U.S. pension funds may pour $400 billion into stocks, lifting virus-hit markets: JP Morgan

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. pension funds that delayed rebalancing their portfolios are likely to pump about $400 billion into stocks over the next two quarters, analysts at JP Morgan said, providing a potential boost to equity markets battered by the coronavirus pandemic. FILE PHOTO: A man wears a protective Continue Reading

Senator hedge fund’s founding duo to split; Klabin will leave firm

BOSTON (Reuters) – Hedge fund Senator Investment Group told clients on Thursday that its founding partners are splitting up, ending one of the industry’s more profitable and durable professional marriages. Alexander Klabin will be leaving the $6.9 billion Senator to “pursue a more entrepreneurial approach to investing,” the firm wrote Continue Reading

Activist hedge funds stepped up calls for asset sales and spin-offs in 2019: data

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hedge funds that push for change at corporations stepped up their demands for asset spin-offs and sales last year, making them part of nearly half of all activist investor campaigns waged in 2019, according to data released on Wednesday. “A record 99 campaigns with an M&A-related Continue Reading

U.S. stock funds see fourth straight week of outflows: Lipper

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., November 27, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. equity stock funds saw $390 million in outflows in the week ended on Wednesday, the fourth straight week of outflows for such funds, according Continue Reading

Fidelity fund’s big bet on Juul looms large amid controversy

BOSTON (Reuters) – Juul Labs Inc has become one the biggest bets in the portfolio of Fidelity’s $28 billion Blue Chip Growth Fund, whose exposure to the troubled e-cigarette maker has climbed to $761 million amid a regulatory backlash and departure of its top executive. FILE PHOTO: A sign marks Continue Reading

Judge rules against hedge funds that challenged 2016 Jarden deal

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) – A Delaware judge ruled against hedge funds on Friday that tried to get more cash out of Newell Brands Inc’s (NWL.O) 2016 acquisition of consumer goods company Jarden Corp, the latest setback for a once-popular investment strategy known as appraisal. Vice Chancellor Joseph Slights of the Continue Reading

U.S. equity funds add $1.7 billion ahead of Fed chair testimony: BAML

LONDON (Reuters) – Investors pumped money into bonds and equities in the week to Wednesday with U.S. stock funds adding $1.7 billion, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said on Friday, as markets tried to weigh hopes for major central bank stimulus against economic woes. Bond funds raked in $9.6 billion Continue Reading

Scaramucci celebrates hedge funds in Vegas at SALT with less glitz

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – After a one-year pause, the hedge fund industry schmooze fest organized by Anthony Scaramucci, the investment manager who briefly served as President Donald Trump’s communications director, returned to the Las Vegas strip this week. FILE PHOTO: Anthony Scaramucci, managing partner of Skybridge Capital, speaks at the Continue Reading