Hedge Funds

Women Still Don’t Have a Place at the Hedge Fund Table

August 29, 2018 James Heinsman In the News

Great strides have been made by women in the financial services industry, but one place that is still mostly closed to them is the hedge fund sector, where they work pretty much everywhere, accept where the money is. Out of the 50 largest US hedge funds only two have women in the role of top […]

More

Dominique Mielle, Hedge Funds, Marjorie Kaufman, women,

Some ETFs that are Performing Like Hedge Funds, Just Cheaper

August 21, 2018 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Hedge funds have been investment vehicles traditionally accessible only to the most net-worth individuals, or institutional investors. As the name implies, they are designed not just to maximize returns, but to minimize the volatility of the market, or hedge against downturns that are inevitable in all economies and marketplaces. This type of money management comes […]

More

ETFs, Hedge Funds,

Human Nature Dictates How We Invest, Not Logic: New Study Shows

July 7, 2018 James Heinsman In the News

Despite the mounting empirical evidence that passively investing in exchange-traded funds and other index type funds, money continues to flow into managed hedge funds with active fund managers. A research paper published in June concludes that the idea of realizing higher returns by doing less seems too good to be true to investors, and they […]

More

EFTs, Hedge Funds, Index Funds,

Einhorn’s Greenlight Hits Red Light in February

March 4, 2018 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Performing more poorly than the S&P 500 Index loss of 3.7 percent in February, David Einhorn’s main fund, Greenlight Capital, lost 6.2 percent during the same period for a total downturn of 12.3 percent for 2018. Einhorn explained that his hedge fund was going through its worst performance in its history after losing 6.6 percent in […]

More

Amazon, Brighthouse Financial, David Einhorn, General Motors, Greenlight Capital,

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 […]

More

Arthur Bell, bitcoin, Corey McLaughlin, cryptocurrency, Hedge Funds,

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 […]

More

ETFs, Hedge Funds,

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 […]

More

divest, Hedge Funds, Letitia James, New York City Employees’ Retirement System,

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 […]

More

Avenue Capital Group, Economy, fiscal cliff, Hedge Funds, Marc Lasry,

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, […]

More

Asia, Azentus Capital, Hedge Funds, HS Group, Michael Garrow,

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 […]

More

Ally Bridge LB Healthcare Fund, China, Chinese health-care, Frank Yu, Hedge Funds,

« Previous Posts