Hedge Funds

With global hedge fund assets at roughly $3.45 trillion (and growing by double-digit percentages each year), money managers have a greater influence on public and private markets than ever before. DailyAlts covers every element of the hedge fund industry – from changing performance structures to manager strategies, from regulatory oversight to activist holdings, and from new fund launches to the liquidation of underperformers. This channel is your one-stop-shop for daily news and insights for the influential and topical hedge fund space.

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Activist Hedge Fund Looks to Shake Up Insurance Giant Prudential

Activist hedge fund Third Point has taken aim at the 172-year-old insurance giant Prudential (LON: PRU). According to a new filing, Dan Loeb’s shop wants to split the firm into two operations and shutter its British office. This would effectively end the country’s 18-decade presence in England. 

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Activist Hedge Fund Looks to Shake Up Insurance Giant Prudential
February 25, 2020

Activist hedge fund Third Point has taken aim at the 172-year-old insurance giant Prudential (LON: PRU). According to a new filing, Dan Loeb’s shop wants to split the firm into…

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Santander Asset Management Launches New Hedge Fund: Santander Patrimonio Diversificado.
February 24, 2020

Santander Asset Management announced it has launched a new hedge fund called Santander Patrimonio Diversificado. Its portfolio will invest in fixed income, equities, and absolute return funds. It will also…

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Pierre Andurand and His Hedge Fund Struggle in January
February 21, 2020

Pierre Andurand and his hedge fund had a tough start to the year. Andurand Capital Management shed 8% last month due to the slump in oil-and-gas commodities, according to a report…

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Elliott Investment Management Takes Stake in NN Group
February 20, 2020

Elliott Investment Management has built a 3.04% stake in Dutch insurer NN Group (OTCMKTS: NNGRY), according to a filing with AFM this week. Paul Singer’s hedge fund said that the investment…

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Hedge Funds: Kerrisdale Capital Takes Aim at Match.com
February 14, 2020

Activist hedge fund Kerrisdale Capital has taken a short stake in Match Group (NASDAQ: MTCH). The online dating operator owns Tinder and Match.com. The activist fund expects that shares will…

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Hedge Funds: Rishi Sunak Takes Over Role as British Chancellor
February 13, 2020

Rishi Sunak has become the new U.K. Chancellor after the sudden resignation of Saji Javid. The news comes amid a shakeup in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s cabinet. It was a…

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Hedge Funds: Kyle Bass Won’t Apologize for Twitter Feud on Coronavirus
February 10, 2020

Kyle Bass refuses to apologize for a deleted tweet that said the U.S. should allow coronavirus to “rampage through the ranks” of the Communist Party. Bass, the founder and CIO…

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Hedge Funds: Elliott’s Offensive on Evergy Unnerves Chamber of Commerce
February 10, 2020

Curtis Sneden, president of the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce is concerned about repercussions from activist hedge fund Elliott Management’s broadside against regional utility Evergy, Inc. (NYSE: EVRG). Feared activist…

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Hedge Fund: Pershing Square Capital Sells Starbucks Stake
February 6, 2020

Pershing Square Capital has exited its stake in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX). According to reports, Bill Ackman’s hedge fund announced the divestiture during an investor presentation today. 

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Hedge Funds: Starboard Value Pressures for Changes at eBay, Deal at Green Dot
February 4, 2020

Starboard Value is pushing for eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) to sell or spin off its Classifieds Group. The hedge fund took a stake in the company one year ago beside fellow…

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