Russian Turm-Oil, 2014 Ceo Screw-Ups, And The Options Wipe Out Dec17

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Turmoil Boosts Hedge Funds That Bet Against Russia, Oil Randy Smith’s Alden Global Capital has been betting against the ruble for the past month and a half. Yesterday, it paid off when Russia’s currency fell as much as 19 percent. Alden, a $1.8 billion New York-based hedge fund firm, is emerging as one of the… Read more »

The Simple Case for Emerging Managers Dec15

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Meredith Jones from Alternative Investment Research contributed the following post. When people ask me why I am such a passionate advocate for emerging managers, I sometimes wax a little poetic. But the fact is, after nearly 17 years in the alternative investment industry, I don’t believe any investor can have a truly optimized or truly… Read more »

An Alternative View of Liquid Alternatives – Concept Capital Dec12

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This interview was written by James Williams and originally published on HedgeWeek. Concept Capital’s Jack Seibald (pictured) discusses the risks of ’40 Act liquid alternatives, the potential mismatch between managers and investors, fund investor alienation, and why prime brokers might raise their costs to support the ‘short’ side of these funds. Jack is also an Executive in Hedge… Read more »

November’s Rebound, Our Virtual Intro Service Launch, And A Tax Loophole In Jersey Dec10

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eVestment Hedge Fund Performance Report – November Rebound According to the just released report, aggregate hedge fund performance was positive 1.08% in November, ending the industry’s two-month decline. Year-to-date aggregate returns of 2.85% are well below 2013’s full-year increase of 10.20%. Aided by rebounding US equity markets and strong moves in currency and interest rate markets, November’s biggest winners were managed futures… Read more »

Who’s Shutting Down, Insider Traders Beware, and the Fall of the Bond King Dec3

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Hedge Funds Shut as Managers Struggle in Year of Two Percent Returns Hedge funds are shutting at a rate not seen since the financial crisis, as many managers post disappointing returns and an elite group of firms dominate money raising. The $37 billion Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP is the latest firm to close a… Read more »