Hedge Funds

Cryptocurrency Hedge Funds Growing Exponentially

August 10, 2017 James Heinsman In the News

According to a tweet by economist Tuur Demeester, “Hedge funds with crypto exposure exploding.” The article Demeester refers to says that there are more than 70 funds with such bets now coming up in the hedge fund pipeline. The article also has a statement by Arthur Bell manager Corey McLaughlin: “I’ve been in the hedge […]

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ETFs Growing in Popularity, Surpassing Hedge Funds

November 7, 2016 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Lower fees and better performance have helped exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to become more popular, dollar for dollar, than hedge funds. The ETF industry now has over $3.2 trillion in assets, leaving behind the hedge fund industry which manages about $2.87 trillion. Investors are switching their bets to ETFs to save on management fees, and cash […]

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Giant NYC Pension Fund Expected to Divest from Hedge Funds

April 14, 2016 Debbie Jacobs Hedge Fund News

The country’s largest pension fund for municipal employees, the New York City Employees’ Retirement System, is preparing to vote on Thursday to divest its investments out of hedge funds. It is expected that a majority of the pension fund’s trustees will choose move its money out of risky and high-fee-burdened hedge funds to funds which […]

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Marc Lasry

October 15, 2015 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Even though Marc Lasry of Avenue Capital Group is concerned about what effects the government’s budget crisis will have on the economy, he remains optimistic that all will be well. Lasry is even expecting growth of about 3 percent for the GDP, a full 1 percent higher than the consensus prediction of only 2 percent […]

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Former Azentus Manager Launching Asian Hedge Fund

August 18, 2015 Debbie Jacobs Hedge Fund News

The chief investment officer, Michael Garrow, of the HS Group, a Hong Kong-based investment management firm, announced that Mohan Rajasooria will be launching a new hedge fund, Zaaba Capital. Rajasooria left Morgan Sze’s Azentus Capital Management earlier this year, and hopes to open is new fund with a minimum of $250 million from institutional clients, […]

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New Fund Betting on Huge Health-Care Growth in China

July 22, 2015 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Former head of China investments at Och-Ziff Capital Management Group opened a health-care hedge fund based in Asia. Frank Yu’s Ally Bridge LB Healthcare Fund will invest in opportunities created by Chinese reforms which began to go into effect in 2007. Li Bin, a former Merck & Company scientist, will lead the fund. Li Bin […]

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Managers Face Deep Pay Cuts During 2014’s Bad Year for Hedge Funds

May 10, 2015 Maria Morales Economic Barometer

It is no secret that 2014 was one of the worst years in history for hedge fund returns. And don’t think the managers of these funds haven’t had to take some of the responsibility, in the form of lower wages. As a group the 25 top-earning hedge fund managers collected what most of us would […]

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Popularity Growing for ETFs and ETPs

April 28, 2015 Debbie Jacobs Hedge Fund News

According to data from the hedge fund tracking service HFR, and the London-based research firm , exchange-traded funds will soon overtake hedge funds in terms of total amount invested. The numbers show that within only a few months the 25 year-old ETF/ETP industry will overtake in popularity the 70 year-old hedge fund industry. The fact […]

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Bad Bets of 2014

December 29, 2014 James Heinsman In the News

With only a few days left of 2014 we thought now is a good time to look back and see what predictions did not work out quite so well for some major hedge fund managers. General Motors is a well-liked holding which is popular as a component of hedge funds. Unfortunately it seems for many […]

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Women Underrepresented in Hedge Fund Sector

December 21, 2014 Ryan James In the News

According to a new study, women who work as investment banking analysts lag behind their male colleagues when it comes to breaking into the world of hedge fund management. The research was done by the recruiting firm Vettery, and looked at 1,394 analysts; males making up 76 percent of the pool, and women 24 percent. […]

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