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Zombie Hedge Funds & Tech’s Dual Role

More spinoffs and startups are plunging in with enterprise-grade risk systems than before. Is this a fad, good business, or a trap? Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have anything against the erstwhile Zombie/Vampire craze that swept through American culture […]

Northwest Hedge Funds Gain as Much as 46% on ‘Trade of the Year’

Bloomberg – The “trade of the year” is reaping rewards for investors in Northwest Investment Management (HK)’s hedge funds. Cheaper valuations of Chinese companies’ Hong Kong-quoted class-H shares will persist for at least another three to six months, said George […]

Small Hedge Funds Get Bigger Share of Investors’ Money

WSJ – Hedge-fund upstarts attracted as much money as the titans of the industry last year, a shift for investors who have long favored larger firms. Managers with assets of less than $5 billion took in roughly half of the […]

Agnellis Shun Hedge Fund Approach With $6.4 Billion Buyout Plan

Bloomberg – The Agnelli family’s Exor SpA, known for investments in cars and soccer, is dismissing the prevailing reinsurance strategies as it seeks to push into the industry with a $6.4 billion takeover. Exor is shunning the idea that it […]

Former Top Financial Regulator Worked at Collapsed Hedge Fund Heather Capital

WSJ – A former top financial regulator who wrote a book on corporate governance worked as a director of Heather Capital, the $600 million hedge fund whose collapse has sparked a police investigation. John Bourbon, a former managing director of […]

Hedge funder quits to seek ‘more’ in life

CNBC – Like some who work in finance, Forrest Xiao wasn’t fulfilled despite making a lot of money. But unlike many frustrated employees, the 25-year-old New York-area hedge fund employee decided to make a big change: He quit. “I’ve become […]

A key analyst at the hedge fund that took on Marissa Mayer just quit

Business Insider – Cristiano Amoruso, an analyst at hedge fund Starboard, is leaving the firm for a new gig at Lion Point, a global special situations fund which launched on April 1st. We’ve heard this from two sources. This would […]

Hedge fund invests in healthcare firm criticised for running of hospital

Guardian – One of Britain’s most aggressive hedge funds has bought a large stake in Circle Holdings, the healthcare company that has pulled out of running the NHS’s only private hospital. Toscafund bought a 12.1% stake in Circle last Thursday, […]

Hedge Fund Firm GMO Comes Down on Hedging

Think Advisor – If there’s one thing a hedge fund should know something about, that would be hedging, right? So investors may be interested to know that Boston-based hedge fund firm Grantham Mayo van Otterloo (GMO) takes strong exception to […]

Embattled BNY Mellon CEO Gets Rebuke, Support at Annual Meeting

FIN Alternatives – Embattled BNY Mellon CEO Gerald Hassell, under fire from activist investors, received a public rebuke on Tuesday at the bank’s annual meeting for lagging past performance, but also a vote of support to make improvements going forward. […]

Clinton: Unfair that fund managers pay lower tax rate than truckers

Reuters – Democrat Hillary Clinton blasted executive pay and tax rates for hedge-fund managers on Tuesday, using the first stop of her low-key campaign rollout in Iowa to highlight her promise to help Americans struggling toward economic recovery. Clinton, who […]

Making Sure The Hedge Fund Survives Disaster When A General Partner Dies Or Is Disabled

Forbes – The death or disability of a hedge fund general partner can easily result in the collapse of the fund. While there are a number of ways to prepare if such unfortunate events occur, many hedge funds – especially […]

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