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Opalesque Roundup: Veteran hedge fund manager explains why investors often lose money despite having selected the right investments: hedge fund news, week 53

Saturday, December 26, 2015

In the week ending 25 December, 2015, Steven Markovitz, a Geneva based veteran hedge fund manager, explains in an Opalesque.TV video interview several reasons why some investors are not making any money despite having selected the right investments.

Niche hedge funds are leading the HSBC performance rankings in 2015. While Brigade Capital has suffered more losses in November and has since cut back on some of those names in favor of bets on financial and healthcare names, Greg Lippmann’s hedge fund, LibreMax Capital, plans to launch a new fund early next year. Goldman Sachs Asset Management has launched an Alternative UCITS multi-manager fund designed to tap a range of complementary liquid alternative strategies.

Eurekahedge has announced the launch of the Eurekahedge Multi-Factor Risk Premia Index.

Total hedge fund assets rose $11.2 billion in November 2015, an increase of 0.36%; the SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for December 2015 measured 4.98%, up from 4.90% in November; hedge funds globally have taken in more than $45 billion of new money from clients this year; and investors in Carlyle Group’s Claren Road Asset have asked to withdraw nearly $1 billion in the fourth quarter.

Among investments, Nomura Holdings plans to pay about $1 billion for a stake of around 40% in American Century Investments; David Einhorn said that he remains cautious on Netflix amidst strong performance this year; Bruce Berkowitz’s Fairholme Capital has boosted its stakes in Sears Holdings Corp by 4.18% to 27,516,248 shares; David Tepper of Appaloosa Management ......................

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