Barnes & Noble Purchased by Elliott Management

July 14, 2019 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Elliott Management Corp successfully purchased the giant bookseller Barnes & Noble last week. It was the activist hedge fund’s second deal to acquire a bookstore chain. Last year Elliott bought British bookshop Waterstones. A successful deal means the end of the iconic company as a public traded entity. According to the Wall Street Journal the […]

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UK Watchdog Approves First Cryptocurrency Hedge Fund

July 7, 2019 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

The Financial Conduct Authority approved, a United Kingdom regulatory agency, approved Prime Factor Capital as a full-scope alternative investment fund manager in the crypto hedge fund space. The firm will follow European regulations even though it was approved by the UK agency. Therefore they will be allowed to maintain over 100 million Euros AUM. Prime […]

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May Was a Great Month for Hedge Funds

June 27, 2019 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

The Barclay Fund Flow Indicator suggests that money flowed into hedge funds during the month of May, to the tune of $4 billion. The trend was attributed to improved health in equity markets and a growing US economy. Total assets in hedge funds are at an historic high, valued collectively at $3 trillion. May’s upward […]

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Top-Performing Hedge Funds Picking GE, Facebook and Biogen

June 16, 2019 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Hedge funds which are showing excellent results and have been for the past three-years are picking stocks such as General Electric, PG & E, Facebook, Biogen and more. According to the hedge fund tracking firm Symmetric.io, the top 10 stock picker hedge funds are: • Aisling Capital • Boxer Capital • RA Capital Management • […]

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Aisling Capital, Biogen, Boxer Capital, Facebook, PG&E,

Hedge Fund Money Trending Towards ESG Investments

May 30, 2019 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Socially responsible investing has been trending in recent years with close to $31 trillion finding its way to investment funds and strategies that look for companies that practice good governance and socially responsible business practices. But until recently hedge funds have lagged a bit behind this trend. According to a study by Preqin published this […]

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Agecroft Partners, ESG, Preqin, Socially responsible investing,

Investors Betting on Cryptocurrency Funds

May 22, 2019 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

The first quarter of 2019 was a good one for cryptocurrency hedge funds. Total AUM (assets under management) exploded by three times in that period, according to research. Investment company Elwood Asset Management partnered with PwC, a consultancy firm, to publish a report that found the median crypto hedge fund AUM was worth $4.3 million […]

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Smaller than Average Fund Reaping Better Than Average Returns

May 14, 2019 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

Launched in 2015, Monica Hsiao’s Triada Capital Ltd is the little fund that could. Hsiao, who is a native of Guam, started her fund with a mere $7 million, some of it from her parents’ savings. That number is only about one-third of what an average Asia-focused hedge fund company begins with, at least recently. […]

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Meet Five Rising Hedge Fund Stars

May 6, 2019 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

The world’s most talked-about hedge fund conference is about to get underway on May 6, 2019. The Sohn Investment Conference is entering its 24th iteration at the David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City, and will once again feature up and coming talent in its “Next Wave” series. This special series highlighting […]

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Hedge Fund Homeowners Downsizing Away from their Connecticut Mansions

April 21, 2019 James Heinsman In the News

Prices of luxury mansions continue to plummet as the number of sprawling homes floods the market in the well-known hedge fund haven of Greenwich, Connecticut. The size homes that successfully sold decreased for a third time, bringing the median price of single-family homes down by 17% during the first quarter of 2019m from the previous […]

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Jen Lai Picks Another Sleeper Stock After Big Win

April 10, 2019 James Heinsman In the News

Jen Lai seems to know what to look for when it comes to stock picks. If the past is a harbinger of the future, then we can expect Jen Lai’s next pick to cash in. Over the past two years Lai had her money on GDS Holdings, a data center operator based in Beijing. The […]

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