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SFERS tables idea of investing in hedge fund

SFGate – Just an update on my post of last week that the San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System was contemplating an investment in hedge funds. The retirement board tabled the proposal Oct. 8 after a news story that the fund’s […]

City Diary: Has hedge fund millionaire Crispin Odey counted his chickens over Cluckingham Palace?

Telegraph – Did Crispin Odey count his chickens before they were hatched when he won planning permission to spend a six-figure sum on a temple to house 20 prize fowl at his Gloucestershire mansion? In a long-overdue update on “Cluckingham […]

GLG Said to Pick Mason to Manage European Equity Hedge Fund

Bloomberg – GLG Partners picked Neil Mason, a former executive at Harvard University’s endowment and BlueCrest Capital Management LLP, to help run a European equities hedge fund, a person briefed on the matter said. Mason will manage the $3 billion […]

Hedge fund boss and his ‘radical’ philosophy

The Straits Times – It isn’t a widely known fact but US hedge fund behemoth Bridgewater Associates has managed some of the funds of sovereign wealth fund GIC for the past two decades. Bridgewater founder Ray Dalio was in town […]

Why Are These Hedge Fund Kingpins Dumping Millions Into the Midterms?

MJ – As Democrats and Republicans battle for control of the Senate, hedge funds are dumping millions of dollars into congressional campaigns. Most of these companies are lining up behind one party or the other. But the second-biggest spender, Long […]

Russian Hedge Fund’s Managers, Money On American Vacation

DealBeaker – There are lots of reasons why a prominent hedge fund manager might wish to beat a hasty retreat from Moscow. Perhaps he’s not comfortable with Russia’s liberation of all of those Ukrainians. Perhaps he failed to go along […]

Goldman-Backed Hedge Fund Jumping 9% Leads Macro Rebound

Bloomberg – Todd Edgar, like most macro hedge-fund managers, couldn’t make money this year. Then came September. Edgar, whose Atreaus Capital LP specializes in currencies and commodities, had been betting since June that the price of soybeans would drop because […]

US hedge fund Elliott Advisors pays unnamed London executive £38m

Guardian – The US hedge fund that forced Argentina to default on its debts has paid one of its London-based bosses more than £38m – a sum 1,437 times greater than the average UK salary of £26,500. Elliott Advisors, the […]

Sahara eyes $1bn hedge fund debt deal for Roy’s release

Times Of India – The Sahara Group is believed to be working on an over $1-billion debt refinancing deal with two American hedge funds for raising money to secure release of its jailed chief Subrata Roy, a report said on […]

Worst stocks win awards in hedge fund ‘short’ contest

CNBC – Move over, Bill Ackman. It’s time to reveal some of the hedge fund community’s best short ideas from investors who normally stay out of the spotlight. The results are in for the FactSet Top Idea Tournament Best Short […]

Alternative sources of hedge fund financing could emerge

COO Connect – Alternative sources of hedge fund financing could emerge as prime brokers scale back their financing as banks seek to meet their Basel III capital requirements. Papers published by both Citi and J.P. Morgan in 2014 highlighted attempts […]

Perry Capital appeals dismissal of case over Fannie, Freddie profits

Reuters – Hedge fund Perry Capital on Thursday [Oct. 2] appealed a U.S. federal court’s decision to dismiss its suit challenging the government’s policy of confiscating the profits of mortgage finance firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Judge Royce Lamberth […]

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