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May River Capital Closes Oversubscribed Debut Fund At $165M

(FINalternatives)Private equity company May River Capital has raised $165 million in capital commitments for its inaugural buyout fund. To read this article:

Auditor Charged With Insider Trading on Client’s Nonpublic Information

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that an auditor based in the Silicon Valley has agreed to settle charges that he traded on inside information about a client on the verge of a merger.The SEC’s order finds that […]

Marijuana Helped the World’s Top Hedge Fund Gain 145%

(Bloomberg) Bets on marijuana companies helped an Australian manager soar 145 percent last year to become the world’s best-performing hedge fund. Stock and credit investments in North American marijuana producers contributed to 22 percentage points of last year’s gain for […]

Harvard Endowment Gives Boost to Hedge Funds in Return to Basics

(Bloomberg) Not everyone is down on hedge funds. While institutional investors nationwide are trimming them from their portfolios, the world’s biggest academic endowment will soon allocate billions of dollars to the beleaguered sector…. To read this article:

Volatility in the Age of Trump

(Harvest) Many readers of our investor letters know that Trump’s victory was not a surprise to Artemis… as I observed with fascination how many of friends and family from my birth state of Michigan, most of whom voted for Obama […]

HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index Gains 0.86% In December; Up 2.5% for 2016

(FinAlternatives) Hedge funds gained in December as global financial markets posted gains across global equities, the dollar and energy commodities while credit yields continued a broad move up, according to new data from Hedge Fund Research. The results pushed some […]

First Time Since 2009 Hedge Funds On Track For Yearly Outflows – Managed Futures Targeted

(Valuewalk) Despite redemption pressures that continued into November, hedge fund assets remain solidly above the $3 trillion AUM mark. November’s outflow was the industry’s third consecutive month of redemptions, its fifth in the last six months, and the seventh month […]

The Golden Era of Hedge Funds Draws to a Close With Clients in Revolt

Bloomberg posted on Thu 29 Dec 2016 Permalink Print Drinks flowed as hedge fund titan Robert Mercer, dressed as Mandrake the Magician, partied with Donald Trump, dressed as, well, Donald Trump. The occasion that early December evening was Mercer’s 2016 […]

David McCormick, president of world’s biggest hedge fund Trump front-runner for defense deputy

(Chicago Tribune) McCormick, president of Bridgewater Associates Inc.,was eyed earlier as a possible Treasury secretary, a post that ultimately went to former hedge fund investor Steve Mnuchin. If confirmed by the Senate, McCormick will help Trump’s Pentagon nominee, retired general […]

Hedge Fund Returns Mixed for November After Market Rally

(Reuters) Some big hedge funds got a bump in November after Donald Trump’s surprise U.S. presidential election victory sent stocks higher, but lagged behind the broader market’s gains, according to some early returns.Barry Rosenstein and David Einhorn, both closely watched […]

One Brutal Chart From Bridgewater Explains Everything

(The Business Insider) This chart from $150 billion Bridgewater Associates, the world’s biggest hedge fund, shows just how hard people across the US and Europe have been hit by globalization, and the loss of jobs to other countries and to […]

Hedge Fund Managers Expect ‘Massive’ 34% Pay Cut

(Bloomberg) Portfolio managers at hedge funds, facing an exodus of investors frustrated with high fees, are about to feel the pain from an estimated 34 percent reduction in their compensation. While fund managers may take the biggest pay cut in […]

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