Unpredictable Gas Prices

Investors in London are more pessimistic about U.S. natural gas prices than they’ve been since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although prices are at the lowest they’ve been since natural gas futures began trading in 1990, the experts have been betting that prices will drop even further. Recently, hedge funds and other financial …

The Growth of Cat Bonds

In 2023, hedge funds experienced never-before-seen profits in the volatile debt market, particularly through catastrophe bonds (cat bonds). Cat bonds outperformed other high-risk fixed-income securities by delivering a 20% return, which is significantly greater than the 13% of high-yield US corporate bonds and the 4% of US Treasuries. This success has not attracted hedge funds …

Gambino to Depart Eisler Capital

Sean Gambino is set to depart from Eisler Capital less than two years after joining the $4 billion multi-strategy firm. Gambino, who joined Eisler in mid-2022, is transitioning to establish his own management venture. His move contrasts with the trend of investors shuttering smaller firms to unite with larger multi-strategy funds, enticed by significant payouts …

GCW Global Customised Wealth LLP and Collwick Capital Form Strategic Alliance

GCW Global Customised Wealth LLP (“GCW”) and Collwick Capital, LLC (“Collwick”) have officially solidified a strategic relationship, marking a significant move in fostering closer collaboration between the two financial entities. The agreement entails GCW’s involvement in Collwick’s hedge fund investment program, allowing access to GCW’s proprietary analytical tools that specialize in risk assessment and ongoing …

AI will not cause Hedge Funds to Cut Employees

As AI takes the world by storm, many in the financial industry are concerned for their jobs. A survey of employees in the banking and insurance world revealed that nearly 75% believe that AI is a threat to their jobs. 33% anticipate AI related layoffs of 30% in the next three years.  Gary Collier, Chief …

Hedge Fund Executive Explores the Deep Sea

Anthony Clake, a 43-year-old executive at Marshall Wace in London, has been identified as a significant player in the world of deep-sea exploration for sunken treasures. According to a Bloomberg Businessweek investigation, Clake does not dive into the ocean depths, but he has invested in and overseen sophisticated operations that use cutting-edge technology to locate …

Steve Cohen Shares Optimism at Investors Conference

At the Robin Hood Investors Conference, Steve Cohen, founder of Point72 Asset Management and owner of the New York Mets, expressed optimism that the U.S. economy will experience robust growth in 2024.  Although the market suffered a brief and relatively mild “fake scare” recession this year, Cohen believes the economy will rebound swiftly, leading the …

The Impact of AI on the Finance World

Generative AI is gaining attention in finance for its potential to automate routine tasks such as market research analysis and code writing. Early findings report that the use of artificial intelligence enhances productivity, particularly in coding and data analysis. Many hedge funds are experimenting with ChatGPT, using it to assist with research and and investor …

Hedge Funds Impact Crude Oil Prices

Over the summer of 2023, hedge fund buying helped to lift crude oil prices. Now that summer is ending, money managers have sold the equivalent of roughly 30 million barrels in petroleum futures. The oil market has been impacted by production cuts in Russia and Saudi Arabia. Meanwhile, the intense heatwave across the United States …