Hedge Fund Industry

Highest Hedge Fund Inflow in seven years

June 13, 2022 James Heinsman Economic Barometer

The current financial volatility, spiraling inflation, market uncertainty, hardline constraints of central banks, and geopolitical conflict in Europe seem to be doing nothing for the hedge fund industry. The assumption that investor involvement in the market might be reduced by all these factors, opting for care and restraint in tenuous times, is proving to be […]

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Economy, Hedge Fund Industry, Hedge Funds, Investment,

Crypto as a Driving Force in Hedge Fund Growth

April 17, 2022 James Heinsman Economic Barometer

The FX market has been unpredictable for quite some time, but now it seems that hedge funds with a quantitative concentration—those known for making lightning-speed trades on grand scales—are looking at crypto for their next big investment move. Crypto’s value differs significantly across markets yielding a plethora of opportunities for hedge fund managers with strong […]

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crypto-currency, cryptocurrencies, cryptocurrency, Economy, Hedge Fund Industry,

Gold is Again on Trend for Hedge Funds

February 22, 2022 James Heinsman Economic Barometer

Commodity analysts from Societe Generale report that money managers bought $7.1 billion in gold in February. This is the fourth-biggest week of bullish buying since 2006, when CFTC started its updated reporting. Most explanations for this rise point to recent geopolitical instability. While gold is an imperfect hedge for funds, it is an appealing asset against inflation […]

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CFTC, Gold, Hedge Fund Industry, Hedge Fund Industry News, Hedge Funds,

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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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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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,

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,

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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