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Hedge Funds Making a Comeback

June 11, 2018 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

As Mark Twain once so famously quipped after seeing his own obituary in a newspaper, “Reports of my demise are greatly exaggerated,” so too the reports of the end of hedge funds appear to be exaggerated. Quite the contrary, by the end of last year, and continuing into this year, hedge funds are on a […]

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Brahman Capital, Brahman Capital Corp,

Is Tesla the New Enron?

April 16, 2018 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

Some analysts are wondering if high-flying Tesla will end up being the huge disappointment Enron turned out to be: one of the biggest failures in Wall Street history. Harris Kupperman of Praetorian Capital has been wondering out loud if Tesla is on its way to oblivion. Short-seller Jim Chanos said something similar about Tesla near […]

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History in the Making: Donald Sussman & David Shaw

February 19, 2018 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

It’s always fascinating to get a peek into the early days of the hedge fund industry and of the people who have helped to shape it. Certainly, Donald Sussman and David Shaw are shapers of the industry and the story of where their two worlds collided is one worth retelling. In a recent article in […]

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D.E. Shaw, David Shaw, Donald Sussman, hedgefunds, Paloma Partners,

Rod Gancas Sponsors Princess Grace Foundation

February 8, 2018 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

Rod Gancas is one of the Crown Sponsors of the annual 2017 Princess Grace Awards gala.  The awards given there come from the Princess Grace Foundation in an effort to “identify and assist emerging talent in theater, dance, and film by awarding grants in the form of scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships.” The Princess Grace Foundation […]

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Field Street Capital Management, Rod Gancas,

Tilson Closing Kase Capital Management

October 2, 2017 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

Kase Capital Management, run by well-known fund manager Whitney Tilson, is closing its doors as returns don’t meet expectations. At its best the fund managed $180 million, a comparatively smaller fund considering the $3 trillion invested in this space. Yet the fund has been watched over the years as Tilson appeared on several TV shows […]

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Kase Capital, Whitney Tilson,

Companies Trying to Attract Women to Hedge Fund Sector

August 24, 2017 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

The hedge fund space controls an estimated $3 trillion, and women manage about 1 percent of that. Of every 100 fund managers, only 20 are women. This data shows starkly the glaring gender imbalance is this exclusive club of hedge fund executives. This is contrast to the strides gender equality has made recently in other […]

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DE Shaw, Jane Buchan, Jonathan Sorrell, Man Group, PAAMCO,

Discount Fees Attracts Money to BlackRock Style Advantage Fund

August 3, 2017 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

At a time when many, if not most hedge funds are losing assets, one fund has doubled its assets over the past six months. BlackRock’s Style Advantage fund grew to $1.6 billion during the first half of 2017 doing something other funds have been fearful of doing: charging less than the almost sacred 1% management […]

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Andrew Ang, BlackRock, fees, Style Advantage fund,

Investments and Growth: The Silverfern Group

June 1, 2017 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

International multi-asset class investment management firm, the Silverfern Group recently announced some of its noteworthy investments and growth patterns. Co-Managing Partner and CIO, Clive Holmes, together with co-Managing Partner Reeta Holmes, recently attended the firm’s 2017 Annual Meeting in New York City.  There, both partners spoke of the recent investments made in the company. According […]

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Clive Holmes, Clive Holmes Silverfern, Reeta Holmes, Reeta Kapani, Reeta Kapani Holmes,

Old Fund Opening to New Owners

April 20, 2017 Debbie Jacobs Company Spotlight

For the first time in Blenheim Capital Management’s history ownership of the company is opening to new blood. Willem Kooyker, the 74-year-old pioneer in commodities investing, launched the fund almost thirty years ago, specializing in natural resources, such as oil, agriculture, metal and everything in between. With about $1.5 billion assets under management, at its […]

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Blenheim Capital Management, Gus Rossi, James Wohlmacher, Terence Kooyker, Thomas Kopczynski,

Blue Nile Announces Acquisition

March 16, 2017 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

In recent news, online jeweler Blue Nile announced the acquisition of the company by an investor group, which was comprised of Bain Capital Private Equity, Bow Street and Adama Partners. The transaction was approved by Blue Nile’s shareholders on February 2, 2017. As the Blue Nile Chairman, CEO and President Harvey Kanter explained, “Blue Nile […]

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Alex Stanton, Blue Nile, Bow Street, Stanton,

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