What Do Hedge Funds Think of FinTech Acquisition Corp. (FNTCU)?

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Hedge funds and other institutional investors have just completed filing their 13Fs with the Securities and Exchange Commission, revealing their equity portfolios as of the end of September. At Insider Monkey, we follow over 700 of the best-performing investors and by analyzing their 13F filings, we can determine the stocks that they are collectively bullish on. One of their picks is FinTech Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:FNTCU), so let’s take a closer look at the sentiment that surrounds it in the current quarter.

FinTech Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:FNTCU) was in 7 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2015. FNTCU shareholders have witnessed an increase in activity from the world’s largest hedge funds of late. There were 6 hedge funds in our database with FNTCU holdings at the end of the previous quarter. The level and the change in hedge fund popularity aren’t the only variables you need to analyze to decipher hedge funds’ perspectives. A stock may witness a boost in popularity but it may still be less popular than similarly priced stocks. That’s why at the end of this article we will examine companies such as Kindred Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:KIN), Turtle Beach Corp (NASDAQ:HEAR), and AxoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AXGN) to gather more data points.

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Now, we’re going to take a peek at the fresh action encompassing FinTech Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:FNTCU).

What does the smart money think about FinTech Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:FNTCU)?

Heading into Q4, a total of 7 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a change of 17% from the second quarter. With hedgies’ capital changing hands, there exists an “upper tier” of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings considerably (or already accumulated large positions).

When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, John M. Angelo and Michael L. Gordon’s Angelo Gordon & Co has the biggest position in FinTech Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:FNTCU), worth close to $7.5 million, amounting to 0.6% of its total 13F portfolio. On Angelo Gordon & Co’s heels is Nantahala Capital Management, managed by Wilmot B. Harkey and Daniel Mack, which holds a $6.6 million position; the fund has 0.9% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other hedge funds and institutional investors with similar optimism contain Daniel S. Och’s OZ Management, Curtis Schenker and Craig Effron’s Scoggin and Douglas Hirsch’s Seneca Capital.

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