Economic Barometer

Highest Hedge Fund Inflow in seven years

June 13, 2022 James Heinsman Economic Barometer

The current financial volatility, spiraling inflation, market uncertainty, hardline constraints of central banks, and geopolitical conflict in Europe seem to be doing nothing for the hedge fund industry. The assumption that investor involvement in the market might be reduced by all these factors, opting for care and restraint in tenuous times, is proving to be […]

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Economy, Hedge Fund Industry, Hedge Funds, Investment,

Crypto as a Driving Force in Hedge Fund Growth

April 17, 2022 James Heinsman Economic Barometer

The FX market has been unpredictable for quite some time, but now it seems that hedge funds with a quantitative concentration—those known for making lightning-speed trades on grand scales—are looking at crypto for their next big investment move. Crypto’s value differs significantly across markets yielding a plethora of opportunities for hedge fund managers with strong […]

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crypto-currency, cryptocurrencies, cryptocurrency, Economy, Hedge Fund Industry,

Gold is Again on Trend for Hedge Funds

February 22, 2022 James Heinsman Economic Barometer

Commodity analysts from Societe Generale report that money managers bought $7.1 billion in gold in February. This is the fourth-biggest week of bullish buying since 2006, when CFTC started its updated reporting. Most explanations for this rise point to recent geopolitical instability. While gold is an imperfect hedge for funds, it is an appealing asset against inflation […]

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CFTC, Gold, Hedge Fund Industry, Hedge Fund Industry News, Hedge Funds,

New Investment Opportunities for Hedge Fund Industry

February 3, 2022 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

The pandemic continued to affect the economy throughout 2021, hedge funds proved to be a flexible and adaptive industry. New investment strategies and strong earnings also yielded an improved opinion of hedge funds in general, according to the 2021 EY Global Alternative Fund Survey. 210 managers and 54 investors participated in the survey and showed […]

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Hedge Funds,

Hedge Fund Consolidation: Eisler Capital and Glen Point Capital

December 16, 2021 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

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 […]

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Economy, Hedge Fund Industry, Hedge Funds, Investment, London,

Sculptor Capital Management is an Emerging Hedge Fund Favorite

November 1, 2021 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

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 […]

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Economy, Hedge Fund Industry, Hedge Funds, Investment,

Managers Confident of Global Growth

October 3, 2021 James Heinsman Economic Barometer

Hedge fund managers around the world have overwhelmingly indicated their confidence for continued growth despite the current market volatility and the ongoing Covid pandemic. A recent study by the Alternative Investment Management Association’s (AIMA) Global Hedge Fund Confidence Index, 99% of managers believe that their prospects will continue to grow and show increased second-quarter results. […]

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Economy, Hedge Fund Industry, Hedge Funds, Investment,

Hedge Funds are Back- Primarily in Emerging Market

September 14, 2021 James Heinsman Economic Barometer

Year-to-date returns for hedge funds are showing signs of recovery, particularly in emerging markets where managers are spurring the playing field and pushing gains. Both BarclayHedge and eVestment recently published data showing the extent to which emerging markets and Asia-focused hedge funds bypassed other geographical regions in August, upending the July downturn. The overriding theme […]

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Asia, emerging markets, Hedge Funds, travel,

Manufacturing Surge Bolsters US Economic Recovery

March 25, 2021 James Heinsman Economic Barometer

The US economy thrived through the first two months of 2021, backed by strong growth in the manufacturing sector and aided by the prospect of President Biden’s proposed $1.9 trillion stimulus package. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment fell in January to 6.3 percent, the lowest point since the corona pandemic began, while […]

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manufacturing, US economy,

New investors younger, more diverse

February 25, 2021 James Heinsman Economic Barometer

The Wall Street economy is undergoing a demographic shift, with new investors trending younger and more culturally diverse than previous generations, according to a study published by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation and NORC at the University of Chicago. The “Investing 2020: New Accounts and the People Who Opened Them” report, which surveyed 1,291 households from […]

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demographics, investing, Stock Market,

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