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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Citadel Launches Zurich Office (And People on the Move)
September 27, 2019

Hedge fund Citadel is launching a new office in Zurich. The new space will host its marketing-arm, Citadel Securities, according to the firm. This division is one of the world’s…

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Richard Grossman: Preparing for Shareholder Activism On Your M&A Deal
September 26, 2019

Richard Grossman, a partner in Skadden’s M&A practice, has advice on tackling activist hedge funds during an M&A transaction.

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eVestment: August 2019 Redemptions Top $6.5 Billion
September 26, 2019

August 2019 redemptions from hedge fund hit $6.51 billion for global hedge funds, according to eVestment’s newest asset flows report. The additional outflows drove the total withdraws from hedge funds to…

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September 26, 2019

Jason Mudrick, manager of Mudrick Capital Management, has been one of the top industry performers in 2019. Now, he’s under pressure due to e-cigarettes.

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Elliott Management Tells Marathon Oil to “Split Into Three”
September 25, 2019

Paul Singer owned Elliott Management, an activist investor, sent a letter and presentation to Marathon Petroleum. Elliott Management demanded of Marathon’s board that the company split into three separate businesses,…

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Activist Investors Push Out eBay CEO Devin Wenig
September 25, 2019

CEO cites disagreements with his board as activist pressures intensify Activist investors have pushed out CEO Devin Wenig. In a Tweet marked Wednesday, Wenig cited disagreements with fellow board members…

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Deutsche Bank will transfer prime broking and electronic equities to BNP Paribas
September 24, 2019

Deutsche Bank has agreed to migrate key clients, human resources, and technology in prime broking and electronic equities to BNP Paribas. Deutsche Bank prime brokerage clients, primarily hedge funds, are…

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Some Hedge Funds and Airlines to Gain from Thomas Cook’s Collapse
September 23, 2019

Hedge funds that used credit default swaps to bet on Thomas Cook’s collapse will make a lot of money. The 178-year old travel operator, Thomas Cook’s collapse, will lead to…

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Elliott Management Bulking Up on Cash
September 22, 2019

Paul Singer’s Elliott Management, fearing a market meltdown, is raising fresh money from investors. The activist investor could raise a war chest of $5 billion, according to an investor.

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AT&T Considering Options for DirecTV Unit
September 19, 2019

AT&T may sell DirecTV, among other options, as consumers drop TV connections. Telecom giant AT&T, which bought DirecTV for $49 billion in 2015, maybe considering a U-turn on the unit….

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