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    Soros Fund to Buy Conexant in Prepackaged Bankruptcy

    Conexant Systems Inc was acquired in April 2011 by Golden Gate Capital for $282. million for $282.2 million and will be sold to an affiliate of Soros Fund Management in exchange for debt under a prepackaged Chapter 11 reorganization begun early Thursday morning in Delaware. Click here to continue reading

    CLO Investors Fret Over Quality

    Issuance of CLO s in the U.S. this year could reach $75 billion to $100 billion, rivaling the $91.1 billion record-high set in 2007, according to asset managers and arrangers who spoke at Bloomberg Brief’s CLO Webinar. Click Here for More

    Free Preview: Hedge Funds, Jan. 22, 2013

    Mark Yusko, the chief investment officer of the $3.5 billion Endowment Fund said he’s stepping down, citing differences in running the fund, according to a letter sent to investors. David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital Inc. and David Shaw’s D.E. Shaw & Co. are betting that shares of Swedish medical-equipment maker Elekta AB will decline. Hedge Funds: [...]

    Hedge Funds – Free Sample Issue

    Download this exclusive sample issue of Bloomberg’s market leading newsletter here. In this issue: LEAD STORY: Charles Simonian, a former portfolio manager at SAC Capital’s Sigma Capital unit, plans to start a long/short equity hedge fund. RETURNS IN BRIEF: Elliott, Black River, Monarch, SkyBridge, Saiers, MKP funds. BRIEF EXCLUSIVES: Simple Alternatives searches for a long/short [...]

    London Quant Funds Report Second Year of Losses

    Hedge funds that use computer algorithms to follow trends lost money for a second straight year in 2012 as political debates over the U.S. fiscal cliff and Europe’s sovereign debt crisis roiled markets. The Newedge CTA Trend Sub-Index, which tracks the performance of the largest quant funds, fell 3.4 percent last year after a 7.9 percent decline [...]

    Hedge Funds Rose 1.6% in 2012, Lagging Stocks

    By Kelly Bit Hedge funds on average climbed 1.6 percent in 2012 through November, lagging global stocks by almost tenfold as managers were whipsawed by market reactions to the economic and political events, according to Bloomberg data. Click here to continue reading.

    New York City Pensions Seek Up to 15 Hedge Funds

    By Kelly Bit Three out of five of New York City’s pension funds, which collectively have about $70 billion in assets, are searching for 10 to 15 hedge funds for direct allocations, according to Seema Hingorani, head of public equities and hedge funds at New York City Comptroller’s Office. The pensions, New York City Employees’ Retirement System, New [...]

    Bloomberg Brief Hedge Funds Compendium 2012

      Each week’s edition of the Bloomberg Hedge Funds Brief features a “spotlight” interview with a portfolio manager, investor or other prominent member of the hedge fund industry. This compendium is a collection of these one-on-one conversations published over the past year. Click here to download our free compendium.

    SAIL to Seek Long/Short, Relative Value Funds

    SAIL Advisors Ltd., the $2 billion Hong Kong-based fund of funds that aims to expand in North America, is searching for strategies including long/short credit, relative value and long/short equity hedge funds for allocations next year, according to Wayne Yi, a senior analyst. SAIL prefers “less established” managers with less than $1 billion in assets, Yi, who is based [...]

    Renaissance to Offer Quicker Withdrawals

    By Kelly Bit Renaissance Technologies LLC, the $20 billion investment firm founded by Jim Simons, will allow more frequent withdrawals as it seeks to attract institutional investors. All of Renaissance’s hedge funds now offer clients the option to redeem monthly, the East Setauket, New York-based firm said last week in an e-mail, a copy of which was obtained [...]

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