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Muddy Waters’ Block Gets Serious About Hedge Fund Launch

Oct 17 2014 | 7:46am ET

Noted short-seller Carson Block is again mulling a foray into hedge funds.

“We are more so than ever very seriously considering becoming a fund manager, but it would not be the same sort of Muddy Waters 8,000-page reports,” Block said. “When you’re running a fund management business, it takes a lot of resources to put those out.”


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PE Firm Palamon Makes Senior Hires

Oct 20 2014 | 8:56am ET

Private equity specialist Palamon Capital Partners has made a pair of senior appointments.

Point72 Up $1.8 Billion

Oct 17 2014 | 7:43am ET

Point72 Asset Management is enjoying every bit of the success of its predecessor, SAC Capital Advisors.

Blackstone Profit Rises As Firm Sees Opportunities In Volatility

Oct 17 2014 | 7:43am ET

The Blackstone Group fell short of third-quarter earnings estimates, but the mood at the alternative investments giant is upbeat all the same.

Ackman Says He Has Proof Allergan Lied About Valeant

Oct 17 2014 | 7:42am ET

Allergan Inc. has been lying about would-be buyer Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Pershing Square Capital Management founder William Ackman said yesterday.

Greenlight To Reopen Next Month

Oct 17 2014 | 7:07am ET

Greenlight Capital will accept new investments for the first time in more than two years beginning next month, the New York-based firm told clients.

Lansdowne Names First Chairman

Oct 17 2014 | 7:06am ET

The new shape of Lansdowne Partners continued to emerge yesterday, with the appointment of one of the firm’s top portfolio managers as its first chairman.

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Q&A: Jeff Eaton Talks Capital Raising, CalPERS And The Secondaries Market

Oct 14 2014 | 10:16am ET

Global placement agent Eaton Partners has raised close to $60 billion for some of the largest private equity and hedge fund firms in the world. In April of this year, Eaton acquired a secondary advisory group and will now assist clients wishing to buy or sell limited partnership interests. To find out more, FINalternatives' Mary Campbell spoke recently to partner Jeff Eaton.

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Editor's Note

    Must Attend Hedge Fund Charity Events For October

    Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET

    The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…


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