Tag Archives: long short equity

Speculation Over Hedge Fund Manager’s Downfall In Full Swing

New York (HedgeCo.net) The Galleon scandal is raging full force, with Raj Rajaratnam’s global hedge funds under a microscope. Supervising the case is U.S. District Court Judge Jed S. Rakoff, who’s ruling on the Merrill Lynch/BofA case, earned him the […]

Hedge Funds Up In September Despite 3Q Risks

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Despite rich equity market multiples and uncertainty surrounding the upcoming 3rd quarter earnings reports, Hennessee Group said that hedge fund investors continued to pile into stocks due to an uptick in merger activity during September. The […]

Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index Estimated to Finish Up +2.67% in September

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Early estimates indicate the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index (“Broad Index”) will finish up +2.67% in September (based on 65% of assets reporting). Long/Short Equity and Emerging Markets managers experienced another positive month driven by equity […]

Shumway: Another Hedge Fund Falls for BofA

Chris Shumway runs a $5 billion hedge fund and is best known for intensive fundamental research to create long/short equity portfolios. He is a ‘Tiger Cub’ because he formerly served as Julian Robertson’s right-hand man while at Tiger Management. Taken […]

Majedie hedge fund manager sells out of cyclicals

Reuters – Read Complete Article – Majedie hedge fund manager Matthew Smith has rotated his portfolio out of cyclical stocks and into value stocks with high yields, in another sign hedge funds think equities are susceptible to a pullback. Smith, […]

Credit Suisse’s AIR Shows Positive Month for Hedge Funds

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Long/Short Equity hedge funds returned positive performance in August mainly as a result of the continued uptrend in equity markets, according to Jordan Drachman, Head of Research for Alternative Beta Strategies at Credit Suisse. “Following […]

Ex-Lehman Trader Bedwick to Manage OGI Global Macro Hedge Fund

Bloomberg – OGI Capital Partners Ltd., a Japanese hedge fund with 3.5 billion yen ($40 million) in assets, plans to almost double in size by starting a global macro hedge fund to be run by Allan Bedwick, a former proprietary […]

Long/short funds push back into markets

Financial Standard – Long/short hedge fund managers increased their net exposure to equity markets, allowing them to post positive returns last month, according to a replication index. The Credit Suisse Long/Short Equity Replication Index, which replicates the performance of major […]

Railways pension invests 65 million pounds in hedge fund

Reuters – The UK Railways Pension Schemes, one of the UK’s largest plans, has invested 65 million pounds in London-based asset manager Goodhart Partners’ global long-short equity fund of hedge funds. Railpen Investments, the fund manager of the industry-wide scheme […]

Credit Suisse Alternative Index Replication Suggests a Positive Month for Hedge Funds

HedgeCo.net (West Palm Beach) – Long/Short Equity hedge funds continued to increase overall net exposures in July, enabling managers to capitalize on market upswings early in the month, according to Jordan Drachman, Head of Research for Alternative Beta Strategies at […]

BTIG Launches Fixed Income Prime Brokerage

HedgeCo.net (West Palm Beach) – BTIG LLC. announced that it has expanded its Prime Brokerage group to offer fixed income services, including trading and portfolio financing. The expansion into fixed income is in conjunction with the launch of BTIG’s Global […]

Rein In Energy Speculation: Hedge Fund Manager

CNBC – The Commodities Futures Trading Commission will seriously consider imposing strict position limits on traders placing bets on energy contracts, and that’s just fine with hedge fund manager Mike Masters. The head of Masters Capital Management blew the whistle […]