Tue, Sep 2, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing Weekly

SAC reached tentative deal with Feds: hedge fund news, week 43

Saturday, October 26, 2013

In the week-ending 25 Oct., 2013, it was reported that SAC Capital has reached a tentative deal with federal prosecutors to settle the insider trading case and pay $1bn in fines and penalty; the hedge fund would also wind down its advisory business band stop managing money for outside investors under the said plea agreement. SAC Capital also said it would cut six portfolio management teams in the U.S. and close its London office, affecting 50 employees.

Highbridge Capital announced plans to launch a $250m Asia-focused hedge fund in early 2014; Marketfield Asset recently launched a liquid alternatives fund in Europe and re-domiciled to Ireland; former Fugees star Pras has teamed up with several investors to launch a hedge with ‘green’ focus; Jason Ader and Andrew Wallach joined forces to launch a $225m activist hedge fund; Channel Capital launched a high yield catalyst fund early this month; and Altegris Advisors launched the Altegris Fixed Income Long Short Fund.

Traxis Partners said it would close down its operations because of declining assets; and FX Concepts filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New York.

The Credit Suisse Global Macro Hedge Fund Index was up 0.8% in September (+1.5% YTD); The Emanagers Total Index rose 1.3% (+2.92% YTD); And the A SQUARE Funds of Funds Index slid ......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing
  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Study shows what resonates with investors: 'Unwavering', 'passionate' beats 'committed', 'dedicated' and more surprises[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A new study by Pershing, a unit of BNY Mellon company, showed that an effective value proposition strengthens audience connections and fosters growth, yet many advisors have had little objective guidance in formulating such statements until now. In the study

  2. Legal – GE Capital and Petters-related hedge fund in legal battle, SEC sanctions Donald Brownstein's hedge fund over conflicts of interest[more]

    GE Capital and Petters-related hedge fund in legal battle From Startribune.com: A billion-dollar legal battle is brewing in Florida over who knew what and when about the decade-long Ponzi scheme operated by former Wayzata businessman Tom Petters. The bankruptcy trustee for two failed Flo

  3. Managed futures' global diversification is important in next phase of economic recovery[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The global diversification provided by managed futures may prove to be extremely valuable as the markets enter the next phase of the economic recovery, said Campbell & Company, a pioneer in absolute return invest

  4. Comment – Why you should avoid the hottest hedge fund hands, Swedroe attacks Hussman over risk management, relative value strategy[more]

    Why you should avoid the hottest hedge fund hands FromCNBC/Yahoo.com: Investors who don't have money with Pershing Square Capital Management are likely salivating at the hedge fund's industry-leading 26 percent return from January through July. But investing with Bill Ackman and other to

  5. Ex-UBS prop trader's hedge fund Manikay Partners eyes UK launch[more]

    From eFinancialnews.com: Manikay Partners, a $1.7 billion US multi-strategy hedge fund set up in 2008 by a proprietary trader from UBS with backing from Goldman Sachs, is planning to open in the UK. New York-based Manikay's move into Europe comes after Financial News revealed on Monday that Aurelius