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: Korea’s Lime Asset Management in Fresh Trouble With Regulators
January 1, 2020

Korea’s largest hedge fund is under probe for involvement in an alleged US Ponzi scheme Lime Asset Management, the large Korean hedge fund, is accused of continuing to market a…

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Former Hedge Fund Manager, Coal Investor Seeks Democratic Nomination
December 31, 2019

Tom Steyer used to run a hedge fund. Now, he wants to be the President of the United States. His campaign strategy, however, is quite unprecedented. Both Steyer and Michael…

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EY: Private Equity Firms Really Loved Germany in 2019
December 31, 2019

Private equity investment in Germany topped out at about 32 billion euros, according to EY. That figure represents a year-over-year increase of about 80%, the firm said this week. Private…

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Hedge Funds: Investors Looking to Bail? The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator is at a 12-Month High
December 30, 2019

The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for December is up marginally from last month. Simply put, the SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator shows how much investors are looking to bail…

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Hedge Funds: Josh Samuelson to Retire from PointState Capital
December 30, 2019

Josh Samuelson is departing PointState Capital, the firm he co-founded. According to a letter from co-founder Zach Schrieber, Samuelson “has decided to retire from investment management.” The manager plans to…

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Hedge Funds Record Best Year Since 2013, But Departures Loom
December 30, 2019

Hedge fund returns in 2019 averaged 8.5% but fell well short of the broader market rally. Heading into Monday, the S&P 500 has gained 29.1%. HFR says that the firm…

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Hedge Fund Marcato Capital to Shut Down, Return Capital to Investors
December 23, 2019

Marcato Capital Partners will showdown after two years of lackluster returns. Multiple media outlets reported the developments on Sunday. According to such reports, Marcato founder and PM Richard McGuire started…

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Former Hedge Fund BlueCrest Capital Now Sitting on a 50% Gain for 2019
December 23, 2019

BlueCrest Capital has earned 50% gains since the start of the year. This is a remarkably solid return after the company returned outside investor capital four years ago. The Financial…

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Aberdeen Standard to Manage LF Woodford Income Focus Fund
December 23, 2019

Standard Life Investments will now manage the LF Woodford Income Focus fund, according to Link Fund Solutions. The arm of Aberdeen Standard Investments will replace Neil Woodford, whose flagship fund…

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Hedge Funds: November 2019 Saw Good Gains, says Preqin
December 20, 2019

A rally in the global markets pushed November hedge fund returns higher. The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Funds benchmark gained +1.29% in November. That built on a +0.88% return in October…

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