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Brazil is Bridgewater’s New Best Bet

March 21, 2019 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Until recently Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund has been a big investor in the China market. Another region has caught the interest of the $160 billion Connecticut- based fund, and that is Brazil. Analysts at Bridgewater recently told Reuters they have their eyes on Brazil and expect it to become the country with […]

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Harvard Getting Infusion of Capital for Drug Research

March 13, 2019 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Harvard University is getting ready to announce a partnership with health care hedge fund company Deerfield Management which has promised to spend $100 million to grow Harvard’s drug research endeavor. A new company was created to bring the money to the lab. Called Lab1636, the hope is that discoveries made at Harvard will lead to […]

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Hedge Funds Re-Friend Facebook

February 25, 2019 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Known for their recent less than sterling performance, hedge funds partly redeemed themselves in the 4Q of 2018. Smartly catching tech stocks as they sunk to their lowest points in recent months, hedge funds were able to cash in on that sectors happy double-digit resurgence. The most-owned stock for the largest of the alternative funds […]

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New Activist Fund Founded by Unusual Pair

February 17, 2019 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Perhaps as hard to find as a unicorn are upper ranking hedge funds led by either a woman or a person of color. In the case of Impactive Capital LP, we find both. Christian Amar is a Hispanic man, and his co-founder, Lauren Taylor Wolfe is a woman. Both developed their fund managing skills for […]

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Bella Research Group and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Blue Harbour Group, CALSTRS, Christian Amar, Impactive Capital LP,

Record Donation to Cambridge University from Hedge Fund Founder

February 6, 2019 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

David Harding, founder of the Winton Group, a UK-based hedge fund, donated a history-breaking £100 million ($131 million) to the University of Cambridge. It is the single largest private donation to a UK college. About 75% of the gift will support full scholarships to 100 excelling PhD candidates, while the rest of the gift, about […]

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Greenlight Has Worst Year Since Founding

January 10, 2019 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital posted a 9% loss in December 2018, bringing his yearly decline to a staggering 34%. This is the worst performance since the fund launched in 1996. The year has been an especially challenging one for hedge funds in general, and for Greenlight in particular. As early as last summer Einhorn was […]

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Study Shows Donations Help Fund Managers’ Bottom Line

December 31, 2018 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Sometimes managers make charitable donations in order to improve money flows and keep their funds from shutting down, according to a new study conducted by three finance professors. Vikas Agarwal of Georgia State University, Yan Lu of University of Central Florida, and Sugata Ray of the University of Alabama conducted a study to see the […]

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Natural Selection Operating on Funds So Only the Fittest Survive

December 16, 2018 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

The hedge fund industry as been wringing its collective hands, moaning and groaning about the non-stop closure of large numbers of funds. Perhaps this trend is not a bad thing, but rather a necessary winnowing of the weakest funds, leaving behind only the healthiest funds to continue to perform for investors. Not only are the […]

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October Worst Month in Three Years for Hedge Funds

December 9, 2018 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Just when hedge fund managers were started to smile again, the market took a nose dive and hedge funds followed. According to Preqin, a research company on the hedge fund industry, October 2018 was the very worst month for alternative investing vehicles since January 2016. As a group hedge funds lost 2.35%, on average, in […]

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Hedge Fund Fees Going Down

November 17, 2018 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Ever since Alfred Winslow Jones created the first hedge fund in history, hedge funds have charged their customers according to the famed 2 and 20 fee structure. Anecdotally, it is said that AW Jones and Company charged 20% of profits and a 2% management fee based on the exploits of the Phoenician sea captains who […]

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Alfred W. Jones, Alfred Winslow Jones, CM Capital Advisors, Keith Seibert, Michael Oliver Weinberg,

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