Analysis

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Asset Flows: Managed futures are ahead with investments and performance

U.S. hedge funds experience outflows in October.



In Limbo

After profiting from fallen energy companies, distressed debt hedge funds are asking, What now?


Headcount – Teaming Up

Millennium restructures.


Quitting on Qualcomm

Baupost swiftly exits semiconductor stake


Apocalypse soon?

For credit managers, the November junk bond sell-off was a foregone conclusion.


Largest launches gravitate to old standards despite industrywide fee pressure

Holocene Advisors and Light Sky Macro both charge some clients “2 and 20,” while Centiva embraces much-maligned “pass-through” expenses.


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Managed futures funds win big in third quarter flows report

Redemptions for event-driven and MBS funds.


In Depth – Rising markets create hedging headache

Long/short equity funds are battling a low interest rate and low-volatility market where all bets are off.


Headcount – Balyasny’s natural selection

Absolute Return’s regular analysis of recruitment trends at the largest U.S. hedge funds.


Asset Flows: Distressed funds surge in September

Macro funds suffer outflows.




The Perception Problem – Gasthalter retains top spot in annual hedge fund PR ranking

Though few funds opt for advertising, public relations engagements are on the rise.


The Market Move – Back to banks

Financials soar on interest rate expectations.


The Position – Greenlight generates positive reaction

David Einhorn’s Chemours stake proves profitable.


Tiger Global, Coatue, Glenview lead strong year for equity managers: Q3 returns roundup

Trend- following managers are on track for their worst year since 2011.


Launch activity picks up pace though fundraising remains stalled

Some 46 new hedge funds in the U.S. raised $10.3 billion in the first half.