Hedge Funds - Americas Headlines

Thu, Nov 20 2014

Hedge fund manager Chanos says art market frothy, shorting Sotheby's

LONDON - Hedge fund Kynikos Associates founder James Chanos said the art market is frothy and he is currently shorting Sotheby's, a global auctioneer of art and jewellery.

20 Nov 2014

Wed, Nov 19 2014

Man Group's Ellis sees computers trumping humans again in 2015

LONDON - Computers stole a march on their human trading rivals this year and should continue to do so in 2015 as a much-heralded return to sustained volatility is unlikely to happen, an executive of Man Group, the world's biggest listed hedge fund, said.

19 Nov 2014

Calpers' exit from hedge funds hasn't sparked copycats

NEW YORK - Pension funds across America are not expected to follow in the footsteps of the California Public Employees Retirement System, which sent shock waves through the industry with its decision to abandon hedge funds, a prominent investor said on Tuesday.

19 Nov 2014

Tue, Nov 18 2014

Fund manager sees risk in exploration stocks

NEW YORK - Energy exploration and production stocks are poised to tumble in 2015, especially if the price of oil continues to fall, hedge fund manager Michael Corcelli said on Monday.

18 Nov 2014

Omega's Einhorn sees stock market rallying into 2015

NEW YORK - Hedge fund Omega Advisors expects to see the U.S. stock market's bull run continue into next year, fueled by steady economic growth and a corporate takeover boom.

18 Nov 2014

Hedge fund star Hintze tips long U.S. high yield credit, short Europe

LONDON - Hedge fund CQS is betting on U.S. high-yield corporate bonds following the return of widening credit spreads and volatility in the second half of the year, the firm's founder Michael Hintze, one of Europe's most influential investors, said on Monday.

18 Nov 2014

Fri, Nov 14 2014

Scuttled deals worth $580 billion put hedge funds on back foot

LONDON - Hedge funds specialising in bets on mergers and acquisitions are starting to see investors withdraw funds, prompting them to take a more cautious approach after being caught out by more than 500 corporate deals globally failing this year.

14 Nov 2014

Hedge fund Third Point steps up pressure on Dow Chemical

BOSTON - Hedge fund Third Point is considering launching a proxy contest at Dow Chemical Co after negotiations over board seats with the largest U.S. chemical company broke down on Thursday, two sources familiar with the talks said.

14 Nov 2014

Fri, Nov 7 2014

Hedge funds under threat from pension fund rethink

LONDON - Pension schemes are starting to rethink their hedge fund investments in the face of high costs and poor returns, putting at risk the heady pace of capital flows into an industry with nearly $3 trillion of assets.

07 Nov 2014

Thu, Oct 30 2014

Hedge fund billionaire, unions trade blows in Phoenix pension fight

LOS ANGELES - A push to reform Phoenix's retirement system has become the latest front in a battle between union-backed groups and a Texas hedge fund billionaire over the future of America's public pensions.

30 Oct 2014

Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.