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Hedge Fund Managers Divulge Top Picks at Annual Sohn Conference

New York, HedgeCo.Net – The annual Sohn Investment Conference kicked off yesterday in New York and it drew thousands of investment professionals as well as private investors. The conference is part entertainment and part business and is now in its […]

Two Different Hedge Funds Announce Stakes in YUM Brands

New York (HedgeCo.Net) Over the course of the last week, two different hedge fund/activist investors announced stakes in fast-food giant YUM Brands (NYSE: YUM). On Friday, it was announced that Third Point has bought in to YUM during the first […]

Biotech Rallies: Composite Models Take Advantage

New York (HedgeCo.net)  – The biotech sector has been on an incredible run over the last four years and so far in 2015, the rally has continued. In the last four years, the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NYSE: IBB) has gone […]

Global Equity Mutual Funds and ETFs Get $88.3 Billion in 2015

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – TrimTabs Investment Research reported today that strong investor interest in non-U.S. equities is broadening from Europe and Japan into emerging markets.  Even ahead of the stimulus announced Sunday, exchange-traded funds focused on Chinese equities posted 22 […]

Blackstone Hedge Fund Reports $30 Billion In New Capital

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Blackstone Group, a hedge fund with over $300 billion, reported today in their First Quarter 2015 Results, that their economic net income has doubled since last year, while their distributable earnings rose nearly 160%. “Blackstone again […]

United Nations Pension Fund Considering Hedge Fund Investing

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund, which covers 190,274 participants, retirees and other beneficiaries, is reportedly looking into adding hedge funds to its portfolio, the pension has over $52 billion in assets. CNBC reports: “The U.N. is […]

Highlights from Citi’s March Hedge Fund Snapshot

New York (HedgeCo.Net) Citi recently released its Hedge Fund Snapshot for March and February was a good month for hedge funds both in terms of performance as well as growth. In terms of performance, the two equal-weighted across funds indices […]

Industry Standards Board Wants Changes in Hedge Fund Disclosures

New York (HedgeCo.Net) The Hedge Fund Standards Board wants to improve the disclosures to investors regarding potential conflicts of interest. One proposal in particular would require managers to disclose any parallel funds if the proposal is adopted. Yet another proposal […]

Newly Launched Hedge Funds Have Best Year Since 2004

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – New hedge funds in the US netted over $34 billion in last year’s explosive launch environment, posting the best fundraising total in a decade, Absolute Return research shows. The largest was the Two Sigma Absolute Return […]

Northern Trust: Hedge Fund Industry “Blind Spots” Persist

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Amid the rapid growth of the hedge fund industry and the complex regulatory climate following the financial crisis, hedge fund managers and institutional investors have differing views on transparency and independent controls, according to a new […]

UCITS Hedge Fund Strategy Index Up 1.01% in February 2015

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – After a good start into 2015 the UCITS Hedge Fund Strategy Index continues its positive run with gains of 1.01% in February 2015. The broad index started slowly into the month, posting returns of 0.13% after […]

Total Assets In Investment Alternative Approaches $7 Trillion

New York (HedgeCo.Net) According to Preqin’s 2015 Global Alternatives Report, the global alternative assets industry is closing in on $7 Trillion in total assets. This total includes hedge funds, private equity, private debt, real estate and infrastructure funds, but it […]

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