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Hedge Funds Betting Big on Distressed New York Taxi Business

October 18, 2018 James Heinsman In the News

Hedge funds specializing in buying into distressed sectors in the hope of seeing a turn around in that sector’s popularity, have been buying what used to be coveted taxi medallions. The value of medallions, the metal shield that taxi owners attach to the hood of their cabs are the license that legally allows cabs to […]

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Research on Gun Violence Funded by Hedge Fund Billionaire

September 3, 2018 James Heinsman In the News

John Arnold used to be an energy trader. He launched is own hedge fund firm after working for a while at Enron. He built up a fortune and decided to retire at the age of 38 with an estimated net worth of about $3.3 billion. Arnold and his wife Laura created a foundation which strives […]

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Women Still Don’t Have a Place at the Hedge Fund Table

August 29, 2018 James Heinsman In the News

Great strides have been made by women in the financial services industry, but one place that is still mostly closed to them is the hedge fund sector, where they work pretty much everywhere, accept where the money is. Out of the 50 largest US hedge funds only two have women in the role of top […]

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Human Nature Dictates How We Invest, Not Logic: New Study Shows

July 7, 2018 James Heinsman In the News

Despite the mounting empirical evidence that passively investing in exchange-traded funds and other index type funds, money continues to flow into managed hedge funds with active fund managers. A research paper published in June concludes that the idea of realizing higher returns by doing less seems too good to be true to investors, and they […]

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Top 25 Fund Managers Earned $15.38 Billion Collectively in 2017

June 4, 2018 James Heinsman In the News

Hedge funds seem to be rebounding from their years-long slump, with 2017 being spectacularly lucrative for the extremely lucky few. Four hedge fund managers realized personal annual earnings topping the one-billion-dollar mark, an astronomically good years wages by anyone’s standards. Those four include James Simons of Renaissance Technologies with a sweet $1.7 billion; David Tepper […]

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NFL’s Panthers a Great Bet for Investor Tepper

May 21, 2018 James Heinsman In the News

David Tepper, billionaire hedge fund manager, is after the NFL’s Carolina Panthers for about $2.2 billion about double what Forbes says it was worth in 2007, about $957 million. Observers see his move as one with long-term promise. The deal is still not approved, the NFL has to sign-off before it is official, but if […]

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Its Time to Invest in Oil Development Says Hedge Fund Manager

April 30, 2018 James Heinsman In the News

One of the most respected hedge fund managers in the oil sector, Pierre Andurand, said that today’s general avoidance of investing in new oil production could lead to oil prices going to $300/barrel within just a few years. Andurand tweeted his viewpoint on Sunday. Known for his usually bullish approach to investing, he explained that […]

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Is Tesla the New Enron?

April 16, 2018 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

Some analysts are wondering if high-flying Tesla will end up being the huge disappointment Enron turned out to be: one of the biggest failures in Wall Street history. Harris Kupperman of Praetorian Capital has been wondering out loud if Tesla is on its way to oblivion. Short-seller Jim Chanos said something similar about Tesla near […]

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Denver Post in Open Rebellion Against Its Hedge Fund Owner

April 8, 2018 James Heinsman In the News

Pulitzer Prize winning Denver Post finally decided to take action to improve what was becoming an increasingly untenable position for the 125-year-old newspaper. Over the weekend the paper went to its own opinion page declaring “News Matters- Colorado should demand the newspaper it deserves.” This move was a response to a problem that effects newspapers […]

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Asian Startups Worth Watching

January 29, 2018 James Heinsman In the News

Asia is certainly a place to keep your eyes open for emerging hedge funds. Last year, as Asia-focused funds were some of the top performers, global investors are showing more of an interest in the area. In 2017, an estimated 37 Asia-focused hedge funds started. Interestingly however, the average new fund last year started with […]

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