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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Hedge Funds: Four Portfolio Managers Leave Citadel

Volatility has shaken the markets. The Dow had its worst quarter in history. The U.S. economy could see GDP fall by 30% this quarter. And four portfolio managers at Citadel won’t be around to see what happens next.  Bloomberg reported that the hedge fund fired four portfolio managers last week. Chris Conner, Tio Charbaghi, Steve Bergman, and Chip Fortson are out, according to the report. The four all worked in Citadel’s Global Equities group. The timing coincided with the hiring of Justin Lubell, a Point72 alum, to take over that group.

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Hedge Fund Starboard Value Gets Papa John’s a New CEO
August 27, 2019

Rob Lynch, the Arby’s executive behind the “We have the meats” campaign is the new CEO of Papa John’s International. Hedge fund Starboard Value invested $250 million earlier this year…

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The short-seller behind Harry Markopolos: Still under wraps
August 24, 2019

Markopolos will get a share of the short-selling profits from GE’s decline. Question is: who’s punching the trades? It’s been a week since fraud-hunter Harry Markopolos unveiled his research report…

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Hedge Fund Investors are Rushing for the Exits in 2019
August 22, 2019

Compared to 2018, investors have already pulled $ 20 billion more out of hedge funds in the first seven months of this year Hedge fund investors are walking away in…

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GMO: EM Stocks Will Outperform US Equities Through 2026
August 22, 2019

Want to diversify out of ‘toppy’ US stocks into uncorrelated assets? EM stocks will clobber US equities, according to a top value investing manager GMO, an investment manager specializing in…

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EM Hedge Funds Post Record AUM and Gains in Q2
August 22, 2019

Emerging market hedge funds posted solid returns in Q2 despite market turbulence and supported by blockchain, cryptocurrency, and currencies According to a report by Chicago-based Hedge Fund Research (HFR), assets…

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Eisler Capital Plucks Henry Howell from Goldman Sachs
August 22, 2019

A Goldman alum heads to a hedge fund… run by a Goldman alum Eisler Capital, a macro hedge fund based in London, has hired Henry Howell for a new role…

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Dreading the ‘R’ Word? Don’t, Says This Investment Manager
August 20, 2019

A recession is not imminent says Esty Dwek, Head of Global Market Strategy, Dynamic Solutions, Natixis Investment Managers Here is an opinion that is a counterpoint to all the recent…

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Ray Dalio: China Could “Weaponize” its US Treasury Holdings
August 20, 2019

Hedge fund titan Ray Dalio said to CNBC that China might well use its massive US Treasury holdings to gain a strategic advantage over the United States in the ongoing…

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Ray Dalio: The Fed May Be Running Out of Bullets
August 20, 2019

The Fed tackled the last crisis through monetary easing. “But the power to do this is limited,” says Dalio. “Think of central banks cutting interest rates and purchasing financial assets…

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Mohamed El-Erian: Negative interest rates in the U.S. “will break things”
August 19, 2019

El-Erian, chief economic adviser at the financial powerhouse Allianz, warns that negative interest rates in the US would be a recipe for disaster El-Erian has viewed with some trepidation the…

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