Hedge Fund Analysis

Google Inc. (GOOG): No Passwords, but Yes on Swiss Taxes?

Sergey Brin
Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) may still be basking in the success of its quarterly earnings report this week, but it continues to make some news. On this......(read more)

Are Hedged Mutual Funds Good For Investors?

Hedge funds offer investors a lot of alternatives to profit or hedge in financial markets. Unfortunately only accredited investors can invest in them.......(read more)

Do Hedge Funds Manipulate Their Returns?

In 2011 Vikas Agarwal, Naveen D. Daniel, and Narayan Y. Naik published an academic paper at The Review of Financial Studies titled “Do Hedge Funds Manage......(read more)

Barnes & Noble Shares Climb 18% After Jana Partners Buy In

Barry Rosenstein JANA PARTNERS
Barnes & Noble’s (BKS) share prices gained more than 18% last Monday after hedge fund Jana Partners bought a 12% stake in the company....(read more)

JOBS Act Accidentally Relaxes Hedge Fund Rules

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President Obama recently enacted into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or more commonly known as the JOBS Act. Its main aim is to create more......(read more)

Lightsquared Buys Time with Inmarsat Payment

HARBINGER
Lightsquared Inc., the U.S. group attempting to build a wireless network using satellite spectrum, has recently made an overdue payment of $56.25 million......(read more)

Ex-Goldman Sachs Traders Find Making Money Isn’t Easy

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When ex-Goldman Sachs (GS) Group traders Pierre-Henri Flamand and Morgan Sze left the company, they were able raise “more than $4.5 billion for......(read more)

Pay for Hedge Fund Managers Falls 35%, Top 6 Average Just $1.7B

BRIDGEWATER ASSOCIATES
“Compensation for the highest-paid U.S. hedge-fund managers plunged 35 percent in 2011 to $14.4 billion after the European sovereign debt crisis......(read more)

Could the Hedge Fund Marketing Ban Come to An End?

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Hedge funds are a unique investment vehicle. They have unique characteristics that allow them to avoid regulation – specifically, many hedge funds avoid......(read more)

Hedge Funds Late to Party, Again, Running Flat in March Per BoAML

ESL INVESTMENTS
Hedge fund managers make a fortune calling the shots for their funds. Most charge 2-and-20-percent – 2 percent for management and 20 percent for performance......(read more)

Hedge Funds Rally on Commodities, Raw Materials

Ben Bernanke
Hedge funds increased wagers on rising commodity prices to the highest level in two months after the Federal Reserve promised to keep interest rates low......(read more)

John Paulson’s Paulson & Co Off to a Good Start in 2012

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2011 was a rough year for John Paulson’s Paulson & Co. – his Advantage Plus fund was down 52.5% for the year and his other funds didn’......(read more)

European Hedge Funds Bet on China Downturn

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“European hedge fund managers are betting that China’s once red hot economic growth will cool dramatically in 2012, hitting companies, economies......(read more)

2012, the Year of the Hedge Fund

Barclays PLC (ADR) (NYSE:BCS)
Despite poor returns last year, 2012 is poised to be the year of the hedge fund. “Investors may add about $80 billion of new capital to hedge funds......(read more)

Hedge Fund Outflows Rose to 4.84%, Inflows Rose to 3.96%

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As investors get their books in order to start the new year off right, many are making the move away from hedge funds data showed Wednesday. “The......(read more)

Is Todd Combs Better Than Warren Buffett?

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Todd Combs, the apprentice portfolio manager Warren Buffett hired at Berkshire Hathaway in 2010, seems to be following in the “Sage of Omaha’......(read more)

Ackman’s Pershing Square Funds Down Between 1.1-2% for 2011

PERSHING SQUARE
“The three funds run by Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital Management L.P. posted gains in December but still reported losses between 1......(read more)

Blum Capital Cuts Stake in eResearch $ERES $ERT to 9.3%

Richard Blum’s Blum Capital Partners announced on Monday that it sold a large portion of its holding in eResearch Technology, Inc. (ERT, formerly......(read more)

Hedge Funds End 2011 on a Bad Note

PAULSON & CO
Hedge fund performance in 2011 was one of the worst years ever for hedge funds. “Last year was dismal for hedge fund performance, according to an......(read more)

Hedge Funds Increase Bets Against Euro to Record High

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Hedge funds may have been hit hard by the market volatility triggered by the European sovereign debt crisis, with hedge funds going out of business at......(read more)

Fed Says Dealers Made it Tough for Hedge Funds to Finance Trading

Ben Bernanke
A Federal Reserve survey showed that “Wall Street dealers made it tougher for hedge funds to finance trading of securities and derivatives in the......(read more)

Berkowitz on Losing End After Sears $SHLD and Financials Tank

FAIRHOLME (FAIRX) Bruce Berkowitz
Bruce Berkowitz, founder and manager of the $8 billion Fairholme Fund, had a rough 2011. According to Bloomberg, it was the Fund’s worst on record......(read more)

Something Fishy in Hedge Fund Filings? New Research Suggests So

Hedge fund filings have always been questioned but new research suggests they may not stand up to closer scrutiny. “For years, finance experts have......(read more)

Hedge Fund Strategy Makes Major Difference in Performance

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Hedge funds may have had a rough time of things lately – the average hedge fund was down 4% year-to-date through the end of November – but the losses......(read more)

John Paulson and Eric Mindich are Bullish About These Stocks

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John Paulson is currently one of the most followed money managers in the world. He founded Paulson & Co in 1994, and became well-known for his bets......(read more)
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