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Rajesh Immanuel

Survey Claims Hedge Fund Assets to Double by 2018

June 16, 2014

Hedge fund returns haven’t been that inspiring in recent years. In fact, last year was the fifth year in a row that hedge funds failed to beat the widely followed S&P 500 index. With average hedge fund returns lagging benchmark indices year after year in recent times, one would think that investors may not be […]

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David Tepper, Steve Cohen Top Highest Earning Hedge Fund Managers List

June 2, 2014

In a year when hedge funds significantly underperformed the broader S&P 500 index, it is not uncommon for one to think that even the best paid hedge fund managers would see a drop in their earnings.  But while the compensation of hedge fund managers across the industry as a whole may have remained subdued, the […]

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CalPERS Mulling Steep Cuts to Hedge Fund Investments

May 19, 2014

At a time when allocations to hedge funds are surging to record levels, one of the largest and widely followed pension funds is contemplating a significant reduction in its allocation to hedge funds.  According to a report by the newspaper Pensions & Investments, The California Public Employees Retirement System, commonly known as CalPERS, is planning […]

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Hedge Funds Shy Away From General Solicitation

May 5, 2014

Despite being granted permission to advertise their products to a wider audience, a vast majority of hedge funds have shown no interest in advertising publicly according to results from a survey by research firm Preqin Ltd. The survey of 150 private equity and hedge fund managers found that only 4 percent of hedge fund managers […]

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Hedge Funds Force Job Cuts at Tech Firm Juniper Networks

April 21, 2014

One of the traits that distinguish hedge funds from mutual funds is the active investment style wherein funds buy large stakes in public companies and push the management to drive changes that under normal circumstances are hard to come by. One such instance is the technology company Juniper Networks, which came under pressure early this […]

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Activist Hedge Funds Outperform Traditional Equity Hedge Funds

April 7, 2014

There is always excitement when a hedge fund initiates an activist campaign against a company’s management to bring about changes. Such funds, called activist funds, play an active approach to investing in stocks by taking large positions and often waging an open battle with the management to force changes. Now a report from Goldman Sachs […]

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At Billion Dollar Hedge Funds, 10 Percent Return Can Earn Millions in Bonus

March 24, 2014

How much does a chief operating officer of a $5 billion hedge fund, who does not make stock picking decisions, make when the fund generates a 10 percent return? The answer is $10M – according to findings from a survey by executive search firm Boyden. The survey finds that with the compensation structure at hedge […]

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