Company Spotlight

Deutsche Bank’s James Ruane Moving to Bayview International Hedge Fund

December 4, 2019 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

As Germany’s largest bank, Deutsche Bank, is making big changes during its most comprehensive restructuring since it was established 149 years ago, James Ruane, head of the bank’s internal mergers and acquisitions, has chosen to depart. Ruane was a member of a small group working closely with Chief Executive Christian Sewing, which led the unsuccessful […]

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Compare Apple to Amazon: How Different Company Cultures Get Great Results

November 18, 2019 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

Apple is a tech company founded in 1976 in Cupertino, California, whose pursuit of great design and beautiful products says “Money is no object.” Compare this to Amazon, founded almost 20 years later in Seattle, Washington, is a company known for its frugality that breathes “we’re gonna save you money.” Both companies rose to mega-fame […]

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Amazon, Andreeson Horowitz, Apple, Ben Horowitz, What You Do Is Who You Are,

Smaller than Average Fund Reaping Better Than Average Returns

May 14, 2019 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

Launched in 2015, Monica Hsiao’s Triada Capital Ltd is the little fund that could. Hsiao, who is a native of Guam, started her fund with a mere $7 million, some of it from her parents’ savings. That number is only about one-third of what an average Asia-focused hedge fund company begins with, at least recently. […]

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Monica Hsiao, Triada Capital Ltd.,

Castle Harlan Press Release: Launch of Titan Production Equipment

July 21, 2018 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

Exterran sells production equipment business, creating new local company Titan Production Equipment has launched in The Woodlands, the company announced in a July 11 press release. The company was created through the sale of Houston-based Exterran Corp.’s (NYSE: EXTN) North American production equipment manufacturing assets to an affiliate of New York-based private equity firm Castle […]

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Castle Harlan, Exterran, Titan Production Equipment,

Credit Suisse Cut More Jobs as Part of Three-Year Plan

July 14, 2018 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

The New York hedge fund division of Credit Suisse has been re-organizing. In late June-early July, seven positions were trimmed at the company’s key brokerage unit. Included in the cuts were senior bankers Tony Bertoldo and Justin Carey. Others asked to leave were Philippe Hatstadt and Ralane Bonn. Not all are fired; some will be […]

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Credit Suisse, firing, hiring, Indrajit Bardhan, Paul Galietto,

Activist investor Jana Hired Staff for New Socially Responsible Fund

July 4, 2018 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

Jana Partners LLC, the activist investment firm now taking steps into socially responsible investing, has hired a portfolio manager and analyst to help oversee its effort of pushing companies to become better corporate citizens. To read the full article, click here.

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Torbillon Brings on Ross Berman as President

June 25, 2018 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

The headline-making hedge fund, Tourbillon Capital Partners, is hired a former hedge fund manager, Ross Berman, to be its president and chief strategy officer. Lately known for its awesome negative returns, Tourbillon is run by Jason Karp, previously employed by Carlson Capital and SAC Capital, Steven A. Cohen’s fund manager. Karp launched Tourbillon in 2012. […]

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Amy Zipper, Ross Berman, Tourbillion Capital Partners,

Hedge Funds Making a Comeback

June 11, 2018 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

As Mark Twain once so famously quipped after seeing his own obituary in a newspaper, “Reports of my demise are greatly exaggerated,” so too the reports of the end of hedge funds appear to be exaggerated. Quite the contrary, by the end of last year, and continuing into this year, hedge funds are on a […]

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Brahman Capital, Brahman Capital Corp,

Is Tesla the New Enron?

April 16, 2018 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

Some analysts are wondering if high-flying Tesla will end up being the huge disappointment Enron turned out to be: one of the biggest failures in Wall Street history. Harris Kupperman of Praetorian Capital has been wondering out loud if Tesla is on its way to oblivion. Short-seller Jim Chanos said something similar about Tesla near […]

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History in the Making: Donald Sussman & David Shaw

February 19, 2018 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

It’s always fascinating to get a peek into the early days of the hedge fund industry and of the people who have helped to shape it. Certainly, Donald Sussman and David Shaw are shapers of the industry and the story of where their two worlds collided is one worth retelling. In a recent article in […]

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D.E. Shaw, David Shaw, Donald Sussman, hedgefunds, Paloma Partners,

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