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Shareholder Activism Bolsters Knight Vinke's Flagship Fund

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:07:16 EDT

Activist investor Knight Vinke Asset Management, boosted by a stake in a French electronics company that was engaged in a bidding war, posted a third quarter return of 14.8% in its flagship fund.  

Renaissance Technologies: Hedge Fund on a $7 Billion Winning Streak

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 09:00:11 EDT

Hedge-fund firm Renaissance Technologies has attracted more than $7 billion in new investor money over the past year even as peers have struggled.

Commodity Trading Advisers Come into Focus

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 11:51:30 EDT

For one type of computer-driven fund, amassing giant positions in currencies, bonds, stocks and other assets is becoming the norm. Commodity trading advisers, or CTAs are computer-driven funds that try to make money betting on market trends and patterns.

Lansdowne Extends Losses This Year to $1.8 Billion

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 10:55:11 EDT

Lansdowne Partners, one of the world’s largest hedge funds, extended its losing run last month, missing out on a rebound enjoyed by many of its peers.

Hedge Funds Crank Up Bets Against Deutsche Bank

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 06:21:24 EDT

Hedge funds that have placed bets against Deutsche Bank are reaping the rewards amid reports that clients have pulled billions of dollars from the bank amid concerns about its stability.

Ex-Valeant Analyst Starts New Hedge Fund

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 13:40:04 EDT

Rory Priday, the analyst who helped New York money manager Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb research Valeant Pharmaceuticals, has started his own hedge fund.

Bridgewater Raising New Money for Flagship Fund

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 19:19:39 EDT

Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge-fund manager, is raising new money for its flagship Pure Alpha fund for the first time since 2009.

Fine-Print Fortune: Two Ex-Goldman Traders Look for Bonanza in Mortgage Bonds

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 22:18:14 EDT

Two former Goldman traders who bought and sold mortgage debt before the housing crisis are hoping to make a fortune off its rubble. They snapped up beaten-down mortgage bonds, wagering that unusual wording in their contracts would net them millions when a bank settlement paid out.

Withdrawals Plague Once-Mighty Hedge Funds Brevan Howard, Tudor

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 14:13:50 EDT

A growing exodus from hedge funds extended to two of the biggest names in the industry Tuesday, Tudor Investment and Brevan Howard, as disenchanted investors increasingly shun what was once the hottest place to put money.

ValueAct Bets on Morgan Stanley

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 11:41:29 EDT

Activist investor ValueAct Capital Management said it had taken a $1.1 billion stake in Morgan Stanley, signaling a potential rallying cry for bank investors after years of poor returns.

Soros Doubles His Bet Against S&P 500 Index

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 20:30:36 EDT

Billionaire investor George Soros, who rose to fame and fortune by betting against sterling in 1992, on Monday showed his latest hand: nearly doubling down on his bearish bet against the market.

Tiny Satellites: The Latest Innovation Hedge Funds Are Using to Get a Leg Up

Sun, 14 Aug 2016 19:54:58 EDT

The latest technological innovation for data-hungry hedge funds is a fleet of five dozen shoebox-sized satellites.

Steven A. Cohen Wagers on 'Quant' Hedge Fund

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:14:47 EDT

Investor Steven A. Cohen is betting as much as a quarter billion dollars that mechanical engineers and nuclear scientists can come up with market-beating mathematical models in their spare time.

Hedge Fund Reveals Losses After Brexit Vote

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:49:24 EDT

A London-based hedge fund whose chief economist argued vocally for Brexit sustained heavy losses in its main fund following last month’s vote by the U.K. to leave the European Union.

Pimco Brings In New CEO

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 14:22:30 EDT

Bond-fund giant Pacific Investment Management has appointed Man Group Chief Executive Manny Roman as its new CEO, as it seeks to recover from a period of management upheaval and fund outflows.

Former Hillhouse Capital Partner Launches New Investment Firm

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 19:29:33 EDT

David Ma, a former partner at Hillhouse, the China-focused fund that manages over $20 billion in Asia, has started a new investment firm that is expected to attract strong interest, according to people familiar with the matter.

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.