When Ryan Jacob, portfolio manager of the Internet Fund of New York, left Kinetics Asset Management this month to start a money management company of his own, the fund appeared to have lost one of its greatest assets. But since that announcement, Kinetics has made a number of moves to forge ahead without its star money manager.

The company has hired three executives from Chase Manhattan Bank and is attempting to establish a well-known brand that transcends the publicity surrounding the fund's performance under Jacob.

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