October Worst Month in Three Years for Hedge Funds

December 9, 2018 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Just when hedge fund managers were started to smile again, the market took a nose dive and hedge funds followed. According to Preqin, a research company on the hedge fund industry, October 2018 was the very worst month for alternative investing vehicles since January 2016. As a group hedge funds lost 2.35%, on average, in […]

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Amy Bensted, Preqin,

Fund Manager Holding Back Tears as He Regretfully Says Good-by to Clients in Heart-Breaking Video

December 2, 2018 James Heinsman In the News

James Cordier, founder of OptionsSeller.com, posted a video in which he apologized to his many clients, who he refers to as “family,” after sustaining losses guessed to be about $200 million. The company was essentially wiped out due to the recent roller-coaster ride of oil and natural gas prices. The firm was vulnerable to the […]

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James Cordier, OptionsSellers.com, Reddit,

Rethinking Capitalism

November 25, 2018 James Heinsman In the News

According to a Gallup poll, about 51% of the US population say they are opposed to capitalism. Only 34% labeled themselves as capitalists, while 15% said they did not know. Paul Tudor Jones II presented this data to his audience at the Greenwich Economic Forum in Connecticut in mid-November and used it as a starting […]

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Paul Tudor Jones. Tudor Investment, Ray Dalio,

Hedge Fund Fees Going Down

November 17, 2018 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Ever since Alfred Winslow Jones created the first hedge fund in history, hedge funds have charged their customers according to the famed 2 and 20 fee structure. Anecdotally, it is said that AW Jones and Company charged 20% of profits and a 2% management fee based on the exploits of the Phoenician sea captains who […]

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Alfred W. Jones, Alfred Winslow Jones, CM Capital Advisors, Keith Seibert, Michael Oliver Weinberg,

Hedge Fund Advisor Josh Rosner Claiming Financial Disability to Get IRS Refunds

November 8, 2018 James Heinsman In the News

Joshua Rosner became well known after he correctly predicted the collapse of the US housing market, the dangers lurking behind the doors of Freddie Mac and Freddie Mae, and the subsequent financial crisis. He was subsequently sought after as a thought leader on business news programs and as a witness in Congress. He even ended […]

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financial disabiltiy, IRS, Joshua Rosner, PTSD, refunds,

Langlade Taking EDL to Switzerland

November 1, 2018 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

London-based hedge fund EDL Capital is moving to Switzerland. Edouard de Langlade, who used to be part of Moore Capital, has decided to take his fund out of London and join the sector in Switzerland. EDL is a macro hedge fund started by Langlade in September 2015. Macro hedge funds bet on macroeconomic trends and […]

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EDL Capital, EDL Global Opportunities Fund, Edouard de Langlade, London, Switzerland,

Hedge Fund Manager Says He Will Take Bitcoin for His New York Mansion

October 25, 2018 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

  Roy Niederhoffer, president of hedge fund manager RG Niederhoffer Capital Management, needed some digs in 2013. He was renovating a Manhattan house that he owned, and he was living in a rental, but he was not happy with the situation. As luck would have it, all three units that of a mansion that Niederhoffer […]

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Roy Niederhoffer,

Hedge Funds Betting Big on Distressed New York Taxi Business

October 18, 2018 James Heinsman In the News

Hedge funds specializing in buying into distressed sectors in the hope of seeing a turn around in that sector’s popularity, have been buying what used to be coveted taxi medallions. The value of medallions, the metal shield that taxi owners attach to the hood of their cabs are the license that legally allows cabs to […]

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Lyft, Marblegate Asset Management LLC, Matthew Daus, medallion, taxi,

Running a Hedge Fund “Aint What It Used to Be”

October 10, 2018 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

After several decades of bringing home millions of dollars for himself and his clients, Jonathan Jacobson founder of Highfields Capital Management has decided its time to shake things up a bit. Here is how he described how burnout feels in the upper atmosphere: “Done correctly, money management is an all-consuming, 24/7 pursuit… After three-and-a-half decades […]

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Eric Mindich, Eton Park Capital Management, Highfields Capital Management, Jonathan Jacobson,

Ex-Citadel Trader Opening New Hedge Fund

October 2, 2018 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Ron Ozer, former portfolio manager at Citadel, opened his own hedge fund which will focus on trading natural gas. Ozer was co-head from July 2015 to April 2017 of the US natural gas trading division at Citadel, which today manages $30 billion. Statar Capital LLC, Ozer’s new fund, has already raised about $140 million from […]

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Citadel, Ron Ozer, Statar Capital LLC, Velite Capital,

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