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  1. November 10, 2011

    Cotton becomes new ‘widow maker’

    Natural gas epitomised the “widow maker” trade of the 2000s after a series of big bets went wrong in the notoriously...

  2. April 22, 2011

    Taskforce to probe oil price manipulation

    A new US taskforce will investigate fraud in the oil and gas markets as soaring prices prompt accusations of profiteering...

  1. FT Alphaville

    October 9, 2009

    Would you invest with the Cruz Missile?

    Zoe Cruz, who was ousted in late 2007 as a co-president at Morgan Stanley, is preparing to make a come back. According to...

  2. August 13, 2009

    Amaranth pays to settle case

    Amaranth, the hedge fund that collapsed as a result of big energy bets that went awry almost three years ago, is to pay...

  3. August 13, 2009

    Amaranth pays to settle case

    Amaranth, the hedge fund that collapsed as a result of energy bets that went awry almost three years ago, is to pay $7.5m...

  4. February 26, 2009

    Clipped hedgies

    Maybe they can call the sequel When Genius Failed - Again . John Meriwether, who famously brought the financial system to...

  5. February 25, 2009

    Trimmed hedgies

    Maybe they can call the sequel When Genius Failed – Again. John Meriwether, who famously brought the financial system to its...

  6. FT Alphaville

    September 3, 2008

    What killed the Ospraie?

    There’s not too much detail in the fund’s letter to shareholders, in which we’re told the commodities specialist’s 27 per...

  7. FT Alphaville

    August 13, 2008

    Ex-Amaranth trader bounces back

    Brian Hunter, the trader who was blamed for the collapse of $9bn hedge fund Amaranth Advisors two years ago, has taken...

  8. August 13, 2008

    Trader who lost $9bn bounces back

    Brian Hunter, the trader who was blamed for the collapse of $9bn hedge fund Amaranth Advisors two years ago, has taken...

  9. August 13, 2008

    Trader who lost $9bn bounces back

    Brian Hunter, the trader who was blamed for the collapse of $9bn hedge fund Amaranth Advisors two years ago, has taken...

  10. June 11, 2008

    Amaranth adviser on a new peak

    Brian Hunter is best known for his role in the largest hedge fund failure ever. The 34-year-old Canadian energy trader, who...

  11. June 10, 2008

    Hedge fund managers bounce back

    Hedge fund managers like to boast that they operate in the ultimate Darwinist industry: the winners prosper, while failure...

  12. FT Alphaville

    April 15, 2008

    Lunch Wrap

    On FT Alphaville this morning, - 260 traders; four women. The hormones of a trading floor. - Shire’s off to Ireland…or...

  13. April 14, 2008

    Campaigning investors turn to Facebook

    As a 53-year-old oil and gas engineer living in Calgary, Alberta, Brian Hunter might seem neither a likely Facebook...

  14. April 13, 2008

    Campaigning investors turn to Facebook

    As a 53-year-old oil and gas engineer living in Calgary, Alberta, Brian Hunter might seem neither a likely Facebook...

  15. March 7, 2008

    Correction

    * An article in some editions on February 29 wrongly stated that Amaranth, the hedge fund, suffered unauthorised trading...

  16. July 27, 2007

    Amaranth faces $200m penalty

    Federal regulators yesterday said that failed hedge fund Amaranth Advisors and two traders face $291m in penalties for...

  17. July 26, 2007

    Amaranth faces $200m penalty

    Federal regulators on Thursday said failed hedge fund Amaranth Advisors and two traders face $291m in penalties for alleged...

  18. July 25, 2007

    Regulator files civil charges against Amaranth

    US regulators on Wednesday filed civil charges against collapsed hedge fund Amaranth Advisors and its former star...

  19. FT Alphaville

    July 25, 2007

    Former Amaranth trader in US court move

    Brian Hunter, the energy trader whose wrong bets on natural gas prices led to the collapse of hedge fund Amaranth Advisors,...

  20. July 25, 2007

    Former Amaranth trader in court move

    Brian Hunter, the energy trader whose wrong bets on natural gas prices led to the collapse of hedge fund Amaranth Advisors,...

  21. July 25, 2007

    Ex-Amaranth trader fights US regulator

    Brian Hunter, the energy trader whose wrong bets on natural gas prices led to the collapse of hedge fund Amaranth Advisors,...

  22. FT Alphaville

    June 25, 2007

    Amaranth gas trades ‘hit US consumers’

    A US congressional report will claim on Monday that hedge fund Amaranth and its star trader Brian Hunter built up such large...

  23. June 25, 2007

    Amaranth gas trades ‘hit US consumers’

    Hedge fund Amaranth and its star trader Brian Hunter built up such large positions in the US natural gas derivatives markets...

  24. June 25, 2007

    Did Amaranth cause harm?

    “Brian, . . . what the hell is going on out there, rumour is you are getting even more rich . . . according to the market...

  25. June 25, 2007

    Senate report accuses Amaranth of sparking US gas price increase

    Amaranth, the hedge fund, and Brian Hunter, its star trader, built up such big positions in the US natural gas derivatives...

  26. June 25, 2007

    Did Amaranth cause harm?

    INVESTMENT COMPANIES NEWS ANALYSIS "Brian, what the hell is going on out there, rumour is you are getting even more rich...

  27. April 12, 2007

    Observer: Back in the game

    Former Amaranth trader Brian Hunter, who effectively brought the hedge fund down with his wrong-way bets on natural gas...

  28. FT Alphaville

    April 11, 2007

    Hedge fund rankings: it's all about risk, stupid

    Inspired by recently published annual rankings of the hedge-fund industry’s best paid stars  — the “Oscars of hedge-fund...

  29. FT Alphaville

    April 5, 2007

    The Weekender - Special Easter Edition

    FT Alphaville is off to Bali for a holiday. (Not.) See you bright and early on Tuesday April 10th. – This week on FT...

  30. FT Alphaville

    April 4, 2007

    Lunch Wrap - FT Alphaville's midday roundup

    FT Alphaville’s Lunch Wrap is a round up of the top news and views on FT Alphaville and FT.com as at noon, London time. __...

  31. FT Alphaville

    April 4, 2007

    Brian Hunter's Solengo, in pictures and pdfs

    What fun! Dealbreaker.com, the digital Wall St tabloid, has responded to legal moves by Solengo, the new hedge fund being...

  32. March 30, 2007

    California pension fund sues Amaranth

    A $7bn Californian pension fund said it had sued Amaranth, the hedge fund that collapsed in September under about $6bn of...

  33. FT Alphaville

    March 27, 2007

    Hunter's new hedge fund - here's the spiel

    Guess who’s back. Ex-Amaranth gas trader Brian Hunter is back in the commodities game, courtesy of a shiny new hedge fund...

  34. FT Alphaville

    March 23, 2007

    People: Solengo Capital/Amaranth, Blackstone, Royal Bank of Scotland, Catalpa, Morgan Stanley

    Brian Hunter, the energy trader whose risky bets triggered the collapse of hedge fund Amaranth six months ago, has...

  35. FT Alphaville

    March 15, 2007

    Hunter in search of new prey

    Brian Hunter, the commodities trader whose huge bet on natural gas took down Amaranth Advisors last fall, is said to be...

  36. FT Alphaville

    January 23, 2007

    Looking Moore like Amaranth every day

    New York hedge fund Moore Capital has hired two former Amaranth oil traders, bringing its total hires from the collapsed...

  37. FT Alphaville

    January 5, 2007

    Amaranth founder may start new fund

    The latest Amaranth alumni to emerge from the fund’s wreckage and embark on a new career could be its founder. Nick Maounis...

  38. January 5, 2007

    Spectacular profit from gas futures

    A Wikipedia entry for John Arnold, a 32-year-old hedge fund manager specialising in the energy sector, says that while...

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