Hedge Funds

Hedge Funds Ride Big Tech to Best Gains for Stock-Pickers Since 2013

Stock-picking hedge fund managers are riding big gains from technology and internet giants, crowding in and holding tight to squeeze out their best performance in years.<p>Facebook Inc., Amazon.com Inc., Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd., Google parent Alphabet Inc. and Microsoft Corp. are the five stocks …

Business

Switzerland Is The World's Largest Hedge Fund

The Bank of Japan, the European Central Bank and the Fed have gone on an asset buying spree since 2008.<p>Meanwhile, the more sober-minded gnomes of the Swiss National Bank expanded their own balance sheet at a much steadier pace.<p>Though in percentage terms, it blew it up far more than the Fed or the …

Business

WSJ City PM: Tech Boom Creates New Order, an FX Message to the Fed, Hedge Fund Profits $60 Million on Venezuela Bet

Good afternoon from the WSJ City desks in London. WSJ City is the app that delivers fast, smart news on mobile for London. Download for iPhone or Android. Here's essential reading on today's developments.<p>MUST READS FROM WSJ CITY<p>Shares in technology companies are outpacing other sectors this year by …

Business

Top hedge fund AQR leads the way as blockchain comes of age

• Hedge Funds<p>The Quantitative giant is researching the use of the technology behind bitcoin, but hedge funds have been slower to embrace it than …

Finance

Imprisoned for fraud in the U.S., Canadian hedge fund manager wins transfer home

Forty inmates lined up for the daily mail call at the Fort Dix Federal Correctional Institution, a complex of low-slung brick buildings in the middle of New Jersey.<p>It was July 2012, and one of the inmates was Philip Baker. A former hedge fund manager, he was serving a 20-year sentence for fraud. He …

Corruption

Need Demand and Deep-Pocket Whales: Coinbase Custody To Target Major Investors

Coinbase has declared, on Nov 16, the launch of “Coinbase Custody” – a firm-level-security platform created to mark down and entice hedge funds so …

Cryptocurrency

These ETFs Imitate Hedge Funds—And Only Charge Half as Much

Some investing pitches target your inner optimist, with a promise of “outperformance” or a hot stock tip. But others address the pessimist in your …

Investing

Coinbase Courts Hedge Funds With Institutional Storage Service

Cryptocurrency wallet and exchange startup Coinbase is launching a new storage service aimed specifically at institutional investors.<p>Coinbase …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Exchange Wants to Be Digital Safe House for Hedge Funds

Coinbase, one of the most popular digital-coin exchanges for retail investors, has its eye on institutional cash looking for a way into …

Business

DoubleLine's Gundlach Attacks Break for Hedge Funds in Tax Plan

Jeffrey Gundlach, chief investment officer of DoubleLine Capital, said the congressional tax plan would expand the federal deficit and help a small …

Business

Top-performing hedge funds are buying these stocks

Hedge fund managers David Einhorn and Bill Ackman get much of the media attention, but some lower-profile managers are performing better.<p>CNBC used …

Investing

Hedge Fund Wants Quant Fraudster to Stay in U.K. to Protect Data

A London hedge fund analyst convicted of stealing millions of pounds worth of secret algorithmic trading strategies shouldn’t be allowed to be …

Business

The Hedge Fund Love Affair With Tech Is Souring

Live by technology shares, die by technology shares. Unless you can guard against declines.<p>Hedge funds are increasing short bets on tech stocks, …

Business

Hedge Funds Washed Their Hands of Snap Before Its Latest Stock Slump

Lone Pine Capital, Soros Fund Management and Valinor Management are among at least 18 hedge funds that exited their positions in Snap Inc. during the …

Business

Co-op Bank shake-up continues as chairman Holt heads for exit

Sky News has learnt that Dennis Holt, who has chaired the company through a tumultuous three-year period, is to step down next year, shortly after …

UK News

Hedge Funds Lose Faith in Tax Cuts - Bloomberg Gadfly

Hedge funds are bailing on stocks that would benefit most from President Donald Trump and Republicans' promised tax cuts, suggesting that Wall …

Business

Hedge Fund Manager: Investors Ready to Pour Billions into Greek Economy after Political Change

Hedge fund manager, Kyle Bass, believes that Greece will come out of the crisis and investors will pour billions into its economy once the government …

Finance

Hedge funds bet on reinsurance recovery

LONDON (Reuters) - Hedge funds bought reinsurance stocks in the third quarter after prices tumbled on widespread losses after multiple hurricanes in …

Finance

Hedge Funds Fingered as Sellers as Japan Stock Rout Deepens

(Bloomberg) -- In one telling, the selloff in Japanese equities is a natural reaction to shares rising too far, too fast. But another theory is …

Markets

Hedge Funds Embrace Facebook Again While Shunning Apple Shares

Hedge funds took a shine to Facebook Inc. in the third quarter after dumping the stock in the prior period.<p>Ken Griffin’s Citadel was among the …

Business

Market report: Hedge funds ramp up bets against Royal Mail ahead of results

Hedge funds have been ramping up their bets against beleaguered parcel service <b>Royal Mail</b> ahead of its interim results this morning as letter mail revenue plunges and the bitter pensions dispute with workers rages on.<p>The firm was recently dumped out of the FTSE 100 and its share price slipped to a …

Markets

Tweets as valuable as company data for hedge funds

Twitter and Facebook posts help make more-informed investment decisions, EY has found<p>Data pulled from social media sites such as Twitter is one of …

Finance

HFR launches 'Portfolioscope' - SaaS platform for hedge funds

New software service provides access to information on risk, attribution, performance, and other factors, global coverage of all assets classes.<p>Hedge …

Finance

Hedge Funds Add Bullish Oil Bets With Mideast Tension Heating Up

The Middle East is kicking things up a notch in the oil market.<p>Hedge-fund bets on rising Brent crude hit a fresh record as tension in the oil-rich …

Oil

Hedged Solutions: Transitioning From The Passive Paradigm

Investors are beginning to rebalance portfolios beyond traditional markets, including by increasing exposure to alternative investments like hedge …

Finance

Hedge fund star targets retail investors

, Asset Management Correspondent<p>One of the hedge fund industry’s few female stars is launching a product in Europe aimed at retail investors, backed …

Finance

Machines Will Do Shady Things in the Markets Too

And they'll have fewer pangs of guilt than people.<p>A useful way to think about modern electronic market structure is that in the olden days humans traded stocks and options, making markets based on gut instinct, and then those humans were replaced by computers that used algorithms that largely …

Trading

Duke professor attempted to ban student journalists from her economics class

A Duke University economics professor is under fire for trying to ban reporters from the school’s newspaper The Chronicle from attending her hedge funds class at the prestigious institution.<p>The Chronicle bills itself as, “The independent news organization at Duke University,” and staffer Likhitha …

Entertainment

The 20 percent club: hedge fund stars of an industry rebound

NEW YORK, Nov 10 (Reuters) - A group of prominent hedge funds have roared back with market-trouncing returns in 2017, helping the industry score its …

Finance

OPEC and Hedge Funds Could Be Setting Oil Prices Up for a Fall

(Bloomberg) -- As OPEC and its allies prepare to meet this month, expectations may be running so high they can only disappoint.<p>From Russian President …

Oil