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Newly Launched Hedge Funds Have Best Year Since 2004

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – New hedge funds in the US netted over $34 billion in last year’s explosive launch environment, posting the best fundraising total in a decade, Absolute Return research shows. The largest was the Two Sigma Absolute Return […]

Billions: Hedge Fund Drama Comes To Showtime

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Paul Giamatti “John Adams” and Damian Lewis of “Homeland” are slated to play rivals in an upcoming drama co-written by Andrew Ross Sorkin, Business Insider reports. “The dynamic star pairing of Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis is […]

Fund Growth Slows Again

New York (Hedgeco.Net) – For the third consecutive year, the number of new hedge funds launched dipped. In the latest HFR Market Microstructure Industry Report, research firm HFR reported that there were 1,040 new hedge funds launched in 2014 and […]

A Different Way To Play A Rate Hike

New York (HedgeCo.Net) Rather than betting on bonds going down when the Fed finally raises interest rates, a recent article from CNBC suggests that hedge funds are making their bets in the currency markets. According to the article, such heavyweight […]

Former Federal Reserve Governor Joins NY Hedge Fund

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Former Federal Reserve governor Jeremy C. Stein has agreed to consult at $20 billion hedge fund BlueMountain Capital Management, the Wall Street Journal reports. Stein is also a Harvard economics professor. The WSJ says: “Hedge funds, […]

Northern Trust: Hedge Fund Industry “Blind Spots” Persist

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Amid the rapid growth of the hedge fund industry and the complex regulatory climate following the financial crisis, hedge fund managers and institutional investors have differing views on transparency and independent controls, according to a new […]

Hedge Funds Become More Bullish on Stocks

According to the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Hedge Fund Monitor, hedge funds increased their bullish bets on the Russell 2000 and they lowered their bearish bets on the S&P 500 last week as well. The weekly Commitment of Traders […]

Hedge Funds Pushing Up Valuations For Tech Start Ups

Late-stage tech startups are getting funded at a rate not seen since the late 90s during the dot-com bubble. According to a recent Bloomberg article, hedge funds and mutual funds are dumping money in to the tech arena and they […]

Blackstone Partners With Hedge Fund Security Analytics Firm RedOwl

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The Blackstone Group, a $300 billion hedge fund investor, has made an undisclosed strategic investment with RedOwl Analytics, a security analytics firm. “Our relationship with RedOwl began when we brought them onboard to help secure Blackstone,” […]

Cannabis Researcher To Present At Miami Hedge Fund Conference

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – One World Cannabis Ltd., a subsidiary of Israel-based developer of cannabinoid-based therapies, OWC Pharmaceutical Research Corp., is presenting at the WALL ST. Conference (WSC) in Miami, Florida today. “We are excited to be presenting to such high profile […]

London Hedge Fund Trader Jailed For Insider Dealing

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Julian Rifat, a former senior execution trader hedge fund Moore Capital Management LLC, has been sentenced to 19 months in jail for taking part in a £285,000 ($423,000) insider trading scandal. Th Independent reports: “The FCA said […]

Hedge Fund People: Rothschild Asset Management Appoints New CEO

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Michael Woods has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer at Rothschild Asset Management Inc., the US asset management business of the Rothschild Group Most recently, Woods was Head of the Americas, Global Client Group for Deutsche […]

Hollywood Film Scheme Results in Unhappy Ending for Investors

New York (Hedgeco.Net) – The owners of Gigapix Studios told investors they had a sure thing: They were going to make an animated version of the Wizard of Oz called OZ3D, and those who got in on the ground floor—and […]

Join HedgeCoVest at Liquid Alternatives Strategies West

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – HedgeCoVest is proud partners of Liquid Alternatives West, the first-to-market event in this space. The Liquid Alternative Strategies series has proven to attract the industry’s key players from hedge funds issuing a ’40 Act product to […]

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