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Hedge Funds Looking to Metal to Pad Their Portfolios

September 19, 2017 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Metals are doing well these days, reaching some of their highest prices in six years. After years of little growth, investors are expecting to see further rises in prices as part of a general trend of prices for industrial metals in reaction to production cuts to shrink a supply glut. Production cuts came a bit […]

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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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Bridgewater Fund Down in First Half of 2017

July 25, 2017 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Being the largest is not a guarantee that your funds will always rise, seems to be the lesson from the less than stellar performance of Bridgewater Associates’ Pure Alpha II Fund. Pure Alpha dropped by 2.5% during the first half of 2017, disappointing managers and investors alike. The Pure Alpha Fund’s drop can be compared […]

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The New Wolves of Wall Street: Cooperating AI Entities

July 3, 2017 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

According to Adam Smith, something called the “invisible hand” controlled the ebbs and flows of the free market. This so-called hand was the way Smith referred to the power which pushed the market towards equilibrium as huge numbers of self-interested individuals interacted with that free market. This concept is about to take on a new […]

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Castle Harlan Portfolio Company Acquires School Meal Supplier in Southern California

June 19, 2017 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Compliance company Gold Star Foods acquired A&R Wholesale Distributors, in what is the third buyout deal made by Gold Star since it came under the ownership of Castle Harlan, Inc, a New York private equity company. Gold Star Foods helps local school districts all over the USA adhere to the many state and federal rules […]

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Tarrant Sees AI as the Third Wave of Fund Management

June 12, 2017 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Jeffrey Tarrant, CEO and chief investment officer of Protégé Partners LLC, believes that future hedge fund managers will need to be able to be proficient in machine learning processes. He envisions a future in which funds using such machine learning will outperform and grow more quickly than funds using traditional strategies for investing. “Artificial intelligence […]

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May Looks Good for Hedge Fund Managers

June 5, 2017 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

As spring arrives not just flowers are blooming. Several hedge fund managers announced that their bets have finally beat the gains of the stock market in general, after a dark winter of slow growth. Daniel Loeb, chief of Third Point, a $16 billion manager, told his investors that his Third Point Partners LP fund rose […]

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Tips from One of the Most Successful Hedge Funds

May 29, 2017 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

In a private First Quarter investor newsletter published by Elliot Management, five bits of advice are outlined. Billionaire Paul Singer founded the fund, which is now valued at about $33 billion. The statement says: “Some of these lessons needed to be actually experienced to be incorporated at a deep level in the decision making of […]

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Top Revenues for Hedge Fund Managers

May 23, 2017 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Despite the fact that investor returns for hedge funds were somewhat “disappointing,” hedge fund managers did not feel the pinch.  Indeed, over the last ten years the industry has encountered very bad returns with Daniel S. Loeb referring to it a “catastrophic period.” Bringing home a staggering $11 billion, the top 25 hedge fund managers […]

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Bridgewater Associates, James Simons, Ray Dalio, Renaissance Technologies,

Investors Anticipating Sohn Conference Predictions

May 8, 2017 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Monday marks the opening day for the 22nd annual Sohn Foundation Conference. The event draws some of the biggest names in the investment community, and predictions made here can influence the market. Bill Ackman is returning to the podium at Sohn after taking a break last year after being a fixture at previous Sohn conferences. […]

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