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Using smart beta in an outcomes-oriented portfolio

April 17, 2018

It's no secret that the active versus passive debate is not black and white. There are many flavors of both active and passive management, and thus the supposed competition between the two — as often framed by pundits — is a tad simplistic....

Former hedge fund CFO barred, ordered to pay $227,500 penalty

May 25, 2018

The Securities and Exchange Commission has barred Perry Gruss over his role as chief financial officer at D.B. Zwirn & Co., a once high-flying hedge fund that ceased operations in 2009. In the related civil case, a New York judge has imposed...

China's HNA drops bid to buy Anthony Scaramucci's SkyBridge

May 1, 2018

HNA Group Co. and SkyBridge Capital have agreed to drop the Chinese conglomerate's plan to acquire the investment firm. Founder Anthony Scaramucci will return as a co-managing partner. The New York-based hedge fund and the aviation-to-real estate...

It's time to educate your clients, and yourself, about alternative investments

May 5, 2018

Individual investors are being tempted by alternative investments as they seek greater diversification of their portfolios, so advisers should be preparing to answer questions about them from their clients. Alternative investments generally...

Blackstone lures retail clients

April 26, 2018

Blackstone Group, the private-equity behemoth that's traditionally raised money from institutions, is making a bigger bet on individual investors. The $450 billion firm has expanded its private wealth group to about 100 employees, trained thousands...

Richard H. Baker

January 11, 2009

Last year was among the worst ever in the history of hedge funds, with $210 billion in losses during the third quarter alone, 693 funds closed through Sept. 30 and an average 16% decline through November. To bolster its scuffed image, the hedge...

Canadian regulators coming to terms with hedge funds

November 13, 2006

VAUGHAN, Ontario - The oft-beleaguered hedge fund industry received a lot of kudos last week at the World Hedge Funds Summit 2006 in this Toronto suburb. Some came from sources one would expect to be appreciative of the merits of hedge funds....

Index tracks minority-owned hedge funds

June 20, 2007

Hedge Fund Research has introduced the HFRX Diversity Index, a benchmark designed to reflect the performance of the minority- and women-owned hedge funds. The index tracks hedge funds that are managed by firms in which the management company...

Greenspan's hedge fund remarks the buzz at IMPACT

November 13, 2006

WASHINGTON - Alan Greenspan gave a boost to hedge funds last week at Schwab Institutional's IMPACT conference here, while at the same time saying that he is "very concerned" about the long-term fiscal situation of the United States. In his conference-opening...

Billionaire Paul Singer warns of threat of passive investing

August 4, 2017

Billionaire Paul Singer is warning of a growing and menacing threat: passive investing. "Passive investing is in danger of devouring capitalism," Singer wrote in his firm's second-quarter letter dated July 27. "What may have been a clever idea...

BlackRock's cheap hedge fund doubles its assets in six months

August 2, 2017

BlackRock Inc. took a gamble by breaking the 1% fee barrier for a hedge fund. Now it's paying off. The Style Advantage fund more than doubled its assets in the first half of the year, to $1.6 billion, according to an investor document seen by...

Fleeing hedge funds, wealthy investors take shelter in real estate

July 19, 2017

Wealthy investors boosted bets on real estate and left hedge funds and equities as concern over high valuations and geopolitical risk push them back to basics. They had 33 percent of their portfolios on average in real estate at the end of the...

Jeffrey Gundlach attacks break for hedge funds in tax plan

November 16, 2017

Jeffrey Gundlach, chief investment officer of DoubleLine Capital, said the congressional tax plan would expand the federal deficit and help a small fraction of the U.S. population, including hedge fund managers. "I'm very disappointed incidentally...

Gotham latest to look at linking more hedge fund pay to performance

February 22, 2017

Gotham Asset Management, the $6 billion money manager run by Joel Greenblatt and Robert Goldstein, is exploring a new fee structure for its hedge funds, one of a group of firms tying more of their pay to performance. The firm is in talks with...

Investment managers expect markets to survive Fed tapering

September 18, 2013

Hedge-fund managers from Stanley Druckenmiller to Fortress Investment Group LLC's Michael Novogratz and Passport Capital LLC's John Burbank said U.S. stocks will continue to do well this year even as the Federal Reserve gradually reduces its...

Paulson sticks to guns on gold

July 14, 2013

John Paulson, the billionaire hedge fund manager seeking to rebound from losses tied to bullion, posted a 23% decline in his PFR Gold Fund last month, according to a letter to investors. The drop brought losses in the strategy, formerly known...

ETF follows famous hedgies' lead

May 26, 2013

Investor fascination with hedge funds has been on full display for the past two weeks in response to managers' filing their quarterly holding reports, known as 13Fs. Everyone wants to know what David Einhorn, John Paulson and David Tepper are...

Bridgewater's Dalio says bonds face biggest bear market since '80s

January 24, 2018

Billionaire hedge fund manager Ray Dalio said that the bond market has slipped into a bear phase and warned that a rise in yields could spark the biggest crisis for fixed-income investors in almost 40 years. "A 1% rise in bond yields will produce...

Hedge funds benefit insiders only

February 3, 2013

The following is an excerpt from “The Hedge Fund Mirage: The Illusion of Big Money and Why It's Too Good to be True,” by Simon Lack (John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2012). Why can less be more with hedge funds? Broadly speaking, inves-tors have...

SEC must hedge bets on advertising

October 21, 2012

Now that the comment period has closed on the SEC's proposal to allow hedge funds and private-placement issuers to advertise their offerings, the agency should listen to its critics and go back to the drawing board to come up with a plan that...

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