The World's Most Brilliant Hedge Fund Manager Put Together A Guide To How The Economy Really Works (BusinessInsider) Ray Dalio manages the world's largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates. It has a tremendous track record, so when the man talks about markets, people usually listen. Beyond that, Dalio is known for having one of the most cogent and refined understandings of the economy in the financial industry. Lots of investors pontificate, but Dalio's views are legitimately well respected. As part of his mission to explain how the economy works, Dalio has put together a neat, new 30-minute animated video called "How the Economic Machine Works," where Dalio narrates his big picture view of the economy.
Hedge fund manager: Fed robbing poor to pay rich (USAToday) The Federal Reserve isn't just inflating markets but is shifting a massive amount of wealth from the middle class and poor to the rich, according to billionaire hedge fund manager Stanley Druckenmiller. In an interview on "Squawk Box," the founder of Duquesne Capital said the Fed's policy of quantitative easing was inflating stocks and other assets held by wealthy investors like himself. But the price of making the rich richer will be paid by future generations. "This is fantastic for every rich person," he said a day after the Fed's stunning decision to delay tightening its monetary policy. "This is the biggest redistribution of wealth from the middle class and the poor to the rich ever."
Open-Government Laws Fuel Hedge-Fund Profits (WSJ) When SAC Capital Advisors LP was weighing an investment in Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) -0.18% the hedge-fund firm contacted a source it knew would provide nonpublic information without blinking: the federal government. An investment manager for an SAC affiliate asked the Food and Drug Administration last December for any "adverse event reports" for Vertex's recently approved cystic-fibrosis drug. Under the Freedom of Information Act, the agency had to hand over the material, which revealed no major problems. The bill: $72.50, cheaper than the price of two Vertex shares.
Advanced Planning Considerations For Hedge Fund General Partners (Forbes) For hedge funds there are a number of factors that translate into long-term success. Topping the list is high-quality investment performance. Hedge funds are all about alpha. However, for business success and to produce a stellar track record, hedge funds need to raise capital and they must attract and retain exceptionally talented professionals. The management company is the operating entity that hires the fund’s professional and administrative staff. It pays their salaries and provides various benefits programs. According to Evan Jehle, a partner in the family office group at Rothstein Kass,..
Hedge funds now free to advertise (NYPost) Advertising agencies may want to start calling their local billionaire hedge fund bosses — starting now! The decades-long ban on hedge fund advertising has been lifted effective Monday — thanks to the 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, which also allowed Twitter to register confidentially this month for a public stock offering. While the new rules won’t likely lead to traders’ faces plastered on New York City buses or on grocery store shopping carts, it could result in more hedge fund “branding” in sports arenas or other public places deep-pockets people like to congregate, experts forecast.
Huge hedge fund wheat bets 'limit price downside' (AgriMoney) The extent of hedge funds' negative positioning on wheat has got so large that it may limit their appetite for more, brokers warned, even as prices outperformed those of fellow grains. Managed money, a proxy for speculators, reduced its net long position in futures and options in the main 13 US-traded agricultural commodities by nearly 29,000 contracts in the week to last Tuesday, analysis of data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission regulator shows.