Fund Manager Druckenmiller Praises Fed’s Response to Covid

June 28, 2020 James Heinsman Economic Barometer

Stanley Druckenmiller, a veteran hedge fund manager, explained on CNBC that he was “humbled” by the strong performance of the stock market in late May, and admitted that he had underestimated the positive force the Federal Reserve was capable of exerting. “I had long-term concerns for the last few years that because of easy money, […]

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Hedge Fund Managers Hesitate to Return to the Office After Lockdown

June 21, 2020 James Heinsman In the News

According to a survey conducted by the Alternative Investment Management Association, about 67% of hedge fund managers are working exclusively from their homes, while about 25% are working mostly from home, as of June 1, 2020. The rest, which is about 8% of the 67,000 employees around the world at the firms which responded to […]

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Pershing Square Gaining While Economy Stuggling

June 9, 2020 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital Management has been enjoying enviable growth just when the economy has been struggling with historically high unemployment and an unprecedented lockdown of people and commerce during the devastating coronavirus pandemic. Public and private funds have seen double-digit growth between 22 and 27 percent so far this year, easily surpassing the […]

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Tyr Capital Holding Its Own in Volatile Market

May 25, 2020 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

Newly launched crypto hedge fund, Tyr Capital Arbitrage SP, reported excellent, double-digit gains after just one year of investing. Nick Norris, Ed Hindi, and Nick Metzidakis created Tyr Capital in January 2019 in London. The fund focuses on soft commodity and energy markets. Two of the three men, Norris and Hindi, worked together at Geneva […]

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London Hedge Fund Offering Discount to Bring in Clients

May 17, 2020 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Selwood Asset Management, a $3.5 billion hedge fund and one of the fastest-growing funds in London, has set up a seductive fee structure not seen since the last collapse of the financial markets. The company will not take a share of the profits some of its new clients make until the net asset value of […]

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Hedge Fund Succeeds to Make Casino Profitable

May 10, 2020 James Heinsman In the News

Ever since Luxor Capital Group, a New York-based hedge fund, took control of a previously unsuccessful casino in Atlantic City, the casino has been thriving. So says the New Jersey Casino Control Commission, the agency that granted Luxor the final authorization to own a casino. “There’s no doubt this property has turned around in so […]

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Survey finds Hedge Funds Growing

April 28, 2020 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

The most recent report of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) found that in the past two years since the last survey done in 2018, the value of the AUM of hedge funds has increased by almost 20%. The report is done once every two years. This year’s report included 8.5% more hedge funds […]

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Arrano Capital Introduces Hong Kong to Bitcoin

April 20, 2020 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Venture Smart Asia Ltd.’s blockchain division, Arrano Capital, opened Hong Kong’s first, government-approved cryptocurrency fund. The fund will track bitcoin prices and will be fully funded when it reaches $100 million AUM by one year of operation. The fund offers Hong Kong investors the city’s first government-regulated vehicle for betting on Bitcoin. The Securities and […]

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Multi-Strategy Funds Perform Well in Falling Market

April 2, 2020 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Stocks have just had their worst performance during the last three months, yet multi-strategy hedge funds that bet on a wide range of markets using teams of traders, centralized risk management and leverage, are doing well. One example is Balyasny Asset Management. This firm finished Q1 with a 4.8 percent gain, with a 3.7 percent […]

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Brevan Howard Doing Well Amid Current Financial Uncertainty

March 26, 2020 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

New Jersey-based Brevan Howard Asset Management is riding the storm of the coronavirus outbreak in excellent shape, predicting that March could be its best month since it was founded in 2003. The firm’s flagship macro hedge fund, Brevan Howard Master Fund, saw a rise of 17% during the first three weeks of March, adding up […]

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