New Hedge Funds Are Betting On Equities

The growing divergence between different stocks and geographies makes going long and short attractive once again for managers starting new hedge funds.


After a year full of extremes, with many hedge fund firms closing while new ones launched with more money than ever, the first quarter of 2015 was a return to basics. Many of the new funds, including David Fear’s Thunderbird Partners and Solomon Kumin’s Folger Hill Asset Management, are betting on a strategy that has been a mainstay for decades but taken a drubbing in recent years: long-short equities.

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