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A hedge fund is a private investment fund open to a limited range of investors which is permitted by regulators to undertake a wider range of activities than other investment funds and which pays a performance fee to its investment manager. Although each fund will have its own strategy which determines the type of investments and the methods of investment it undertakes, hedge funds as a class invest in a broad range of investments, from shares, debt and commodities to works of art.



As the name implies, hedge funds often seek to offset potential losses in the principal markets they invest in by hedging their investments using a variety of methods, most notably short selling. However, the term "hedge fund" has come to be applied to many funds that do not actually hedge their investments, and in particular to funds using short selling and other "hedging" methods to increase rather than reduce risk, with the expectation of increasing return.



hedge funds are typically open only to a limited range of professional or wealthy investors. This provides them with an exemption in many jurisdictions from regulations governing short selling, derivative contracts, leverage, fee structures and the liquidity of investments in the fund. A hedge fund will nevertheless voluntarily limit the scope of its activities via its contractual arrangements with its investors, in order to give the investors some certainty over what they are investing into.



The assets under management of a hedge fund can run into many billions of dollars, and this will usually be multiplied by leverage, meaning that their influence over markets is substantial. hedge funds dominate certain specialty markets such as trading within derivatives with high-yield ratings and distressed debt.


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Hugh Hendry is a rare breed: a retired hedge fund manager who has actually retired. Lately, the former manager of the Eclectica Fund, a London-based global macro outfit he ran for 15 years until shuttering it last year, spends his days unsubscribing from finance-related emails and paddle boarding near ...
British hedge fund firm Brevan Howard Investment Management has shut its office in Israel, in a move which sources said was aimed at cutting costs ... A March 28 filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said London and Jersey-based Brevan Howard, one of the biggest hedge funds in ...

Hedge funds saw obvious parallels to the subprime bets and ABX shorts that generated billions in profits and minted reputations in the 2008 financial crisis, and jumped in. The thesis is so intuitive that it has become wrong, the hedge fund Metacapital Management now contends. After their analysts visited ...
Silver 8 Capital managed the highest-returning hedge fund last year, producing huge gains with a multi-style investment strategy in the financial technology sector, according to Preqin. The Silver 8 Partners fund returned 770.74 percent, a Preqin report Thursday shows. The financial data provider said the ...
Opalesque Industry Update - Drawing on data compiled for the 2018 Preqin Global Hedge Fund Report, Preqin has created league tables of the most consistent performing hedge funds. These league tables do not seek in any way to endorse these funds, but rather to illustrate those that have performed the ...
Established in 1992, HFR specializes in the areas of indexation and analysis of hedge funds. It's HFR Database, the most comprehensive resource available for hedge fund investors, includes fund-level detail on historical performance and assets, as well as firm characteristics on both the broadest and ...

Crypto investment fund Multicoin Capital has announced that investors including Marc Andreessen are taking part in its flagship fund. When launched in October 2017, the firm announced plans to raise as much as $100 million by the end of the first quarter of 2018. The funding target has now been raised ...
According to Goldman Sachs, hedge funds in aggregate have sharply added to their positions in health-care stocks thus far this year. Based on late February data, hedge funds are overweight on the sector by 3.54 percentage points, compared with the sector's weight in the small-cap Russell 2000 RUT, ...
Which is something. Hedge funds care a lot if you make money. Because if you make money, they make money. Everyone's interests are aligned! Of course, there has been a lot of fee compression in the hedge fund business—that's capitalism. But the business model is such that if you can raise money and ...
Paul Tudor Jones, a hedge-fund icon, said investors should steer clear of bonds as he considers government paper “overvalued and overowned” and primed for a tumble. That's a scenario that would drive yields, which move in the opposite direction of prices, sharply higher. Jones is predicting the yield for ...
The most concentrated hedge fund stocks have lagged the S&P 500 year-to-date following unusually weak returns in 2017. Hedge funds started 2018 ... Equity hedge funds generated returns of 2% year-to-date which is at par with the market index despite the volatile first two months of 2018. This strong ...
Demand for this product has already brought Genesis Capital some noteworthy clients in the cryptocurency world, including Andreessen Horowitz-backed digital currency hedge fund BlockTower Capital. "Genesis Capital is providing a valuable service to cryptomarkets via their lending business by ...
Last year, 71% of active fund managers beat their benchmarks. “That [outperformance] should be a good proxy for how market-neutral and long-short [hedge fund] managers should do going forward,” Moriarity told us. Another reason you might take a look at hedge funds: While they're still expensive, prices ...
I think all of those provide valuable diversification and can generate returns even after you've paid the hedge fund fees," he told CNBC's "The Rundown." Still, Steinbrugge made the case that the pick-up in volatility earlier this month during the stock markets sell-off was good for hedge funds. Volatility is ...
Hedge funds pulled in more than $14 billion from investors in January, already half the amount the industry raised during all of 2017, according to data by eVestment. This marked the best start to the year since before the financial crisis and the first January of inflows since 2014, the data showed. It's a stark ...
Stiefel and Kaden say their fund, Navy Capital, is the first hedge fund of its kind, focused solely on a running a long-short portfolio in the public cannabis market. ... who may have a little more appetite for risk than pension funds — as well as smaller, more entrepreneurial investors like smaller hedge funds and fund-of-funds.
The Romney campaign team's leadership starts with two of his closest confidants from his hedge fund, Solamere Capital, Matt Waldrip, the head of business development at the firm, and Spencer Zwick, the cofounder of the company. Both have links to Romney's previous political ambitions, with Zwick ...

“One in two investors plans to grow their allocation to hedge funds in the next 12 months,” he said. “We found that the average respondent expects to boost the size of their portfolio by $129 million this year.” The 2018 survey comprised 436 global hedge fund investors representing $2.1 trillion in hedge fund ...
Billionaire David Tepper's Appaloosa Management more than tripled its stake in Apple Inc. and almost doubled its holding of Facebook Inc. in the final three months of last year. Appaloosa reported shares in Apple worth $777 million as of Dec. 31, which represented 7.4 percent of the hedge fund firm's U.S. ...
Many prominent hedge funds invested in companies selling discretionary (or non-essential) goods or raw materials in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to 13F reports compiled and analyzed by Reuters. We're now 45 days out from the end of the last quarter of 2017, which means hedge funds with $100 ...
The number of hedge funds focused on trading cryptocurrencies more than doubled in the four months to Feb. 15, despite sharp falls in the value of the virtual coins in recent weeks, data from fintech research house Autonomous NEXT showed on Thursday. The firm recorded a record high of 226 global ...
CNBC used data from hedge fund tracking firm Symmetric.io to find the top 10 managers and their biggest bets, according to recent filings. Among the top 10 stock pickers identified by Symmetric.io, the largest new positions were Mason Capital Management's $65 million bet on Sinclair Broadcast, Freshford ...
Hedge funds are expected to pull in $41 billion in new cash this year, with event-driven, fundamental equity long-short fund and volatility funds the most in-demand strategies, according to a Deutsche Bank survey. The hedge fund clients surveyed by Deutsche Bank included family offices, endowments and foundations, and ...
After surviving China's crackdown on short bets made during the 2015-2016 stock market crisis, the country's hedge fund industry is pushing the envelope again. Firms have returned to shorting equities in the world's second largest economy, according to Jeff Nie, chief risk officer of Hong Kong-based ...
"I kind of contrast Donald Trump with Ronald Reagan," Cooperman, chairman and CEO of the Omega Advisors hedge fund, which has about $3.8 billion in assets under management, said on "Fast Money Halftime Report." "When Ronald Reagan ran for president, he said, 'I'm going to get the government ...
EOS, one of the largest initial coin offerings, or ICOs, was down as much as 67% since Jan. 13, when it hit a record high of $18.37. TRON, which started trading in September, was down 92% since Jan. 22. OmiseGo was down 71% since Jan. 9. ICON was down 75% since Jan. 30. Even an “old” ICO like ...
Regardless of performance, assets under management or downward pressure on fees, hedge funds are hiring tech-savvy candidates, including mathematics and hard-science graduates, engineers and developers, in the U.S. If you have the right quantitative skills, you will be able to find a plum buy-side ...
Researchers have found that beating one's competitors better predicts more persistent hedge fund alpha than complex factor decompositions. ... The study, published late last year on the Social Science Research Network, suggested that comparing hedge funds to their strategy peers, or cohorts, was a ...
Public filings in Germany, where Steinhoff has its primary listing, and the Netherlands, where it is headquartered, show controversial US hedge fund Och-Ziff Management held a small short position in Steinhoff as far back as March 2016, while the retailer still enjoyed a healthy market capitalisation of ...
We've saved $75 million per year in money manager fees. Truth be told, hedge funds don't do any better than the indexed funds which we can get for free. Why should we pay these hedge fund managers who often get outrageous fees? Fees can be 2 percent of your assets or 20 percent of all the profits!
Hedge funds have lost a lot of their luster lately: They charge hefty fees to oversee some $3.2 trillion of investments, yet usually underperform low-cost index funds. Now, as global stock markets swoon, erasing more than a trillion dollars in market value (paywall) in a matter of days, hedge fund managers ...
Dominique Mielle, who was a partner and senior portfolio manager at $20 billion hedge fund firm billion Canyon Partners, has left. Mielle was the only female investment partner out of the eight-person senior investment team for Canyon's flagship fund displayed on the Los Angeles-based hedge fund's ...
(HOUSTON) — Legendary investor T. Boone Pickens said on Friday he had closed his Dallas-based energy hedge fund after health and financial upsets, the latest oil-focused fund to report setbacks. Pickens, 89, said in a letter posted online that he planned to focus on his health and entrepreneurship, ...
T. Boone Pickens, a famous oilman and investment manager, said he is closing the energy-focused hedge fund he has run for the last two decades as his health declines. The move closes a chapter in a nearly seven-decade career that has included stints as a wildcatter, corporate raider, cattle trader and ...
Pershing Square Holdings, the hedge-fund operated by noted activist investor Bill Ackman, recently announced it was cutting its management fees on certain funds, a move related to the settlement of two class-action lawsuits. The suits concern the attempted acquisition of Allergan PLC AGN, -0.60% by ...
Clint Carlson's hedge fund assets drop $1 billion in five months after brutal performance ... More than $300 million of the decline in hedge fund assets can be attributed to Carlson's Black Diamond Thematic fund. ... Hedge funds on average posted gains last year while the stock market rallied, meanwhile.
The HFR Cryptocurrency Index rose 88 percent in December and 3,175 percent for all of 2017. A similar blockchain index posted respective returns of 88 percent and 2,690 percent. That performance was part of a larger trend that saw hedge funds up every month of the year for a total return of 8.5 percent, ...
The shadow chancellor is to hold talks with a hedge fund that has previously warned that the UK may need an International Monetary Fund ...
Goldman Sachs says the stocks most owned by hedge funds are crushing ... "Our Hedge Fund VIP list of the most popular long positions … has ...
... fund recruiter explains the 4 most misunderstood aspects of hedge funds ... Weinstein recently sat down with Business Insider's hedge fund ...
Hedge funds are neglecting to protect against the downside in stocks, ... Unfortunately, however, the average long/short equity hedge fund has ...
Hedge funds are neglecting to protect against the downside in stocks, ... Unfortunately, however, the average long/short equity hedge fund has ...
A group of prominent hedge funds have roared back with market-trouncing returns in 2017, helping the industry score its best performance in at ...
Over the past decade the funds of hedge funds industry has seen a long-term decline in AUM, falling to $798bn in June 2017, as investors have ...
According to Bank of America's latest Hedge Fund Quarterly report, ... and estimated short positions of the equity holdings of 955 hedge funds, ...
Editor's note: Hedge fund managers need to understand the expectations ... A landmark AIMA survey of hedge funds found that managers see ...
Canyon Partners's Joshua Friedman speaks with CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin about where he's finding value in a bullish market despite a lack ...
Hedge-fund assets hit a record $3.15 trillion in the third quarter, ... Such investments are both significantly cheaper than hedge funds and have ...
Christian Bale in the 2000 movie “American Psycho.” Researchers recently investigated the link between hedge fund returns and psychopathic ...
For hedge funds, the numbers are similar: Only 15% of hedge fund CEOs are women. For minorities, the figures are just as lackluster, with only ...


 

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