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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 […]

Investors Pull 1 Percent Of Hedge Fund Capital in Third Quarter

(Reuters) Investors frustrated by poor returns and high fees at hedge funds pulled out roughly 1 percent of industry capital in the third quarter, with outflows totaling $28 billion. This puts the hedge fund sector on track for its first […]

Hedge Funds Breathe Short Sigh of Relief in September

(CNBC) September has brought a much-needed reprieve for the global hedge fund industry following a year of mounting criticism and investor agitation over its high fees and disappointing performance. Aggregate hedge funds gained 0.91 percent in September,according to data provider […]

Hedge Fund Marketing – Tips for Your Initial Sales Meeting

(FINalternatives) There are two main goals a hedge fund should have for an initial in-person sales meeting with a prospects, says Bruce Frumerman of Frumerman & Nemeth (www.frumerman.com). The first is to learn more about the prospect’s portfolios, investment plans […]

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 […]

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