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Download this exclusive sample issue of Bloomberg’s market leading newsletter here. In this issue: LEAD STORY: Charles Simonian, a former portfolio manager at SAC Capital’s Sigma Capital unit, plans to start a long/short equity hedge fund. RETURNS IN BRIEF: Elliott, Black River, Monarch, SkyBridge, Saiers, MKP funds. BRIEF EXCLUSIVES: Simple Alternatives searches for a long/short [...]
Hedge funds that use computer algorithms to follow trends lost money for a second straight year in 2012 as political debates over the U.S. fiscal cliff and Europe’s sovereign debt crisis roiled markets. The Newedge CTA Trend Sub-Index, which tracks the performance of the largest quant funds, fell 3.4 percent last year after a 7.9 percent decline [...]
By Kelly Bit Hedge funds on average climbed 1.6 percent in 2012 through November, lagging global stocks by almost tenfold as managers were whipsawed by market reactions to the economic and political events, according to Bloomberg data. Click here to continue reading.
By Kelly Bit Three out of five of New York City’s pension funds, which collectively have about $70 billion in assets, are searching for 10 to 15 hedge funds for direct allocations, according to Seema Hingorani, head of public equities and hedge funds at New York City Comptroller’s Office. The pensions, New York City Employees’ Retirement System, New [...]
Each week’s edition of the Bloomberg Hedge Funds Brief features a “spotlight” interview with a portfolio manager, investor or other prominent member of the hedge fund industry. This compendium is a collection of these one-on-one conversations published over the past year. Click here to download our free compendium.
SAIL Advisors Ltd., the $2 billion Hong Kong-based fund of funds that aims to expand in North America, is searching for strategies including long/short credit, relative value and long/short equity hedge funds for allocations next year, according to Wayne Yi, a senior analyst. SAIL prefers “less established” managers with less than $1 billion in assets, Yi, who is based [...]
By Kelly Bit Renaissance Technologies LLC, the $20 billion investment firm founded by Jim Simons, will allow more frequent withdrawals as it seeks to attract institutional investors. All of Renaissance’s hedge funds now offer clients the option to redeem monthly, the East Setauket, New York-based firm said last week in an e-mail, a copy of which was obtained [...]
Gramercy Advisors LLC, the $3.2 billion emerging-markets hedge fund, started a distressed credit fund with $200 million in commitments, according to a letter to investors, a copy of which was obtained by Bloomberg News. The Gramercy Distressed Opportunity Fund II invests in stressed performing, distressed and defaulted emerging market corporate and sovereign debt, Robert Koenigsberger, managing partner and chief [...]
Match the hedge fund manager with his favorite Thanksgiving dish. Managers: 1. David Einhorn, Greenlight Capital 2. John Griffin, Blue Ridge Capital 3. Julian Robertson, Tiger Management 4. Lee Ainslie, Maverick Capital 5. Glenn Dubin, Highbridge Capital 6. Roy Niederhoffer, RG Niederhoffer Capital Favorite Dish: 1. Wild rice. 2. Creamed onions. 3. Cranberry sauce – “not [...]
BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest asset manager, plans to start a long-short global credit hedge fund that would use the best ideas of the firm’s leveraged-finance team, according to a document from Citigroup Inc.’s prime-finance unit. BlackRock’s Fundamental Credit Investors fund will replicate the leveraged-finance portion of its Obsidian Fund, a diversified fixed-income fund, Citigroup said [...]