Sohn Conference 2018: Picks from Einhorn, Robbins and more

Pitches ranged from cloud storage and cyber security to food delivery and bond insurance.

Activist activity hits new heights in record breaking first quarter

Managers engaging in new activist campaigns deployed $25 billion of capital in Q1 2018.

Knighthead, other Agrokor lenders face refinancing

The Croatian conglomerate released a creditor settlement framework on Tuesday, creating open questions about payouts.

AQR invests in six new SPACs during the first quarter

The $90 billion hedge fund manager has scooped up shares in several blank-check companies amid the continued resurgence in SPAC transactions

Hedge fund favorite Altaba faces uncertain future

Altaba’s CEO told Absolute Return that a potential liquidation would be ‘complex’ and raise unprecedented issues.

And the winner is…

Citadel named firm of the year at 13th annual Absolute Return Awards dinner held in New York on March 8, 2018.

Silver Rock introduces the ‘dislocation accordion’

The new capital call tool allows investors strategic access.

Strategy in Focus – The Commodities Conumdrum

Managers look to relative value approach instead of price rally optimism.

Moore shrinks a reported $3 billion following performance troubles

Returns have improved this year at Louis Bacon’s firm, which is no longer the largest human-traded macro manager.

Macro giant Element breaks away from peers with slated $2.5 billion fundraise

Element returned 10% in January from bets on rising equity markets and interest rates.

Volatility produces return dispersion among large managers

Hedge fund managers asked, and in early February markets delivered.

Two Sigma denounces VIX as measure of market risk

‘Macro uncertainty’ has large effects on currencies and commodities, according to the firm’s research.

The Position – Crunch time for Agrokor

Distressed debt firm Knighthead is set to reap rewards from a bet on the restructuring Croatian retail conglomerate.

The Market Move – Beware the Ides of March

Trump tariffs and trade wars.

2018 Symposium Coverage: In tax cuts, event-oriented activists see opportunity

McGuire, Schoenfeld agree President Trump’s tax bill will free up cash and encourage corporate activity.

2018 Symposium Coverage: Macro managers watch inflation, split on dollar

Panelists at the 2018 Absolute Return Symposium took issue with sharp rhetoric surrounding the Fed and bond markets.

Point72 posts loss in first month of trading outside capital as controversy flares

The opening was followed by a sexual discrimination lawsuit and the resignation of president Doug Haynes.

Full coverage of the 2018 Absolute Return Symposium

Includes articles with full write ups of the event.