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Advisers may not be equipped to help clients navigate private markets

August 9, 2019

As the Securities and Exchange Commission considers easing rules surrounding investments in unregistered securities, financial advisers could find themselves as the gatekeepers between ordinary investors and the private market. In a recent letter...

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...

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...

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....

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....

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....

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...

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...

Hedge fund lied about its principals' having ‘skin in the game': SEC

May 29, 2012

The SEC has settled charges against investment adviser Quantek Asset Management LLC and two managers who told investors in two Latin American alternative investment funds that the executives had invested large portions of their own money in...

Institutions keen on activist hedges

May 6, 2012

Activist hedge funds have pulled in at least $2 billion in new assets from institutional investors over the past two years, with a marked acceleration in pace in the second half of 2011 and so far in 2012. In many cases, institutional investors...

Traders go for gold as inflation defense

February 26, 2012

Gold traders are getting more bullish after billionaire hedge fund manager John Paulson told investors that it is time to buy the metal as protection against inflation caused by government spending. Twelve of 22 traders surveyed last week by...

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...

Hedge fund stars plummet to earth

November 6, 2011

Three years ago, John Paulson bet the house against housing and got incredible results. When the real estate bubble popped, the hitherto-unknown hedge fund manager pocketed a tidy $15 billion. But 2011 is proving to be a humbling year for the...

Institutional investors going long/short on commodities

June 12, 2011

Commodities-focused hedge funds are proving irresistible to institutional investors — especially public-pension plans — hungry for an inflation hedge, investment gains and downside protection. Rather than risk the volatility of a long-only...

Hedge fund managers busy buying, selling and hiring

November 28, 2010

Hedge fund managers are exploiting the post-crisis period to find buyers and sellers, as well as talented investment and client service teams. Managers of hedge funds and funds of funds are holding court, considering minority, majority and 100%...

Another ex-Merrill vet leaves Citadel

October 21, 2010

Ken Griffin's $11 billion Citadel LLC named Brad Kurtzman sole head of equity derivatives in the securities unit after co-head James Boyle left yesterday, said Devon Spurgeon, a Citadel spokeswoman. Boyle, who joined the Chicago-based firm last...

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