Investors Betting on Cryptocurrency Funds

May 22, 2019 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

The first quarter of 2019 was a good one for cryptocurrency hedge funds. Total AUM (assets under management) exploded by three times in that period, according to research. Investment company Elwood Asset Management partnered with PwC, a consultancy firm, to publish a report that found the median crypto hedge fund AUM was worth $4.3 million […]

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Elwood Asset Management, PwC,

Smaller than Average Fund Reaping Better Than Average Returns

May 14, 2019 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

Launched in 2015, Monica Hsiao’s Triada Capital Ltd is the little fund that could. Hsiao, who is a native of Guam, started her fund with a mere $7 million, some of it from her parents’ savings. That number is only about one-third of what an average Asia-focused hedge fund company begins with, at least recently. […]

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Monica Hsiao, Triada Capital Ltd.,

Meet Five Rising Hedge Fund Stars

May 6, 2019 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

The world’s most talked-about hedge fund conference is about to get underway on May 6, 2019. The Sohn Investment Conference is entering its 24th iteration at the David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City, and will once again feature up and coming talent in its “Next Wave” series. This special series highlighting […]

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Matthew Smith,

Hedge Fund Homeowners Downsizing Away from their Connecticut Mansions

April 21, 2019 James Heinsman In the News

Prices of luxury mansions continue to plummet as the number of sprawling homes floods the market in the well-known hedge fund haven of Greenwich, Connecticut. The size homes that successfully sold decreased for a third time, bringing the median price of single-family homes down by 17% during the first quarter of 2019m from the previous […]

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condos, Connecticut, Greenwich, single-family homes,

Jen Lai Picks Another Sleeper Stock After Big Win

April 10, 2019 James Heinsman In the News

Jen Lai seems to know what to look for when it comes to stock picks. If the past is a harbinger of the future, then we can expect Jen Lai’s next pick to cash in. Over the past two years Lai had her money on GDS Holdings, a data center operator based in Beijing. The […]

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Dalton Investments, GDS Holdings, Jen Lai,

Brazil is Bridgewater’s New Best Bet

March 21, 2019 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Until recently Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund has been a big investor in the China market. Another region has caught the interest of the $160 billion Connecticut- based fund, and that is Brazil. Analysts at Bridgewater recently told Reuters they have their eyes on Brazil and expect it to become the country with […]

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Brazil, Bridgewater Associates, Jair Bolsonaro,

Harvard Getting Infusion of Capital for Drug Research

March 13, 2019 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Harvard University is getting ready to announce a partnership with health care hedge fund company Deerfield Management which has promised to spend $100 million to grow Harvard’s drug research endeavor. A new company was created to bring the money to the lab. Called Lab1636, the hope is that discoveries made at Harvard will lead to […]

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Deerfield Management, Harvard University, Isaac T. Kohlberg, James E. Flynn, Lab1636,

New Study Shows Women and Hedge Funds Still Don’t Mix

March 4, 2019 James Heinsman In the News

According to a new report released by Preqin, women make up less than 20% of the hedge fund industry’s work force, a number that has barely changed since November 2017. Women are even rarer in the upper echelons of the $3.2 trillion sector, composing a mere 11% of the senior execs. In November 2017 Preqin […]

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Absolute Return, Girls Who Invest, Preqin, women,

Hedge Funds Re-Friend Facebook

February 25, 2019 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Known for their recent less than sterling performance, hedge funds partly redeemed themselves in the 4Q of 2018. Smartly catching tech stocks as they sunk to their lowest points in recent months, hedge funds were able to cash in on that sectors happy double-digit resurgence. The most-owned stock for the largest of the alternative funds […]

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Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft,

New Activist Fund Founded by Unusual Pair

February 17, 2019 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Perhaps as hard to find as a unicorn are upper ranking hedge funds led by either a woman or a person of color. In the case of Impactive Capital LP, we find both. Christian Amar is a Hispanic man, and his co-founder, Lauren Taylor Wolfe is a woman. Both developed their fund managing skills for […]

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Bella Research Group and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Blue Harbour Group, CALSTRS, Christian Amar, Impactive Capital LP,

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