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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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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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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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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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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Record Donation to Cambridge University from Hedge Fund Founder

February 6, 2019 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

David Harding, founder of the Winton Group, a UK-based hedge fund, donated a history-breaking £100 million ($131 million) to the University of Cambridge. It is the single largest private donation to a UK college. About 75% of the gift will support full scholarships to 100 excelling PhD candidates, while the rest of the gift, about […]

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Pair of Brexit Supporters Say Brexit Won’t Happen

January 31, 2019 James Heinsman In the News

Hedge fund manager Crispin Odey and billionaire Peter Hargreaves, the second biggest supporter of the campaign to for Britain to leave the European Union in 2016, both say that Brexit will never happen. Head of Odey Management, Odey, says his pessimism about Brexit is propelling him to position his assets in such a way that […]

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Klarman and Dalio Pessimistic in Davos

January 22, 2019 James Heinsman In the News

Hedge Fund superstars, Ray Dalio and Seth Klarman, both expressed worry over the global economy during the annual World Economic Forum that meets each year in Davos, Switzerland. Klarman’s dire warning was issued in a letter and caused a buzz at the prestigious conference. Called the next Warren Buffett by some, Klarman runs the Baupost […]

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Greenlight Has Worst Year Since Founding

January 10, 2019 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital posted a 9% loss in December 2018, bringing his yearly decline to a staggering 34%. This is the worst performance since the fund launched in 1996. The year has been an especially challenging one for hedge funds in general, and for Greenlight in particular. As early as last summer Einhorn was […]

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Study Shows Donations Help Fund Managers’ Bottom Line

December 31, 2018 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Sometimes managers make charitable donations in order to improve money flows and keep their funds from shutting down, according to a new study conducted by three finance professors. Vikas Agarwal of Georgia State University, Yan Lu of University of Central Florida, and Sugata Ray of the University of Alabama conducted a study to see the […]

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