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Icahn’s Son Won’t Launch Hedge Fund

Sep 12 2014 | 6:07am ET

Carl Icahn’s son has abandoned plan to launch his own hedge fund after negotiations with his father collapsed.

Brett Icahn and his partner, analyst David Schechter, hoped to set up an activist hedge fund in Miami that would accept outside capital and allow them to earn more money than they currently do at the elder Icahn’s firm. 

 

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Algebris To Launch Italian Bond Fund

Sep 12 2014 | 6:06am ET

Algebris Investments is planning a big bet on Italian loans.

Hertz Concedes Three Seats To Icahn

Sep 12 2014 | 6:05am ET

Carl Icahn and Hertz Global Holdings have agreed on a ceasefire.

Third Point Garners $2.5B In Two Weeks

Sep 12 2014 | 6:04am ET

Third Point raised an additional $2.5 billion in just two weeks after reopening to investment last month.

Goldman To Invest In Crescent Capital Through Secondary Market

Sep 12 2014 | 6:03am ET

Goldman Sachs Group is behind an effort to buy $350 million in distressed-debt fund investments on the secondary market.

Argentina Debt-Swap Bill Passes

Sep 12 2014 | 6:01am ET

Argentina’s Congress yesterday approved a new law offering its creditors the opportunity to exchange their defaulted debt for new notes issued under Argentine law—and to get paid.

Paulson Blasts ‘Value-Destructive’ AngloGold Spinoff Plan

Sep 12 2014 | 6:00am ET

Paulson & Co. has long pushed for mining company AngloGold Ashanti to split. But the company’s recently announced plan isn’t good enough for the hedge fund.

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Prominent Hedgie Renee Haugerud Embroiled in Ugly Child Custody Battle

Sep 10 2014 | 2:43pm ET

A high-profile hedge fund manager is caught up in a nasty child custody battle in Georgia. Renee Haugerud, founder of the commodity-focused hedge fund Galtere, is embroiled in a dispute between her husband, John Murphy, and his ex-wife Michelle Murphy—a dispute that has sparked a social media campaign to “free” the Murphys' two children.

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Editor's Note

    Get A Sneak Peak Of The Alpha Pages

    Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET

    As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…

 

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