Hedge Fund Industry

Top 10 Hedge Fund Myths

July 25, 2012 Debbie Jacobs Tops

Richard Wilson, founder of the Hedge Fund Group and hedge fund consultant, recently wrote an article for HedgeCo.net. Mainstream media is very misleading when discussing today’s hedge fund industry, Wilson claimed. His article lists and discredits the top 10 hedge fund myths: Most hedge fund managers are billionaires Hedge funds are risky investment vehicles The […]


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June Sees 0.06% Growth in Hedge Funds

July 12, 2012 Debbie Jacobs Economic Barometer

June was not as disappointing for the hedge fund industry as analysts had predicted, with the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index revealing a 0.06% gain. The S&P 500 increased 3.96% as well, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the NASDAQ Composite Index also saw growth. Charles Gradante of Hennessee Group said: “It looked like June […]


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Hedge Fund Industry Struggles Next to Stock Market

July 10, 2012 Debbie Jacobs In the News

Recent data from Hedge Fund Research Inc. has revealed that hedge funds are continuing to trail behind the stock market with growth as low as 0.05%. The HFR index has risen 1.7% in 2012, while the S&P 500 stock index increased 4.12% in June alone. According to Kenneth Heinz of HFR, the hedge fund industry, […]


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Hedge Fund Industry Suffers Worst Month Since September

June 7, 2012 Debbie Jacobs Economic Barometer

The never-ending global crisis and the ping-pong concerns regarding Greece and the Eurozone have resulted in a 2.9% loss in the hedge fund industry last month. This is the farthest it has fallen since September. According to Bloomberg, the slide was caused by long-short strategy, multistrategy and BBHFMCRO funds. Don Steinbrugge of Agecroft Partners explained: […]


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Citi Launches Citi OpenInvestor to Harness the Industry’s Diversity

June 4, 2012 Debbie Jacobs Company Spotlight

Citi, the largest global bank, recently boosted its global proficiencies for managing and custody services in order to provide fund managers with the ability to create efficient, educated and effective investment processes. The new enhanced liquidity element is part of Citibank’s ongoing efforts to remain flexible and adaptive to the shifting liquidity terms, conditions and […]


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Hedge Funds Lose on Wheat Bets, Do Better on Copper

May 30, 2012 Debbie Jacobs In the News

Recent data has revealed that before the market stutter several days ago, hedge funds bought almost $2 billion worth of wheat contracts. According to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, money managers were luckier with copper bets; hedge funds dropped almost $670 million in long positions right as the metal suffered one of its worst price […]


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Hedge Funds Expect Gains in the Face of JPMorgan’s Crisis

May 17, 2012 Debbie Jacobs Economic Barometer

JPMorgan’s recent announcement of a $2 billion trade loss sent the industry reeling, but hedge funds are prepared to extract gains from the incident nonetheless. Insiders revealed that managers are sticking with their bets from the first quarter as America’s largest credit bank scrambles to minimize its losses. One of the more common bets is […]


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Charles Biderman on Today’s Hedge Fund Industry

May 13, 2012 Debbie Jacobs Quote of the Day

Hedge funds are still grappling with reduced investor interest and slow performances as the global economy continues on its inconsistent path. Charles Biderman of TrimTabs explained: “Hedge fund industry returns continued to lag popular financial industry benchmarks.” Asset growth in the industry, he says, has been “in a perpetual slide since July 2007.” He added […]


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Jay Krieger on Hedge Fund Performance in April

May 6, 2012 Debbie Jacobs Quote of the Day

This past April saw hedge funds fall 1%, while the Bloomberg aggregate hedge fund index fell from 118.60 to 117.45 as well. Fundamental Capital Management’s Jay Krieger explained: “Hedge fund managers have been somewhat cautious. They’re not going to jump on the recovery bandwagon.”


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Hedge Fund Quote: Kenneth J. Heinz

April 22, 2012 Debbie Jacobs Quote of the Day

According to recent data from Hedge Fund Research, or HFR, hedge fund assets boasted record highs during this year’s first quarter, making it the best first quarter in five years. The report stated that total assets distributed to hedge funds since January passed $16 billion. The firm added that investors continued to prefer the more […]


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