Hedge Funds Focused Outside US Top HSBC’s 2019 Rankings

As the US stock market swings from the lows of December to a strong January rebound, an early trend is potentially in the early stages of formation. Some of the best performing hedge funds in 2019 are focused outside the US. Q4 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc cloudhoreca / Pixabay At [...]

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Bill Ackman Is On A Roll

Pershing Square Capital Management founder Bill Ackman is on a roll in both his personal and professional life. Q4 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc (more…)

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Did Jim Cullen Spot A New Market (Value_ Trend For 2019?

On Friday, December 21, Jim Cullen was looking at dreadful US stock markets and had a thought. With the S&P 500 down nearly 375 points on the month, the Chairman and CEO of Schafer Cullen Capital Management began looking towards a “turn for value,” one that might come from international [...]

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Post-Crisis Margin Requirements Start To Bite Large Traders

As Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chair Chris Giancarlo stares down his European counterparts over harmonizing global derivatives regulations, threatening to lock out large EU banks from US derivatives markets, Peter Rippon, CEO of OpenGamma, looks at the confrontation with a knowing smile. Q3 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc 3844328 [...]

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Quant Hiring Slows But Quantamental Momentum Is Still Hot

The shift towards quantitative investing continues, but the avalanche of momentum that occurred over the previous years is slowing, a new study from Morgan Stanley reveals. Machine learning continues to increase in prominence despite the lack of publicly documented consistent success stories while alternative data usage is gaining steam [...]

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New GMO Film Highlights Monsanto’s Mounting Problems

August 10, 2018 was a day that shocked Monsanto executives. Q3 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc That was when a San Francisco jury found that the company’s glyphosate-based weed-killers, RoundUp and Ranger Pro, caused cancer in a man who was exposed to the pesticide. While evidence exposed in the trial suggested that [...]

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Western Standard Hedges With Biotech Trade

Eric Andersen and Robert Wallendorf, portfolio manager and director of research respectively at Western Standard Partners, have a portfolio objective in 2018. The Los Angeles-based long/short hedge fund, up 2.6% as of March, is beating the Russell 2000, which is down 0.1%, through stock selection and creating a “margin [...]

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