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Puerto Rico Misses Debt Payment

New York (HedgeCo.net) – It seemed like it was only a matter of time, but it finally happened on Saturday—Puerto Rico missed a bond payment. The island U.S. commonwealth of 3.5 million people has been in negotiations with hedge funds […]

Daniel Loeb Takes a Stand for Activist Investing

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Activist investing has become the latest investment style to come under fire, but one of the leading activist investors is not going to stand idly by and let politicians, union bosses or other asset management executives […]

Latest Moves By Chinese Authorities

New York (HedgeCo.net) – As the Chinese stock market has continued to experience volatile trade, China’s securities watchdog continues to consider actions to stabilize stocks. The latest practice that is under the microscope is automated trading. Actions have already included […]

Industry Survey Suggests Blended Portfolios On The Rise

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Citigroup recently released its sixth annual Industry Evolution Survey and the results showed that investment managers are working on portfolios that make use of new products and attempt to build dynamic portfolios that blend different asset […]

Managers More Bullish On Oil & Gas Stocks

New York (HedgeCo.Net) With the market falling for five straight days from last Tuesday through this past Monday and then rallying for a couple of days, we saw several developments when we analyzed the composite models. By analyzing the composite […]

Greece’s Issues Could Become More Than a Debt Crisis

New York (HedgeCo.net) – While hedge funds and institutional investors alike are mainly concerned with the sovereign debt and stock market in Greece, there could be a bigger concern in the long run and that is the geopolitical environment. During […]

Fortress Joins Growing List

New York (HedgeCo.net) – This has not been a good month for alternative asset managers, at least not in terms of their own earnings performance. On Thursday, Fortress Investment Group joined a growing list of alternative investment firms that have […]

Fund of Funds Outperform Hedge Funds in Past Year

New York (HedgeCo.net) – The latest report from eVestment showed that over the past year, funds of hedge funds have performed better than hedge funds themselves. The semi-annual report for July reported that the average fund of funds gained 6.65% […]

Blackstone Pushing for Liquid Alt Offerings in 401(k)’s

New York (HedgeCo.Net) The liquid alternative industry has experienced tremendous growth over the last seven years, with assets under management going from $100 billion to $440 billion during this time period. As impressive as the growth has been, the alternative […]

Individual Investors Are Not Trusting The Market

New York (HedgeCo.Net) The American Association of Individual Investors started their weekly sentiment survey in June of 1987. This past week’s results caused a record to be broken, but what that record means is uncertain. For the sixteenth straight week […]

More Bad News For Carlyle Group

New York (HedgeCo.net) – One day after having a noted financial consultant advise clients to leave one of their hedge funds, Carlyle Group LP reported on Wednesday that their earnings dropped 38% on a year over year basis. Much of […]

Highlights From The Credit Suisse Mid-Year Survey

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Credit Suisse released its mid-year hedge fund survey yesterday and there were some very revealing highlights about the industry. The survey polled over 200 institutional investors from around the globe with just over half being in […]

Bucking The Trend: Wells Fargo Launches Commodities Fund

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Most of the recent headlines regarding commodity based hedge funds have been about poor performance or funds closing down, but Wells Fargo & Co.’s wealth management division is launching a new fund in the midst of […]

Financial Consultant Urges Investors To Dump Carlyle Fund

New York (HedgeCo.net) – The Carlyle Group is one of the largest alternative investment firms in the world, but the Washington D.C. based firm may not be as big if investors listen to a noted financial consultant. Cliffwater LLC is […]

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  • State Street Starts Macro Hedge Fund in Alternatives Push
    Today, August 4, 2015 : Permalink

    (Bloomberg) – State Street Corp. is starting a hedge fund that will bet on macroeconomic events, part of an effort to expand its $2.37 trillion money-management arm beyond lower-paying passive strategies. The strategy, run by Michael Ho and Lisa O’Connor, […]

  • Wall Street Banks Join Hedge Funds in Boosting Treasury Holdings
    Today, August 4, 2015 : Permalink

    Wall Street’s biggest bond dealers are joining hedge funds in loading up on Treasuries as the outlook for inflation tumbles. JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc. and the 20 other companies that trade with the Federal Reserve increased their holdings […]

  • Hedge funds are most bearish on U.S. oil since 2010
    Today, August 4, 2015 : Permalink

    (Reuters) – Hedge funds are more bearish about the outlook for U.S. oil prices than at any time for almost five years, according to data from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Hedge funds and other money managers had a […]

  • Kingdon, Einhorn Bets on Renewable Energy Get Jolt in Obama Plan
    Today, August 4, 2015 : Permalink

    (Bloomberg) Just a few weeks after telling investors it’s time to cut bets on crude oil, Kingdon Capital Management looks like a seer, thanks to President Barack Obama’s plan to cut carbon emissions. Kingdon, the hedge fund firm that generated […]

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