Eurekahedge 2014 Index Up $30 Billion In Q1, Down In April

Hedge funds started the first quarter of the year with another month of negative returns, down 0.18% in March as managers navigated through a choppy start to the year. However, strong returns posted by fund managers in the previous month saw them through with the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index up 1.05% in Q1 2014, outperforming [...]

Hedge Funds, Uncategorized, hedge fund research

The Hedgemaster Reports on Ukraine’s Breakthrough

Hedge fund billionaire George Soros put out a statement obtained by HedgeCo regarding the violent uprising in the Ukrane: “Following a crescendo of terrifying violence, the Ukrainian uprising has had a surprisingly positive outcome.” Soros said, “Contrary to all rational expectations, a group of citizens armed with not much more than sticks and shields made of cardboard [...]


Hedge Fund Sponsored Man Booker Prize 2012 Shortlist

Deborah Levy, Hilary Mantel, Alison Moore, Will Self, Tan Twan Eng and Jeet Thayil are the six shortlisted authors in contention for the Man Booker Prize 2012. Sponsored by hedge fund giant Man Group PLC., the Booker Prize Foundation works to promote the art of literature for the public benefit through various schemes, initiatives and [...]


Former SEC Official Joins Hedge Fund Law Firm

Former SEC Official J Matthew B. Comstock has joined hedge fund law firm Murphy & McGonigle, P.C. as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office.  Comstock brings to the firm experience advising clients with respect to securities trading practices, broker-dealer financial responsibility, and provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act. “We are very pleased to have Matt join our team,” said James A. [...]

Uncategorized, hedge fund regulation

Hedge Fund Advisory Firm Decosimo Ranked Among Global Top 15

According to the world rankings report recently published by the International Accounting Bulletin, Moore Stephens International Limited (MSIL) is now ranked 12th in the combined list of networks and associations as its fee income increased to US$2.2 billion, a growth of 6.8 percent. “We are proud to be a part of one of the largest [...]


New York Hedge Fund Launch: Spiegel’s Long/Short Stanphyl Fund

New York-based limited liability company Stanphyl Capital GP, LLC (Stanphyl) has launched a long/short equity hedge fund. The new hedge fund, Stanphyl Capital Partners, LP., launched earlier this month out of NYC. Managing member Mark Spiegel reported the current AUM at $2M. The Strategy – Stanphyl runs a highly concentrated (three to ten “best ideas”) [...]


Dyment Joins UBS as Global Head of Hedge Fund Distribution

Global wealth management giant UBS has appointed John Dyment,  president and founder of $9 billion Greenwich hedge fund, Shumway Capital Partners, as UBS’s Global Head of Hedge Fund Distribution. Based in New York, Dyment will be responsible for the management and development of UBS’s strategically important hedge fund franchise, with global functional responsibility for sales, [...]


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“Top-tier Republican Donor” Backs NY Same Sex Marriage

A group of three hedge fund managers, Paul E. Singer, a “top-tier Republican donor,” Steven A. Cohen and Clifford S. Asness have decided to back, financially and otherwise, the establishment of same-sex marriage in the state of New York, the New York Times reported. Some comments in the Times include: – “An unexpected source: a [...]

Hedge Fund Philanthrophy, Hedge Fund Strategy, Uncategorized

AIMA Launches Brazil Hedge Fund Initiative

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), has launched an initiative to engage with the Brazilian hedge fund industry and announced the appointment of a local representative, Michelle Noyes of BRZ Investimentos. “The maturity and sophistication of the Brazilian hedge fund industry has been noted internationally, and what is clear is that there is not only [...]