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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Hedge Fund: Martin Shkreli Faces New Charges in Drug Pricing Scheme
January 28, 2020

Martin Shkreli now faces new charges over the alleged price inflation of the drug Daraprim. The infamous “Pharma Bro” and his hedge fund bought the rights to the drug that…

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Hedge Funds: Coffey’s Kirkoswald Asset Management To Stop Accepting New Cash
January 27, 2020

Effective end-March, global macro hedge fund manager Greg Coffey will not accept new money into his two-year-old portfolio. Greg Coffey’s Kirkoswald Asset Management, which last year earned 28%, and trades…

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Hedge Funds: With a 120% Gain, Bill Miller’s Value Partners 1 Fund Absolutely Crushed It in 2019
January 24, 2020

With a 120% Gain, Bill Miller’s Value Partners 1 Fund Absolutely Crushed It in 2019. Best of all, legendary investor Bill Miller scored that humongous return doing absolutely nothing in…

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Hedge Fund: Elliott Management Ditches Stake in Hyundai Motors
January 23, 2020

Hyundai Motor Group has shaken off activist hedge fund Elliott Management. According to South Korean media, Elliott Management ditched its stake in the auto giant at the end of 2019….

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Hedge Funds: The Top Ranking Hedge Funds since Inception-How They Fared in 2019
January 22, 2020

TCI and Lone Pine led the list of top-performing hedge funds for last year. Chris Hohn’s TCI and Stephen Mandel’s Lone Pine Capital logged gains of $8.4 billion and $7.3…

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Hedge Funds: Shades of LTCM Lurk, Only This Time It Could Be Much Bigger
January 22, 2020

Regulations hobbled banks’ risk-taking abilities after the last global financial crisis. But risk never really went away, it just switched masks. And hedge funds are the new face of unbridled…

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Hedge Fund Performance Update: December 2019
January 21, 2020

Hedge fund performance was strong at the end of 2019. The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark returned +2.00% in December, bringing the 2019 return to +11.58%. Funds of hedge funds gained…

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Hedge Funds are Selling Oil Again
January 21, 2020

NYMEX and ICE WTI data show that hedge funders were net sellers of crude oil for the week ending January 14. Funds sold roughly 99 million barrels in the six…

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Kirkoswald Asset Management Will Turn New Investors Away in 2020
January 17, 2020

Kirkoswald Asset Management will stop accepting new investors when the fund hits nearly $2 billion. Reuters reports that the two-year-old fund will close itself to new investors at the end…

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Hedge Funds: The Empire Strikes Back At HKD Short-Sellers and Doomsayers
January 17, 2020

Such is the power of Kyle Bass, the hedge fund manager who correctly predicted the crisis from US subprime mortgages in 2007. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority deemed it appropriate…

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