4.20.2017

New Hedge Fund Launches 2017

2017 Hedge Fund Launches

There are several new hedge funds launching in 2017, with many more to come in the second half of the year. Here are a few recent new hedge funds for 2017:

1) Blue Hawk Investment Group, founded in 2016, just launched their BlueHawk Fundamental Growth Fund, a long/short equity fund.


2) Holocene Advisors, a hedge fund started by former Citadel manager, Brandon Haley, is gearing up for an April, 2017 launch with an expected $1 billion.


3) Light Sky Macro, also based out of New York and run by Ben Melkman, is launching in the first quarter of 2017. The fund has backing from some huge names in the hedge fund industry including Louis Bacon, Philippe Laffont, Steve Cohen, and Dan Loeb.


4) Latitude Investment Management is launching with an extremely unique fee structure - just 1% management fees and no performance fees. 

Stay tuned for additional hedge fund launches in 2017

4.18.2017

Marketing to Hedge Funds



Marketing to Hedge Funds


As of 2017, hedge funds had nearly 3.3 trillion in assets and had net inflows of $75 billion in new assets. There is also a lot of optimism, with 69% of hedge fund managers expressing optimism for industry returns.

With the optimism and massive amount of capital at stake, it's no surprise that everyone from third party service providers to purveyors of luxury goods are looking for a way to market to hedge funds. Of course, the major hurdle is that hedge funds are notoriously difficult to contact.

Though it's beginning to change, a large number of hedge funds do not even maintain websites (or simply operate a secure login terminal for clients). Others provide little information on their fund, executives, strategy, assets under management, and the other key criteria necessary for marketers to effectively communicate their value proposition.

So how exactly can one effectively market their product or service to hedge funds?

1) Understand the hedge fund industry and need for your product or service

If you are selling, for example, private jet sharing, you may be looking to market to the entire industry. If, on the other hand, you are providing a data analytics service, you may be only marketing to funds utilizing a specific strategy. Understanding the various types of hedge funds and what their product and service needs may be is absolutely essential.

Some resources you might like:
2017 Preqin Hedge Fund Report
Free Hedge Fund Database
Hedge Fund Marketing Association
HedgeCo Service Provider Directory

2) Reach out to hedge funds directly

Let's face it, you're not going to be able to effectively run ads using Google AdWords to target hedge fund managers and decision makers. Facebook ads can you a bit closer, but still won't allow you to target them directly. In our experience, the best method for marketing to hedge funds is reaching out to them directly - in person, by mail, or by email.

There are close to a dozen reputable hedge fund database/directories that can be immensely helpful in this regard. The good ones will be updated frequently. Our favorite is The Blue Heron Group's secret hedge fund database. Other well known databases, though they are rather expensive and more aimed at investors, are Preqin and EurekaHedge, and Morningstar. HedgeLists offers an inexpensive alternative, particularly if you are looking to market to a specific country or fund strategy.

3) Differentiate yourself

Due to the large amount of capital and relative concentration of funds, it can be difficult to get the time of day from the larger and more well known funds. Your value proposition, along with a unique approach, is critical to your ability to effectively market yourself and your product to hedge funds.

11.22.2016

Hedge Funds and Big Data

It's no secret that many hedge funds rely on analysis of big data for making investment decisions. For years it has been speculated that quants and scientists tasked with pouring over huge quantities of data would develop sophisticated and profitable algorithms to trade off this information. However, a recent article by Bloomberg suggests they may no be having the success many envisioned.

Big data is a catchall phrase used to describe a broad variety of information derived from social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, Google searches, online customer purchase information, and even satellite photos. However, it's unclear many hedge funds have been able to reliably use this information to their advantage.

In one example, funds used to dealing with conventional financial filings tried to understand the impact of a foodborne illness on Chipotle's sales. Rather than waiting for quarterly sales guidance, they chose to study location apps that indicated foot traffic was declining. The problem is this overlooked an important fact; in the winter months many customers chose to have meals delivered instead of venturing in to Chipotle.

While hedge funds also had difficulty predicting the 2016 election or Brexit, they do sometimes connect. For example, start up hedge fund Predata claims it has correctly predicted attacks on North African oil fields and various political moves in Europe.

Still, as many hedge funds rush to higher scientists specializing in big data analysis, it's less than clear many will be able to filter the noise and develop profitable trading strategies.

7.12.2016

Hedge Fund Jobs in Texas 2016

Looking for a hedge fund job in Texas? If you're looking for a hedge fund job in Dallas, Houston, or elsewhere in Texas take a look at this list of hedge funds that are currently hiring in Texas.

Whether you are looking for an internship, Analyst, Portfolio Manager or other hedge fund position, this abbreviated list of hedge funds in Texas with current job openings could be a great start:

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss Dallas TX
Condera Advisors Houston TX
Crestline Management Fort Worth TX
Dimensional Fund Advisors Austin TX
Fortress Investment Group Irving TX
Frontier Investment Management Dallas TX
Note: The above is just the first 6 of 26 hedge funds that currently have open job positions in Texas. Get the complete list of hedge funds and hedge fund jobs in Texas

6.25.2016

Hedge Fund Jobs in Boston and Massachusetts 2016

Looking for a hedge fund job in Boston? The below list of hedge fund job opportunities in Boston, Cambridge and elsewhere in Mass. is a great way to get started on your job search.

Whether you are looking for an internship, analyst, portfolio manager or other hedge fund position, this abbreviated list of hedge funds in Boston with current job openings could be a huge help:

AEW Capital Management Boston MA
Alphasimplex Group Cambridge MA
Babson Capital Management Boston MA
Baring Asset Management Boston MA
Burl Capital Boston MA
Cadence Capital Management Boston MA
Crestwood Advisors Boston MA
Delta Partners Boston MA
Essex Investment Management Boston MA
Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. Boston MA
Note: The above list is just the first 10 of several dozen hedge fund jobs in MA. Download the complete list of hedge funds an hedge fund jobs in MA

6.18.2016

Hedge Fund Jobs in Chicago 2016

Looking for a hedge fund job in Chicago or elsewhere in Illinois? The below list shows several hedge funds that are currently hiring in Chicago.

Whether you are looking for an internship, Analyst, Portfolio Manager or other hedge fund position, this abbreviated list of hedge funds in Chicago with current job openings could be a great start:

Advisory Research Chicago IL
Balyasny Asset Management Chicago IL
Channing Capital Management Chicago IL
Coe Capital Management Deerfield IL
CTS Strategic Investments Chicago IL
Note: The above is just 5 of the more than 20 hedge fund currently hiring in Chicago. Get a hedge fund job with the complete list of hedge fund jobs in Chicago

6.13.2016

Hedge Fund Jobs in Florida 2016

Looking for a hedge fund job in Florida? Below is a list of hedge funds in Boca Raton, Palm Beach, and throughout Florida that currently have open positions.

Whether you are looking for an internship, Analyst, Portfolio Manager or other hedge fund position, this abbreviated list of hedge funds in Florida with current job openings could be a great start:
Alterna Capital Fort Lauderdale FL
Aviance Capital Management Sarasota FL
Collins Capital Management Coral Gables FL
Mikus Capital Management Palm Beach  FL
Steinberg Global Asset Management Boca Raton FL

Note: The above list is just the first 5 out of many hedge funds that are currently hiring in Florida. Get the full list of hedge fund jobs in Florida

6.10.2016

Hedge Fund Jobs in Connecticut 2016

Looking for a hedge fund job in Connecticut? If you're looking for a hedge fund job or internship in Greenwich or Stamford, CT see the below list of hedge funds that are currently hiring:

Whether you are looking for an internship, Analyst, Portfolio Manager or other hedge fund position, this abbreviated list of hedge funds in Connecticut with current job openings could be a great start:
Airlie Opportunity Capital Management Greenwich CT
AQR Capital Management Greenwich CT
Atlantic Asset Management Stamford CT
AXA Investment Management LLC Greenwich CT
Balyasny Asset Management Greenwich CT
Breeden Capital Management LLC Greenwich CT

Note: This is just a partial list and includes only the first 6 of more than 20 hedge funds currently with open jobs in Connecticut. Get the full list of hedge fund jobs in Connecticut

6.03.2016

Hedge Fund Jobs in New York 2016

Looking for hedge fund job in New York? There are currently 98 hedge funds with open job positions in NYC. Whether you are looking for an internship, analyst, portfolio manager or other hedge fund position, this abbreviated list of hedge funds in NY with current job openings could be a huge help:

Ader Investment Management New York NY
Aequitas Capital Management New York NY
Albion Investors New York NY
Alkeon Capital Management New York NY
Allen Global Partners New York NY
Allianz Alternative Asset Management New York NY
American Capital Management New York NY
Angelo Gordon & Co. New York NY
Atlantic Investment Management New York NY
Axiom Capital Management New York NY
Note: The above is just the first 10 out of 98 hedge funds that are currently hiring new employees in New York. Get the complete list of hedge funds and hedge fund jobs in NY

6.02.2016

Hedge Funds Jobs in California 2016

Looking for a hedge fund job in California? If you are looking for hedge funds with open job or internship opportunities in San Francisco, Los Angeles, or elsewhere in California, the below list shows several hedge funds that are currently hiring in CA:

Whether you are looking for an internship, Analyst, Portfolio Manager or other hedge fund position, this abbreviated list of hedge funds in California with current job openings could be a great start:


Adelante Capital Management Oakland CA
Aequitas Capital Management Del Mar CA
AEW Capital Management Los Angeles CA
AMI Asset Management Los Angeles CA
Aria Partners GP Los Angeles CA
Avalon Global Asset Management LLC San Francisco CA
Aviance Capital Management Los Angeles CA
AXA Investment Management LLC Orinda CA
Babson Capital Management Newport Beach CA
Balyasny Asset Management San Francisco CA


Note the above list is just the first 10 out of 53 hedge funds that are currently hiring. 

5.31.2016

Hedge Fund Using Exit Polls to Predict UK Referendum on EU

With the UK threatening to leave the EU, hedge funds are seeing an opportunity to profit from correctly predicting the outcome of the EU referendum. 

Several hedge funds are planning to conduct exit polls, at a cost of around half a million dollars a piece, to help them gauge the odds of the UK withdrawing from the EU. Presumably this information could allow these hedge funds to place large bets on currency markets.

According to Financial Times "A strengthening pound will be associated with a swing to ‘Remain,’ while a weakening in sterling versus the dollar and other currencies would be seen as a boost for ‘Leave.’"


According to The Wall Street Journal, currency markets indicate that traders believe heavily the UK will vote to remain in the EU: "Across options and futures contracts, speculators have nearly erased their net short sterling positions, according to data from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission."

'Hedge funds have asked for exit polls and for hourly polls on the day.," according to one pollster, 'Banks are certainly commissioning polls for their own consumption that are never released.'

Top 75 Largest US Hedge Funds 2016

Below is a list of the top 75 US Hedge Funds based on equity assets for 2016:


Rank Hedge Fund State Equity Assets Primary Strategy More Information
1 Citadel LLC IL $79.3B Convertibles View More Info
2 DE Shaw NY $55.8B Absolute Return View More Info
3 AQR Capital Management CT $55.5B Global Macro View More Info
4 Renaissance Technologies NY $52.6B Multi Strategy View More Info
5 Millennium Management NY $40B Fund of Funds View More Info
6 Adage Capital Management MA $36.9B
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7 Viking Global Investors CT $22.7B Global Macro View More Info
8 Icahn Capital NY $21.5B Event Driven View More Info
9 Two Sigma Investments NY $21B Commodities View More Info
10 Lone Pine Capital CT $20.1B Long/Short View More Info
11 Balyasny Asset Management NY $16.8B Multi Strategy View More Info
12 Glenview Capital Management NY $13.7B Multi Strategy View More Info
13 Pentwater Capital Management IL $13.6B Global Equity View More Info
14 Paulson & Co. NY $13.5B Multi Strategy View More Info
15 Point72 Asset Management CT $13B
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16 Yacktman Asset Management TX $12.8B Value View More Info
17 Select Equity NY $11.9B Equity View More Info
18 Iridian Asset Management CT $11.7B Global Macro View More Info
19 Gateway Investment Advisers OH $11.5B Fixed Income View More Info
20 Third Point LLC NY $10.9B Event Driven View More Info
21 Highfields Capital Management MA $10.7B
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22 Farallon Capital Management CA  $10.5B Multi Strategy View More Info
23 Trian Fund Management LP NY $10.4B
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24 Alyeska Investment Group IL $10.2B Managed Futures View More Info
25 ValueAct Capital CA $10B Long/Short View More Info
26 Elliott Management NY $9.5B Global Equity View More Info
27 Numeric Investors MA $9.5B Long/Short View More Info
28 HBK Capital Management TX $9.2B Multi Strategy View More Info
29 Pershing Square Capital Management NY $8.9B Value View More Info
30 Carlson Alternative Advisors TX $8.3B Private Equity View More Info
31 Coatue Management NY $8B
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32 Bridgewater Associates CT $7.9B Long/Short View More Info
33 Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors CA $7.2B Private Equity View More Info
34 Baupost Group MA $6.9B Global Equity View More Info
35 Brandes Investment Partners CA $6.9B Global Equity View More Info
36 Discovery Capital Management CT $6.9B Equity View More Info
37 Tiger Global Management LLC NY $6.9B
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38 Maverick Capital TX $6.3B Global Macro View More Info
39 Par Capital Management MA $6.24B Global Macro View More Info
40 Advent Capital Management NY  $6.2B Fund of Funds View More Info
41 Highbridge Capital Management NY $6B Convertibles View More Info
42 Greenlight Capital NY $5.9B Long/Short View More Info
43 Visium Asset Management NY $5.9B Mid-Atlantic View More Info
44 Cantillon Capital Management NY $5.7B Multi Strategy View More Info
45 Eminence Capital NY $5.7B Activist View More Info
46 Levin Capital Strategies NY $5.5B
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47 Scopia Capital NY $5.4B Long/Short View More Info
48 Chartwell Investment Partners PA $5.3B Global Equity View More Info
49 Jana Partners NY $5.3B Activist View More Info
50 Kensico Capital Management CT $5B Multi Strategy View More Info
51 Alkeon Capital Management NY $4.8B
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52 Samlyn Capital NY $4.7B
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53 Lyrical-Antheus Management, L.P. NJ $4.6B Real Estate View More Info
54 York Capital Management NY $4.6B Event Driven View More Info
55 Bluemountain Capital Management NY $4.5B Global Macro View More Info
56 Arrowpoint Partners CO $4.1B
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57 GMT Capital NY $4.1B Long/Short View More Info
58 Energy Income Partners CT $3.8B Energy View More Info
59 Omega Advisors NY $3.7B Global Macro View More Info
60 International Value Investors NY $3.5B Global Macro View More Info
61 Salient Advisors TX $3.5B Fund of Funds View More Info
62 Palisade Capital NJ $3B Global Macro View More Info
63 Ivory Investment Management CA $2.9B Value View More Info
64 Fir Tree Partners NY $2.6B
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65 Huber Capital Management CA $2.5B Global Equity View More Info
66 Zazove Associates IL $2.2B Convertibles View More Info
67 Luxor Capital Group NY $2B
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68 PDT Partners NY $1.6B
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69 3G Capital Partners NY $1.5B Value View More Info
70 Altimeter Capital MA $1.5B
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71 Snyder Capital Management CA $1.5B
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72 Cadence Capital Management MA $1.4B Directional View More Info
73 Copper Rock Capital Partners MA $1.2B Global Macro View More Info
74 Shenkman Capital Management NY $1.1B Convertibles View More Info
75 Abrams Bison Investments MD $1B
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1.28.2015

Hedge Fund Jobs in Texas

Texas Hedge Fund Jobs

Looking for a hedge fund job in Texas? Below is a partial list of hedge funds in Texas that are currently or have recently been hiring employees. The list below includes 10 of the 27 known hedge funds that are currently hiring in Texas. Or get a complete list of hedge funds in Texas, including which funds are hiring.


Company Name City State Website
Baker Avenue Alternative Asset Management Irving TX www.bakerave.com
Bares Capital Management Austin TX www.barescapital.com
Blue Lion Capital Dallas TX www.bluelioncap.com
Corriente Advisors Fort Worth TX www.corrientecapital.com
Dimensional Fund Advisors Austin TX www.dfaus.com
Fortress Investment Group Irving TX www.fortress.com
Frontier Investment Management Dallas TX www.frontierinvest.com
GSO Capital Partners Houston TX www.gsocap.com
Hayman Capital Management Dallas TX www.haymancapitalmanagement.com
Hodges Capital Management Dallas TX www.hodgescapital.com

The above list shows 10 of the 27 hedge funds currently seeking employees in Texas. Get the complete list at www.hedgefundjoblist.com. They are an invaluable resource for finding hedge fund jobs.

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1.25.2015

Swiss Franc Spike Causes Hedge Fund Failures

In a world where hedge funds crowd the market in semi-liquid or illiquid investments, it should come as little surprise when a sharp spike or decline in a given asset leads to significant losses for a large number of funds. Even more so when such an investment is made in a so-called "low-risk investment". Queue the spike in the Swiss Franc. Apparently hedge fund managers are not all ready to accept that the obvious: the riskiness of an asset is based as much on the investors as the investment itself. And when short-term investors crowd the market for an otherwise low-risk asset it can become high-risk almost overnight.

On January 15th the USD/CHF was trading at 1.02. By the next day it was trading at .85. An almost unheard of spike of over 15% for a traditionally somewhat stable currency. And many hedge funds, we found out, were short the Franc.

According to Forbes, a couple of the big losers in the trade are London-based COMAC and Everest Capital in Florida. And yet the greater irony may be that COMAC, which claims to only have lost 10% on the year, is closing down its global macro fund. Why? Surely 10% losses shouldn't neccessitate such a draconian move. Except that high-water marks and incentive fees now mean that the managers of that fund have a lot of work to do to start earning their fees. And apparently its a whole lot easier to just start over.

1.24.2015

Hedge Fund Jobs in London/UK

Hedge Funds in London Currently Hiring
Below is a partial list of hedge funds in London and the UK that are currently hiring. The list below is only the first 10 out of more than 45 hedge funds with current job openings in London. You can view all hedge funds that are currently hiring by purchasing the UK Hedge Fund List. They just added a feature which show which of the more than 900 UK hedge funds on their list are actively seeking employees at the current time.


Company Name City Website
36 South Capital Advisors London www.bakerave.com
AGFE London www.barescapital.com
Alphadyne Asset Management London www.bluelioncap.com
Arrowgrass Capital Partners London www.corrientecapital.com
Balyasny Europe Asset Management London www.dfaus.com
Beach Point Capital Management London www.fortress.com
Black River Asset Management Surrey www.frontierinvest.com
BlackRock Investment Management UK London www.gsocap.com
BlueBay Asset Management London www.haymancapitalmanagement.com
Bluefin Companies London www.hodgescapital.com


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