The Barometer is a quarterly report provided to Hedge Connection by John Lowry, Managing Director at ML Capital, a leading global investment firm. The report is designed to help investment professionals identify key moves regarding demand across the various Alternative UCITS strategies. Respondents range across insurance, pension funds and the growing number of financial advisers allocating increasing client assets to the sector. Mr. Lowry leads the conversation in the Hedge Connection Boardroom as one of our featured Executives.
BlackRock Second-Quarter Profit Climbs 11% as Assets Rise BlackRock Inc. (BLK), the world’s biggest money manager, said second-quarter profit rose 11 percent as investors added money to its funds, boosting assets and the fees for managing them. Net income increased to $808 million, or $4.72 a share, from $729 million, or $4.19 a share, a year earlier,… Read more »
Popular Stocks Hedge Funds Are Buying Now that virtually everyone has figured out what we first said in 2012, namely that in the New bizarro Normal, the best trading strategy – the only way to generate alpha in a world in which hedge funds no longer can – is going long a basket of the… Read more »
Indian hedge fund hits $500 million in assets with extraordinary returns - Reuters Ravi Mehta, who started his fund, Steadview, with just $500,000 in July 2009, has seen assets balloon to $500 million. Focusing primarily on India, the fund has made 12 times the returns of peers with bets on consumer and tech stocks… Read more Six… Read more »
Guest post courtesy of the Hennessee Group. May 12, 2014 – New York, NY – Hennessee Group LLC announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index lost -0.64% in April (+0.79% YTD), while the S&P 500 gained +0.62% (+1.93% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose +0.75% (+0.03% YTD), and the NASDAQ Composite Index declined… Read more »