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HFR Launches Cryptocurrency Index as Fund Managers Eye Red-Hot Sector

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:47:25 EST

Chicago-based data group HFR is launching an index of hedge funds that invest in cryptocurrencies, in a sign of how managers are increasingly eyeing these assets as a way of boosting flagging returns.



Fortress Hires Deutsche Hedge Fund Team Amid Legal Complaint

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 13:46:44 EDT

Fortress Investment Group, which has $72.4 billion in assets, has hired a team of hedge-fund managers from Deutsche Bank, two of whom are accused of engaging in a ‘nefarious scheme’ by another U.S. hedge fund.



Hedge Funds Stung by Talk of Interest-Rate Rises

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:24:53 EDT

The prospect of interest rate increases in the U.S. and U.K. is playing havoc with the trades of several large hedge funds and many are finding that this slump has dented their 2017 performance.



Credit Suisse Targeted for Breakup by Little Hedge Fund With Big Plans

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:21:15 EDT

A small but top-performing activist hedge fund has set its sights on an ambitious target: splitting Credit Suisse in three.



Bridgewater Executive Shake-Up Continues; Parag Shah Departs

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:48:13 EDT

Bridgewater Associates parted ways with a longtime executive who served as a public face of the firm, as the world’s largest hedge fund undergoes a continuing shake-up of its management.



Whitney Tilson to Close Kase Capital Hedge Fund

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 14:33:33 EDT

Whitney Tilson is closing his hedge fund, the latest high-profile investor to close shop amid an extended period of disappointing returns for the industry.



Brevan Howard to Inject up to $400 Million Into New Fund

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:01:46 EDT

Brevan Howard, one of the world’s biggest hedge-fund firms, plans to inject around $300 million to $400 million into a new fund for one of its star traders, as it battles to revive its fortunes.



Bridgewater to Launch Big Investment Fund in China, Three Decades in the Making

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 22:59:45 EDT

With government approval, Bridgewater Associates plans to use a new unit based in China to raise billions of dollars to buy and sell assets in the country. It could give founder Ray Dalio the kind of clout that has largely eluded Western financial firms in the world’s second-largest economy.



Citadel Loses Key Executive Russell

Thu, 04 Sep 2008 21:49:00 EDT

Top Citadel Investment Group executive Joe Russell, a key architect of the hedge fund's investments in E*Trade and hedge fund Sowood Capital, has resigned from the firm.



Wood's Fund Takes a Beating

Fri, 15 Aug 2008 08:57:00 EDT

The two-year-old hedge fund founded by Jonathan Wood, a former UBS trader, is down about 85% from its inception through July.



Ospraie and Other Hedge Funds Tumble

Thu, 14 Aug 2008 21:37:00 EDT

Falling commodities prices have pulled some hedge funds deep into negative territory in recent weeks, and the Ospraie Fund is among the most prominent losers.



Hedge Fund Seeks Change at NZ Telecom

Mon, 11 Aug 2008 20:32:00 EDT

Elliott International said it will nominate two new candidates to NZ Telecom's board because of dissatisfaction with the company's performance, and it will push for a structural separation of the company.



Hedge-Fund Sluggers Strike Out

Mon, 04 Aug 2008 07:58:00 EDT

Hedge funds appear set to post their worst monthly performance in six years as strategies run into trouble. Some previously highflying funds are sustaining declines in the double digits, and several managers are down more than 20% for the year.



Van Wagoner to Quit Growth Fund

Sun, 03 Aug 2008 23:14:00 EDT

The manager of Van Wagoner Emerging Growth, the worst-performing U.S. actively managed stock fund over the past 10 years, plans to quit.



Should Hedge Funds Take Blame?

Thu, 17 Jul 2008 22:35:00 EDT

Many on Wall Street have urged regulators to step up vigilance on hedge funds. Some say the assaults are little more than the latest chapter in a long history of financial scapegoating.



Funds Put Four on CSX Board

Wed, 16 Jul 2008 23:11:00 EDT

Two hedge funds seeking to overhaul CSX succeeded in getting four board seats, a preliminary report found.



Hedge Funds Subpoenaed in SEC Probe

Mon, 14 Jul 2008 23:01:00 EDT

The SEC has sent subpoenas to more than 50 hedge-fund advisers as part of its investigation into whether individuals spread false rumors to manipulate shares of Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers.