#SaveTheEmergingManager – Video Jan21

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Meredith Jones from Alternative Investment Research contributed the following post. Recent asset flow patterns and fund closures reveal that small (and new) hedge funds may be on the endangered species list. Recent data shows that funds need at least $250 million to break even, and even that may not be enough to successfully run a… Read more »

2014: The Worst Year – Position Sizing Jan9

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By Joe Peta At Novus we’ve examined the performance of many hundreds of hedge funds and we’ve found that, by far, the most important skill to possess is the ability to size positions effectively.  That’s because unlike Exposure Management, and to a lesser degree Security Selection, the ability to size positions efficiently is the most persistent… Read more »

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 »

Steve Cohen Does it Again , The Fun of Fund-of-Funds, and Why Irish Eyes Are Smiling Jul30

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Steven Cohen Still Beating Hedge Funds After Shutting SAC Even after shutting down SAC Capital Advisors LP, Steven A. Cohen is still beating most hedge funds. The billionaire, who started Point72 Asset Management LP to oversee his own wealth, has gained about 9 percent this year, according to two people with knowledge of the matter…. Read more »

The “Sweep Exams”, a Richard Chilton Video, and an Industry in Flux Jun25

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Popular liquid alts funds face regulatory scrutiny The fastest-growing segment of the mutual fund business is facing new scrutiny this summer from regulators who say they plan to zero in on both the marketing of the funds and the investment strategies they employ. Sources familiar with the Securities and exchange Commission’s plan to focus on… Read more »