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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Pierre Andurand and His Hedge Fund Struggle in January

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 from the Financial Times. Last month, crude oil temporarily rallied after the U.S. and Iran appeared on a path toward war. However, once tensions died and concerns about coronavirus and global growth emerged, crude prices went in reverse. 

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Icahn Capital, Berkshire Hathaway and the Battle Over Occidental  
November 18, 2019

Icahn Capital and Berkshire Hathaway were among the asset managers to release 13Fs last week. While Warren Buffett boosted his stake over Occidental Petroleum, Carl Icahn faced a setback in…

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ExodusPoint Will Reopen and Raise Another $2 Billion
November 18, 2019

ExodusPoint Capital Management will reopen its arms in 2020 to add a few billion to its AUM. The hedge fund was the industry’s largest in 2018 at $8 billion.

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Hedge Fund Scandal Triggers Run on South Korean Firms
November 18, 2019

South Korea hedge funds are experiencing the worst run on assets in history. A scandal at Lime Asset Management has fueled outflows on local hedge funds.

Another Shot to Icahn – HP Rejects Xerox Takeover Bid
November 18, 2019

Carl Icahn and Xerox will have to do more to convince HP to accept a takeover bid. On Sunday, HP’s board of directors rejected an unsolicited $22 per share offer…

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Hawaiian Electric to Activist Fund: We’re Not Looking Outside for New Leader
November 14, 2019

Hawaiian Electric slammed activist hedge fund ValueAct this week. The company responded to the activist fund’s call to locate a successor for its President and CEO Constance Lau.  ValueAct has…

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Carl Icahn Takes Stake in HP, Pushes for Xerox Merger
November 14, 2019

Activist investor Carl Icahn has purchased roughly $1.2 billion in HP Inc. stock. Icahn is now pushing the personal computer maker to merge with printing giant Xerox. Icahn now owns…

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Hedge Fund Whitebox Advisors is Making a Big Bet on Gunmaker Remington
November 12, 2019

Whitebox Advisors is replacing a number of banks as a lender to Remington Outdoor Company. While Wall Street turns away from gun producers, the credit-focused hedge fund sees opportunity on…

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Carl Icahn: Gee… Occidental Petroleum is a lot like WeWork
November 11, 2019

Occidental Petroleum took a shot from activist investor Carl Icahn in more ways from one. Icahn slashed his stake in the company and threatened to launch a proxy fight.

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Elliott Management Supports Split of Nielsen Holdings
November 8, 2019

Nielsen Holdings has announced plans to split itself into two separate public companies. The plan – backed by Elliott Management – will unlock shareholder value.

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Praesidium Investment Management Pushes for Sale of Instructure
November 7, 2019

Praesidium Investment Management is the latest firm to push for a sale of education software firm Instructure. The activist hedge fund has reportedly found “dozens” of private equity or other…

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