Investment

Investing in Gold as a Hedge Against Inflation

October 27, 2013 Debbie Jacobs Economic Barometer

As the economy begins to show positive signs of pulling out of its long recession, including lower unemployment figures, lower deficit spending, and increased revenues, there is a concern that inflation can take a bite out of the economic turnaround. Gold, in the form of coins and bullion, has been a traditional way for investors […]

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Gold, Investment,

UBS Launches UBS Quant HQ with Scott Stickler

August 27, 2012 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

UBS recently initiated a project with the goal of bringing in clients from quantitative hedge funds. The new unit, called UBS Quant HQ, provides services from both its prime brokerage and direct-execution trading expertise. According to Scott Stickler, the global head of the operation, the project will support strategies ranging from equities to options to […]

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Hedge Funds, Investment, Quantitative Hedge Fund, Scott Stickler, Startups,

Top Stocks for Hedge Funds: Anthera Pharmaceuticals

August 7, 2012 Debbie Jacobs In the News

Numerous hedge funds have begun stocking up on stocks these past few months. Seeking Alpha, a finance expert, has listed some of the most popular. First was Navistar, which gained approval over the course of last month. Second is Anthera Pharmaceuticals. Seeking Alpha explains: “Peter Kolchinsky, Ph.D., manager of RA Capital Management, picked-up 4.5 million […]

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Top Stocks for Hedge Funds: Navistar

August 1, 2012 Debbie Jacobs Hedge Fund News

Seeking Alpha, an online collection of finance-related articles, recently listed a number of stocks that appear to be gaining popularity amongst hedge funds this month. The first is Navistar. It’s value became apparent when Wall Street tycoon and major investor Carl Icahn bought it five times over the past few weeks, purchasing around 21 million […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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

Hedge Fund Portfolios: Anthony Scaramucci

July 23, 2012 Debbie Jacobs Quote of the Day

Anthony Scaramucci of SkyBridge Capital recently penned a response to Simon Lack’s recent onslaught of books and blog campaigns regarding the ‘stupid’ concept of diversified hedge fund portfolios. Scaramucci, an investor in hedge fund portfolios, claims that Lack’s perspective is severely mistaken. “To claim that investing in a diversified basket of hedge funds is no […]

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Paul Tudor Jones on Risk Taking and Hedge Fund Management

July 15, 2012 Debbie Jacobs Quote of the Day

Paul Tudor Jones, founder and manager of Tudor Investment Corp., is one of the world’s leading global macro fund managers. A few years ago, he revealed his approach to risk taking, and offered advice to other hedge fund tycoons and investors as well: “I’d say that my investment philosophy is that I don’t take a […]

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Hedge Funds, Investment, Paul Tudor Jones Advice, Paul Tudor Jones Quote, Risk Taking,

Top Ten Investment Management Stocks (According to Hedge Funds)

June 13, 2012 Debbie Jacobs Tops

Investors would be wise to choose stocks based on hedge fund activity, since managers have the resources to conduct detailed research and consult with experts before making any decisions. MarketWatch recently released a list of hedge funds’ top ten investment management stocks. They include: Ameriprise Financial Services Franklin Resources Invesco Plc. Janus Capital Group, Inc. […]

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Ameriprise, Blackstone Group, Hegde Fund Stocks, Investment, Investment Management Stocks,

Hedge Funds’ Top 20 Stock Picks

May 23, 2012 Debbie Jacobs Tops

Last year, Goldman Sachs released a list of hedge funds’ top stock picks, explaining a strategy of investment that focuses on them. They wrote:  “The strategy of buying the 20 most concentrated stocks has a strong track record over more than 10 years. We define ‘concentration’ as the share of market capitalization owned in aggregate […]

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Goldman Sachs, Hedge Funds' Top Stocks, Investment, Stock Market, Top Hedge Fund Stocks,

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