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 Funds: Neil Woodford and Craig Newman Did Just Fine Before Woodford Collapse
January 7, 2020

Neil Woodford and his CEO Craig Newman earned 9 million and 4.8 million pounds in dividends in the year leading up to the collapse of Woodford Investment Management.

Don Steinbrugge: Low Rates to Push Pensions into Hedge Funds
January 7, 2020

Don Steinbrugge of Agecroft Partners released his annual list of hedge fund trends and predictions for 2020. He covers a few common bases: Hedge fund assets will set a new…

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Hedge Funds: The 2020 Top Picks of Andrew Left’s Citron Capital (First Year Gain 43.3%)
January 7, 2020

Famed short-seller Andrew Left’s Citron Capital published its Annual Investor Letter for 2019 on Monday. “In 2019, our first full year of operation, Citron Capital, LP generated a gross return…

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Pershing Square Capital Finishes 2019 Up 58.1%
January 6, 2020

Pershing Square 2019 performance came in at 58.1%. The huge windfall comes after four straight years of losses. That return was also double the return of the S&P 500. In…

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Hedge Fund Marshall Wace is Shorting Denmark’s Largest Lender
January 6, 2020

Marshall Wace has taken a short position against Danske Bank. The Danish FSA said that the firm has a short position that reaches the threshold of 0.5% of issued shares. 

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MIG Capital Pushes Groupon for a Board Seat
January 3, 2020

MIG Capital is pushing Groupon to push its CEO Richard Merage on the shopping-deal provider’s board of directors. The activist fund with $1 billion in AUM owns 5% of Groupon…

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Hedge Fund Horseman Global Fund Records 35% Loss in 2019
January 2, 2020

The Horseman Global Fund saw a 35% decline in 2019 as aggressive bets against the market failed to deliver. The fund hiked its net short position to a record 111%…

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Hedge Funds: Hedge Funds Rue 2019
January 2, 2020

The blistering run-up by the S&P500 left hedge funds in the dust. Hedge funds really are in the dock. Can they really make money in all market conditions? Their stark…

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The DailyAlts Playbook – January 2, 2020
January 2, 2020

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Hedge Fund Greenlight Finishes 2019 Up 13.8%
January 2, 2020

Hedge fund Greenlight Capital finished 2019 up 13.8% after a small dip in December. The iconic value-oriented fund saw a 0.3% decline last month to finish off the year, according…

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