Company Spotlight

Tyr Capital Holding Its Own in Volatile Market

May 25, 2020 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

Newly launched crypto hedge fund, Tyr Capital Arbitrage SP, reported excellent, double-digit gains after just one year of investing. Nick Norris, Ed Hindi, and Nick Metzidakis created Tyr Capital in January 2019 in London. The fund focuses on soft commodity and energy markets. Two of the three men, Norris and Hindi, worked together at Geneva […]

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Caspian Crypto Trading, Tyr Capital Arbitrage,

Brevan Howard Doing Well Amid Current Financial Uncertainty

March 26, 2020 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

New Jersey-based Brevan Howard Asset Management is riding the storm of the coronavirus outbreak in excellent shape, predicting that March could be its best month since it was founded in 2003. The firm’s flagship macro hedge fund, Brevan Howard Master Fund, saw a rise of 17% during the first three weeks of March, adding up […]

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Brevan Howard, macro hedge fund,

BlueCrest Makes $2 Billion for Owner Michael Platt in 2019

February 16, 2020 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

Last year was a great year for Michael Platt, by anybody’s standards. Four years ago the head of BlueCrest Capital Management, Platt, decided to close his fund to new investors and to dismiss his old clients, leaving him the sole owner of his hedge fund. Platt, however, kept his trading teams working, amassing wealth exclusively […]

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Michael Platt,

Hedge Fund TCI to Demand More Green from Companies

February 8, 2020 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

An unlikely investor is taking drastic steps to bring sustainability to his portfolio. Sir Christopher Hohn, the British head of the New York hedge fund TCI, will use his $30 billion worth of influence to demand that the companies in his portfolio disclose their carbon footprint and reduce their use of fossil fuels and greenhouse […]

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Extinction Rebellion, Sir Christopher Hohn, TCI Fund Management,

First Compliant Cryptocurrency Hedge Fund Opens in Asia

January 15, 2020 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

The Circle Fund, with teams of investors in Shanghai, Hong Kong and New York, is the first Asian cryptocurrency hedge fund to be compliant with global regulations. The company behind the fund is made up of people with over five years of experience in the primary and secondary blockchain industry markets. The investors involved in […]

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China, Circle Fund, cryptocurrency,

Parplus Fund Has No Management Fees

January 7, 2020 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

James Carney, founder of Parplus Partners, says his fund will never take a management fee. He will, instead, charge his clients a performance fee when and if his funds surpass the S&P 500 stock index. “Eat what you kill. That’s what I’ve been doing for 34 years,” said Carney, who is also the fund’s CEO. […]

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management fees, S&P 500,

BlueCrest Capital Ringing in the New Year with Great Gains for 2019

December 30, 2019 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

Michael Platt’s BlueCrest Capital, now a private investment firm, saw profits climb by about 50% this past year. The hedge fund has had a run of great years since it gave back outside investors’ funds and became a strictly family investment company. Until 2015 BlueCrest was one of the world’s largest hedge funds. The company […]

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BlueCrest Capital, Michael Platt,

Deal Creates Largest Movie Operator in North America

December 23, 2019 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

Britain-based Cineworld is taking over Canada’s Cineplex Inc in a deal valued at $2.1 billion. The merger will create the largest cinema operator in North America. Cineworld offered US$25.56 (C$34) per share for the Toronto-based Cineplex, that is 42% more than its closing price before the weekend. Cineworld shares climbed by 1.4% in early trading. […]

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Britain, Canada, Cineplex, Cineworld,

Deutsche Bank’s James Ruane Moving to Bayview International Hedge Fund

December 4, 2019 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

As Germany’s largest bank, Deutsche Bank, is making big changes during its most comprehensive restructuring since it was established 149 years ago, James Ruane, head of the bank’s internal mergers and acquisitions, has chosen to depart. Ruane was a member of a small group working closely with Chief Executive Christian Sewing, which led the unsuccessful […]

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Christian Sewing, James Ruane,

Compare Apple to Amazon: How Different Company Cultures Get Great Results

November 18, 2019 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

Apple is a tech company founded in 1976 in Cupertino, California, whose pursuit of great design and beautiful products says “Money is no object.” Compare this to Amazon, founded almost 20 years later in Seattle, Washington, is a company known for its frugality that breathes “we’re gonna save you money.” Both companies rose to mega-fame […]

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Amazon, Andreeson Horowitz, Apple, Ben Horowitz, What You Do Is Who You Are,

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