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Ledbury Capital Shutting Master Fund, Exploring New Vehicles

(HFMWeek.Com) London hedge fund manager Ledbury Capital Partners is closing its eponymous Master Fund and returning investor capital, HFMWeek has learned. HFMWeek understands the firm, which had around $103m AuM in mid-2015, is now exploring strategic opportunities it believes will […]

Hedge Fund Inroads Weaken Reinsurers’ Catastrophe Defenses

(Bloomberg) It won’t take another Hurricane Katrina for reinsurers to face losses from covering the cost of storms and earthquakes. Competitors such as hedge funds have eroded prices so much that a typical year of claims could move the industry […]

The $14 billion Pfizer drug deal is a nice win for a bunch of hedge funds

(Yahoo Finance) A number of hedge funds snapped up cancer drug maker Medivation’s stock during the second quarter possibly making for a nice win. On Monday, Medivation’s (MDVN) stock surged around 20% after pharma giant Pfizer (PFE) said it would […]

MainstreamBPO to Buy NYC-based Hedge Fund Administrator Fundadministration

(Fin Alternatives) Fund administration provider MainstreamBPO Limited has agreed to acquire fellow hedge fund admin company Fundadministration. To read this article:

Folger Hill Hedge Fund Stumbles After Pedigreed Start

(Reuters) Folger Hill Asset Management has suffered through investor redemptions and losses that have cut the hedge fund firm’s assets by nearly one-third from its 2015 peak, people familiar with the situation told Reuters. Launched in 2014 by an acolyte […]

Hedge Fund Headwinds? Low Growth Weighs on Returns

(Bloomberg) Mark Connors, Credit Suisse’s global head of risk advisory, discusses the performance of hedge funds with Bloomberg’s David Gura and Oliver Renick on “Bloomberg Markets.” To read this article:

Paulson Executive Sihan Shu Leaves to Prep New Hedge Fund

(Reuters) Sihan Shu left Paulson & Co at the end of June and is in the early stages of preparing his own hedge fund firm, according to two people familiar with the situation who requested anonymity because the information is […]

Hedge Fund Heroes May Lose at BEA

(Bloomberg) Bank of East Asia investors are treading on thin ice. The last big independent Hong Kong bank refuses to be sold, even as its operating performance is slowly crushed. Shareholders face whiplash if Elliott Management, the activist firm urging […]

Hedge Funds Resume Selling in Ags, Led by Corn, Cotton, Hogs

(Agrimoney.com) Hedge funds returned to a bearish bias on ags – although not by much, as improved sentiment towards cocoa and wheat prices offset some of the impact of data-fuelled sales in corn and cotton. Managed money, a proxy for […]

Hedge Funds Eye Japan Stocks Again After Mauling by Wrong-Way Yen Bets

(Reuters) Japan-focused hedge funds may be ready to start nibbling at Tokyo shares again after suffering losses earlier this year by betting on a weaker yen.Though the outlook for the yen remains as murky as ever ahead of Bank of […]

Top Firm Scraps Bonuses, Says Can Lead to ‘Wrong Behaviors

(HITC Business) One of the U.K.’s best-known fund managers has scrapped bonuses at his investment management firm, saying there is little correlation between bonuses and performance. Woodford Investment Management, founded by star stock-picker Neil Woodford, said Monday that it had […]

Remember Inflation Risk?

(Harvest) I recently was giving a presentation on the various risks stalking global markets, speaking from a list in a PowerPoint deck. Included were the usual suspects: negative growth shocks, China, commodity prices, over-aggressive action by the Fed, the strong […]

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