In the Land of the Blind, The One-Eyed Man Is King

The results are in! The first month of the second quarter reveals that 4 months into 2018, hedge fund industry gains stand at a paltry 0.38 percent for the year, according to the HFRI. While one might reasonably conclude that the hedge fund industry is reeling from...

Hedge Funds Gains Turn Negative in February

Snapping a 15-month winning streak, hedge funds saw negative aggregate gains in February, posting a disappointing –1.84 percent return for the month. Nonetheless, HFR reports the industry remains in positive territory for the year, with a net year-to-date gain of...

Assets Soar as Hedge Funds Benefit from Increased Inflows

Hedge fund assets under management (AUM) reached $3.58 trillion at the close of 2017, according to the most recent data from Prequin, and the cash keeps rolling in, with more than $14 billion in positive inflow for the month of January. This the strongest annual start...

How Will the Market Correction Affect Hedge Funds?

It had to happen…eventually. The explosive growth of the market subsequent to President Trump’s election was, at once, both exhilarating and terrifying. Exhilarating in terms of profits and terrifying in that it may all come crashing down. The market was looking for...

Is Steven Cohen on a Path to Be the Comeback Kid?

January 8, 2018 marked the end of Steven Cohen’s ban from handling outside money. As most will recall, after almost a decade of investigation, his firm, SAC Capital Management, was found guilty of insider trading and a fine of $1.8 billion was extracted by the...

Trump Can’t Always Get What He Wants

It’s true – Trump can’t always get what he wants. However, if you look closely, you just might find, he gets what he needs. While carried interest did survive, technically speaking, a deeper dive into the particulars reveals a significant change that...

As 2017 Winds Down, Hedge Funds Are Wound Up

Hedge funds are on track to close out 2017 with a bang. After a three-year drought, hedge funds are finally achieving respectable aggregate gains. Hedge Fund Research reported November’s gains at 0.48 percent, which brings year-to-date gains to 7.56 percent. If the...
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