2 New Leaders at Bridgewater

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 …

Hedge Fund Consolidation: Eisler Capital and Glen Point Capital

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 …

Female Founded Hedge Funds is (finally) on Trend

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 …

Neil Barsky Steps Away from Marshall Project

Former hedge fund manager Neil Barsky is leaving his role as the Chairman and founder of the Marshall Project. Barsky has spent seven years growing the organization which won two Pulitzer Prizes, including one in 2021 for  national reporting, and its 54 employees with a nearly $12 million budget. His plans for the future include a …

Python is Hedge Fund Prefered Coding Language

Python is emerging as the preferred language for hedge fund technology. Those looking to work in the industry would be wise to consider acquiring this skill and showcasing it in their resume. Nat Kilsby, the COO of Quadrature Capital predicted this trend in March 2021, as recruitment of coders with extensive Python capabilities were being …

New Hedge Fund Index App

PivotalPath, the hedge fund consultant firm, recently released the new Hedge Fund Index App, as a way of simplifying and heightening the benefit of hedge fund indices. While institutional investors use these indices for thoughtful decisions on asset allocation and evaluation, there are inherent systemic issues that curtail their usefulness. The new app offers applicable information, …

Finding Gender Equity at the Helm of Hedge Funds

Women have broken every professional barrier and risen to the top of every industry. Yet, for some reason, there are still few senior women in hedge funds and practically zero in investment roles. A 2015 study by Ernst & Young, KPMG, and Morningstar, found that only 2% of hedge funds are led by women, fewer …

Sculptor Capital Management is an Emerging Hedge Fund Favorite

Sculptor Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:SCU) had a place in 19 hedge funds’ portfolios by the end of Q2 2021. This is remarkable particularly because the previous all-time high was 17. Specifically, Renaissance Technologies, maintained the largest position in Sculptor, with a $1.3 million investment at the end of the quarter. ExodusPoint Capital also took up …

Hedge Funds Name Quality Research Tool

Over the past ten years, the hedge fund industry has grown and driven the demand for quality equity research. As global hedge fund assets have risen continuously, there is also continued growth in platform hedge funds (sector-focused funds with dedicated portfolio managers concentrating on one sector). These funds maintain a meticulous and scrupulous approach that …

Hedge Funds Enter the Playing Field, Literally

When AC Milan hosted Atletico Madrid in late September, it wasn’t only the two teams playing against each other. It was also a matchup between Elliott Management Corp., a New York-based hedge fund and controller of AC Milan, and Ares Management Corporation, a Californian credit fund with 34% ownership of Atletico. Private equity, credit companies, …