Archive for February, 2012

Pensions Like Their Alternatives Traded

February 28, 2012

Chidem Kurdas

No wonder so many managers want to have an initial public offering. Pensions may be more (more…)

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Yale Sells Gold Stock

February 21, 2012

David Swensen, the long-time chief of Yale University’s endowment, is known for his (more…)

Veteran Bear’s Gold and Silver Miners

February 16, 2012

Chidem Kurdas

Eric Sprott, the Canadian who made a fortune from bearish trades in recent years, isn’t just holding precious metals (more…)

Investors Withdraw from Europe

February 14, 2012

Chidem Kurdas

Hedge fund clients, including large institutions, have been paring down their holdings in Europe. This appears to be a response not only to the ongoing crisis centered on Greece’s inability to pay back its debt but also (more…)

Morgan Stanley, BlackRock Support Einhorn

February 9, 2012

In the past 12 months or so David Einhorn has been (more…)

Quants Get Traction After Tough Year

February 7, 2012

Chidem Kurdas

Trend-following quantitative traders of futures contracts did better (more…)

Cooperman Contrarian Gas Strategy

February 3, 2012

Natural gas prices are fluctuating around 10-year lows. America has such a big surplus in natural gas that some producers, notably Chesapeake Energy, have reduced production.  So Omega Advisors’ (more…)

Hopeful Signs

February 2, 2012

Chidem Kurdas

In the last two days there were three news items suggesting positive developments for hedge fund (more…)