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How One Hedge Fund Gained as China Battled Yuan Speculators

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 14:09:37 EDT

As China’s central bank battled speculators betting against the yuan last year, Eclectica Asset Management bet on a rise in the yuan’s borrowing cost in Hong Kong.

GAM Defends Turnaround Plan After Investors Pull Billions

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 13:14:21 EST

Swiss money manager GAM defended its turnaround strategy, as it battles heavy client outflows, poor fund performance and an assault by an activist investor.

Bridgewater's Dalio Stepping Down as Co-CEO

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 01:57:56 EST

Bridgewater Associates said billionaire founder Ray Dalio will step down as co-chief executive in the latest shake-up atop the world’s biggest hedge fund.

Man Group Shares Drop as GLG Disappoints

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 06:34:03 EST

Shares in Man Group fell as the world’s largest listed hedge fund firm suffered client outflows in the final quarter of 2016 and wrote down the value of one of its main units.

Activist Investor Targets Seats at GAM's Table

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:21:04 EST

Zurich-based GAM said activist investment fund RBR Strategic Value had written to it proposing the election of three of RBR’s representatives, including one as a new chairman of GAM.

Pension Fund Sticks With Hedge Funds as Others Flee

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:15:56 EST

After a year in which tens of billions of dollars fled global hedge funds as investors flagged disappointing returns and high fees, the industry is in need of friends. It still has one in Canada’s largest pension fund.

European Hedge Funds Fall Behind U.S. Peers

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:20:15 EST

Europe’s hedge-fund managers are struggling. The Continent’s $545 billion industry is finding it tough to make money in lackluster stock markets and against the backdrop of central-bank stimulus.

Brokers Appointed For Hotly Anticipated Hedge Fund Launch

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:06:50 EST

Oscar Hattink, a former partner at high-profile activist investment firm TCI, has tapped Morgan Stanley and UBS as the main brokers for his new hedge fund BlueDrive Global Investors.

Clients Pulled $13 Billion From U.S. Hedge Fund Och-Ziff in Past 13 Months

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:40:49 EST

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group, the largest publicly traded hedge-fund firm in the U.S., on Wednesday reported a record $13 billion of investor withdrawals over the past 13 months.

Tiger Hedge Funds Become Wall Street Prey

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 12:06:51 EST

The “Tiger Cubs,” a generation of hedge-fund firms founded by traders who once worked for famed stock picker Julian Robertson at Tiger Management, are among a wave of stock hedge funds that posted losses for 2016.

A Bright Idea for Hedge Fund Managers: Do Nothing

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 22:50:19 EST

Hedge funds betting on stocks—a group running around $850 billion in assets globally—lost money for their investors in 2016, stripping out gains from simply tracking the market.

Investors Pull $4.4 Billion From Brevan Howard

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:09:41 EST

Investors pulled more than $4 billion from Brevan Howard in the second half of 2016, the latest sign they are growing tired of lackluster performance by the hedge fund industry.

Connecticut Lawmakers Seek New Tax on Hedge Funds

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 11:36:37 EST

Connecticut Democrats are taking aim at its hedge fund industry with a proposed tax increase, as the state seeks ways to close a $1.5 billion budget deficit.

Hedge Funds Tempted by European Trades of Woe

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 11:11:50 EST

Elections in France, Germany and the Netherlands offer a calendar of concerns for European investors in 2017, creating some tempting trades for hedge funds and other investors.

Soros Lost Nearly $1 Billion After Trump Election

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 04:10:41 EST

Billionaire hedge-fund manager George Soros lost nearly $1 billion as a result of the stock-market rally spurred by Donald Trump’s surprise presidential election.

Kyle Bass's Hayman Capital Rides Bond-Rout Bet to 24.8% Gain in 2016

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:13:43 EST

Kyle Bass rode savvy currency- and bond-market bets to score among the larger gains of any hedge-fund manager in the second half of 2016. The Hayman Master Fund saw a gain of 24.83% for 2016, according to a letter sent to investors.

Clients Want Hedge Funds but Not Their Big Bets

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 17:44:24 EST

An increase in market volatility should be providing hedge funds with their best moneymaking opportunities in months. The only problem is some of their investors are preventing them from capitalizing.

Horseman Capital Suffered Huge Loss on Trump Victory

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 07:58:50 EST

The flagship hedge fund at Horseman Capital Management was one of the world’s worst-performing hedge funds last year, posting a big loss in the wake of Donald Trump’s U.S. election victory.

Hedge Funds Fare Best Avoiding Mainstream Markets

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 07:57:51 EST

It hasn’t been a great year for hedge funds, but those that ventured far afield from mainstream stock and bond markets reaped big profits.

After a Tough 2016, the Hedge-Fund Managers to Watch Next Year

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 12:57:20 EST

For many hedge-fund managers, 2016 was a year to forget. Tens of billions of dollars flew out of the industry as investors flagged disappointing returns and stubbornly high fees. Here are some that are worth keeping an eye on in 2017.