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BlackRock Hires Ex-Hedge Fund Founder Ferrier for Private Credit

(Bloomberg) BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest asset manager, hired former hedge fund manager Justin Ferrier as a managing director for Asian private credit investment, according to an e-mailed statement. Ferrier will start in BlackRock’s Singapore office in June, focusing on […]

Rankings Show Shift in Hedge-fund Thinking

(Greenwich Time) That’s according to David Siegel, co-founder of Two Sigma Investments, a data-driven hedge fund based in New York City. Last year, in a room full of investment professionals, Siegel anticipated that computer-driven hedge fund managers would rule the […]

Hedge Fund Saba Capital Pulls in Fresh Cash as Returns Climb In 2016

(Reuters) Boaz Weinstein’s hedge fund Saba Capital has been pulling in new money this year even as many rival investors are being asked to return cash to their clients. The bulk of money went into Saba’s newly launched portfolio that […]

Longtime Mason Hill Hedge Fund Partners Strong and Fieler Split

(Reuters) William Strong has left Mason Hill Advisors, the hedge fund firm he founded in 1986, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The move represents a split from his longtime partner, Sean Fieler, who joined […]

Bonuses for Traders, Hedge Fund Managers Seen Falling in ‘16

(Bloomberg) Bonus pools could decline by as much as 20 percent for some Wall Street workers this year, with incentive pay falling at almost every type of financial-services firm, according to compensation consultant Johnson Associates Inc. The sharpest drop probably […]

Volkswagen Tells Hedge Fund TCI it Welcomes Investor Dialogue

(Reuters) Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) senior managers agree with many of the criticisms made by British hedge fund TCI about the performance of Europe’s largest carmaker, according to a letter seen by Reuters. In a letter sent by Volkswagen Chief Financial Officer […]

Option Writing Funds: The Best and Worst of April

(Daily Alts) Option Writing Funds The Best and Worst of AprilApril 2016 marked the first month Morningstar began covering option writing funds as their own category. These funds generate income primarily by selling calls and/or puts, which are option contracts […]

Hedge Fund Titan Griffin Strikes Back in Battle Over High-Speed Traders

(The Street) “IEX is portraying itself as a firm that levels the playing field against fast-trading firms,” Griffin said at the annual SALT hedge fund conference. “But what is interesting is the way the market structure works is that the […]

A Hedge Fund Manager You’ve Never Heard Of Made $300 Million Last Year

(The Business Insider) Joseph Edelman, whose Perceptive Life Sciences Fund was a top performer last year, joined the rich list after earning $300 million in 2015….Perceptive ranked as one of the five best-performing hedge funds as of December last year, […]

Soros Fund Management doubles bet against S&P 500, turns bullish on gold

(HITC Business) Soros Fund Management, the asset management company founded by U.S. billionaire George Soros , doubled its bet against the S&P 500 stock index and turned upbeat on gold, its filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission showed […]

Schonfeld Commits $100 Million to Tech Hedge Fund Launch

(Reuters) Trading magnate Steven Schonfeld is backing a new hedge fund firm with at least $100 million, according to two people familiar with the situation. Schonfeld Strategic Advisors, which mostly manages Schonfeld’s personal fortune, is set to partner with Lucha […]

Asia Drains Hedge Fund Brains

(Bloomberg) So the hedge fund that used to employ you in London or New York closed? Consider moving to Singapore or Hong Kong, where taxes are low, wealth is growing and money management can still afford to hire the best […]

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