Covid Vaccine Could Spell Trouble for Gold Markets

January 7, 2021 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Vaccines against the Covid-19 virus are predicted to be a bonanza for pharmaceutical giants Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) , Moderna Moderna (NASDAQ:MRNA) and Oxford University/AstraZeneca (LON, NASDAQ: AZN), and there is virtually no way to measure the impact the trio of vaccines will have on most global industries. The gold market could be the notable exception. After hitting a […]


covid, Finance, Gold, Investment, markets,

The Top 13 Holdings of Hedge Funds this Year

July 11, 2012 Debbie Jacobs Tops

Goldman Sachs recently shared a list of the top 50 hedge fund holdings. However, according to, only 13 had technical ratings of ‘Buy’ or ‘Strong Buy.’ The stocks worth buying include: Apple Delphi Automotive Tyco Visa Yahoo! WellPoint Charter Communications eBay Equinix Dollar Thrifty MasterCard News Corp. Williams Companies


Apple Stock, Finance, Hdge Fund Stocks, Hedge Fund Holdings, Hedge Funds,

Company Spotlight: MSD Energy Partners and Dell Inc.

March 12, 2012 Debbie Jacobs Company Spotlight

MSD Energy Partners LP, Michael Dell’s NY-based hedge fund, is nearing $1 billion in capital. Last Thursday, it filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, reporting a profit of $952.7 million, up from last year’s $779.8 million, from 73 investors. The hedge fund’s fortune was raised by MSD Capital, Dell’s capital management firm. Established […]


Dell Inc, Finance, hedge fund, Michael Dell, MSD Capital,

Mike Stewart of JP Morgan Launches Hedge Fund Despite Regulatory Changes

March 5, 2012 Debbie Jacobs Company Spotlight

Despite previous intentions to remain inside the bank as the U.S. undergoes regulatory changes, a JPMorgan trader team is preparing to launch what will be one of the largest hedge fund startups this year. The fund, called Whard Stewart, will be launched in the second quarter by JPMorgan global head of propriety Mike Stewart. Though […]


Banks, Finance, Hedge Fund Industry, JPMorgan Asset Management, Mike Stewart,

Starboard Value Nominates Five to AOL’s Board

February 28, 2012 Debbie Jacobs In the News

Hedge fund Starboard Value LP recently nominated several candidates to AOL’s board, explaining that their discussions have not been satisfying thus far. According to Starboard, who owns 5.2% of AOL’s stock, AOL’s patent portfolio has the potential to generate over $1 billion in licensing income, with the proper management. AOL possesses valuable intellectual property, including […]


AOL Inc, Economy, Finance, Hedge Funds, Starboard Value,

Quote of the Day: Uncanny Wisdom from the 19th Century

February 19, 2012 James Heinsman Quote of the Day

Financial issues and economic turmoil have been reason for concern for centuries, and the details are often reoccurring. One of the earliest editors for The Economist, Walter Bagehot, was known as the 19th Century Man of Letters. One of his quotes foreshadowed today’s crises: “A central bank is best that governs least, but is prepared […]


Central Bank, Economy, Finance, Quote of the Day, The Economist,

Hedge Fund Industry Begins to Recover

February 12, 2012 James Heinsman In the News

January’s upbeat performance has lowered client exits from hedge funds to a record low. Outflows were just 0.53%, while the GlobeOp Capital Movement Index jumped to its highest since 2008; 142.6 points. “It could be well that in a zero interest rate environment and a challenging equity market, a diversified portfolio of hedge fund investments […]


2011, 2012, Finance, GlobeOp, Hans Hufschmid,

Hedge Fund Investor Gottex Cuts Costs for 2012

January 31, 2012 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

Despite what could be considered a relatively successful year, hedge fund investor Gottex Fund Management Holdings is cutting its costs by 15% in 2012. “Getting money into hedge funds is not an easy task for the moment. Asset raising is difficult, though outflows are within normal parameters,” explained Joachim Gottschalk, Gottex chairman. “Global uncertainty in […]


2012, Economy, Finance, Gottex Fund Management, Hedge Fund Investing Firms,

Citigroup’s Guide for Start-Up Hedge Funds

January 24, 2012 James Heinsman Tops

Despite ups and downs in the market as the global financial situation wavers, Wall Street is still supporting hedge fund pioneers. Citigroup recently publicized a 31-page guide for hedge fund start-ups, which lists five key points in getting a fund up and running. “The Citi Prime Finance Hedge Fund Start-Up Guide is being published at […]


Citigroup, Finance, global economy, Hedge Fund Industry, Start-Up Hedge Funds,

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 […]


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

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