Einhorn’s Greenlight Continues Decline

August 5, 2018 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Iconic hedge fund manager David Einhorn continued to see his Greenlight Capital fund decline in value. During the second quarter of 2018 the fund lost 5.4% and an 18.3% loss this year to date. Much of the decline has been due to short bets gone wrong, including Netflix and Athena Health. For a more in-depth […]

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Investors Take A Bite Out of FANG

July 29, 2018 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Acronym lovers will most likely be searching for another letter to replace the “F” in “FANG” since Facebook’s 19% plunge in value last week. FANG is an abbreviation created by Jim Cramer of “The Street” several years ago as a quick way to refer to Wall Street’s best and brightest: Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google. […]

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Castle Harlan Press Release: Launch of Titan Production Equipment

July 21, 2018 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

Exterran sells production equipment business, creating new local company Titan Production Equipment has launched in The Woodlands, the company announced in a July 11 press release. The company was created through the sale of Houston-based Exterran Corp.’s (NYSE: EXTN) North American production equipment manufacturing assets to an affiliate of New York-based private equity firm Castle […]

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Credit Suisse Cut More Jobs as Part of Three-Year Plan

July 14, 2018 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

The New York hedge fund division of Credit Suisse has been re-organizing. In late June-early July, seven positions were trimmed at the company’s key brokerage unit. Included in the cuts were senior bankers Tony Bertoldo and Justin Carey. Others asked to leave were Philippe Hatstadt and Ralane Bonn. Not all are fired; some will be […]

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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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Activist investor Jana Hired Staff for New Socially Responsible Fund

July 4, 2018 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

Jana Partners LLC, the activist investment firm now taking steps into socially responsible investing, has hired a portfolio manager and analyst to help oversee its effort of pushing companies to become better corporate citizens. To read the full article, click here.

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Torbillon Brings on Ross Berman as President

June 25, 2018 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

The headline-making hedge fund, Tourbillon Capital Partners, is hired a former hedge fund manager, Ross Berman, to be its president and chief strategy officer. Lately known for its awesome negative returns, Tourbillon is run by Jason Karp, previously employed by Carlson Capital and SAC Capital, Steven A. Cohen’s fund manager. Karp launched Tourbillon in 2012. […]

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Hedge Fund Billionaire Wants to Redefine Capitalism

June 17, 2018 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Paul Tudor Jones, billionaire hedge fund manager, says the 50-year-old definition of capitalism coined by Milton Friedman is outdated in today’s world of the mega-rich. According to Friedman the “social responsibility of a company is to improve its profits.” But Jones says that this definition needs updating. “When Milton Friedman said that, tax rates had […]

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Hedge Funds Making a Comeback

June 11, 2018 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

As Mark Twain once so famously quipped after seeing his own obituary in a newspaper, “Reports of my demise are greatly exaggerated,” so too the reports of the end of hedge funds appear to be exaggerated. Quite the contrary, by the end of last year, and continuing into this year, hedge funds are on a […]

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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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Appaloosa Management, Bridgewater Associates, Citadel, David Tepper, James Simons,

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