A clear message, high conviction and investible ideas are what hedge funds want from sell-side equity analysts, according to the annual hedge fund cut of Institutional Investor’s All-Europe Research Team.
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While the Pershing Squares of the world suffer, scrappier funds like Tosca Opportunity, Barington and Blue Harbour are finding ways to post gains.
Experts say premium purchases are few and far between and much of the rest of the market is depressed.
While the pace of activist campaigns has slowed as the number of targets has diminished, the sizable war chests being built by some firms means they will be able to pounce should conditions change.
The once $2 billion firm, founded by former Deutsche Bank RMBS chief Anilesh Ahuja, once generated double-digit gains in mortgage securities but said increased volatility and widening spreads may have led to improper valuation of securities starting last year.
There’s plenty of room for improved corporate governance in emerging markets, Barger says. And investors can benefit from those changes.
A letter sent to investors and obtained by Alpha offers a rare view into the Tiger Cub’s process for dealing with performance problems.
The New York firm posted a big decline in its main hedge fund in May, cutting into its gains for the year and hampering its recovery from a terrible 2015.
The New York firm is refilling its coffers after paying out redemptions from its main fund.
The Westport, Connecticut, firm detailed its thinking on various global markets during a recent call with investors.
The German automaker tells the British activist firm that it agrees with most of the firm’s criticisms.
Haydon talks about how his London-based firm has tackled the toughest challenges facing fund-of-funds managers — and how he has learned to spot which hedge funds are lousy at risk management.
The CEO and CIO of Protégé Partners talks about backing emerging managers and why he's not giving up on his famous bet with Warren Buffett.
The director of private investments for the school's endowment fund discusses the ways in which hedge funds and private equity are converging.
Beschloss says despite the recent carnage, emerging markets are still an attractive investment.
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Poor returns last year took a bite out of paychecks, with average total compensation for all investment professionals at hedge fund firms falling 6.1 percent year over year, fueled by an 8.3 percent fall in average bonuses.
Dispersion among individual managers was high in 2015, creating clear winners and losers — and making manager selection that much more important for funds-of-funds firms.
In a tough year for hedge funds, some firms — especially those managing computer-driven funds — managed to grow their assets substantially.
Citadel's Kenneth Griffin tops the list for the second straight year, though he shares the No. 1 spot with Renaissance Technologies founder James Simons in our annual ranking of the world's highest-earning hedge fund managers.
Performance isn’t the only factor that determines how well a firm fares in the eyes of its investors — but it’s by far the most important.
The annual hedge fund cut of Institutional Investor's All-America Research Team shows that when it comes to sell-side analysts, hedge funds prefer those who aren't afraid to go out into the field.
The JANA Partners analyst says women are being trafficked into New York's illegal sex trade at an alarming rate, and Restore NYC helps them get their lives back.
The Barington Capital Group partner works with the Young Women’s Leadership Network to help disadvantaged young women earn college degrees.
The quantitative manager and the charity organization are working together to tackle New York's poverty problem.
The hedge fund manager says the Post-9/11 GI Bill doesn’t cover costs completely; he and his wife are hoping to fill the gap.
The founder of Spencer Capital and co-founder of Crutches 4 Kids explains how his organization gets mobility devices to needy children.
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