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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Emerson Electric Concedes to Activist Fund, Appoints Mark Blinn to Board
November 7, 2019

Emerson Electric, a U.S. factory automation company, has appointed Mark Blinn to its board of directors.

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Ray Dalio Thinks the World Has Gone Mad
November 6, 2019

Bridgewater Associates chief Ray Dalio issued a lengthy warning to the global markets. In a LinkedIn post date November 5, Dalio said that the “World has gone mad and the…

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Leon Cooperman: Stop Vilifying Billionaires
November 4, 2019

Hedge fund manager tears up while discussing the political divide Hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman teared up on CNBC Monday while discussing his spat with Elizabeth Warren. The U.S. Senator…

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Francesco Trapani to Launch Bluebell Active Equity Fund
November 1, 2019

Francesco Trapani will launch a hedge fund alongside two advisors of Elliott Management. The former head of Italian jeweler Bulgari SpA is partnering with Marco Taricco and Giuseppe Bivona to…

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Leon Cooperman Writes Scathing Letter to Senator Elizabeth Warren
November 1, 2019

Leon Cooperman rips Elizabeth Warren in new letter for ‘soak-the-rich positions,’ and treating him like ‘an ungrateful child’

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Nelson Peltz Sells 2.1 Million Shares of P&G Stock
November 1, 2019

Activist investor Nelson Peltz has sold about $267 million in Proctor & Gamble stock over three days. The CEO of the Trian Fund dropped about 2.1 million shares. 

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Alan Howard Steps Down from His Post
October 31, 2019

Alan Howard, the founder of Brevan Howard Asset Management, is stepping down from his role as CEO. According to reports, Aron Landy, the firm’s chief risk officer, will assume the…

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Activist Bill Ackman: WeWork is Worth “Zero”
October 31, 2019

Activist Bill Ackman thinks that WeWork might be worthless. During a talk at the Robin Hood investor conference, the hedge fund manager raised concerns about the work-sharing firm’s balance sheet.

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AT&T Defuses Hedge Fund Elliott Management Pressure With Three-Year Plan
October 28, 2019

Activist hedge fund Elliott Management took aim at AT&T Corporation in September. Elliott had proposed cost cuts, divestment of certain businesses, and a freeze on further acquisitions. Now, the telecom giant…

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AECOM-Canyon Partners Raise $500 Million for Flagship Fund
October 28, 2019

AECOM-Canyon Partners has closed a $500 million fund. The fund is a joint venture between the AECOM and California-based hedge fund Canyon Partners.

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