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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Investors Pulling Money from Hedge Fund Solus Alternative Asset Management
December 10, 2019

Solus Alternative Asset Management faces a second straight year of high redemption levels. The distressed debt specialist has struggled due to bad investments in firms like Pacific Gas & Electric…

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HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index Gained 1.2% in November
December 10, 2019

The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index gained 1.2% in November, as optimism regarding U.S. economic growth outweighed risks and negative sentiment around trade/tariff negotiations and impeachment proceedings, according to data…

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Pershing Square 13-F: Ackman’s Hedge Fund Buys Agilent Technologies
December 10, 2019

The Pershing Square 13-F filed in November has revealed Bill Ackman’s latest stake. According to the SEC filing, Ackman’s hedge fund has scooped up a 2.9 million-share stake in Agilent…

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Hedge Fund Asia Research & Capital Management Shorts Premier Oil
December 9, 2019

Premier Oil is the target of a massive short position. Asia Research & Capital Management (ARCM) has reportedly built a massive bet against the energy company.

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Hedge Fund White Elm Capital to Shut Down Despite Big Gains
December 9, 2019

White Elm Capital is shutting down its hedge fund operations. Founder Matthew Iorio wrote a letter to investors Friday announcing the decision.

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Five Star Funds Launches Hedge Fund to Focus on Vegas, Baby
December 9, 2019

Five Star Funds announced it would create the Flamingo All Weather Fund, a new fund aimed to capitalize on favorable economic conditions in Las Vegas.

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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Rejects Elliott Demand for “Proactive Sale”
December 9, 2019

Alexion Pharmaceuticals will not obey Elliott Management’s demand for a “proactive sale.” The company says that the process of seeking a buyer doesn’t suit shareholder interest. The biotech firm has…

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Virtus Capital President: Market Could Fall 50% If This Happens
December 9, 2019

Virtus Capital managing partner Steven Gidumal warned that markets could tank should America elect Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren or Pete Buttigieg.  “If a Socialist is Elected, the Market will sell off…

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Steve Cohen Looks to Boost Stake As MLB Team Owner
December 7, 2019

As uber-rich private equity and hedge fund billionaires are homing in on sports franchises, Steve Cohen is negotiating to up his current 8% stake in the Mets to 80%. Cohen…

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Rivulet Capital Opposes Thoma Bravo Purchase of Instructure
December 6, 2019

Rivulet Capital has said it will vote against Thoma Bravo’s purchase of educational software giant Instructure. The firm – which owns 5.23% of Instructure – announced its intention in a…

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