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Hedge Fund Bets Millions Natural Gas Price Will Rise

Bloomberg – A hedge fund, whose name isn’t disclosed, has placed a large bet that natural gas prices will triple by the Northern Hemisphere winter just as the price of the commodity slides to a seven-year low, the Financial Times […]

Massachusetts Cuts Hedge Funds After Pension Loss

Bloomberg – Massachusetts will cut investments in hedge funds after its public pension plan lost a record 24 percent on all assets in the fiscal year ended June 30. The state pension plan’s board of trustees voted today to lower […]

Shorting not good bet for hedge funds

Gulf News – Short-selling, one of the few tactics that made money for hedge funds in 2008, has become a risky bet as prospects for equities have improved, while getting hold of stock to sell is harder as lenders shun […]

From Peloton To Profit

Forbes – A year ago, Conrad Levy was a player in one of the most spectacular blow-ups in hedge fund history. Peloton Partners, the fund at which Levy was chief compliance and operating officer, collapsed after an outsized bet on […]

Hedge Fund Legends: Lee Ainslie

Seeking Alpha – Continuing our series of hedge fund profiles and biographies, we turn our attention now to Lee Ainslie of Maverick Capital. We thought this transition was appropriate given how we just yesterday initiated our profile series with coverage […]

US bailouts won’t work, says Nobel winner

Moneycontrol.com – Joseph Stiglitz, a professor at the Columbia University and the 2001 Nobel Prize winner, said the US government’s bailout packages designed for financial institutions may not work. “It is a peculiarly-structured programme,” Stiglitz said, “The government puts in […]

Falcone Starts Fund as Harbinger Client Money Remains Locked Up

Bloomberg – Philip Falcone, who runs the $7 billion Harbinger Capital Partners LLC, is starting a hedge fund that draws on his background in distressed securities, even as investors are locked into his biggest fund. The Credit Distressed Blue Line […]

Cornell’s Walsh Cuts Hedge Funds to Reduce Endowment’s Costs

Bloomberg – Cornell University is cutting its hedge-fund holdings by as much as 25 percent to save on fees after its endowment tumbled last year, Chief Investment Officer James Walsh said. “We are de-emphasizing the hedge funds and more emphasizing […]

Ackmans Pershing Square Target Fund Fell 33.3% in February

Bloomberg – William Ackman’s hedge fund that invests solely in Target Corp. fell 33.3 percent in February, bringing the loss since inception to 93 percent, according to an e-mail sent to investors. The decline in Pershing Square IV fund was […]

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