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 Fund: Whitney Tilson Pumps Berkshire Hathaway as Top Retirement Stock

Berkshire Hathaway

Former hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson has called Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A) the to retirement stock. Tilson, who now writes for Empire Financial Research, issued a note this week praising Warren Buffett’s firm as the “No. 1 Retirement Stock in America.”

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Equinox Energy Fund Implodes After Dismal Performance
July 28, 2019

Equinox Energy Fund closes after losing 85% In a letter to investors, Equinox fund manager Sean Fieler attributes the losses to lousy stock picking and bear markets in E&P companies,…

Maarten Petermann to launch $500 million special situations fund
July 26, 2019

Petermann’s last-held position at JPM, that of European head of special situations, should be valuable experience when he runs his proposed Merlyn Advisors fund. Merlyn is targeting $500 million in…

LSE snaps up Refinitiv for $27 billion
July 25, 2019

LSE shares surge higher on news of the deal; erstwhile Refinitiv owners will own 37% of LSE The three-hundred-year-old London Stock Exchange Group made a massive bid to extend its…

7IM: Dramatic rise in demand for sustainable and ESG strategies
July 25, 2019

Seven Investment Management’s Sustainable Balance Fund notches up £100 million AUM 7IM’s Sustainable Balance Fund, which garnered AUM of £100 million by this week, invests in a portfolio structured around…

Hedge funds’ Investors are More ESG-Focused
July 24, 2019

A survey by BarclayHedge finds more than half of hedge fund assets next year will be invested keeping an eye on ESG factors Environmental, social, and governance factors (ESG) will…

Point72 Asset Management Loses 20 Portfolio managers
July 23, 2019

Point72 Asset Management, once Steve Cohen’s family office, reopened to outside money in 2018. According to available information, Point72 employed about 1,400 people as of 2019. A Wall Street Journal…

Some funds that jumped onto the ESG bandwagon, did so in name only
July 17, 2019

The gush of incoming money into ESG focused funds has prompted some funds to make cosmetic changes to qualify for the “ESG” tag Funds focused on ESG (environmental, social and…

ESG funds see record inflows in H1 2019
July 16, 2019

Here’s some data for thought: In the first half of 2019, funds focused on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors hoovered up $8.4 billion in inflows, according to data from…

Hedge funds’ surge in long positioning may presage a correction
July 16, 2019

Macro investing and commodity trading funds went long with a vengeance in March According to Jason Goepfert, founder of Sundial Capital Research Inc., trend-following hedge funds swung from a 25%…

Institutional Investor’s 2019 Hedge Fund Awards
June 28, 2019

Institutional Investor announced Thursday evening the Hedge Fund Industry Awards at its 17th annual awards dinner at the Mandarin Oriental in New York. Here are some of the winners.

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