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Investors rekindle love affair with hedge funds

August 7, 2018

Investors are back to loving hedge funds, if you can still call them that. Net demand for allocating to hedge funds is the highest in at least three years at 28%, compared with 12% a year prior, according to a Credit Suisse Group AG survey released...

Private banks are the new hedge funds

August 8, 2018

Who needs hedge funds when a $2.4 trillion private bank is offering global macro trades to navigate late-cycle markets — mimicking fast-money strategies with leverage to boot. UBS Group's wealth management arm, the world's largest, is pitching...

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....

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Buffett's hedge fund strategy leaves much to be desired

February 16, 2014

Six years into his 10-year performance challenge with a hedge fund shop, Warren E. Buffett is sitting pretty with a formidable total return advantage of 43.8% to 12.5%. At first blush, it certainly looks impressive. But let's get real here....

Hedgie insider: T-bills a better bet

January 1, 2012

If the tailor who whipped up the emperor's new clothes were around today, there's a good chance he'd be a hedge fund manager. In what other job could an ambitious person with average abilities make so much money and produce so little? It's not...

Emerging hedge fund performance questioned

December 4, 2011

Emerging-hedge-fund managers are getting more attention from institutional investors because they tend to produce better returns than larger, more established funds, but industry insiders disagree about the extent of the outperformance. Hedge...

Family offices big on hedge funds, survey finds

September 4, 2011

Apparently, hedge funds are a hit with financial advisers who run family offices. The typical family office invests more than a quarter of its clients' assets with hedge funds, according to an Infovest21 LLC survey of family offices released...

Some $100 billion locked up in 'sliver' of hedge funds

May 29, 2011

Despite assurances to the contrary, a segment of hedge funds still has up to $100 billion locked up and won't allow redemptions. Most hedge fund managers that stopped redemptions or put illiquid assets into emergency side pockets in 2008 and...

Global bets sink hedge funds

February 23, 2011

Hedge funds barely clung to positive returns in January, and fell way behind the broad domestic equity markets, according to the latest report from Morningstar Inc. The Morningstar 100 Hedge fund Index gained 0.4% in January, while the Morningstar...

Hedge edge over large-caps getting wider

September 23, 2010

Hedge funds outperformed the broad equity markets in August, continuing their edge over stocks for the first eight months of the year, according to the latest report from Morningstar Inc. The Morningstar 1000 Hedge Fund Index gained 0.1% in...

Guess what Michael Burry is buying now?

September 12, 2010

Michael Burry, the former hedge fund manager who predicted the housing market's plunge, said he is investing in rich farmland, small technology companies and gold as he hunts for original ideas and braces for a weaker dollar. “I believe that...

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