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Ontario $57 Billion Fund Loads Up On Bonds Amid Market Turmoil

(Bloomberg) An Ontario pension fund that manages C$77 billion ($57 billion) is seeing so much volatility in global financial markets that it increased fixed-income holdings sixfold. The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System fund boosted fixed-income assets to C$25.4 billion at […]

Hedge Fund Treasury Bets At Most Since 2013 Amid Two-Month Rally

(Bloomberg) Hedge funds are the most bullish on Treasury benchmark 10-year notes in two years, as U.S. government securities head for a second straight monthly gain.Large speculators including hedge funds boosted their positions in Treasury 10-year futures to a net […]

Ackman’s fund off 17.3 percent for year, erases banner gains from 2014

(Reuters) Billionaire investor William Ackman has managed to erase his entire 40 percent return of 2014, a performance that put him at the pinnacle of the hedge fund world. Ackman’s Pershing Square Holdings portfolio has lost 17.3 percent so far […]

Hedge Funds See No Respite Ahead in Asia After Brutal Start

(Bloomberg)Hedge funds in Asia, which struggled with a brutal market selloff last month, don’t see a respite anytime soon.The $241 million Orchid China Master Fund extended January’s 11.2 percent decline to slump another 2.6 percent this month through Feb. 15 […]

Bad coffee and a red Ferrari: Here are some of the ‘red flags’ at new hedge funds

(Business Insider) A group of hedge fund allocators revealed the biggest “red flags” that stop them from placing money with an emerging manager at the Absolute Return Symposium in New York on Wednesday.One thing to look out for is the […]

Fortress Hedge Fund Seeing ‘More Cracks’ in Credit Markets

Fortress Hedge Fund Seeing ‘More Cracks’ in Credit Markets Bloomberg posted on Wed 17 Feb 2016 Permalink Print The Fortress Investment Group LLC fund that has predicted an Asia credit meltdown to rival 1997 says it is seeing more warning […]

The hedge fund manager who nailed the subprime crisis says China’s problem right now is 4 times as big

(Business Insider) Kyle Bass, founder and principal of Hayman Capital Management, at the Sohn Investment Conference in New York in 2013.Texan hedge fund manager J. Kyle Bass, the founder of Hayman Capital, has sent his first letter to investors on […]

Obscure Chinese Firm Wants To Buy The Chicago Stock Exchange

(Bloomberg) While the world has gotten used to seeing Chinese companies snap up overseas businesses, the purchase of a 134-year-old U.S. stock market by Chongqing Casin Enterprise Group ….why does a provincial Chinese business with no apparent ties to the […]

GSAM Launches Multi-Manager Liquid Alts Fund

(Hedgefund Intelligence) Goldman Sachs Asset Management has launched a UCITS-compliant multi-manager liquid alternative fund that will follow a similar strategy to the $1.6 billion Goldman Sachs Multi-Manager Alternatives Fund, the group’s 1940 Act product offered to US investors. To read […]

From Clinton To Cruz, Hedge Fund Managers Are Big Political Donors In This Election Cycle

(Forbes) Earlier this year, Hillary Clinton went to Monticello, Iowa, and slammed the way hedge fund managers are taxed, saying “there’s something wrong when hedge fund managers pay lower tax rates than nurses or the truckers that I saw on […]

Largest Energy Hedge Funds hold nearly $101 billion in Energy assets

(HedgeTracker.com) The Top Energy Hedge Funds list has been released, revealing that the largest hedge fund investors in Energy companies manage more than $100.8 billion in energy assets. This quarter’s list is led by D.E. Shaw & Co which reported […]

Hedge-Fund Investors Fearing Turmoil Turn to Algorithms: Chart

(Bloomberg) Hedge funds using mathematical models to bet across asset classes raised a net $29 billion last year, reversing a $16 billion outflow in 2014, according to data from Eurekahedge. Investors turned to algorithms as they sought to benefit from […]

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