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Markets Looking Forward to Biden Era

January 19, 2021 James Heinsman Economic Barometer

President Joe Biden’s economic agenda will focus on “building back better,” says Fraser Lundie, head of credit at Federated Hermes, a Pittsburgh-based capital management house with $575.9 billion under advisement. As the week of the presidential transition began, Lundie spoke to Bloomberg News, adding his view that renewable energies would remain a strong investment pattern […]

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PCs Will Play Catchup with Apple in 2021

January 12, 2021 James Heinsman In the News

Much has been written about the economic havoc that has accompanied Covid-19. The global pandemic has certainly led to a great deal of upheaval to global markets, but not all the impact has necessarily ben bad. Large corporations who have been able to adapt to new spending patterns – think Amazon, Target, Walmart – have […]

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Former Chief of Staff Raising Investments for New Hedge Fund

December 23, 2020 James Heinsman In the News

Mike Mulvaney, former White House chief of staff under Donald Trump, is starting a new hedge fund. Mulvaney, and his partner Andrew Wessel, need to raise at least $1 million, the legal minimum needed to launch a hedge fund. Currently, Mulvaney represents the Trump administration in Northern Ireland as a special envoy. Mulvaney’s fund will […]

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As SPACs Explode So Go Merger Arbitrage Funds

November 16, 2020 James Heinsman In the News

Merger Arbitrage hedge funds have had a good year, according to Lyxor Asset Management’s Cross Asset Research management department. They say it’s because of the growth in the issuance of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies in the United States during 2020. SPACs are useful to investors strategizing merger arbitrage deals because of their low volatility return […]

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Hedge Fund Manager Steve Cohen Set to Buy NY Mets

November 1, 2020 James Heinsman In the News

Major League Baseball gave its blessing to the imminent purchase of the New York Mets for what will be a record price of between $2.4 billion and $2.45 billion. Steve Cohen, CEO, and president of Point72 Asset Management will purchase the team from the present owners, the Wilpon and Katz families. If the deal succeeds […]

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Bridgewater Takes to the Woods to Dodge Corona

September 23, 2020 James Heinsman In the News

In what is certainly a unique way of beating off COVID-19, Ray Dalio has taken his traders to the woods where fresh air and social distancing is sure to reduce Bridgewater employees’ risk of infection. Dalio put up tents in the forest that abuts the location of the $138 billion hedge fund headquarters in Westport, […]

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Tesla Not (Yet) Admitted to S&P 500 Index

September 15, 2020 James Heinsman In the News

Investors in Tesla have once again experienced disappointment with the decision by the S&P 500’s index committee’s decision to leave Tesla once again out of the respected index. Hope is not completely extinguished for Tesla cheerleaders. It often happens that mergers of other companies already on the index will leave a space for the iconic […]

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A New Survey Shows Investors Satisfied with 2020 Performance

August 13, 2020 James Heinsman In the News

A new investor poll shows that hedge fund investors are evenly split when it comes to the question of how satisfied they are with how the industry performed so far this year. The survey, conducted and released by bfinance, “Managing Through Uncertainty,” asked a broad spectrum of investors from pension funds, insurers, endowments, family offices […]

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Hedge Fund Managers Hesitate to Return to the Office After Lockdown

June 21, 2020 James Heinsman In the News

According to a survey conducted by the Alternative Investment Management Association, about 67% of hedge fund managers are working exclusively from their homes, while about 25% are working mostly from home, as of June 1, 2020. The rest, which is about 8% of the 67,000 employees around the world at the firms which responded to […]

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Hedge Fund Succeeds to Make Casino Profitable

May 10, 2020 James Heinsman In the News

Ever since Luxor Capital Group, a New York-based hedge fund, took control of a previously unsuccessful casino in Atlantic City, the casino has been thriving. So says the New Jersey Casino Control Commission, the agency that granted Luxor the final authorization to own a casino. “There’s no doubt this property has turned around in so […]

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