Economic Barometer

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,

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,

Managers Confident of Global Growth

October 3, 2021 James Heinsman Economic Barometer

Hedge fund managers around the world have overwhelmingly indicated their confidence for continued growth despite the current market volatility and the ongoing Covid pandemic. A recent study by the Alternative Investment Management Association’s (AIMA) Global Hedge Fund Confidence Index, 99% of managers believe that their prospects will continue to grow and show increased second-quarter results. […]

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Economy, Hedge Fund Industry, Hedge Funds, Investment,

Hedge Funds are Back- Primarily in Emerging Market

September 14, 2021 James Heinsman Economic Barometer

Year-to-date returns for hedge funds are showing signs of recovery, particularly in emerging markets where managers are spurring the playing field and pushing gains. Both BarclayHedge and eVestment recently published data showing the extent to which emerging markets and Asia-focused hedge funds bypassed other geographical regions in August, upending the July downturn. The overriding theme […]

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Asia, emerging markets, Hedge Funds, travel,

Manufacturing Surge Bolsters US Economic Recovery

March 25, 2021 James Heinsman Economic Barometer

The US economy thrived through the first two months of 2021, backed by strong growth in the manufacturing sector and aided by the prospect of President Biden’s proposed $1.9 trillion stimulus package. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment fell in January to 6.3 percent, the lowest point since the corona pandemic began, while […]

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manufacturing, US economy,

New investors younger, more diverse

February 25, 2021 James Heinsman Economic Barometer

The Wall Street economy is undergoing a demographic shift, with new investors trending younger and more culturally diverse than previous generations, according to a study published by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation and NORC at the University of Chicago. The “Investing 2020: New Accounts and the People Who Opened Them” report, which surveyed 1,291 households from […]

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demographics, investing, Stock Market,

Markets Looking Forward to Biden Era

January 19, 2021 James Heinsman Economic Barometer

President Joe Biden’s economic agenda will focus on “building back better,” says Fraser Lundie, head of credit at Federated Hermes, a Pittsburgh-based capital management house with $575.9 billion under advisement. As the week of the presidential transition began, Lundie spoke to Bloomberg News, adding his view that renewable energies would remain a strong investment pattern […]

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Biden Administration,

Hedge Funds Rolling Out New Products Despite Economic Slump

October 6, 2020 James Heinsman Economic Barometer

According to HFR, the alternative investments data consultancy firm, there were 129 new hedge fund launches between April and June’s end this year. That number is the highest quarterly tally for new funds since Q2 2019.HFR’s president, Ken Heinz, explained that hedge funds are also posting high returns, even in the face of the twin […]

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COVID-19, HFR, Ken Heinz,

Fund Manager Druckenmiller Praises Fed’s Response to Covid

June 28, 2020 James Heinsman Economic Barometer

Stanley Druckenmiller, a veteran hedge fund manager, explained on CNBC that he was “humbled” by the strong performance of the stock market in late May, and admitted that he had underestimated the positive force the Federal Reserve was capable of exerting. “I had long-term concerns for the last few years that because of easy money, […]

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COVID-19, Squwak Box, Stanley Druckenmiller,

Hedge Fund Investments: A Guide for Retirees

January 23, 2020 James Heinsman Economic Barometer

When it comes to investing in funds, retirees have different criteria to those taking home a regular salary.  While it may seem at first glance that this would be disadvantageous for investment opportunities, there are actually some benefits to this new life status. According to retired accountant Michelle Flores, when one is retired they often […]

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MichelleFlores, Moshe Victor Keinig, Retirement Planning Calculator,

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