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2 New Leaders at Bridgewater

January 11, 2022 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

Bridgewater, the largest hedge fund in the world, has appointed two new CEOs.  Nir Bar Dea, who is being promoted from his current role as deputy chief executive of Bridgewater, and Mark Bertolini, a member of the board of Bridgewater. Bar Dea, 40, has been with Bridgewater since 2015; he has been deputy CEO since […]

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Bridgewater Associates, Economy, government, Hedge Fund Industry, Hedge Funds,

Hedge Fund Consolidation: Eisler Capital and Glen Point Capital

December 16, 2021 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

Mergers and acquisitions are not a common step for hedge funds. But the increased stresses of the industry, including skyrocketing costs and investors’ penchant for established entities, is forcing many funds to close their doors. Some are opting to merge with bigger institutions, like Eisler Capital which is acquiring Glen Point Capital in a rare […]

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Economy, Hedge Fund Industry, Hedge Funds, Investment, London,

Female Founded Hedge Funds is (finally) on Trend

December 9, 2021 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

According to the Kresge Foundation, female leadership in hedge funds represents less than 10% of the overall industry. But nine new funds are indicative of a long-awaited change in the hedge fund industry: they are being led by women. These women have spent their initial years in the industry earning money and fostering connections that […]

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Economy, Hedge Fund Industry, Hedge Funds, Investment, women,

New Hedge Fund Index App

November 18, 2021 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

PivotalPath, the hedge fund consultant firm, recently released the new Hedge Fund Index App, as a way of simplifying and heightening the benefit of hedge fund indices. While institutional investors use these indices for thoughtful decisions on asset allocation and evaluation, there are inherent systemic issues that curtail their usefulness. The new app offers applicable information, […]

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Economy, Hedge Fund Industry, Hedge Funds, Investment,

Sculptor Capital Management is an Emerging Hedge Fund Favorite

November 1, 2021 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

Sculptor Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:SCU) had a place in 19 hedge funds’ portfolios by the end of Q2 2021. This is remarkable particularly because the previous all-time high was 17. Specifically, Renaissance Technologies, maintained the largest position in Sculptor, with a $1.3 million investment at the end of the quarter. ExodusPoint Capital also took up […]

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Economy, Hedge Fund Industry, Hedge Funds, Investment,

Elliot Management Relocating to Florida

October 26, 2020 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

Activist investor Paul Singer has decided to move his $41 billion hedge fund manager to Florida, joining a growing number of investment companies looking to lower their state tax burden. Elliot Management will keep some office space in Manhattan, but his new headquarters will be in West Palm Beach. He will also open offices in […]

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Elliot Management, Florida, New York City, Palm Beach, Paul Singer,

Investor Soo Kim Buys Rights to Bally’s Brand for $20 Million

October 13, 2020 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

Soo Kim, 45, hedge fund investor and owner of gaming company Twin River Worldwide Holdings, purchased the global rights to the Bally’s name from owner Caesars Entertainment. The $20 million purchase will give Kim the rights to put the name on all of his gaming investments which include 11 casinos and his publicly traded headquarters. […]

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Soo Kim, Twin River Worldwide Holdings,

Snoddy’s Comeback Firm Earns Him 17% Returns with New Japan Hedge Fund

September 30, 2020 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

David Snoddy, a graduate of Tiger Management who took a break from investing for a few years, came roaring back over the past year and a half with 17% growth on his newly established long-short Japan hedge fund. Snoddy worked for Julian Robertson’s Tiger Management in the Tokyo office until he went out on his […]

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David Snoddy, Japan, Julian Robertson, Tiger Management,

Tyr Capital Holding Its Own in Volatile Market

May 25, 2020 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

Newly launched crypto hedge fund, Tyr Capital Arbitrage SP, reported excellent, double-digit gains after just one year of investing. Nick Norris, Ed Hindi, and Nick Metzidakis created Tyr Capital in January 2019 in London. The fund focuses on soft commodity and energy markets. Two of the three men, Norris and Hindi, worked together at Geneva […]

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Caspian Crypto Trading, Tyr Capital Arbitrage,

Brevan Howard Doing Well Amid Current Financial Uncertainty

March 26, 2020 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

New Jersey-based Brevan Howard Asset Management is riding the storm of the coronavirus outbreak in excellent shape, predicting that March could be its best month since it was founded in 2003. The firm’s flagship macro hedge fund, Brevan Howard Master Fund, saw a rise of 17% during the first three weeks of March, adding up […]

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Brevan Howard, macro hedge fund,

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