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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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Langlade Taking EDL to Switzerland

November 1, 2018 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

London-based hedge fund EDL Capital is moving to Switzerland. Edouard de Langlade, who used to be part of Moore Capital, has decided to take his fund out of London and join the sector in Switzerland. EDL is a macro hedge fund started by Langlade in September 2015. Macro hedge funds bet on macroeconomic trends and […]

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Hedge Fund Manager Says He Will Take Bitcoin for His New York Mansion

October 25, 2018 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

  Roy Niederhoffer, president of hedge fund manager RG Niederhoffer Capital Management, needed some digs in 2013. He was renovating a Manhattan house that he owned, and he was living in a rental, but he was not happy with the situation. As luck would have it, all three units that of a mansion that Niederhoffer […]

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Running a Hedge Fund “Aint What It Used to Be”

October 10, 2018 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

After several decades of bringing home millions of dollars for himself and his clients, Jonathan Jacobson founder of Highfields Capital Management has decided its time to shake things up a bit. Here is how he described how burnout feels in the upper atmosphere: “Done correctly, money management is an all-consuming, 24/7 pursuit… After three-and-a-half decades […]

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Ex-Citadel Trader Opening New Hedge Fund

October 2, 2018 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Ron Ozer, former portfolio manager at Citadel, opened his own hedge fund which will focus on trading natural gas. Ozer was co-head from July 2015 to April 2017 of the US natural gas trading division at Citadel, which today manages $30 billion. Statar Capital LLC, Ozer’s new fund, has already raised about $140 million from […]

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Jonathan Lai Leaves Tencent-Joins Coatue

September 26, 2018 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Jonathan Lai, investment director at Tencent, China’s second most valuable publicly listed technology company, is leaving to join the US-based hedge fund Coatue Management. The Chinese company has been under months of scrutiny by regulators on its main gaming business. Mr. Lai listed himself on his LinkedIn account as an “investor” at Coatue Management, beginning […]

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SEC Sues Priest/Hedge Fund Manager for Stock Manipulation

September 18, 2018 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

The SEC filed a suit against Emmanuel Lemelson, a Massachusetts priest who also works as a hedge fund manager, for publishing false “research reports” in order to push the share price of Ligand Pharmaceuticals, Inc, down. The suit accuses Lemelson and his firm Lemelson Capital Management, of publishing misleading/false reports on popular investing websites like […]

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