Managers to Watch this Coming Year

January 11, 2017 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Hedge funds took another beating last year with returns averaging between 4 and 5 percent, quite a bit below the S&P 500 Index. Although it’s true that these numbers are a bit better than in previous years, these results have not been quite good enough to halt the flow of money out of the hedge fund industry, wreaking havoc on many firms. The following top managers are poised to do their best to reverse these negative trends this coming year.

Alan Howard-As the head of Brevan Howard Asset Management, Howard has been able to improve the returns of his firm in the weeks following the US elections. With gains of 5.6 percent the fund is now in the black through November 2016 with total returns of 2.8 percent.

Scott Ferguson-Heading up Sachem Head Capital, Ferguson has been in the eye of the investment community for several years. After a stint with Pershing Square Capital Management, Ferguson set up his own firm in 2012.

Steven A. Cohen-Due to an insider trading charge Cohen was restrained from investing in outsider funds. He has, however, been managing his family fund, Point 72. Reports have been hinting that he is going to launch a new firm, Stamford Harbor Capital. He is also expected to begin his preparations for his return to the larger investing world in 2018.

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