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Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Capital starts 2014 on a strong note

Date: February 6th, 2014
Pershing Square Capital Management was up 3.8% in January, easily outperforming the S&P 500 which fell by 3.5% during the first month of the year. 2013...

Adam Sender's Exis Capital Management to Close after 16 Year Run

Date: February 4th, 2014
Exis Capital Management Inc is closing its doors after 16 years. According to the Wall Street Journal, inside sources have confirmed that founder Adam...

Activists Funds Third Point LLC and Marcato Capital Management Pressure Sotheby’s into Big Financial Moves

Date: February 4th, 2014
As a result of pressure put on management by activist investors Daniel Loeb (Third Point LLC) and Mick McGuire (Marcato Capital Management), Sotheby’s...

J.C. Penny’s Troubles are Suvretta Capital Management’s Rewards

Date: January 21st, 2014
Suvretta Capital Management reported a net gain of 26.3 percent in 2013 due, in large part, to its successful short position on J.C. Penney. Citing a...

The Global Economy in 2014 – 5 Key Trends

Date: January 15th, 2014
Every year Global Perspectives publishes its annual white papers covering the 5 keys trends we see impacting the global economy in the year ahead.

Activist funds outperform rival hedge funds

Date: January 11th, 2014
Activist hedge funds were some of the best performing funds during 2013, according to report from Hedge Fund Research. Hedge funds that specialized in...

Top Connecticut Hedge Funds up almost 7%, led by strong performances from Lone Pine and Discovery Capital

Date: January 11th, 2014
The Top 50 Connecticut Hedge Fund List has been released for the most recent quarter by HedgetTracker, revealing that the top CT hedge funds oversee a...

Top 50 California Hedge Funds up 1.5%; ValueAct Capital and SPO Advisory retain top spots

Date: January 11th, 2014
ValueAct Capital Management, a GARP investor based in San Francisco, retains the top spot on the

Assets of Top 200 New York Metro Area Hedge Funds up more than 6% in latest HedgeTracker list

Date: January 11th, 2014
The top NYC hedge funds increased assets by more than $42 billion over the last quarter and now oversee greater than $715 billion, according to the latest...

Top Mid-Sized Hedge Funds oversee $66 Billion, Top 5 funds all see increase in assets

Date: January 11th, 2014
The list of the Top 100 Mid-Sized Equity Hedge Funds has been released, revealing that the top hedge funds oversee a combined $66.2 billion in US equities....

Top Hedge Funds surge past $770 billion mark, continue strong 2013 run

Date: January 11th, 2014
The latest Top U.S. Equity Hedge Fund list has been released, revealing that the top 100 hedge funds’ assets increased by more than $28 billion, or...

Largest Commodities Focused Hedge Funds top $43 Billion in Assets

Date: November 22nd, 2013
The Top 50 Commodities Equity Focused Hedge Fund list has been released, revealing that the top funds now oversee $43.1 billion in equity assets.

Top 200 New York Area equity hedge funds surpass $670 billion in assets

Date: November 18th, 2013
The Top 200 NY Metro Area Equity Hedge Funds recorded another strong quarter with assets growing by $16 billion or 2.5% to $670 billion. The growth was...

Top Small- and Mid-Cap Hedge Funds Jump 14%, Eclipsing $290 Billion Mark

Date: November 6th, 2013
The Top 100 Small-Cap and Mid-Cap focused hedge funds oversee $291 billion in U.S. equity SMID assets, according to the most recent rankings. To be eligible...

Top Healthcare and Biotech Focused Hedge Funds see assets jump by 35%

Date: November 5th, 2013
The Top 50 Healthcare, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Focused Hedge Fund list has been released, revealing that the top hedge funds now manage $58 billion...

Small Hedge Funds Scramble for Survival from the Scraps of Large Hedge Funds

Date: October 23rd, 2013
In the hedge fund industry, size is everything, at least based on the huge disparity in the amount of assets moving into large hedge funds versus smaller...

Top Emerging Hedge Fund Managers Dip Slightly; Corvex Management sees significant growth; PDT falls

Date: October 15th, 2013
The Top U.S. Equity Emerging Hedge Fund Managers dropped marginally to $57.7 billion from $59.1 billion in U.S. equity assets, according to the latest...

Top 50 California Hedge Funds up 2%; ValueAct Capital and SPO Advisory Hold on to Top Spots

Date: October 14th, 2013
With $9.7 billion in equity assets, ValueAct Capital Management has once again claimed the number one spot on the Top California Equity Hedge Fund List....

Top New York Metro Area Hedge Funds see assets jump by nearly 25% YTD

Date: October 8th, 2013
An impressive 88% of the hedge funds on the Top 100 New York Equity Hedge Fund List have seen their assets increase year-to-date. Overall, the top NYC...

China Taps Winton Capital, Oak Tree, Citadel, Man Group, Canyon & Och-Ziff for Foreign Investment Quota

Date: October 4th, 2013
In an effort to accelerate reforms to its capital account and open foreign investment to Chinese institutional investors, China has approved six foreign...

Top Mid-Sized Hedge Funds oversee $67 Billion, Emerging Managers Account for more than 20% of Top Funds

Date: October 2nd, 2013
The list of the Top 100 Mid-Sized Equity Hedge Funds has been released, revealing that the top hedge funds oversee a combined $66.9 billion in US equities....

Diamond Capital founder Richard Schimel makes a comeback with Sterling Ridge Capital Management launch

Date: October 1st, 2013
Within just 12 months after shuttering Diamondback Capital Management, Richard Schimel is back leading a new hedge fund, Sterling Ridge Capital Management,...

Top Hedge Funds Eclipse $730 billion Mark, Assets up 23% Year-to-Date

Date: September 27th, 2013
The latest Top U.S. Equity Hedge Fund list has been released, revealing that the top 100 hedge funds’ assets increased by nearly $16 billion, or 2.2%,...

Goldman Sachs Investment Partners Set to Launch Asia-Focused Oryza Capital Hedge Fund

Date: September 26th, 2013
Riding a wave of new money surging towards Asia-focused opportunities, Goldman Sachs Investment Partners plans to go big with a new Asian hedge fund Oryza...

AIFMD for Americans: What US & Non-EU Managers need to do to Comply

Date: September 26th, 2013
AIFMD can be confusing for those of us in Europe so it is not surprising that the regulation has caused plenty of head scratching across the Atlantic.


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