Company Spotlight

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,

Rod Gancas Sponsors Princess Grace Foundation

February 8, 2018 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

Rod Gancas is one of the Crown Sponsors of the annual 2017 Princess Grace Awards gala.  The awards given there come from the Princess Grace Foundation in an effort to “identify and assist emerging talent in theater, dance, and film by awarding grants in the form of scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships.” The Princess Grace Foundation […]

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Field Street Capital Management, Rod Gancas,

Tilson Closing Kase Capital Management

October 2, 2017 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

Kase Capital Management, run by well-known fund manager Whitney Tilson, is closing its doors as returns don’t meet expectations. At its best the fund managed $180 million, a comparatively smaller fund considering the $3 trillion invested in this space. Yet the fund has been watched over the years as Tilson appeared on several TV shows […]

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Kase Capital, Whitney Tilson,

Companies Trying to Attract Women to Hedge Fund Sector

August 24, 2017 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

The hedge fund space controls an estimated $3 trillion, and women manage about 1 percent of that. Of every 100 fund managers, only 20 are women. This data shows starkly the glaring gender imbalance is this exclusive club of hedge fund executives. This is contrast to the strides gender equality has made recently in other […]

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DE Shaw, Jane Buchan, Jonathan Sorrell, Man Group, PAAMCO,

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