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Mega Hedge Fund Launched by Two Ex-Citadel Traders

August 8, 2019 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

One of the largest hedge funds to get started this year is being brought to market by two managers who got their start at Citadel. Michael Rockefeller and Karl Kroeker launched Woodline Partners this week with $2 billion in investor commitments. So far in 2019 it is the biggest fund to be launched. The beginning […]

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London to be New Home to Caxton Associates

August 1, 2019 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

One of the world’s oldest and most famous hedge funds, Caxton Associates, is moving its headquarters to London form New York. The change is seen as a symbolic boost to the financial services industry of the UK as the consequences of Brexit creep closer. Caxton was founded in 1983 by Bruce Kovner, a legendary investor […]

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Hedge Funds Doing Well in 2019

July 22, 2019 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

There were more assets under management in the hedge fund sector during the first half of 2019 than during any time in the past. So says the HFR Global Hedge Fund Industry Report. Two factors contributed to this amassing of money: more money flowing into the sector, and better performance of the funds. Total AUM […]

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Barnes & Noble Purchased by Elliott Management

July 14, 2019 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Elliott Management Corp successfully purchased the giant bookseller Barnes & Noble last week. It was the activist hedge fund’s second deal to acquire a bookstore chain. Last year Elliott bought British bookshop Waterstones. A successful deal means the end of the iconic company as a public traded entity. According to the Wall Street Journal the […]

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UK Watchdog Approves First Cryptocurrency Hedge Fund

July 7, 2019 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

The Financial Conduct Authority approved, a United Kingdom regulatory agency, approved Prime Factor Capital as a full-scope alternative investment fund manager in the crypto hedge fund space. The firm will follow European regulations even though it was approved by the UK agency. Therefore they will be allowed to maintain over 100 million Euros AUM. Prime […]

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May Was a Great Month for Hedge Funds

June 27, 2019 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

The Barclay Fund Flow Indicator suggests that money flowed into hedge funds during the month of May, to the tune of $4 billion. The trend was attributed to improved health in equity markets and a growing US economy. Total assets in hedge funds are at an historic high, valued collectively at $3 trillion. May’s upward […]

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Top-Performing Hedge Funds Picking GE, Facebook and Biogen

June 16, 2019 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Hedge funds which are showing excellent results and have been for the past three-years are picking stocks such as General Electric, PG & E, Facebook, Biogen and more. According to the hedge fund tracking firm Symmetric.io, the top 10 stock picker hedge funds are: • Aisling Capital • Boxer Capital • RA Capital Management • […]

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Hedge Fund Money Trending Towards ESG Investments

May 30, 2019 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Socially responsible investing has been trending in recent years with close to $31 trillion finding its way to investment funds and strategies that look for companies that practice good governance and socially responsible business practices. But until recently hedge funds have lagged a bit behind this trend. According to a study by Preqin published this […]

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Investors Betting on Cryptocurrency Funds

May 22, 2019 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

The first quarter of 2019 was a good one for cryptocurrency hedge funds. Total AUM (assets under management) exploded by three times in that period, according to research. Investment company Elwood Asset Management partnered with PwC, a consultancy firm, to publish a report that found the median crypto hedge fund AUM was worth $4.3 million […]

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Meet Five Rising Hedge Fund Stars

May 6, 2019 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

The world’s most talked-about hedge fund conference is about to get underway on May 6, 2019. The Sohn Investment Conference is entering its 24th iteration at the David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City, and will once again feature up and coming talent in its “Next Wave” series. This special series highlighting […]

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