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Ex-Brevan Partner Wants Out Of Non-Compete To Launch Hedge Fund

Finalternatives – One of Brevan Howard Asset Management’s co-founders is suing his old firm, seeking the right to launch a hedge fund of his own before 2017. Christopher Rokos wants his five-year non-compete clause junked, saying that a bar on […]

CalPERS considers cutting back on commodities, hedge funds, equities

Bizjournal.com – The nation’s largest public pension fund is considering dramatically reducing or even dropping investments in commodities, hedge funds, and some $55 billion worth of individual company stocks, according to the Wall Street Journal. Such reductions could mean a subsequent […]

Two Creeks Hedge Fund Launches With $1.5 Billion

WSJ – A former top executive at Ziff Brothers Investments launched a new hedge fund with $1.5 billion, marking one of the biggest startups for the industry in 2014. Ryan Pedlow’s Two Creeks Capital Management LP raised $1.5 billion for […]

Hedge Funds Betting Against Banco Espírito Santo in Line for Big Gains

WSJ – A handful of hedge funds may have made tens of millions of dollars on the collapse of troubled Portuguese lender Banco Espírito Santo. One of the biggest funds to bet the bank’s shares would fall was Marshall Wace […]

Behind Goldman Sachs’ new hedge fund strategy

CBS – Goldman Sachs (GS), whose name is synonymous with Wall Street to many investors, is ratcheting up the fees it charges to some hedge fund clients and cutting ties with others. Its goal is to set aside more capital […]

Hedge fund honcho sues ex-Wonderbra model in rental feud

NY Post – A beautiful model known as “Miss Wonderbra’’ is nothing but an ugly landlord who raked in more than $1 million in rent for a leaky, vermin-infested dump in Gramercy Park, one of her former tenants charges in […]

Achica sells stake to hedge fund giant Lansdowne Partners

Retail Week – Lansdowne Partners, one of the world’s biggest hedge funds, has taken a stake in Achica, the online homewares site set up by Asos co-founder Quentin Griffiths. Documents filed at Companies House, which detail Lansdowne’s investment, show that […]

Hedge Funds Are Digging Gold Miners

WSJ – All that glitters isn’t gold—at least for the investors who are eschewing the precious metal in favor of the companies that mine it. After years spent in the shadow of gold, miners are back in favor, driven by […]

Novel Concept is Not So Novel: Hedge Fund Charges Flat 1.25% Fee

What’s the old saying about imitation and flattery? Bloomberg News’ Kelly Bit has the scoop on a former Bridgwater Associates hedge-fund analyst whose new fund has no performance fee — just a flat management fee of 1.25% of assets. If […]

Alternative Investment Strategies Can Hedge Against Rising Interest Rates

Financial Adviser – In an environment in which equities are near record highs and most areas of credit no longer offer compelling risk/reward profiles, many advisors are struggling with the same challenge: how to construct a portfolio that can generate […]

Hedge funds caught short as 21st Century Fox, Sprint deals collapse

The Australian – On a day some traders dubbed “Arbageddon”, hedge funds who bet on big corporate takeovers, known as arbitrageurs, suffered their worst rout in years after two deals fell apart and regulators indicated they may take steps to […]

Summertime Living Isn’t Easy for Macro Funds

WSJ – The market’s summer stumble has dealt a new blow to a group of macro hedge funds that seek to anticipate trends in global markets. Graham Capital Management LP has laid off more than 10% of its staff, or […]

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