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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Digital Assets: Crypto Hedge Funds Doubled Assets under Management in 2019 (Report)

PwC and Elwood Asset Management Services used data from the largest global crypto hedge funds to compile the report. Assets under management (AUM) at cryptocurrency hedge funds doubled from $1 billion in 2018 to $2 billion in 2019, while average assets under management expanded from $21.9 million to $44 million, said the report. Median AuM increased from US$4.3 million to US$8.2 million.

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Hedge Fund Q2 Moves: Third Point Buys IPO Stocks
August 13, 2019

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Carl Icahn and Cloudera Strike Deal
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Goldman Taps Avinash Mehrotra to Lead Activist Defense
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Och-Ziff Changes Its Name to Something Worth Fewer Scrabble Points
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Hedge fund chooses new name Sculptor Capital Management as an ongoing shakeup of Dan Och’s firm continues. The Och-Ziff name change is complete. The company has channeled its inner Stringer…

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Eddie Lampert’s Transform Holdco will shutter another 26 shops as Sears’ demise accelerates. The death of Sears will continue at a slow, steady pace well into the fall. Next week,…

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ESG Hedge Fund Falters in Sweden
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The fund had only $2.46 million in assets one year into its operations Handelsbanken Fonder will shutter its ESG hedge fund Handelsbanken Hållbarhet Hedge on September 5, according to a…

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Jeff Tarrant Passes Away at 63
August 9, 2019

The hedge fund pioneer made a legendary bet against Warren Buffett on activist traders Jeffrey Tarrant, the co-founder of Protégé Partners, has passed away at 63 after a battle with…

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BlueMountain Capital Sold to Assured Guaranty
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Affiliated Managers Group sells its state to the Bermuda-based municipal bond and infrastructure insurer, for $91 million. BlueMountain Capital has struggled in 2019. At the end of June, its flagship…

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Scaramucci: Trade War Holds Back Capital Expenditures
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Anthony Scaramucci thanked President Trump Thursday for helping to bolster the alternative investment industry after the 2017 Jobs and Tax Cuts Act.  However, he then warned the White House that…

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Hoplite Capital to Shut Its Doors After 16 Years
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The announcement came in a letter to shareholders after lackluster returns. John Lykouretzos will shutter Hoplite Capital and return capital to investors. The hedge fund manager addressed his decision in…

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