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Panic Sets In Among Hedge Fund Investors Remaining in Greece

(New York Times) For investors around the world looking at Greece, there was but one question Sunday: What is going to happen when the markets open? On Sunday night, the prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, said in a televised address that […]

Why A Hedge Fund Manager Is Betting Big On Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac

(Motley Fool) Over the past year and a half, famed activist investor Bill Ackman has built a massive long position in two of the most derided companies in the U.S.: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac . These two government-sponsored entities […]

Elliot Continues Criticism of Cheil Industries Samsung Deal

(Reuters) U.S. activist hedge fund Elliott continued its public campaign against the proposed $8 billion merger of two Samsung Group companies on Friday, questioning the basis for the projected financial performance of the combined entity. To See this Article: www.reuters.com

Hedge Funds Seek Meeting With Puerto Rico Over Oil Tax Bond Deal

(Bloomberg) A group of hedge funds headed by Fir Tree Partners is seeking a meeting with Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla and senior officials at the Government Development Bank for Puerto Rico to discuss the potential sale of $2.9 […]

Hedge Funds Score Big Gains

(Wall Street Journal) Some of Wall Street’s biggest investors are outrunning markets for the first time in years, riding gains from bets on instability in Europe and a wave of mergers. To Read this article: www.wsj.com

Advisors, Brokers Plan To Maintain Allocations To Alternatives

New York (hedgeCo.Net) The alternative investment industry seems to be in good standing with broker-dealer representatives and registered investment advisors, at least based on a recent survey from Pershing and Beacon Strategies, LLC. The survey polled 1,200 advisors about alternative […]

US Hedge Fund Steps Up Campaign To Block $8-Billion Samsung Asset Shake-Up

(Reuters) U.S. hedge fund Elliott ramped up a campaign to block a proposed $8 billion merger of two Samsung Group firms on Thursday, laying out its case online a day before a court hearing on a deal seen key to […]

The Unintended Consequences of Dodd-Frank on Hedge Funds

New York (HedgeCo.Net) The Dodd-Frank law that was enacted after the financial crisis in the last decade was intended to curb risks taken by the likes of banks and insurance companies and sweeping changes to the hedge fund industry. The […]

Chinese Distressed Debt Drawing Crowds

New York (HedgeCo.net) – It seems like anything and everything in terms of Chinese investments are hot these days. The performance of the Chinese stock market over the past year is well documented, but apparently the slow economy has created […]

Growing Number of European Hedge Funds Joining Platforms

New York (HedgeCo.net) – There is a trend developing with European hedge funds, or at least with the smaller funds. A growing number of them are joining platforms rather than trying to remain independent. According to a recent Reuters’ article, […]

TrimTabs & BarclayHedge Report That Hedge Funds Added $950 Million in April

New York (HedgeCo.Net) BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported today that the hedge fund industry took in $950 million (0.04% of assets) in April, reversing March’s outflow of $750 million (0.03% of assets). “Investors have been showing less interest in […]

Manager Profile and Insights: Ron Breitigam, Lake Austin Advisors

New York (HedgeCo.Net) Lake Austin Advisors is an alternative investment manager located in Austin, Texas. Founded and seeded by successful technology entrepreneur Joel Trammel, the firm runs actively managed trading strategies available to both institutional, family office and high net […]

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