The last few years haven’t been great to quantitative hedge funds. They’ve been especially rough on Quality Capital Management, which managed about $1 billion two years ago but which is now making due with just $55 million. But wait until its few remaining investors see what it has planned. Show More Summary
We launched our quarterly newsletter at the end of August 2012. The idea behind our small-cap hedge fund strategy is pretty straight forward. We identify the 15 best stock picks of the best hedge fund managers. You may think that hedge funds underperform the market by a large margin, is it really possible to identify […]
Bill Ackman, head of the best performing large hedge fund firm, is poised to pull in at least $1 billion, according to rough CNBC calculations using his net worth, stake in $19 billion Pershing Square Capital Management and the fund’s stellar 35 percent return net of fees through early December. Show More Summary
Meredith Whitney's hedge fund is being sued by its biggest investor, a fund connected to billionaire Michael Platt's BlueCrest Capital Management, as demands to recoup money spill into court,... To view the full story, click the title link.
The problems just keep piling up for the famed financial-crisis-era bank analyst Meredith Whitney and her hedge fund. In a story published late Tuesday, Bloomberg's Max Abelson reported that a hedge fund connected to Michael Platt'sShow More Summary
Meredith Whitney’s Fund Sued by Billionaire Platt’s BlueCrest (Bloomberg) Meredith Whitney’s hedge fund is being sued by its biggest investor, a fund connected to billionaire Michael Platt’s BlueCrest Capital Management, as demands to recoup money spill into court, according to people with knowledge of the dispute. Show More Summary
I’m often asked by hedge funds, investors, and private equity firms to evaluate start ups based on their management savvy, product maturity, and business models.I’ve been on several calls with startups in 2014 in which the grammar was all “present future tense”"We will have a product that does…"My response to the investors is to clarify1. Show More Summary
In a word, no. Unless you’re a Pershing Square client or went in really big on Indian hedge funds and other vehicles run by people you’ve never heard of. Mumbai-based Alchemy Capital Management ranked No. 1 on Simplify’s list as manager Hiren Ved’s $53 million long-short equity fund gained 63 percent through November…. Show More Summary
Should you sell -- or buy -- some of these companies, too?
Billionaire hedge fund manager David Tepper is concerned about the market in 2015. At a time when most of Wall Street is bullish on stocks next year, the founder of the $20 billion distressed debt hedge fund Appaloosa Management said...Show More Summary
A hedge fund that owns a stake in the parent company of the restaurant chain wants a shift toward smaller portions of better food.
Whitney’s Fund Said to Drop 11% as Office Put on Market (Bloomberg) Meredith Whitney, who started a hedge fund after becoming one of Wall Street’s most famous analysts, has found it harder to bet on stocks than scrutinize them. Her fund...Show More Summary
The billionaire hedge fund manager is buying more of this energy stock.
American Apparel founder Dov Charney is speaking out against a hedge fund he says betrayed him and forced him out of the retail brand. "They robbed me," Charney told Trish Regan at Bloomberg TV in an off-camera interview. Charney got...Show More Summary
Meredith Whitney, who started a hedge fund after becoming one of Wall Street's most famous analysts, has found it harder to bet on stocks than scrutinize them. Her fund is down 11% this year through... To view the full story, click the title link.
On Friday, Bloomberg's Max Abelson reported that the hedge fund of famed financial crisis-era bank analyst Meredith Whitney was in trouble. But, apparently things may be much worse than initially thought. In a new report on Monday, Bloomberg's...Show More Summary
Over the weekend, when looking at the supply dynamics of global Treasury paper, we wrote "Bond Yields Set To Plunge In 2015: Next Year Global Treasury Supply Will Tumble By 20% As ECB Joins The Party." This morning, Bloomberg picks up...Show More Summary
Links to the best reading in fund investing The NY Fed is probing Wall Street’s “authorized participants” over potential divergences between prices for exchange-traded funds and the assets ETFs track — Tracy Alloway, Financial Times Energy ETFs saw big flows last week — investors see falling knife worth catching? – Cinthia Murphy, ETF.com Meredith Whitney‘s [...]
My pre-flight Jet Blue reads: • Strategies Can Beat The Market, You Can’t (Irrelevant Investor) • Wall Street Firms Endure Lost Decade After Goldman Peak in 2007 (Bloomberg) • Swedroe: Hedge Funds Rip Off Investors (ETF.com) see also Year of man v machine for hedge funds (FT) • The Promise of Smart Beta (Research Affiliates) • The Lessons of...Read More