Hedge Funds

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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Hedge Funds: Bitcoin In Play as Funds Dive Back In

July 31, 2020

Crypto Hedge Funds Move In On Bitcoin.  Bitcoin fell by 50 percent in cryptocurrency’s price in March, but subsequently rose back up to trade at $11,200.  Investors should caution as this trend could lead to another major slump — most notably like the 2017 80 percent Bitcoin slump.  Especially with the uncertainty of COVID-19, investors…

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More Stories on Hedge Funds

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% short positioning in March 2019 to over 50% long exposure.

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.

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.

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% in the first quarter of 2018, according to Hedge Fund Research.

Caesars Takeover

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 coming to fruition were increasing.

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.

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

Hedge Fund Closures

Two More Hedge Funds Bite the Dust

June 14, 2019

Quant Fund Amplitude Capital AG and Sator Square Capital Management have stopped trading or shut down