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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.



Hedge Fund Winton's Investment Chief Quits to Launch New Firm

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 10:37:20 EDT

The chief investment officer at Winton Group, one of the world’s largest hedge funds, has quit to set up his own firm.



Brevan Howard Co-Founder Moving Back to London 'Imminently'

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:36:53 EDT

Billionaire hedge fund trader Alan Howard is quitting Geneva and returning to England, according to a person familiar with the matter.



Hedge-Fund Manager's Bearish Bets Backfire Again

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 23:08:42 EDT

The rally in global stock markets has caught out Crispin Odey, among Europe’s best-known hedge-fund managers, one of whose funds lost 10% last month.



Oil Trader Hall Is Closing His Astenbeck Hedge Fund

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 02:38:00 EDT

Andrew Hall, one of the world’s most prominent oil bulls, is shutting down his main hedge fund, the latest reckoning for a Wall Street trader who struck out on his own.



Nearly $3 Billion Pulled From Hedge Fund Giant Och-Ziff

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 17:46:42 EDT

Investors pulled $2.9 billion over the past four months from the largest publicly traded U.S. hedge-fund firm, Och-Ziff, in another sign of trouble for the industry.



FinancierBehind Hedge-Fund Failures Is Declared Bankrupt

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 13:18:53 EDT

A Scottish businessman behind one of Europe’s biggest hedge fund failures has been declared bankrupt in a Gibraltar court after failing to repay investors millions of dollars.



David Einhorn's Hedge Fund Clients Pull More Than $400 Million

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:35:51 EDT

David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital hedge fund experienced more than $400 million in clients withdrawals at midyear, a period that included a rejection of his call for a GM split and an unrealized tech-stock-decline prediction.



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.