'Psychopath' Hedge Fund Managers Make Less Money – Bloomberg

Maybe the secret to success on Wall Street is being nice. In the world of high finance, it’s been an article of faith among some that the only way to succeed—or even survive—is to be ruthless. But a new study in the latest issue of the Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin suggests those money makers at the top of […]

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How One Hedge Fund Ignored the China Bears and Made a 65% Gain – Bloomberg

Betting against the short-sellers helped Gloria Lu’s fledgling hedge fund establish itself among Asia’s biggest stars of 2017. Parantoux Capital’s fund, which manages about $55 million, made money buying shares of hardware company AAC Technologies Holdings Inc., as they plunged in the wake of a short-seller report in May, said Lu, a Hong Kong-based founding partner. […]

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Insurance Linked Securities Hedge Funds Get Knocked Down By Hurricanes – ValueWalk

It’s been a turbulent time to be in the hedge fund business during the past few years. But one class of hedge funds that’s had more success than most are those funds with a focus on insurance linked securities (ILS). Get Our Icahn eBook! Get our entire 10-part series on Carl Icahn and other famous […]

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Soros-Backed Hedge Fund Beats Peers With 23% Return – Bloomberg

Glen Point Capital, a $2.3 billion hedge fund that invests money for billionaire George Soros and other clients, surged 22.7 percent through September this year, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. The macro trading firm, started by former BlueBay Asset Management money managers Neil Phillips and Jonathan Fayman, made most of its […]

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Hedge Fund Betting on Bitcoin Spread Unfazed by Record Price – Bloomberg

Bitcoin-focused hedge fund BitSpread Ltd. isn’t interested in the price of the cryptocurrency, even as it soared close to the $6,000 mark this week. Instead, the firm is looking at something else: the price disparity between the exchanges that sell bitcoin.  “We’re not interested in the price of bitcoin — high or low,” said Cedric […]

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The Money-Losing Volatility Trade That Hedge Funds Can't Resist – Bloomberg

Does the lack of worry in global financial markets worry you? A growing number of hedge fund managers are counting on it. Brevan Howard Asset Management, 36 South Capital Advisors, One River Asset Management and at least three other firms are rolling out new funds designed to protect investors from rising market turbulence. While so-called […]

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