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Hedge Funds Stars Join Losers’ Club For First Time

(Reuters) An elite group of hedge fund managers must have awakened on Jan. 1 with an unusual type of hangover: their first annual loss.Large funds managed by King Street Capital Management, CQS, Pine River Capital Management, Metacapital Management, DW Partners […]

Goldman Sachs Strategists See U.S. Bull Market in Last Innings

(Bloomberg) U.S. stocks are nearing the end of a long bull market, according to investment strategists at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. who cater to the bank’s wealthy individual clients. “We expect a few more innings and are cautiously optimistic,” according […]

These Three Trading Themes Dominated 2015: What’s Big In 2016?

(Benzinga) The year 2015 saw three major themes dominate: 1) Falling Commodity and Forex Prices, 2) China, Europe and Emerging Markets Slowdown and 3) Fed Rate Hike. No. 1 Falling Commodity And Forex Prices The year started with extreme volatility […]

Former LTCM Managers Start Firm to Tap China Hedge-Fund Demand

(Bloomberg) Former Long-Term Capital Management executives have started a firm that will connect Chinese investors with international hedge funds, as turmoil in the world’s second-largest equities market spurs demand for overseas assets. John Meriwether is an early financial backer of […]

These hedge funders are the few who are killing it

(CNBC) For the average hedge fund, 2015 was nothing to brag about, and even may have proved humiliating. But a handful of portfolio managers outperformed their peers by a big margin, largely thanks to smart stock picking and shorting in […]

Time For Worried Investors To Start Betting On Hedge Funds?

(CNBC) Money spent on the high fees that come with investing in hedge funds might seem to have been a waste over the last six years, considering the performance of traditional assets. But with the bull market in stocks now […]

KYLE BASS: There’s a ‘massive opportunity’ in energy

(Business Insider) Texan hedge fund manager J. Kyle Bass, founder of the $1.6 billion Dallas-based Hayman Capital, says there’s a “massive opportunity in energy.”Like many investors last year, Bass had been predicting a rebound in oil prices in 2015. That […]

This Hedge Fund Manager’s Worst Ideas For 2016 May Surprise You

(Seeking Alpha) In a new piece for Seeking Alpha, hedge fund manager Chris DeMuth, Jr. wrote a tongue-in-cheek piece spelling out some popular trading ideas for 2016 that he believes are among the worst trades to make. Here’s a look […]

SEC: Traders Agree To Pay More Than $920,000 To Settle Insider Trading Case

(HITC Business) The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that two traders in China and Hong Kong have agreed to pay more than$920,000 to settle an insider trading case against them. Cousins and business associates Zhichen Zhou and Yannan Liu, […]

Chris Hohn’s TCI Hedge Fund Said To Gain 14% To Beat S&P 500

(Bloomberg) The main investment pool managed by Chris Hohn, the London-based founder of The Children’s Investment Fund Management UK LLP, gained 14 percent in the 11 months through November, according to a person familiar with the matter.The Children’s Investment Fund, […]

Almost Half of Hedge Fund Firms Plan 2016 Fund Launch

(Reuters) Almost half of hedge fund firms plan to roll out a new hedge fund by the end of next year despite regulations challenging how they market, the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) said on Monday.The hedge fund trade body’s […]

Valeant, Short Selling, and the Too-Hard Pile

(Harvest) In general, I find reading short reports to be a very valuable exercise. I don’t do much shorting in my accounts for clients, but I find that for the most part, short sellers provide a useful service to the […]

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