Hedge Funds

Chapman seeks full-time private eye

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Activist Robert Chapman's year-old Chapman Capital is looking to expand its staff with the addition of the usual assortment of hedge fund talent, including research analysts, programmers and an executive assistant.

But the firm is also looking to add an in-house private investigator, a fairly unique position even among the activist set, many of whom simply outsource investigative functions.

As explained in a year-end posting on the job board of Craigslist.org (http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/acc/255734123.html), Chapman seeks an investigator to "conduct both clandestine and covert intelligence operations to track movements of public company executives (e.g., Enron types) to gain deep [intelligence]