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Elliott Discloses 8.1% Activist Stake in Mentor Graphics

(Bloomberg) Elliott Management Corp. increased its activist stake in Mentor Graphics Corp. to 8.1 percent, saying shares of the design-services provider are deeply undervalued. “There are numerous operational opportunities, including enhancing operational efficiency and revenue quality, as well as strategic […]

Hedge Funds Flat In August, Up 2.5 Percent For The Year

(Cay Compass) The performance of the average hedge fund was flat in August, based on the Eurekahedge Index, which returned 0.03 percent for the month. CTA/managed futures and macro hedge funds were the main drivers for the weaker performance, data […]

Japanese Banks Latest Big Short for Top Hedge Fund on BOJ

(Bloomberg) Japanese banks are the latest big short for a top-ranked hedge fund, thanks to the central bank’s negative interest rate policy. Horseman Capital Management’s hedge fund run by Shannon McConaghy is the best of 56 Japan-focused long-short equity strategies […]

Ray Dalio Disagrees With Dimon That It’s Time to Raise Rates

(Bloomberg) Billionaire hedge fund manager Ray Dalio said he disagrees with Jamie Dimon’s view that it’s time for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates, saying such a move would be risky. Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & […]

The Hedge Fund Manager Who Beat the Feds

(Fortune) Hedge fund manager Todd Newman’s successful career was upended when he was prosecuted for insider trading. After his conviction was thrown out on appeal, the case became a landmark in Wall Street regulation. An inside look at what it’s […]

Hedge Funds Slash Bullish Natgas Bets, Fearing Less Summer Heat

(Reuters) Hedge funds and other speculators cut their bullish exposure to U.S. natural gas to June lows, data showed on Friday, after varying forecasts for summer led to worries about reduced air conditioning needs and demand for gas-fueled power. Money […]

Here are the stocks the hedge fund titans have been buying and selling

(Yahoo Finance) The stocks that hedge funds bought and sold during the second quarter are being revealed throughout the day, and some big names have made big moves. Hedge funds of a certain size are required to disclose their long […]

Boston Area Adviser Gets 7 Years in the Slammer For Fake Hedge Fund

(Bizjournals) A Woburn, Mass. investment adviser has been sentenced to seven years in prison for helping to convince clients to invest more than $1.3 million in a bogus hedge fund company and using their money for personal expenses. Rosalind Herman, […]

Preqin Survey: Hedge Funds Sense Opportunity in Brexit Turmoil

(FinAlternatives) While many alternative managers expect portfolio performance and investment decisions to be affected by Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, hedge fund managers expect to benefit from increased market volatility over the short term, a survey by industry […]

Hedge Fund With $9 Billion in Assets Bets on Asia Post Brexit

(Bloomberg) Sparx Group Co., the Japanese asset manager that oversees about 951.5 billion yen ($9.3 billion), sees investment opportunities in Asian companies after the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union. Asia will be the driver of global growth amid […]

Citadel Names Steven Lieblich Chief Technology Officer of Hedge Fund Business

(HedgeCo.Net) Citadel announced the appointment of Steven Lieblich as Chief Technology Officer of Citadel’s hedge fund business. A 30-year veteran of Morgan Stanley, Steve has served in a series of senior technology roles, most recently as Morgan Stanley’s Chief Information […]

Managed Futures Funds: The Best and Worst of May

(Daily Alts) Managed Futures Funds The Best and Worst of MayManaged futures mutual funds and ETFs posted another month of losses in May, falling by an average of 0.87% on the heels of April’s 1.83% losses. May’s losses compare to […]

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