Hedge Funds Now Playing in the Major Leagues

July 11, 2022 James Heinsman Economic Barometer

Sports teams and sporting franchises were once owned by families. Nowadays, even with the economic instability around the world, hedge funds and investment consortiums are buying up the big players. In May 2022, Todd Boehly put together a conglomerate deal of $5.3billion to buy the Chelsea football club. Roman Abramovich, the club’s previous owner, put […]


Economy, Hedge Fund Industry, Hedge Funds, Investment,

Highest Hedge Fund Inflow in seven years

June 13, 2022 James Heinsman Economic Barometer

The current financial volatility, spiraling inflation, market uncertainty, hardline constraints of central banks, and geopolitical conflict in Europe seem to be doing nothing for the hedge fund industry. The assumption that investor involvement in the market might be reduced by all these factors, opting for care and restraint in tenuous times, is proving to be […]


Economy, Hedge Fund Industry, Hedge Funds, Investment,

Neil Cole, Founder of Iconix

June 13, 2022 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Some companies stand the test of time, and Iconix Brand Group is one such example. Neil Cole founded the company, which has become the world’s second largest branding company. Iconix was named by Forbes Magazine as one of “America’s Best Small Companies” and it is certainly a company worth learning about. They are currently the […]


Kevin Ulrich Now Chairman of Anchorage

May 26, 2022 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Anchorage Capital Group has been undergoing some significant changes in the last few months. At the end of 2021, co-founder Kevin Ulrich announced that he would be closing the flagship fund and relinquishing his day-to-day duties at the hedge fund. After 20 years in an active CEO role, he will become chairman. As part of […]


Crypto as a Driving Force in Hedge Fund Growth

April 17, 2022 James Heinsman Economic Barometer

The FX market has been unpredictable for quite some time, but now it seems that hedge funds with a quantitative concentration—those known for making lightning-speed trades on grand scales—are looking at crypto for their next big investment move. Crypto’s value differs significantly across markets yielding a plethora of opportunities for hedge fund managers with strong […]


crypto-currency, cryptocurrencies, cryptocurrency, Economy, Hedge Fund Industry,

Gold is Again on Trend for Hedge Funds

February 22, 2022 James Heinsman Economic Barometer

Commodity analysts from Societe Generale report that money managers bought $7.1 billion in gold in February. This is the fourth-biggest week of bullish buying since 2006, when CFTC started its updated reporting. Most explanations for this rise point to recent geopolitical instability. While gold is an imperfect hedge for funds, it is an appealing asset against inflation […]


CFTC, Gold, Hedge Fund Industry, Hedge Fund Industry News, Hedge Funds,

New Investment Opportunities for Hedge Fund Industry

February 3, 2022 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

The pandemic continued to affect the economy throughout 2021, hedge funds proved to be a flexible and adaptive industry. New investment strategies and strong earnings also yielded an improved opinion of hedge funds in general, according to the 2021 EY Global Alternative Fund Survey. 210 managers and 54 investors participated in the survey and showed […]


Hedge Funds,

2 New Leaders at Bridgewater

January 11, 2022 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

Bridgewater, the largest hedge fund in the world, has appointed two new CEOs.  Nir Bar Dea, who is being promoted from his current role as deputy chief executive of Bridgewater, and Mark Bertolini, a member of the board of Bridgewater. Bar Dea, 40, has been with Bridgewater since 2015; he has been deputy CEO since […]


Bridgewater Associates, Economy, government, Hedge Fund Industry, Hedge Funds,

Hedge Fund Consolidation: Eisler Capital and Glen Point Capital

December 16, 2021 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

Mergers and acquisitions are not a common step for hedge funds. But the increased stresses of the industry, including skyrocketing costs and investors’ penchant for established entities, is forcing many funds to close their doors. Some are opting to merge with bigger institutions, like Eisler Capital which is acquiring Glen Point Capital in a rare […]


Economy, Hedge Fund Industry, Hedge Funds, Investment, London,

Female Founded Hedge Funds is (finally) on Trend

December 9, 2021 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

According to the Kresge Foundation, female leadership in hedge funds represents less than 10% of the overall industry. But nine new funds are indicative of a long-awaited change in the hedge fund industry: they are being led by women. These women have spent their initial years in the industry earning money and fostering connections that […]


Economy, Hedge Fund Industry, Hedge Funds, Investment, women,

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