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Pandemic Conditions Spotlight Human Money Managers

December 30, 2020 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

In recent years computer-driven quantitative investing has made human decision-makers look outdated and less successful. That is until coronavirus reared its ugly genome. The year 2020 for many people has been one of tragedy and loss, but for flesh and blood stock-pickers the year proved to be quite profitable. It seems that even for the […]

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Dalio Endorses Crypto as Alternative to Gold

December 14, 2020 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Founder of the world’s largest hedge fund, Ray Dalio, a skeptic of bitcoin, has changed his mind and now says cryptocurrency should be a part of a well-balanced investment portfolio. The founder of Bridgewater Associates says that bitcoin “could serve as a diversifier to gold and other such store holds of wealth assets.” Dalio has […]

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New Asia Hedge Spun Off from York

December 2, 2020 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

A new Asia-focused hedge fund with $2.7 billion AUM will be the result of York Capital Management’s move to divest of its hedge fund business. The new fund will be called MY Alpha, to be run by the regional Chief Investment Officer Masahiko Yamaguchi. Yamaguchi is based in Hong Kong. MY Alpha will come to […]

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Bridgewater Associates Changes Direction During 3Q 2020

November 23, 2020 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

A look at Bridgewater’s 13F filed with the US SEC reveals that Ray Dalio’s hedge fund firm has invested about half a billion dollars into some of the world’s largest firms while withdrawing from an ETF that tracks large-cap US equities and positions in three China ETFs. The moves were made during the 3rd quarter […]

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Peter Zhou Launching a Hedge Fund of His Own

November 10, 2020 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

After ten years at Coatue and three years at Blackstone before that, rising investment star Peter Zhou is planning to open his own, tech-based, hedge fund. Zhou left Philippe Laffont’s Coatue early in 2020, where he was a senior managing director. He is rumored to already have gathered $300 million to start his fund. No […]

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Hedge Fund Urges Europeans to Move to Rail

September 2, 2020 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Oceanwood Capital, an activist hedge fund headquartered in London, called on European leaders to re-think their country’s travel policies in a radically new way. The goal is to reduce carbon emissions in the fight against climate change, and the method is to make a conscious decision to switch from the wasteful use of flying to […]

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New 2Q Favs for Hedge Funds

August 25, 2020 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Now that second-quarter SEC 13F filings are available for scrutiny, the public can see where experienced investors put their money in April, May, and June. There were a few surprises, like Berkshire Hathaway retreating from many positions and finding a safe haven in Barrick Gold. But in general, a look-see at where the investing greats […]

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Sender Hedge Fund Gains 30% Following the Crowd on RobinHood

August 5, 2020 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Adam Sender seems to have hit on a great way to bet on winners in the stock market. Just watch what the numbers tell you on the popular stock-trading app called RobinHood. He says he gained 30% for his fund Sender Company and Partners so far this year following the most picked stocks on the […]

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Hedge Funds on Rebound

July 22, 2020 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Institutional investors began funneling money back into hedge funds during the beginning of the second half of 2020. After two years of the industry contracting, hedge funds are beginning to grow again. According to a Bloomberg Mandates survey, half of the 50 respondents either increased their investments in hedge funds at the beginning of the […]

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AI Quant Fund Realizes Growth Even as Market Slows

July 8, 2020 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Quantumrock, the Berlin-headquartered quantitative hedge fund manager, has seen excellent returns while others are stymied in a difficult market. The company’s volatility-focused fund, Volatility Special Opportunities Program, (VSOP), grew by a juicy 9.87% in June, with a YTD of 36.16% growth. VSOP uses an equity futures-and-treasuries model designed around Artificial Intelligence trading throughout the market […]

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