Hedge Funds

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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Preqin Releases Infographic on Hedge Fund Performance

September 28, 2014 Marcus Black In the News

A provider of comprehensive data and research on private equity, real estate, infrastructure funds, hedge funds and other alternative investments, Preqin recently released an infographic illustrating how the hedge fund industry has changed since the financial crisis of 2008. Since the crisis there has been an increase in the number of hedge funds that have […]

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Poor Returns are Causing Public Pension Funds to Flee from Hedge Funds

July 29, 2014 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

High fees and low returns are frightening some public pension funds away from hedge funds in recent days. Among those having second thoughts about hedge funds are officials from America’s largest public pension fund, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, known as Calpers. Analysts believe that Calpers stake in hedge funds will shrink by 40 […]

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Intercontinental Exchange Notes Bets on Oil Prices Down

July 21, 2014 Marcus Black Economic Barometer

Investors, hedge funds and other large speculators have cut their bets on higher prices for Brent crude oil by close to 25 percent during the week ending on July 15, according to an announcement made by ICE. Prices shrunk to their lowest point in three months. ICE declared that managers lowered their net long futures […]

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Blackstone Considering Launch of New Hedge Fund

July 7, 2014 Marcus Black Hedge Fund News

Well-known for their ventures in leveraged buyouts and other private equity investments, the Blackstone Group is considering the launch of an aggressive hedge fund. The fund will take off with about $500 million AUM and several teams of managers. Although this is a shift in strategy for Blackstone, this should not prove too daunting since […]

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Doors Close on New Money at Pine River

June 16, 2014 Marcus Black Hedge Fund News

Claiming the “changing environment” in the hedge fund investment world, Pine River Capital Management announced that the fund will no longer be accepting additional money into its existing fund. According to a report published in the Financial Times, Pine River will add its name to the ever-growing list of hedge funds that are either circling […]

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Myriad Approaching $3 Billion Mark

June 2, 2014 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Back in November 2011 Carl Huttenlocher, former  head of Highbridge Capital Management LLC Asia, said he would close down his Myriad Asset Management Ltd hedge fund to new money when he reached $2 billion AUM. However, according to three anonymous sources, the fund climbed from almost $2.4 billion at the beginning of 2014 to almost […]

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