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Investors Anticipating Sohn Conference Predictions

May 8, 2017 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Monday marks the opening day for the 22nd annual Sohn Foundation Conference. The event draws some of the biggest names in the investment community, and predictions made here can influence the market. Bill Ackman is returning to the podium at Sohn after taking a break last year after being a fixture at previous Sohn conferences. […]

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Hedge Funds Facing Run on Their Money

November 2, 2016 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Yes, hedge funds seem to be closing faster than we can keep up, but is it just a perception, or is something really going on? It turns out we are not imagining things at all. Far from it. A recent report from eVestment confirms our fears; investors withdrew a shocking $60 billion from hedge funds […]

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Ackman’s Pershing Square Sells Off Valeant Stock

January 4, 2016 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Pershing Square Capital Management, Bill Ackman’s hedge fund, has sold some of its many shares in Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Valeant is the drug company which Ackman valiantly defended in 2015, backing up his support with considerable quantities of money. Last November Pershing owned close to 10 percent of Valeant, up from the 5.7 percent of shares […]

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An App that Apes the Best Hedge Fund Managers

October 26, 2015 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

There is nothing new about following your favorite traders to plug into their winning investment strategies. Research services make a business out of following the trades of the celebrities of finance like Bill Ackman and Carl Icahn. There is also the SEC’s gift to the copycat investing world, the Form 13F. This form is required […]

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Hedge Clippers Stage Protest at Hedge Fund Conference

April 14, 2015 James Heinsman In the News

A protest union group called “Hedge Clippers” disrupted a well-attended hedge fund conference held in midtown Manhattan on Monday. The group was demanding from certain investors that they help them to create “fair wages” for workers in restaurant chains such as McDonald’s and Darden Restaurants. The protestors shouted slogans such as, “Bill Ackman, show me […]

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Citadel, Point72 and Pershing Square Grew Well in 2014

January 13, 2015 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

In general it was a slow year for hedge funds, but not for everyone. Chicago-based Citadel was able to take what was a challenging year for most funds and turn it into a year of excellent growth.  Citadel’s equity hedge fund realized over 23 percent returns, while their multi-strategy flagship funds, Kensington and Wellington had […]

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Ackman Enlists Congress in His Crusade Against Herbalife

November 4, 2014 Debbie Jacobs In the News

Two years ago Bill Ackman announced at a Manhattan business conference that his hedge fund firm Pershing Square Capital Management took a $1 billion short position on the Los Angeles-based nutrition supplements giant Herbalife. In other words, Ackman was betting on the company’s demise. Since then Ackman has not stopped railing about the deceitful practices […]

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Senvest Sets Sites High, and Gets There, Too

March 31, 2014 Marcus Black Company Spotlight

The best performing midsize fund in 2013,  according to Bloomberg Markets’ hedge-fund ranking, was Senvest Partners, reeling in a 79.4 percent catch overall. Richard Mashaal and Brian Gonick, Senvest’s managers, have their eyes set towards stocks which have a good chance of doubling, or even tripling in price in from one to three years. The […]

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Proctor & Gamble Gets Boost From Ackman

July 15, 2012 James Heinsman In the News

The price of Proctor & Gamble’s stock climbed 3.4 percent on word that Bill Ackman, known as an activist hedge fund investor, was given approval from the feds to purchase a large portion of the stalled company. P&G is the world’s largest consumer products company, but its stock has been going nowhere and its sales […]

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Hedge Fund Managers Top Global Stock Picks for 2012

February 19, 2012 James Heinsman Tops

One logical investment strategy is to go like the pros; find out what the top investors are investing in, and ride along with them. As investors headquartered in the United States are learning more each year, some of the best opportunities for growth lie outside the US borders. Although last year was not such a […]

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