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Flush With Cash, Top Quant Funds Stumble

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:34:37 EDT

Quant funds, which use sophisticated statistical models rather than human research and intuition to find attractive trades, are lagging behind more traditional investments.

Hedge Funds Jump on Sterling's Slide

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 09:12:58 EDT

Hedge funds seized on opportunities to profit Friday in the immediate aftermath of the U.K.’s election turmoil and a slump in the value of the pound.

Lansdowne Rebounds With Help From Little-Known Forensic Fund

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 04:45:55 EDT

Lansdowne Partners’ tiny Princay fund has gained 13% this year, making it one of the sector’s top performers this year.

Steven Cohen's Hedge-Fund Comeback Shoots for a Record Target: $20 Billion

Tue, 30 May 2017 18:09:21 EDT

Steven Cohen, the billionaire trader whose former firm pleaded guilty to criminal insider-trading charges less than four years ago, is plotting a return to hedge funds with a giant number in mind: $20 billion.

Investors Shun Highflying Emerging-Market Hedge Funds

Wed, 17 May 2017 09:16:45 EDT

Hedge funds that invest in emerging markets are generating some of their best returns on record and growing their assets to all-time highs, but they aren’t getting much love from investors.

Hedge Fund Coatue Bets on Data Science

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:35:20 EDT

Hedge fund Coatue Management showed that “big data” is both an investor tool and an investment target with its $27 million funding round for Domino Data Lab.

Meet the Hedge Fund That Toppled Arconic CEO Klaus Kleinfeld

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:53:40 EDT

Elliott Management has a long history of needling its opponents. Now it has baited one into a career-ending reply.

Ernst & Young Pays $10 Million to Settle Hedge Fund Legal Battle

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 08:31:55 EDT

Accounting firm Ernst & Young agreed to pay $10 million to settle a legal battle over its role as auditors for hedge fund Weavering Macro, whose collapse led to multimillion-dollar losses.

Hedge-Fund of Funds Archstone Partnerships Shutting Down

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 16:15:07 EDT

Archstone Partnerships, a pioneer in the fund-of-hedge-funds industry, is shutting down, according to a letter sent to investors on Wednesday.

GAM CEO Says He's 'Tough Enough'

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:11:31 EDT

The chief executive of struggling Swiss investment manager GAM Holding has come out fighting in the face of an assault by an activist hedge fund.

Hedge Fund Sound Point Sells Stake to Neuberger Berman

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 11:07:12 EDT

Hedge fund Sound Point Capital agreed to sell a minority stake to Neuberger Berman‘s Dyal Capital arm.

Hedge Fund Investor Charles Murphy Dies in Apparent Suicide

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:22:07 EDT

Charles Murphy, a partner at hedge fund Paulson & Co. whose former firm invested billions with Bernard Madoff, has died in an apparent suicide.

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.