Hedge Funds

Paamco Seeks Emerging Managers

October 13, 2015

BY HEMA PARMAR Pacific Alternative Asset Management Co., the $9 billion fund of hedge funds manager, is looking for emerging managers, according to associate director Melanie Rijkenberg. The firm is looking for funds that manage macro and fixed income relative value funds with a focus on emerging markets, Rijkenberg said.

Oppenheimer Seeks Emerging Managers

October 6, 2015

BY HEMA PARMAR Oppenheimer Asset Management, the New York-based asset management subsidiary of Oppenheimer & Co., is looking to add emerging hedge fund managers, according to Anusha Prasad Rodriguez, head of the firm’s Alternative Investments Group. “Our studies show that managers of these characteristics typically outperform larger and established peers,”

Ex-Baupost’s Fidalgo Said to Plan Tiarii Capital

September 22, 2015

Miguel Fidalgo, a former managing director at Seth Klarman’s $28.5 billion Baupost Group, plans to start a hedge fund early next year that will look for bargains globally. Triarii Capital Management, named for a Roman military unit, will seek to buy debt and equity in companies facing reorganizations, restructurings or

Fed to Raise Rates in December: SkyBridge, Greylock

September 22, 2015

BY HEMA PARMAR Ray Nolte, chief investment officer at fund of funds SkyBridge Capital, and Greylock Capital Management’s co-chief investment officer Diego Ferro, predict the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise rates by the end of the year. The Federal Open Market Committee on Sept. 17 decided to keep its benchmark rate


September 15, 2015

Paulson & Co.’s merger fund fell 4.2 percent in August, according to a person briefed on the returns. The loss pared Paulson Partners’ gain to 6.5 percent in 2015. Paulson’s Advantage hedge fund, which makes bets on companies undergoing events such as bankruptcies and spinoffs, lost 4.9 percent last month,

Cedarview to Start Long-Short Equity Fund

September 15, 2015

BY HEMA PARMAR Cedarview Capital Management, the $230 million New York-based hedge-fund firm, is starting a long-short equity fund, according to managing partner Burton Weinstein. Cedarview Equity Opportunities, which will be launched in the fourth quarter, will trade the same long and short equity positions as the firm’s $65 million

SkyBridge to Boost Allocation to Event-Driven Funds

September 8, 2015

BY HEMA PARMAR SkyBridge Capital is looking to increase its allocation to European event-driven managers, according to partner and senior portfolio manager Troy Gayeski. The fund of hedge funds is expecting European event-driven funds to account for as much as 15 percent of its portfolio from 8 percent, Gayeski said.

Greenlight Falls 5.3% as August Rout Deepens Slide

September 1, 2015

  BY SIMONE FOXMAN Greenlight Capital, the investment firm led by David Einhorn, fell 5.3 percent in its main hedge fund in August as volatility in oil and Chinese stocks rattled markets. The loss, disclosed in an e-mail to investors that was obtained by Bloomberg, exacerbated one of the worst

Family Office Special Edition

August 27, 2015

Worldwide, there are now more than 14,600 families with at least $100 million in assets — the kind of folks who would start or hire a family office — up 42 percent since 2008, according to the Boston Consulting Group. When setting up a family office, organizers face a two-fold

Special Report on Asia’s Hedge Funds

June 30, 2015

Asia Pacific hedge fund assets grew to a record $177 billion in May, surpassing pre-2008 levels for the first time. Despite this milestone, firms in the region manage just 5 percent of industry assets. In this special report, we analyze the best-performing Asia Pacific-based funds by size and strategy and