Hedge Funds

Follow funds as they adjust their positions amid some of the biggest gains on equities markets since the peak of the financial crisis

TCI launches campaign against VW pay

Hedge fund says excessive pay contributed to emissions scandal

Steven Cohen

Cohen seeks redemption in Milken’s model

Hedge fund manager dismayed at lack of talent in the industry

Gold leads charge as inflation fears stir

Inflation trades such as gold enjoyed a stellar start to the year

Brevan Howard moves into mass market

Elite hedge fund firm branches out to target retail investors

MetLife takes axe to hedge fund portfolio

Insurance group’s executive says industry is ‘too inconsistent’

Special reports

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Since 2009 the industry has underperformed the market. But in 2012 a few winners have been found

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Switzerland, strategies, competition, crisis fallout, technology, emerging markets, recruitment, consolidation

Sentient to open up AI fund

Group bets its AI programs can outsmart the market

Buffett’s warning about the loser’s game

Large sums of money and high fees spell investment disappointment

AIG suffers third quarterly loss in a row

Insurer hurt by fund losses which weigh on investment portfolio

SoFi offers equity to tempt new partners

Online lenders latest fundraising could reach nearly $1bn

Fund names go big with US campaign donations

Six of 10 largest individual political donors are fund managers

The week: May 2

UBS has raised $471m for a cancer research investment fund

Australia pension alights at King's Cross

AustralianSuper questions value of private equity and hedge funds

Stockpicking — you may as well forget it

Everyone is buying Facebook — and that makes me nervous

Jupiter hires former CIA agents

Ex-employees of US intelligence agency are coaching fund managers

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Banks rethink prime brokerage

Hedge fund servicing business is expected to grow strongly after period of uncertainty

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Unexpected consequences of oil slump

Aircraft ‘bubble’ may take toll on leasing companies

Loeb warns of hedge fund ‘killing field’

Big losses on disastrous market bets to fuel industry shakeout

There’s too much fun in fund management

Why would we think it is all right for our fees to be spent at Sunningdale or Secrets?

St James’s Place reports higher net inflows

Wealth manager boosted by rush to beat pensions tax changes

Bank of New York Mellon eyes DBV-X deal

US bank plans to move into repo trading with start-up venue

Bank of England official joins hedge fund

Michael Hume becomes latest regulator to move to asset management

Fund managers and when to admit defeat

Look out for good ideas that have stopped working, writes Daniel Davies

Computers threaten stock pickers’ role

Technology set to erode industry’s traditional backbone

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Canada pension scheme defends hedge funds

High fees for lacklustre returns irk other retirement funds

Racism and fees fire up Gina Miller

SCM Private’s co-founder on campaigning against fund charges

The week: April 25

UK regulator warns City fund managers over hospitality events

US junk bond train picks up speed

Risks build for investors as junk bond market recovers

Warren blasts SEC approval of Cohen fund

Fund manager’s return would ‘make mockery of regulator’s mission’

SunEdison: Death of a solar star

The developer’s complex structure that many were willing to invest in has ended in messy bankruptcy

Blackstone: taking a flyer

Biotechs can raise capital with little current revenue. Why not PE firms?

Crispin Odey

Odey fund loses 31 per cent in four months

Dismal start to 2016 wipes out four years of gains

Hedge funds: In the dark

Hedgies, it turns out, just want a quiet life

Blackstone profits drop 77% as fees dive

Private equity group hit by turbulent market conditions

Deutsche develops tool to mine for abuse

Banks and regulators turn to tech solutions to detect accounting issues

Investors pull $15bn from hedge funds

Worst outflows in 7 years as protests grow over ‘exorbitant fees’

Blackstone hedge fund suffers 15% fall

Wrongfooted stars cast new light on ‘multi-strategy’ approach

Time for investors to get back into oil

We may have reached the bottom for prices in hard-hit sector

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Silver surges to best performing commodity

Grey metal outpaces gold this year and is also ahead of equities

Hedge funds in US regulators’ spotlight

Available data limited amid fears of potential stability risk

AI-focused Numerai in $1.5m fundraising

Renaissance Tech co-founder invests in hedge fund