertisement Rules

A clause in the Jobs Bill that is expected to be made into law in April will offer greater freedom to hedge funds and investment banks in their ability to advertise their services to the general public. The new freedoms could allow a whole host of marketing schemes to...

Hedge Funds Self-Govern As Regulator Worries Rise

  Regulatory power on Wall Street has increased. There's no denying it. Since the 2008 Financial Crisis both the populist view and much of Washington opinion has put the blame squarely on the shoulders of investment banks and hedge funds. The laying of the blame for the incredibly complicated circumstances...

Sprint (S) Ends Deal With Phil Falcone’s Lightsquared

Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE:S) announced today that it would end a deal with the satellite and cellular data company Lightsquared Inc.. Philip Falcone is the founder of the company. The parent of the corporation is Harbringer Capital Partners, Falcone's hedge fund. Sprint said it would return $65 million in prepayments made...

Are Women Better Investors Than Men?

A report from HRT, published in 2009  found that hedge funds run by women routinely outperform their male counterparts. The analysis suggested that female run funds generated an average annual return of 9% between 2000 and 2009 while male run funds raised an average of only 5.82%. Despite those...

Paulson & Co. Analyst To Start New Hedge Fund

Robert Lacoursiere left John Paulson's hedge fund Paulson & Co. last week to start his own hedge fund. He had been working with John Paulson for four years overseeing the funds invsestment in financials. Lacoursiere is one of the most senior personnel to depart Paulson in recent years. He...

Paulson Reveals Details Of Hartford Filings Split

  Updated 3/12/12 at 12:23PM with regardings HIG's position on John Paulson's proposal: New details emerged on Friday concerning the splitting of Insurer Hartford Filings into two separate groups. John Paulson, manager of the hedge fund Paulson & Co. which owns the largest share in the insurer, revealed more specific details...

Hedge Funds Look to Continue Strong Start

When hedge fund managers look back on 2011, they will not be pleased by the unflattering losses that were accumulated throughout the year. On the contrary, 2012 is different, so far. Hedge funds are doing much better with an average gain of 4.3% so far this year. According to...

Hedge Fund Managers Earned Hefty 2011 Paychecks

One day after a story came out about Wall Street bonuses, today's story is about the hefty paychecks earned by hedge funds managers in 2011. According to a new Forbes survey, among the top 40 hedge fund managers with the greatest earnings, together they grabbed $13.2 billion in paychecks last year....

Hedge Fund Assets Could Hit $2.1 Trillion in 2012

According to a new survey released on Monday by Credit Suisse, hedge fund assets under management could hit $2.13 trillion this year. This news comes from the opinions of 600 surveyed institutional investors with $1.04 trillion in hedge fund assets, according to Reuters. The respondents also believed their hedge fund...

Falcone’s LightSquared Hits another Roadblock

LightSquared, hedge fund manager Phil Falcone’s venture to bring a national wireless service, had hit another roadblock.  Satellite telecommunications firm, Inmarsat PLC sent LightSquared a default notice yesterday because Inmarsat says they have not received a $56.3 million payment which was agreed upon when they began their partnership. LightSquared fired...

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