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How a $600 Million Hedge Fund Disappeared

WSJ – In the run-up to the financial crisis a hedge fund took in hundreds of millions of dollars from wealthy investors. Now the money is gone—and the man who ran it has disappeared from their sights. In September 2008, […]

Meet Uber’s hedge-fund-like, Bermuda-based insurer

Fortune – James River Group, Uber’s insurer, paid a tax rate of just 12.6% last year. It invests in bank loans rated below junk. And it’s about to issue an IPO. Critics of Airbnb, Uber, and other companies in the […]

Investors raise hedge fund bets in December

Reuters – Investors’ interest in hedge funds rose in December as they added more cash than they pulled out, though the net flows were lower than last month, data showed on Wednesday. The SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index, which calculates […]

Colgate University: Cradle Of Hedge Fund Traders

DealBreaker – The folks over at SumZero have crunched the numbers on their 11,000 members to find out just where you should send your kids if you want them to follow your footsteps into the buy-side at a hedge fund, […]

Retirement target-date funds make hedge fund style bets

Reuters – A fast-growing segment of U.S. retirement plans is using hedge-fund type strategies to bet a small but increasing slice of their assets. BlackRock Inc (BLK.N), the world’s largest asset manager, and Manning & Napier are among the managers […]

Hedge Fund Pushes Madalena to Speed Argentine Shale Development

Bloomberg – Hedge fund Maglan Capital said it’s starting a campaign to shake up Madalena Energy Inc. (MVN)’s board and strategy after acquiring a stake of almost 10 percent in the Canadian oil and gas producer. New York-based Maglan said […]

These colleges feed alumni to elite hedge funds

CNBC – Many famous universities are known as springboards into finance careers. But when it comes to landing jobs at elite hedge funds, there are some surprise standouts. The top-ranked undergraduate programs for getting an investment-management job at a hedge […]

Hedge Fund Founder Steve Cohen Gave Big to Boost Republican Governors

WSJ – Steve Cohen, the founder of the now defunct hedge fund SAC Capital, plowed money into a late effort to help Republicans win state gubernatorial races this election, new campaign-finance report show. Mr. Cohen contributed $1.5 million to the American […]

UBS renews push to increase advisers’ hedge fund use

Investment News – UBS Group AG is preparing to roll out new tools to increase hedge fund use by its financial advisers in the U.S., encouraging increased sales of the alternative investments to a sometimes-reluctant clientele. UBS is developing a […]

Hedge Fund APS Expects China Stock Market Rally to Continue

Bloomberg – APS Asset Management, which invests more than $2 billion in Chinese stocks, expects the country’s stock markets to extend this year’s rally even without extra government stimulus. The CSI 300 Index (SHSZ300) has increased 26 percent since the […]

Target-Date Funds Make Hedge Fund-Style Bets

Financial Adviser – BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest asset manager, and Manning & Napier are among the managers that use strategies such as shorting stocks and trading derivatives in their target-date funds. J.P. Morgan Asset Management and Voya Investment Management […]

Retirement target-date funds make hedge fund style bets

FA – A fast-growing segment of U.S. retirement plans is using hedge-fund type strategies to bet a small but increasing slice of their assets. BlackRock Inc, the world’s largest asset manager, and Manning & Napier are among the managers that […]

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