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 Are Buying Oil Contracts – Have You Noticed?
December 6, 2019

Hedge funds and oil prices aren’t like water and oil. Just two weeks after hedge funds sold off after an oil rally, they’re buying oil contracts once again. Reuters’ John…

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Pershing Square Capital Boosts Stake In Howard Hughes
December 6, 2019

Pershing Square Capital Management has increased its stake in Howard Hughes Corp., according to an S-4 filing with the SEC. Activist hedge fund manager Bill Ackman and his firm announced…

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Hedge Funds Blink; Private Equity Firms Free to Take Control of Inmarsat
December 4, 2019

A tense stand-off between activist hedge funds and private equity giants over British satellite company Inmarsat ended up a damp squib. Activists Oaktree, Kite Lake and Rubric Capital had a…

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Hedge Fund Performance Fees Drop 11% in 2019
December 4, 2019

Hedge fund performance fees dropped 11% from the start of 2019 through October. Eurekahedge says that the average performance fee hit 13.3% in October. That figure is down from 15%…

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Another High-Level Exit, and Job Cuts, At Scandal-Rocked GAM Holding
December 4, 2019

No respite for GAM Holding as it weighs a 40% cut in its workforce and the departure of its Head of Investments. GAM Holding announced Monday the departure of Matthew…

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Hedge Fund Manager, NFL Owner David Tepper Fires Ron Rivera in Carolina
December 3, 2019

Hedge fund manager David Tepper had announced plans to shakeup Appaloosa Management in January 2020. But today, he’s shaking up his NFL team, the Carolina Panthers. Tepper has fired the…

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Greenlight Capital’s Recent Struggles Continue in November
December 3, 2019

Greenlight Capital saw its fourth-quarter woes continue last month. According to Institutional Investor, the value hedge fund dropped 1.8% in November. That decline follows a 6% drop for the fund…

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How About a Hedge Fund Under the Toshiba Brand?
December 2, 2019

A Toshiba hedge fund may soon emerge. The Japanese conglomerate is seeking a license to operate a hedge fund. The news comes just two years since activist hedge funds pressured…

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Short-Selling U.K. Hedge Fund Cashes In on Chaos
December 2, 2019

Marshall Wace’s LLP reported profits of £258 million. That’s a pretty nice payday for all of its 17 partners. The firm reported a turnover of £803 million at the end…

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Former Hedge Fund Manager Tom Steyer Would Like to Be President
November 30, 2019

Tom Steyer, the energy-investing billionaire turned environmentalist “anti-billionaire,” hit the debate stage for the first time this week. The 62-year-old hedge fund manager turned activist has called for Donald Trump’s…

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