Steve Eisman, the hedge fund manager of Big Short fame, argued against breaking up the big banks in a NYT column today. His basic argument is that we now have things under control because the regulators have effectively limited the banks’ ability to leverage themselves. Show More Summary
Ray Dalio, the founder, said Bridgewater Associates was continually assessing the responsibilities of executives including Greg Jensen, the co-C.E.O.
Submitted by Alasdair Macleod via GoldMoney.com, Last Sunday (31 January) Zero Hedge ran an article drawing attention to the big names in the hedge fund community who are betting heavily that the yuan will suffer a major devaluation any time between the next few months and perhaps the next three years. Show More Summary
Investors have piled into a select few hedge fund strategies lately. Barclays' capital solutions group analyzed how hedge funds' assets under management have grown in the last two years. Barclays surveyed 110 funds, collectively managing around $375 billion in assets. Barclays also conducted one-on-one interviews with 30 of these hedge fund managers. Show More Summary
By EconMatters The China currency debate in financial markets is rather interesting right now with many market ramifications. A rapid depreciation in the Chinese currency could lead to an Asian currency market crisis. I can see both sides of the current debate of a rapid devaluation versus a prolonged drawn out devaluation of the currency. Show More Summary
A hedge fund manager placed the winning bid of $750,000 for the privilege of buying the first new Rolls-Royce Dawn convertible during a charity auction in Florida on Saturday. Continue reading First Dawn from Rolls-Royce raises $750k...Show More Summary
Montreux Equity Partners and Dart Management have agreed to take an offer made by the South American nation.
Anyone who has watched the Simpsons knows of Mr. Burns, the evil head of the Springfield Nuclear Power plant. If you listen to the media, one would think that Martin Shkreli, the co-founder of the hedge fund MSMB Capital Management,is the pharmaceutical equivalent of Mr. Burns. Mr. Shkreli may be [...]
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two of the top executives at Bridgewater Associates LP, the world's largest hedge fund, want a dozen senior employees and stakeholders to vote on their character to help resolve an apparent dispute between them, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. Show More Summary
Ray Dalio is the most successful hedge fund manager of all time, according to a recent ranking by LCH Investments. He runs Bridgewater Associates according to an intense and unusual management philosophy that values "radical transparency."...Show More Summary
Two top executives at the world's largest hedge fund have called for votes on each other's conduct. Seriously. The Wall Street Journal's Rob Copeland and Bradley Hope have published a big story about an internal dispute at $160 billion...Show More Summary
A stock-trading algorithm built for Reuters highlights the correlations among gun purchases, mass shootings and the politics of gun regulation. With the benefit of hindsight, the Boston-based hedge fund Quantopian examined how a theoretical investor would have fared by investing equal amounts in...
By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON (Reuters) - Tiger Global Management still likes Amazon, Netflix and JD.com, which fueled last year's positive returns, even as their stock tumbled in January, leaving the hedge fund with a double digit loss at the start of the year. Show More Summary
While the primary topic of Albert Edwards' most recent note is the question how long China can sustain its FX intervention before tapping out and letting the hedge funds win with their short Yuan bets once total reserves drop below the...Show More Summary
Texan hedge fund manager J. Kyle Bass has revealed that he's the anonymous short seller that's been going after United Development Funding IV, a Texas-based real-estate-investment trust (REIT). Bass, who runs the Dallas-based HaymanShow More Summary
When I wrote my article back in December I received a threatening phone call and I made contact with the FBI. I asked the agent whether or not UDF was being investigated by the FBI and the agent did not either confirm or deny allegations.
Texan hedge fund manager J. Kyle Bass has stepped out as the anonymous short-seller going after United Development Funding IV, a Texas-based real-estate-investment trust (REIT). Bass, who runs Dallas-based Hayman Capital, has launched...Show More Summary
Activist hedge fund Elliott Management has taken a big stake in Symantec (SYMC), according to The Wall Street Journal, which cites persons familiar with the matter. The revelation is entwined with news that private-equity firm Silver Lake made a $500 million investment in the security software firm. The size of Elliot Management’s stake was not revealed, […]
Hedge funds these days are in an arms race against each other to snap up the best possible talent. Barclays' Capital Solutions Group highlighted this recently in a big report, noting that there's a confluence of trends making it harder...Show More Summary
The monitoring of Wall Street firms has become a lucrative area for former prosecutors, some of whom are also finding work in compliance departments at hedge funds.