Alternative Asset Management
Hedge Fund Founder: Global Economy Headed for DisruptionThe global economy is chugging along "at or near its best" right now. But the longer term "looks scary," writes Ray Dalio, founder, chairman and chief investment officer of Bridgewater Associates, one of the largest hedge funds in the world.Read the rest of this entry »
He's fretted in the past over the potential for social upheaval caused by national financial policies and economic disruption. In his latest article, Dalio argues that while the outlook ...
Fund Managers In a Rush to Hire MarketersInstitutional Investor reports that the hottest jobs at alternative investment firms this year are in marketing. According to a post this week, the funds hired 251 investor relations and fundraising professionals in the first quarter alone, a 14% increase from 2016, itself a growth year.Read the rest of this entry »
"These are the highest numbers we've ever reported," Sasha Jensen told Institutional Investor. She is CEO of Context Jensen Partners, which has tracked hiring ...
The Decline of a Retail Icon and Its Hedge Fund OwnerThe last of the nation's historic retailers, the iconic Sears, declared in a securities filing last month that "substantial doubt" exists the company can survive.Read the rest of this entry »
Though the company cushioned that warning with a public statement that it was a "viable business" that can meet its obligations, the damage was done. The share price of Sears Holdings dropped more than a dollar on the day of the filing from its ...
Buffett Says Fund Fees Are a WasteThe "Oracle of Omaha" is taking on the hedge fund industry, charging that fund managers have cost investors $100 billion or more over the last decade for results a fraction of what a low cost S&P fund has earned.Read the rest of this entry »
Warren Buffett gave over a section of his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders to critique fund managers and the high fees they charge.
“When trillions of dollars are managed by ...
Economists Speculate Trump Policies Could Force Fed Rate HikesThe Federal Reserve held off hiking interest rates during its first meeting of the year that ended this week, but economists and financial managers expect that will happen at the Fed's next meeting in March.Read the rest of this entry »
At its December meeting the Fed signaled there could be three rate hikes in 2017. That was only a projection; much depends on national and global economic conditions.
Now, analysts are weighing an additional ...
Rosy Hedge Fund Future PredictedLast year was a tough one for hedge funds. Some high profile institutional investors announced plans to cut their investment or exit altogether. Then there were the returns; at an estimated 4.5%, they were the best since 2013, but far short of the S&P's 11%.Read the rest of this entry »
How does 2017 look for these funds? Better, says Sang H. Lee, founder and CEO of the alternative asset technology platform provider, DarcMatter ...
Traditional Funds Hurting From Trend Toward QuantsAs endowment funds go, the $100 million Michigan State University’s switched out of four long/short hedge funds was far from an all-in gamble. It's endowment is a hefty $2.35 billion. But after losing 4.3% last year and being down 2.4% in June, the school decided it was time to take action.Read the rest of this entry »
What is notable about the decision is where the school moved its money ...
Funds In Private Tech Growth Class See Capital InfluxTech-focused venture capital is growing fast in the U.S. -- from raising $11 billion in 2009 to $41 billion last year. Including private technology growth investors, the sector is on track to raise more than $50 billion this year.Read the rest of this entry »
A new report from SharesPost, an investment advisory service, says that coincidentally with the rise in funds, private tech companies have been growing their capital needs, raising more than $200 billion ...
It Doesn't Matter Who Wins, the Fed Is In ControlWhen it comes to the nation's financial policy it doesn't matter who wins the presidential election, Janet Yellen and her Federal Reserve Governors will be the center of attention.Read the rest of this entry »
Because of gridlock in Congress, Modern Trader magazine expects financial policy will be up to the Federal Reserve, just as it's been for the last several years.
In a scathing article that criticized the Fed's monetary policies ...
Hedge Fund Indices Post Seventh Consecutive Monthly GainsHedge funds posted a positive gain in September, their 7th consecutive month of gains.Read the rest of this entry »
Hedge Fund Research, which publishes a broad range of indices on the performance of various fund types, said its Global Hedge Fund Index gained 0.55% last month. It was a substantial improvement over August, when the Index gained a mere 0.16%.
That the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index grew at all is the good ...