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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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%…

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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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Hedge fund allocations chopped again, this time at the Pennsylvania SERS
June 26, 2019

The $29 billion Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System has decided to reduce both its rate of return as well as allocations to hedge funds.

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Why 2 and 20 Fees May Soon Be History
June 24, 2019

An unimpressive performance record, investor resistance to high fees and difficult industry conditions are squeezing hedge funds across the board. Average management fees crashed to a record low of 1.43%…

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Hedge Funds Bet Big on Caesars Takeover
June 20, 2019

Eldorado Resorts may soon be in the takeover saddle at Caesars Entertainment, going by the report issued by Deutsche Bank analyst Carlo Santarelli. He said the odds of the transaction…

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Elliott Management Eyes Barnes and Noble
June 20, 2019

Activist hedge fund Elliott Management, owned by billionaire Paul Singer, may acquire book chain Barnes and Noble for $476 million, according to The Financial Times.

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Why This Hedge Fund is Betting on Climate Change
June 18, 2019

Robert Gibbins’ Autonomy Capital thinks investors are ignoring the implications of climate change at their own peril

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