Hedge Fund News

New Appointments at George G. Hicks’ Värde Partners, Inc.

February 15, 2018 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Värde Partners, Inc., is a $13 billion global alternative investment firm which George G. Hicks co-founded in 1993.   As well as being a co-founder of the firm, Hicks also today holds the roles of: CEO co-CIO and Partner. In recent news, the company at which George G. Hicks is at the helm, announced a new partnership […]

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T. Boone Pickens Shuttering Energy Fund

January 18, 2018 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Legendary oil investor T. Boone Pickens is shutting down his energy hedge fund, BP Capital. The reasons are two-fold, poor health and poor fund performance. “It’s no secret the past year has not been good to me, from a health perspective or a financial one,” Pickens said in a confidential letter. “Health-wise, I’m still recovering […]

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For Vanessa Selbst, Hedge Funds is Just a New Kind of Gambling

January 11, 2018 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Vanessa Selbst, the world’s most successful female poker player, is making the not-so-big switch to the world of high finance as she joins mega-hedge fund manager Bridgewater Associates. Over the past 12 years Selbst has racked in a nice $11.9 million playing tournament poker. Although her new job has not been announced publicly, she did […]

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John Griffin’s Blue Ridge Fund Closing

December 20, 2017 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Despite two decades of mostly positive results, John Griffin has decided to close down his Blue Ridge Capital hedge fund, worth about $6 billion. Griffin is just one more high-profile investors to throw in the towel due to the lackluster performances in recent years of hedge funds generally. Griffin got his start as a protégé […]

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Oda of Point72 Launching His Own Fund

December 10, 2017 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Tomofumi Oda, who was a portfolio manager at Steven Cohen’s Point72 Asset Management, will be heading out on his own at the end of this year. He will take the fund he started a year ago with him, Blue Swell Asset Management, which will continue to bet on the behavior of Japanese securities. Oda ran […]

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New Fund Launching with Backing from Soros’ Sons

November 26, 2017 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

A former money manager from the George Soros family office, Santiago Jariton, is making plans to start a hedge fund primarily focused on stocks in Latin America. The main backing for the launch will be coming from two of Soros’ five children, Jonathan and Robert. Jariton, who is 37, started with Soros in 2005, and […]

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Hedge Funds Can’t Complain This Year

November 18, 2017 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

As the stock-market continues its upward march, hedge funds are reaping the benefits. Hedge Fund Research Inc. reports that hedge funds, on average, are having their best year since 2013. Hedge funds have been in the dog house in recent years, taking a lot of slack for charging high fees despite lackluster returns. This year […]

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Aksia’s New Partnership: Supporting Schools

November 11, 2017 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

In conjunction with a Brooklyn Middle School, the research and portfolio advisory firm Aksia has begun an initiative which seeks to impact students in a number of ways, including through the creation of development of interactive after-school programs. For the 2017-18 academic year, the school – MS 582 – will reap the benefit of Aksia’s involvement […]

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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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