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→  March 8, 2014

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→  March 7, 2014

From cnbc.com Investment firms have sharply increased the protection they buy against macroeconomic shocks, so called “tail risk” hedging for a potential armed conflict in Eastern Europe. “There’s been an uptick in hedging activitywe’ve definitely seen funds add to tail hedges in case the conflict escalates,” said Jon Kinderlerer, who analyzes Credit Suisse’s hedge fund […]

→  March 7, 2014

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Greenlight Capital Inc., a well known activist hedge fund focused on investing in special situations led by David Einhorn, saw its market value rise sharply during the fourth quarter of 2013, according to a recent 13F-HR filing with the SEC. The fund specializes in value-oriented, research-driven investments across a variety of different sectors and industries. […]

→  March 7, 2014

The latest 13F season is commencing, when many money managers issue required reports on their holdings. It can be worthwhile to pay attention, as you might get an investment idea or two by seeing what some major investors have been buying and selling. For example, consider Bridgewater Associates, one of the world’s largest hedge fund companies. […]

→  March 6, 2014

In the last two years the housing market has begun to recover from the wave of foreclosures that kicked off the financial crisis. With prices up, there are fewer bargains left, except for distress sales that continue to sell below market values. But for the first-time buyer hoping to find a place to live, purchasing […]

→  March 6, 2014

FINANCIAL TIMES Church defends hedge fund plan The man responsible for the Church of England’s £6bn endowment has defended plans to increase its investment in hedge funds, arguing that not all of the industry has “devil’s horns”. Andreas Whittam Smith, first church estates commissioner, told the Financial Times that the Church’s own ethical watchdog sanctioned […]

→  March 6, 2014

WASHINGTON, March 5 (Reuters) – Big institutional investors account for 80 percent of the half a trillion dollars foreigners have plowed into emerging market sovereign debt in the last few years, according to an analysis by International Monetary Fund economists. Investors such as hedge funds and sovereign wealth funds held $768 billion in emerging market […]

→  March 6, 2014

Big institutional investors account for 80 per cent of the half a trillion dollars foreigners have plowed into emerging market sovereign debt in the last few years, according to an analysis by International Monetary Fund (IMF) economists. Investors such as hedge funds and sovereign wealth funds held $768 billion in emerging market government bonds as […]

→  March 4, 2014

BOSTON, March 3 (Reuters) – Daniel Loeb scored strong gains in February in part because of a bump in the stock price of Dow Chemical Co, where the billionaire hedge fund manager is pressing for change. Loeb’s flagship Third Point Offshore Fund gained 4.4 percent last month, leaving the portfolio up 2.4 percent for the […]