Ackman says hedge fund up 27% year to date, dumped Berkshire

FILE PHOTO: William ‘Bill’ Ackman, CEO and Portfolio Manager of Pershing Square Capital Management, speaks during the Sohn Investment Conference in New York City, U.S., May 8, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo BOSTON (Reuters) – William Ackman’s hedge fund is boasting double-digit gains at a time many portfolios have sunk along Continue Reading

Global hedge funds post April gains but still negative for the year: data

BOSTON (Reuters) – Global hedge funds posted their biggest monthly gain in more than a decade in April when stocks rocketed higher with the help of government rescue packages designed to fuel growth stalled by the coronavirus outbreak, according to new data on Thursday. The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index Continue Reading

Elliott hedge fund gains in March, up 2.2% for year: client update

FILE PHOTO: Paul Singer, founder and president of Elliott Management Corporation, speaks at WSJD Live conference in Laguna Beach, California, U.S., October 25, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake – D1BEUJAQKPAC/File Photo BOSTON (Reuters) – Paul Singer’s Elliott International Ltd hedge fund gained an estimated 0.1% in March and is now up 2.2% Continue Reading

Hedge fund Fir Tree puts $410 million dislocation fund to work

FILE PHOTO: The floor of the New York Stock Exchange. New York, U.S., March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo BOSTON (Reuters) – After years of waiting and watching from afar, hedge fund Fir Tree Partners is spending $410 million from its dislocation funds on stocks, pockets of the credit market Continue Reading

Activist investor Robbins shutting hedge fund to pursue other things

FILE PHOTO: Clifton Robbins, founder and CEO, Blue Harbour Group, speaks during the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo NEW YORK (Reuters) – Activist investor Clifton S. Robbins told clients on Friday that he is shuttering his Blue Harbour Group not 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

SEC’s shareholder advice proposal draws ire from Republican hedge fund donors

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. securities regulator is on a collision course with powerful hedge funds executives, including former White House advisor Carl Icahn and Republican mega-donor Paul Singer, over a proposal they say could reduce shareholder voting rights. FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission logo adorns Continue Reading

Valaris settles with Luminus, hands board seat to hedge fund

BOSTON (Reuters) – Oil drilling firm Valaris PLC reached a settlement with Luminus Management and said on Monday that it has appointed one of the hedge fund’s partners to its board. Luminus’ Adam Weitzman, an expert in offshore oil drilling who has experience in debt and equity capital markets and 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

Activist hedge fund Marcato Capital to shut down after drop in assets

BOSTON (Reuters) – Activist hedge fund Marcato Capital Management, backed by Blackstone Group and billionaire William Ackman, is shutting down as assets have shriveled after two years of poor returns, sources said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: Blackstone Group CEO and Co-Founder Steve Schwarzman speaks at a Reuters Newsmaker event in Continue Reading