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Warren Buffett Just Lost $700M On This

(CNBC) Warren Buffett doesn’t have many bad days, but he really ought to consider going on vacation whenever IBM (IBM)reports earnings. The company’s shares fell $8.96 at Tuesday’s open after a mixed earnings report , costing the Oracle of Omaha […]

Alternative Assets Could Pass $15 Trillion by 2020

(Hedgefund Intelligence) Alternative investments could reach more than $15 trillion by 2020, according to a new study by PricewaterhouseCoopers. The report, titled Alternative Asset Management in 2020: Fast Forward to Centre Stage, examined a range of factors that may help […]

Apollo, Oaktree, Hedge Funds Gear Up For Another Big Short

(Wall Street Journal Interactive) Wall Street is preparing for panic on Main Street. Hedge funds are lining up to profit from potential trouble at some “alternative” mutual funds and bond exchange-traded funds that have boomed in popularity among retirees and […]

Hedge Fund Withdrawl Requests Drop to 2-1/2 Year Low in July

(Reuters) Investors kept their money in hedge funds in July amid market volatility over Greece and China, data showed on Tuesday, with requests to take cash out dropping to their lowest levels in 2-1/2 years.The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator, […]

Greek and Chinese Debacles Create Lockdown Fears For Hedge Funds

(Yahoo Finance) The Greek market has been shut down since June 29. As for China, 1,300 stocks announced halts in trading last week. This made investors lose access to assets in the stock market that are valued at an estimated […]

Hedge Fund Infuses $250M Into Debt-Laden California Hospital

(Law360.com) Hedge fund BlueMountain Capital Management LLC has provided $250 million to keep the Daughters of Charity Health System afloat, months after a deal to sell the debt-saddled California hospital operator to Prime Healthcare Services Inc. collapsed, DCHS said Friday. […]

SEC Charges Against NY Hedge Fund CFO Dismissed

(FA-Mag) A federal judge has dismissed charges that a New York man participated in a $1.5 million hedge fund fraud by passing falsified reports to prospective investors. George Palathinkal, general partner and chief financial officer of Aphelion Fund Manager LLC, […]

Former Soros Manager Said To Seek $750 Million For Macro Fund

(Bloomberg) Dai Jixin, a Hong Kong-based alumnus of Soros Fund Management, is seeking as much as $750 million for a global macro hedge fund, said people with knowledge of his plans.Dai recently opened his Trigram Global Macro Fund to international […]

Hedge Funds Turn Bearish On Ruble For The First Time This Year

(Bloomberg) Investors using Russian ruble futures turned bearish this week for the first time since December, according to data compiled the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Hedge funds and large speculators were net short 2,001 futures contracts on the currency […]

Hedge Fund Giants Mario Gabelli, Stephen Mandel & Andreas Halvorsen Are Getting Active

(Benzinga) Many investors consider tracking hedge fund moves central to their strategy. Let’s take a look at the past week’s most relevant hedge fund moves. GAMCO Investors Mario Gabelli’s GAMCO Investors was quite active this week.On Tuesday, the fund disclosed […]

IMF Says Greece Needs Even Deeper Debt Relief From Europe

IMF Says Greece Needs Even Deeper Debt Relief From Europe Bloomberg posted on Wed 15 Jul 2015 Permalink Greece needs debt relief “far beyond” what European creditors have been willing to consider, including possibly deep “haircuts” on the value of […]

Hedge Fund Firm Visium Said To Raise First Private Equity Pool

Hedge Fund Firm Visium Said to Raise First Private Equity Pool Bloomberg posted on Thu 16 Jul 2015 Permalink Visium Asset Management, the multistrategy hedge-fund manager with about $7 billion in assets, is seeking to raise $500 million for its […]

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