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Inflows Raise Confidence at Asian Hedge Funds
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After declining for three years, assets under management at hedge funds focused on the Asia-Pacific ex Japan region are on the rise. Investors withdrew a net $3.4 billion from these funds last year, according to data from consultancy Eurekahedge. But net inflows have been positive so far this year, according to the consultancy's estimates. So far in 2017, assets at
Balyasny Looks to Build the Amazon of Hedge Funds, but Can He?
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Hedge fund managers have two “unappetizing” choices in today’s market environment, Dmitry Balyasny, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of the $12.1 billion hedge fund that bears his name wrote in the fund’s first quarter letter to investors reviewed by ValueWalk. They can slim down and focus on a niche strategy or, like Amazon.com, bulk up and build a diverse
Hedge Fund Assets Rise Again With Quants Leading the Way
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Despite the headwinds of sporadic performance and pressure to switch allocations to low-fee passive products, the hedge fund industry nonetheless continues to increase in size. As investors brace for potential market uncertainty, hedge fund assets under management increased to $3.07 trillion, according to the latest HFR Global Hedge Fund Industry Report. The positive report comes as Goldman Sachs is forecasting
Crispin Odey, Down 33.7% Year Over Year, Feels Lonely
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The turbulence in Crispin Odey’s performance continued in March, with the OEI Mac hedge fund run by England’s wealthiest individual losing -3.9% on the month, bringing the year-over-year performance to -33.7%. In today’s market environment, Crispin Odey, in a letter to investors reviewed by ValueWalk, said it feels “lonely” to be bearish. Crispin Odey oei mac hedge fund Which is
Paul Tudor Jones Sends an Ominous Warning About the Stock Market
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A day after BlackRock chief executive Larry Fink spoke about "some warning signs that are getting darker" for the U.S. economy, now comes word that legendary macro investor Paul Tudor Jones has signaled the possibility of dire consequences caused by stock valuations that have swelled due to years of low interest rates, Bloomberg reports. In fact, Jones is saying that
Former Bridgewater Party Animal Busted for Buying 750 Grams of Ecstasy
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When you land a job at the world's largest hedge fund we have to assume that you'll have a decent amount of extra spending cash on hand at all times to buy whatever you want: A sweet ride, a nice summer home, a couple of pieces of famous modern art, or maybe - if you wish to get the party
ValueAct Returning $1.25 Billion to Investors Makes Sense in Trumped up Market
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When it was discovered ValueAct Capital returned $1.25 billion in investor assets last week, or nearly 8% of its asset base, it came as a shock. But reading between the lines of the April 3 letter to investors reviewed by ValueWalk and piecing together the market panoply, the move seems restlessly prudent amid what Federal Reserve commentators said were “quite
Bill Ackman is Adding a Rooftop Tennis Court to Pershing Square's Offices
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It has been a really, really bad slump for Bill Ackman, who just admitted that his terrible bet on Valeant Pharmaceuticals was a losing bet, but make no mistake about it: The Pershing Square founder is still very much living in a literal penthouse, if not metaphorically so anymore. The Wall Street Journal published an article on Sunday about how the
Hedge Funds See 2.29% Gains for 1Q 2017
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Hedge funds gained 0.34% during the month of March, bringing its first quarter performance to a gain of 2.29%. Meanwhile underlying markets as represented by the MSCI AC World Index (Local) gained 0.79% during the month, with first quarter gains of 5.06%. March was marked by investor scepticism over the Trump administration as proposed healthcare reforms to replace Obama’s Affordable
Machine Learning and AI: New Report Shows 40% of Hedge Funds Created Last Year Were Systematic
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Are the days of fundamental hedge fund management coming to an end? According to a report from Preqin, a company that provides financial industry data, 40 percent of hedge funds created in 2016 were “systematic,” meaning that they rely on computer models and algorithms to make trading decisions. Established trading firms and startups are starting to explore whether trading techniques