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Och-Ziff Capital Management Suffers $13B in Redemptions In Past 13 Months

Feb 15 2017 | 8:43pm ET

 Investors pulled some $13 billion from beleaguered Och-Ziff Capital Management over the past 13 months as the hedge fund manager dealt with the fallout of a five-year bribery investigation and very expensive settlements with the U.S. Justice Department and the SEC.

 

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Global Prime Partners Launches Structured Products Unit

Feb 21 2017 | 11:40pm ET

London-based Global Prime Partners has launched a structured products division that will provide clients with streamlined access to top issuers along with custom technology and customer service.

Ex-Weiss, UBS Execs Prepping Launch of New Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund

Feb 21 2017 | 11:12pm ET

Long-time Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisors executive Rick Doucette is reportedly planning to launch a new hedge fund manager with former UBS prime brokerage specialist Gerry Polizzi.

JANA Partners Inks Deal With Tiffany & Co. For Three Board Seats

Feb 21 2017 | 9:38pm ET

Barry Rosenstein's activist hedge fund JANA Partners has struck a surprise deal with Tiffany & Co. in which the luxury retailer will add three directors to its 10-seat board.

Lyxor: Hedge Fund Index Gains 1% On Macro, CTA Strategies

Feb 21 2017 | 8:45pm ET

Hedge funds have continued to benefit from a supportive earnings season in the U.S. and a general risk-on sentiment across the board, according to the latest edition of Lyxor Asset Management’s Weekly Brief

PivotalPath Names Machine Learning Expert Vogelstein To Advisory Board

Feb 21 2017 | 5:37pm ET

Technology-driven hedge fund research platform PivotalPath has named machine learning expert and Johns Hopkins University professor Josh Vogelstein to its advisory board.

Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae Claims

Feb 21 2017 | 5:26pm ET

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday shut down efforts by investors, including Perry Capital, Fairholme Funds and Bill Ackman's Pershing Square, to pursue many legal claims against the U.S. government for seizing the profits of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac following their taxpayer bailouts, although the door was left open for some others.

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Debunking Conventional Investment Wisdom

Feb 8 2017 | 3:22pm ET

Due diligence in the hedge fund world has long involved some combination of the four P’s – people, process, performance and philosophy – customized to suit each investor’s particular style or requirements. However, due diligence practitioners are often heavily influenced by four commonly-held fallacies, writes PivotalPath managing principal Jonathan Caplis, that can impact proper fund selection and evaluation, as well as unnecessarily skew conclusions.

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