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Neil Barsky Steps Away from Marshall Project

December 1, 2021 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Former hedge fund manager Neil Barsky is leaving his role as the Chairman and founder of the Marshall Project. Barsky has spent seven years growing the organization which won two Pulitzer Prizes, including one in 2021 for  national reporting, and its 54 employees with a nearly $12 million budget. His plans for the future include a […]

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Economy, Hedge Fund Industry, Hedge Funds, Investment, money management,

Python is Hedge Fund Prefered Coding Language

November 23, 2021 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Python is emerging as the preferred language for hedge fund technology. Those looking to work in the industry would be wise to consider acquiring this skill and showcasing it in their resume. Nat Kilsby, the COO of Quadrature Capital predicted this trend in March 2021, as recruitment of coders with extensive Python capabilities were being […]

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Economy, fintech, 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,

Hedge Funds Name Quality Research Tool

October 27, 2021 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Over the past ten years, the hedge fund industry has grown and driven the demand for quality equity research. As global hedge fund assets have risen continuously, there is also continued growth in platform hedge funds (sector-focused funds with dedicated portfolio managers concentrating on one sector). These funds maintain a meticulous and scrupulous approach that […]

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Bank of America, Economy, Hedge Fund Industry, Hedge Fund Research, Hedge Funds,

Hedge Funds Enter the Playing Field, Literally

October 20, 2021 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

When AC Milan hosted Atletico Madrid in late September, it wasn’t only the two teams playing against each other. It was also a matchup between Elliott Management Corp., a New York-based hedge fund and controller of AC Milan, and Ares Management Corporation, a Californian credit fund with 34% ownership of Atletico. Private equity, credit companies, […]

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Economy, Hedge Fund Industry, Hedge Funds, Investment, management,

Going Green: Hedge Funds By Uranium

October 13, 2021 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

‘Green energy’ is on the agenda of many politicians as consumers and companies increase their demand for sustainable assets and energy solutions. That is why investors are returning to nuclear fuel after a significant period of stagnation. Prices have rallied 37% and big hedge funds are betting on uranium for high returns, particularly given the […]

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Economy, Energy, Energy Hedge Funds, energy market, Green Energy,

Robo- Hedge Funds Scoring Big

September 23, 2021 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Back in 2015, human hedge fund managers embraced their robotic counterparts and incorporated AI, big data, and computer programs in their efforts. Today, those very same robots are yielding substantial gains across the industry. By employing machines to do some of the basic elements of hedge fund management, quality assurance and efficient data processing or […]

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Big Data, 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,

Could US Consumers Move to Spending Digital Dollars?

March 15, 2021 James Heinsman In the News

Could the United States be on the road to phasing out the wallet-sized, iconic, rectangular dollar bill? Probably not – at least, not entirely. But the Federal Reserve is studying the possibility of launching a digital currency that would serve as legal tender in the United States. Of course, the US is not the only […]

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CBDC, currency, digital currency,

Harvard Law Prof.: Tenev is ‘sympathetic’, ‘trying to do the right thing’

March 5, 2021 James Heinsman In the News

When former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli appeared before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in 2016, the most notable thing about his testimony was the smirk on his face as he refused to answer representatives’ questions about Turing’s $13.50 to $750 price hike for Daraprim, an anti-AIDS drug. Last week, it was Robinhood CEO […]

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RobinHood, Vlad Tenev,

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