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Bolt Technology Corp. (BOLT), Morgans Hotel Group Co. (MHGC), Skyline Corporation (SKY): Mario Gabelli’s GAMCO Investors is Very Active in Micro-Caps

Mario Gabelli’s GAMCO Investors presented several 13D filings on Thursday September 18. The famed hedge fund disclosed a new position in Bolt Technology Corp. (NASDAQ:BOLT), an increased stake in Morgans Hotel Group Co. (NASDAQ:MHGC)and a trimmed bet on Skyline Corporation (NYSEMKT:SKY). Let’s take a closed look at these transactions. According to one of the filings, […]

Hedge Fund News: Michael Novogratz, Julian Robertson & Marc Faber

Fortress Pays Executives for Expenses to Manage Fortunes (Bloomberg) Fortress Investment Group LLC (NYSE:FIG) gave four of its top executives $63 million in compensation last year. As part of the package, the first publicly traded private-equity and hedge-fund firm is paying to help manage their fortunes. Show More Summary

Hedge Funds Under Alibaba’s Spell Too

With Alibaba (BABA) set to debut, there’s been much talk of how it isn’t available in the indexes or the ETFs you might expect. Yet hedge funds may also have difficulty getting in on the year’s hottest initial public offering. As Bloomberg’s Leslie Picker and Fox Hu noted, Alibaba said last week that it had [...]

To Calpers: Go Small And Go Young Or Get Out

By Linus Wilson: The decision to dump its $4 billion in hedge fund holdings by the California Public Employee's Retirement System (Calpers) reflects the abysmal returns hedge funds have posted to date. Calpers and other institutional...Show More Summary

Sears Survives For Now, May Not Make It Through 2016

Earlier this week, we learned that Sears Holdings Corporation is borrowing $400 million to pay its bills from a hedge fund owned by its own CEO. Yet experts look at this transaction from the outside and wonder: what does it tell us that the company’s own CEO has stopped offering it unsecured credit? As consumers, the future prospects of Sears … [More]

Read NYC bartender’s awesome letter calling out hedge funder who groped her

20 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A New York City bartender’s online post identifying and shaming a hedge fund investment manager for groping her has brought both attention toward misogyny in restaurant settings and threats from the man she identified as the culprit. Gothamist and Salon both reprinted Laura Ramadei’s...

Micron Technology Inc (MU), Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOX), 21Vianet Group Inc (VNET): Hong Kong’s Azentus Capital Management is Into Tech and Media Stocks

Azentus Capital Management is one of Hong Kong’s largest hedge funds. Managed by Morgan Sze, the fund had the best returns since inception in 2013. According to Bloomberg, Azentus’s Asia-focused global multistrategy fund gained 16.4% last year, still underperforming the S&P 500 index, which returned 31.8%. For the second quarter of 2014, the fund disclosed […]

Is CALPERs Making A Huge Mistake?

By Roger Nusbaum: By Roger Nusbaum, AdvisorShares ETF Strategist CALPERs, the huge pension for California state employees, made news with its latest investment policy shift where it will completely divest its hedge fund exposure over the course of the next year. Show More Summary

Hedge Fund News: Warren Buffett, Third Point & Soros Fund Management

Will Warren Buffett win this bet? (MorningStar) Investing icon Warren Buffett made a bet about the relative performances of hedge funds and index funds, that the latter would beat the former over a decade. The bet: Over a 10-year period commencing on January 1, 2008, the S&P 500 will outperform a portfolio of funds of […]

Expedia Inc (EXPE), Zynga Inc (ZNGA), KCG Holdings Inc. Class A (KCG): Michael Pollack’s Destrier Capital Loves Small and Mid-Caps

Destrier Capital Management is a hedge fund founded and managed by Michael Pollack, who is also an adjunct professor at New York University Stern School of Business. The fund last disclosed an equity portfolio, for the second quarter of 2014, worth more than $300 million. It is mainly focused on technology stocks, which account for […]

Ocwen Financial Corp (OCN), Gildan Activewear Inc (USA) (GIL), Citigroup Inc (C): Cortex Capital’s Top 3 Long Positions

Mark Stupfel launched his own hedge fund, Cortex Capital, using an investment from its former employer, John Kleinheinz. Stupfel worked as a portfolio manager at Kleinheinz Capital Partners, which was closed in 2013, and launched his own hedge fund, which is based in Fort Worth, Texas, concentrating the investment team from Kleinheinz. The fund started […]

Woman writes epic open letter to hedge fund bro who allegedly groped her

The reported groper responded to the incident by saying that he's "grabbed plenty of girls’ aes" in his life

Why Peter Thiel Thinks Social Entrepreneurship Is Broken

And how to fix it. This is an interview with Peter Thiel, an outspoken entrepreneur who and cofounder of PayPal and Palantir, an early investor in Facebook, venture capitalist, and hedge fund manager. His book Zero To One was released this week. Read Full Story

Conservative donors hustle to save Scott Walker’s reelection

The NRA, the Koch brothers, and Wall Street hedge fund billionaires are all swooping in to rescue the embattled guv

Post-CalPERS Rumors Of Hedge Funds’ Deaths Greatly Exaggerated: Institutional Investor

Despite the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)’s decision earlier this week to remove hedge funds from its portfolio, recent hedge fund inflows overall have been positive, pushing the industry to new records. Today...Show More Summary

Cheniere Energy, Inc. (LNG), Walgreen Company (WAG), Nortek Inc (NTK): Anchorage Capital’s Top Picks

Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSEMKT:LNG), Walgreen Company (NYSE:WAG), and Nortek Inc (NASDAQ:NTK) are among Anchorage Capital‘s top stock picks. Anchorage Capital is a credit, special situations, and distressed debt hedge fund with a strong track record. Show More Summary

Edwards Lifesciences Corp (EW): Generation Investment Management Ups Stake To Over 5%

Generation Investment Management, managed by David Blood and Al Gore, has upped its stake in Edwards Lifesciences Corp (NYSE:EW). In a new filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the hedge fund reported owning 5.53 million Edwards Lifesciences Corp (NYSE:EW) shares, which represents an increase from 4.27 million shares held previously. The new stake […]

Laura Ramadei – A New York Waitress – Publicly Shames The Hedge Fund Titan Who Groped Her

A waitress in New York City has been groped and stiffed on a tip for the last time. Laura Ramadei, a waitress/bartender at the Lucky Strike on Grand Street in SoHo decided to go public when a hedge fund titan disrespected her, says the Gothamist. Show More Summary

The Olive Garden: all-you-can eat for hedge fund raiders

yesterdayOdd : Boing Boing

You probably saw the hilarious critique of The Olive Garden that made the rounds last week; the hedge fund behind that critique is a major shareholder with a long history of shady financial deals that gut profitable businesses, destroy jobs, and line the pockets of short-term "investors." Read the rest

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