BALTIMORE ( Stockpickr) -- Atticus Capital isn't your typical hedge fund. Founded by a former NHL prospect turned Harvard MBA and a member of the Rothschild family, this fund's management is nearly as unique as its investment strategy. That unique atmosphere has done well to deliver impressive gains. Despite large losses in the wake of 2008's market crash, Atticus is resurging with new capital and new positions, hoping to replicate its pre-crash success.Bankrolled by co-chairman Nathanial Rothschild's well-connected rolodex, Atticus Capital had the honor of being called one of the largest hedge funds on the market, tipping the scales at $20 billion under management back in 2007. The fund was known for buying large, concentrated positions in stocks with favorable macro stories, and management became renowned for its activist approach to investing; then-portfolio manager Timothy Barakett and his team are credited with having prompted more than a few high profile mergers. What's perhaps most interesting for Atticus Capital are the jumbo-sized positions that the fund undertakes. While those large bets fueled Atticus' massive gains during the bull markets of the mid 2000s, they also contributed to the fund's large losses in 2008. After earning back around 95% of his clients' funds in 2009, Barakett retired from his portfolio management role, closing two of the firm's biggest funds to spend more time with his family. But Atticus Capital's reign over Wall Street is far from over. Now, with a renewed investment focus, manager David Slager is working to rebuild Atticus' assets under management once again. And his moves might just be worth watching in 2010. Here's this week's look at three stocks that Atticus Capital added to its portfolio in the most recent quarter.
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