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HFR Hedge Fund Index Fell in September

New York (HedgeCo.net) – The latest data released from Hedge Fund Research shows that the average hedge fund lost 1.07% in the month of September and is down 1.35% on the year. This loss is the fourth consecutive monthly loss […]

Kyle Bass Scores Partial Victory with Challenge of Shire Drug

New York (HedgeCo.net) – After filing dozens of patent challenges, Kyle Bass and his Coalition for Affordable Drugs scored their first partial victory on Wednesday when the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board gave Bass institution for the patent challenge […]

Third Quarter Ends as the Worst Quarter in Four Years

New York (HedgeCo.net) – The third quarter came to a close yesterday and most investors are probably happy to see it go as it was the worst quarter for the overall market since the third quarter of 2011. The final […]

Hedge Fund Designed to Benefit from Volatility Blows Up Due to Volatility

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Spruce Alpha was a hedge fund that used a complicated strategy that was designed to benefit from volatility in the market, but in the end the extreme volatility experienced in August led to the collapse of […]

Luxembourg-Based Hedge Fund Continues Trend for 2015

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Luxembourg-based hedge fund Chenavari Investment Managers joined the ranks of some other highly regarded hedge funds by selling a stake in the company to alternative investment firms. In the case of Chenavari, they sold a 10% […]

Massive Sell-Off in Biotech Hits Hedge Funds

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Over the last eight trading sessions, the NYSE Arca Biotech Index has lost 18.74% which is an incredible short-term decline for an index. Yes the overall market is down over the same time period, but only […]

Smart Beta Arena Growing Rapidly

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Smart beta funds are growing rapidly and the growth is coming in three areas- the number of funds offered, the assets under management and the number of financial advisors using them. According to a report from […]

Bain Shutting Down Fund After Three Plus Years of Losses

New York (HedgeCo.net) – In what is becoming somewhat of a trend, a major firm is shutting down one of their hedge funds due to poor performance. Bloomberg reported yesterday that Bain Capital is shutting down its Absolute Return Capital […]

Aventis Names Head of Business Development

New York (HedgeCo.net) Aventis Asset Management, LLC (Aventis), a Chicago-based commodity hedge fund, has hired Keith Byers as Managing Director Business Development. Byers will responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of all Business Development efforts for Aventis. Byers brings […]

Hedge Fund Launches Down in 2015

New York (HedgeCo.net) – With hedge funds struggling to beat the indices over the last few years, it isn’t surprising to see that hedge fund launches have slowed this year. We have documented how hedged portfolios tend to underperform during […]

Fortress Warns of Emerging Market Bear

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Fortress Investment Group has been making a lot of news in recent months, but most of the news has been about the performance of their funds and departures of personnel, but they are making some news […]

Nelson Peltz and Trian Make $2.5 Billion Investment in GE

New York (HedgeCo.net) – One of the largest activist hedge funds in the world has taken a $2.5 billion stake in General Electric. The Trian Fund, which is run by Nelson Peltz, announced the deal on Monday and that sent […]

Hedge Funds Could Be Looking at Worst Year Since 2011

New York (HedgeCo.net) – With the market decline over the last few months and with biotech and pharmaceutical stocks getting hit hard in the third quarter, the hedge fund industry could be looking at it first losing year since 2011 […]

Bearishness Toward Gold Trending Down

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Over the last two weeks, the Commitment of Traders report for gold has shown that large speculators have become less bearish on the metal. You will note that we said less bearish, not necessarily more bullish. […]

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  • BlueCrest equity hedge fund up 10 pct this year, defying stocks rout
    Yesterday, October 9, 2015 : Permalink

    (Reuters) BlueCrest’s equity hedge fund has gained about 10 percent this year, data seen by Reuters showed, riding out volatile global equity market moves that have led to deep losses for many peers. One of the biggest hedge fund firms […]

  • Market volatility fails to dent investors’ attraction to robo-advisers
    Yesterday, October 9, 2015 : Permalink

    (Investment News) The summertime spike in market volatility failed to dent investors’ willingness to invest — or invest more of — their assets with robo-advisers. Automated investment platforms saw a 57% increase in assets under management between December 2014 and […]

  • Hedge Fund Pressures Peru to Pay Back 40-Year-Old Debt
    Yesterday, October 9, 2015 : Permalink

    (Financial Times) A US hedge fund is ratcheting up its campaign to convince Peru to repay $5bn of long-defaulted 40-year-old bonds by threatening to sue the country under a free-trade agreement with the US. Gramercy, an emerging markets-focused hedge fund, […]

  • Dupont CEO Departure Buys Time to Appease Peltz
    Yesterday, October 9, 2015 : Permalink

    (Reuters) The departure of DuPont’s chairwoman and chief executive Ellen Kullman has bought the U.S. chemical manufacturer a few months’ grace to boost its stock price and appease activist investor Nelson Peltz. Before Kullman’s surprise retirement announcement, the billionaire fund […]

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