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As market indicators go, the president trumps everything

June 6, 2019

Whether you like him or not, President Donald J. Trump is having a measurable impact on the financial markets, although maybe not in the ways he expects or would prefer. "Trump has a particular talent for causing wedges, driving markets and...

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....

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...

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....

Surprise tax hit awaits investors in hedge funds

December 20, 2018

A surprise tax blow could be looming for investors in hedge funds such as Point72 Asset Management. President Donald J. Trump's tax law curbs the coveted deductions that most businesses were allowed to take for the interest they pay on loans....

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....

Institutional investors set to dump poor hedge fund performers

February 19, 2012

Institutional investors will be sharpening their scalpels this year, cutting managers that failed to provide what they promised: absolute returns. Last year was the second-worst year for hedge fund performance in the 22 years that Hedge Fund...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

Carried interest: Whose ox is getting gored?

June 27, 2010

Managers of private investment partnerships usually get paid both a base management fee and a performance fee. Many times, the performance fee isn't paid in cash, but is instead paid to the manager as an allocation of profits. This method of...

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