Hedge Funds Beat The US Stock Market Index

Hedge Funds have made some small gains throughout the month of February, according to a recent report from Reuters. On average, the gains that hedge funds posted were just enough to beat the US stock market index. However, not all hedge funds had a great month.

In particular, it was the larger funds that took the biggest hits. Although there was an increase of about half a percent, it wasn’t quite enough to recoup the losses from the year so far— January saw a decrease of almost 2.5 percent. However, even this loss was a better result than those incurred by the Stock Index (5.4 percent).

A further breakdown shows the biggest gains came from macro hedge funds (over 1.9 percent), while the heaviest hedge fund losses came from those with investors who are gung-ho about changes in strategy.

But not all major players took a hit— big-name hedge fund Renaissance Technologies had a good month, enjoying gains upwards of 3 percent.


The Hedge Fund Association (HFA) — “Institutionalize Your Brand to Effectively Raise Capital”

On behalf of Crawford and the respective event sponsors, I am pleased to invite you to the following complimentary January hedge fund event, which features top industry speakers and thought leaders:
The Hedge Fund Association (HFA) — “Institutionalize Your Brand to Effectively Raise Capital”
When: January 144:00-8:00 p.m., including cocktail reception, at
Where: K&L Gates, 70 West Madison Street, 2nd Floor, Chicago,
HFA’s Symposium Institutionalizing Your Brand to Effectively Raise Capital will provide actionable insights and timely advice from industry experts.

Our speakers will discuss:

  • Capitalizing on The JOBS Act: What you need to know;
  • Raising capital – key metrics and effective networking opportunities;
  • Communication tips, traps and best practices;
  • Technology’s role in sales and marketing.

This event is hosted and sponsored by K&L Gates. Space is limited. RSVP today!

Please note: Fund managers and investors/allocators will receive priority registration for this event. Registrations will be reviewed and are subject to approval by the event organizers.

Click here for tickets and more info.

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Hedge Fund Magnate John A. Paulson Endows Harvard

On June 3rd, John A. Paulson, hedge fund magnate John Paulson made the largest gift in Harvard University’s history, donating $400 million to support the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). Paulson is a 1980 Harvard alumnus and is the founder and president of Paulson & Co.

Evan H. Katz hedge funds comments on latest donation to HarvardAt the event, Paulson stated, “‘There is nothing more important to improve humanity than education. For 379 years, Harvard has had a profound global impact across a multitude of disciplines that benefits all of humanity. Today’s gift will help continue that legacy by making SEAS a 21st-century engineering leader. It provides a solid endowment for faculty development, research, scholarships, and financial aid,’” (Harvard Receives Its Largest Gift, Harvard Gazette).

SEAS was founded in 1847 as the Lawrence Scientific School and later changed its name to the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in 2007. The school has three undergraduate-level concentrations, which include biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering. There is also a master’s program that focuses on computational science and engineering. To honor Mr. Paulson, the School will be renamed the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

John A.Paulson was born in Queens to a father from Ecuador who served in the United States Army during WWII. Paulson founded Paulson & Co. in 1994 with $2 million, a company that now stands as one of Wall Street’s most successful hedge funds after making billions of dollars in 2007. The company specializes in alternative investments and manages over $18 billion. Before finding his company, Paulson worked at several firms including Bear Stearns and the Boston Consulting Group.

Harvard University acknowledges Paulson as an extremely intelligent, generous humanitarian who has donated to a plethora of causes involving the arts, health care, conservation, and, of course, education. He currently serves in the Harvard Business School Board of Dean’s Advisors, along with the Central Park Conservancy, the New York University Board of Trustees, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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To read more about John A. Paulson’s latest donation to Harvard, read this article published by the Harvard Gazette.


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