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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.

Mindich to Close His Hedge Fund, Eton Park

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:56:12 EDT

High-profile investor and former Goldman Sachs star Eric Mindich is closing down his fund, Eton Park, amid poor performance and slowing interest in hedge funds.

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.