Hedge Fund Industry

Hedge Fund Industry Descending on Las Vegas

May 6, 2013 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

May 7 is the opening day of the 3-day SkyBridge Alternatives Conference (SALT), the largest annual conference for the hedge fund industry, to be held this year in Las Vegas. Over 1,800 delegates are expected to converge on the Hotel Bellagio, about half of them investors. According to the organizers of the conference, SkyBride Capital, […]


Hedge Fund Industry, Hotel Bellagio, John Paulson, Las Vegas, SkyBridge Alternatives Conference,

Dodd-Frank, Hedge Fund Registration and the SEC

April 25, 2013 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Ever since the enactment of the Dodd-Frank legislation there are new requirements for hedge fund registration, effecting the entire hedge fund industry. There are several important issues of concern under the Advisers Act, including fees, conflicts of interest, and hedge fund risk management, which need to be addressed by hedge funds today. Dodd-Frank also has […]


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Hedge Funds Keeping Their Eyes on Apple

April 24, 2013 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

No matter what their hedge fund strategies may be, many top funds in the hedge fund industry are anxiously awaiting Apple Inc’s announcement concerning second quarter earnings for 2013, which is scheduled to be made today. Most affected by Apple’s successes and/or failures are those hedge funds with the largest exposure to the high-tech company’s […]


Adage Capital Management, Apple Inc., D.E. Shaw, David Einhorn, Greenlight Capital,

Launching a Small Hedge Fund: Daniel Strachman

September 6, 2012 James Heinsman Quote of the Day

A commonly believed myth states that starting a hedge fund requires at least a billion dollars. GAIM Conference Series  director of research and strategy Daniel Strachman explains that it is possible to get one up and running with significantly less funding. “It’s reasonable to think that a group of people could get together and launch […]


Daniel Strachman, GAIM Conference, Hedge Fund Industry, Small Hedge Funds, Starting a Hedge Fund,

David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital Sees 4.2% Growth in August

September 5, 2012 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

August saw promising growth for Greenlight Capital and hedge fund manager David Einhorn, who reported a 4.2% gain during the month as Coventry Health Care’s stock price jumped. According to two anonymous sources, Einhorn’s firm revealed a 10.9% increase in 2012 to its investors on Tuesday. As mentioned above, Greenlight Capital benefitted greatly from stock […]


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Advertising Advice for Today’s Hedge Funds

August 29, 2012 James Heinsman In the News

Numerous advertising executives have offered marketing advice for hedge funds hoping to expand their client base. Some key terms that are circulating amongst the experts are “transparency,” “access” and “performance.” Rob Reilly of Crispin, Porter & Bogusky said: “They have to find a way to be more transparent. They need to be honest and show […]


Advertisment, Crispin, Hedge Fund Industry, Hedge Fund Marketing, John Butler,

Hedge Fund Gains in July Driven by Facebook Shares

August 15, 2012 Debbie Jacobs Economic Barometer

Though July may be considered disappointing, hedge funds have managed to prosper despite the euro zone crisis. Last month’s gains, though meager in comparison to predictions, were driven by three different trades- oil, the euro, and surprisingly, Facebook shares. According to a statement from the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index, the firm gained 1.42% […]


Economy, Euro Zone Crisis, Hedge Fund Industry, Reuters, SS&C GlobeOp,

Company Spotlight: Palomar Capital LLP

July 31, 2012 Debbie Jacobs Company Spotlight

Stanley Fink’s International Standard Asset Management is backing a new hedge fund founded by Patrick Boyle. Formerly a trader at Nomura Holdings and the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, Boyle joined the ranks of traders who have left firms as numerous banks reduce risk taking. Based in London, Palomar Capital LLP will initiate its trading […]


Economy, Hedge Fund Industry, International Standard Asset Management, Investment, ISAM,

Pat Hayes on the New Significance of Data Management

July 30, 2012 Debbie Jacobs Quote of the Day

As economies grapple with internal and external stressors, the investment industry faces some significant changes. For one, investors have been developing several new approaches to hedge fund risk management and asset allocation. This, combined with the general demand for enhanced information and participation as well as new regulations and requirements, has put the hedge fund […]


Data Management, Hedge Fund Industry, Investment, New Regulations, Pat Hayes,

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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