Debt Crisis

Grover Norquist Pledge: Preventing Solution to Budget Crisis?

July 19, 2012 James Heinsman Quote of the Day

Grover Norquist has been the head of Americans for Tax Reform since 1986. By the end of 2011 238 out of 242 Republican representatives in the House and 41 out of 47 Senate Republicans signed what is known as the Norquist Pledge. Today over 270 congressman have signed the pledge, which obligates (non-legally) those who […]

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Bush Era Tax Cuts, Debt Crisis, Grover Nordquist, Jeb Bush,

Chinese Economy Leads to Concern Among Hedge Funds

December 25, 2011 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Though the eurozone crisis is far from over, hedge funds and analysts have begun shifting their attention to a different, looming disaster emanating from China as its economy starts to slide. The Emerging Sovereign Group, a $1 billion hedge fund, recently told its clients: “We have a gathering sense that the next act of this […]

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China, Debt Crisis, Economy, Emerging Sovereign Group, ESG,

Macro Hedge Funds Generate Fewer Returns Than Expected

December 13, 2011 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Macro hedge fund managers are grappling with the global economic status, and struggling to generate returns on par with their previous successes. This past year has seen very rough waters, including the euro zone debt crisis and sweeping central bank action. Veteran hedge fund managers were mostly expected to record the highest profits in the […]

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Debt Crisis, Euro Zone, global economy, Hedge Funds, Luke Ellis,

Hedge Funds Fall 1% As EU Crisis Continues to Spread

December 11, 2011 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Concerns of an impending widespread debt crisis have resulted in global stock market slumps and a 1% drop in hedge funds this week. The Bloomberg Aggregate Hedge Fund Index fell from 117.22 in October to 116.03, dragging this year’s losses down to 3.8%. Funds that bet on economic trends fell as well. “Volatility has been […]

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Bloomberg Hedge Fund Index, Debt Crisis, Finance, Hedge Fund Industry, John Paulson,

Hedge Funds See Small Gains as Europe Concerns Lift

November 13, 2011 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Markets across the globe saw minor improvements last month. The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index returned 2.27% last month, while the Standard and Poor’s 500 Index increased 10.93%. The index has stayed down 3.2% this year. Greenwich Alternative Investments tracked three hedge funds, two of which gained ground. Long/short equity funds increased 5.32% in October, […]

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Clint Binkley, Debt Crisis, Economy, Europe, Greenwich Alternative Investments,

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