Tesla Not (Yet) Admitted to S&P 500 Index

September 15, 2020 James Heinsman In the News

Investors in Tesla have once again experienced disappointment with the decision by the S&P 500’s index committee’s decision to leave Tesla once again out of the respected index. Hope is not completely extinguished for Tesla cheerleaders. It often happens that mergers of other companies already on the index will leave a space for the iconic […]

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Hedge Fund Urges Europeans to Move to Rail

September 2, 2020 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Oceanwood Capital, an activist hedge fund headquartered in London, called on European leaders to re-think their country’s travel policies in a radically new way. The goal is to reduce carbon emissions in the fight against climate change, and the method is to make a conscious decision to switch from the wasteful use of flying to […]

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ESG investing, Oceanwood Capital,

New 2Q Favs for Hedge Funds

August 25, 2020 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Now that second-quarter SEC 13F filings are available for scrutiny, the public can see where experienced investors put their money in April, May, and June. There were a few surprises, like Berkshire Hathaway retreating from many positions and finding a safe haven in Barrick Gold. But in general, a look-see at where the investing greats […]

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A New Survey Shows Investors Satisfied with 2020 Performance

August 13, 2020 James Heinsman In the News

A new investor poll shows that hedge fund investors are evenly split when it comes to the question of how satisfied they are with how the industry performed so far this year. The survey, conducted and released by bfinance, “Managing Through Uncertainty,” asked a broad spectrum of investors from pension funds, insurers, endowments, family offices […]

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Sender Hedge Fund Gains 30% Following the Crowd on RobinHood

August 5, 2020 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Adam Sender seems to have hit on a great way to bet on winners in the stock market. Just watch what the numbers tell you on the popular stock-trading app called RobinHood. He says he gained 30% for his fund Sender Company and Partners so far this year following the most picked stocks on the […]

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Hedge Funds on Rebound

July 22, 2020 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Institutional investors began funneling money back into hedge funds during the beginning of the second half of 2020. After two years of the industry contracting, hedge funds are beginning to grow again. According to a Bloomberg Mandates survey, half of the 50 respondents either increased their investments in hedge funds at the beginning of the […]

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AI Quant Fund Realizes Growth Even as Market Slows

July 8, 2020 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Quantumrock, the Berlin-headquartered quantitative hedge fund manager, has seen excellent returns while others are stymied in a difficult market. The company’s volatility-focused fund, Volatility Special Opportunities Program, (VSOP), grew by a juicy 9.87% in June, with a YTD of 36.16% growth. VSOP uses an equity futures-and-treasuries model designed around Artificial Intelligence trading throughout the market […]

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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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COVID-19, Squwak Box, Stanley Druckenmiller,

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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