Hedge funds are no place for public pension investments – San Francisco Chronicle

In 2016, for an eighth consecutive year, the average hedge fund trailed the return of the benchmark S&P 500 index. That underperformance has averaged more than 5 percent each year. But that didn’t stop the top-paid hedge fund managers from raking it in, regardless of their fund’s poor performance. Last year, the 10 highest-paid hedge […]

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Even the Most Skilled Hedge Funds are Bad at Predicting Crises – Institutional Investor

New research shows that the hedge funds that succeed most at timing the market suffered the worst losses during the last recession. Photo Credit: Bigstock. Less than a fifth of hedge funds successfully time the market – and even those may be no good at predicting the next big recession. A new study examining the […]

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Hedge Funds Continue Upward Climb, With Event-Driven Funds Leading the Way – Chief Investment Officer

As hedge funds post their seventh-consecutive month of positive performance, asset owners are following those numbers with dollars, according to the latest hedge fund performance and asset flow data from eVestment. Hedge funds were up 0.21% in May, pushing year-to-date (YTD) performance up to 3.20%.  Investors allocated $10.5 billion to hedge funds in May, bringing […]

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Hedge Funds Are Rushing Out of Gold at Rapid Pace – Investopedia

In the troubled hedge fund world, there haven’t been too many positive stories in recent months. Funds across the country are continuing to face an uphill battle against dwindling assets, disinterested investors who have grown frustrated with high fees, and lackluster returns. In the past few days, though, many hedge fund managers were able to […]

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Regulators probing legendary hedge fund's secret trading code – New York Post

Federal regulators are probing the secret trading code at Renaissance Technologies, the massive quantitative hedge fund run by James Simons and Robert Mercer, The Post has learned. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has recently asked to dig into the trading software at the $65 billion hedge fund, James Rowan, the fund’s chief operating officer, told […]

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