Investors in U.S.-based funds pulled $17.8 billion out of stock funds in the week ended Aug. 26 after a plunge in the stock markets.» Read More
You should expect to hear more calls for greater regulation of hedge funds, and watch out for another wave of big buyouts by private equity groups in the coming year.
Goldman Sach's $10 billion dollar Global Alpha Fund--a 40% gainer last year--is down almost 11% this year while the stock market is on a bull run. This year on average--the so-called smart money is underperforming the broad averages. This begs the question--can hedge funds deliver above market returns or is the market simply too efficient?
According to a Mercer Investment Consulting study - 1/3 of pension funds invest in hedge funds. But are they safe investments? On today’s Street Signs Erin Burnett put that question to Damon Silvers, Associate General Counsel with the AFL-CIO and Cynthia Steer, Managing Director and Chief Research Strategist with CRA Rogers Casey.
Hedge funds are heading into a rough few weeks. Many funds are looking at some pretty average returns this year--and if that's not bad enough--the industry faces U.S. Congressional hearings starting tomorrow on regulations and insider trading. William Galvin is Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts...
Stay tuned for "Street Signs" today when we cover the story of global hedge funds now controlling some $2 trillion. The guests are Richard Blumenthal--Connecticut's Attorney General and David Friedland who is President of the Hedge Fund Association.
At Wednesday's CNBC-sponsored Delivering Alpha investor conference in New York, a wide swath of experts will converge to talk about how to survive and thrive in such a difficult environment.
Many of Paulson & Co.’s investors hung with it last year despite an annus horribilis in which the company’s flagship hedge fund lost 35 percent. But with returns continuing to sag amid a rising equities market, some of those investors are now jumping ship.
Wary of geopolitical tumult and eager for their first quiet August in years, some hedge-fund managers scaled back the size and scope of their bets in recent weeks, a pullback that was reflected, say traders, in muted monthly returns.
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