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Below is a list of the top ten most overrated hedge fund managers. Many of these guys (they're all men) have become celebrities, idolized by investors, just like movie stars or great athletes are in mainstream American society. And most of them made their billions -- and forged their reputations -- years ago. Recent performance doesn't rise...
On June 17, EcoR1 Capital filed a 13G on Xencor Inc. (XNCR), disclosing the purchase of over 2M shares. EcoR1 now owns 8% of Xencor. The purchase makes XNCR the #1 position in EcoR1's $957M 13F portfolio. Xencor is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing therapies for the treatment of cancer and autoimmune diseases....
For Akre Capital Management Founder Charles Akre, investment success is all about the power of compounding. As Akre puts it, "Many people think of us as a 'value investor' and others ask whether we are a value or a growth investor. We’ve started to say, we’re neither, we are a compounding investor." Whatever you call it, Akre's...
Mauricio Leyva, appointed in March to the newly-created role of President, International and Business Development at Keurig Dr. Pepper (KDP) made a big buy of KDP on Monday. In a Form 4 filed yesterday, Leyva disclosed the purchase of 123,400 KDP at $28.47. The $3.58M buy was the Keurig Dr Pepper insider Leyva's first since joining...
At the Sohn San Francisco Investment Conference last year, Gil Simon of SoMa Equity Partners presented his best idea: SailPoint Technologies (SAIL). The Sohn conference is renowned as an annual event where hedge fund managers make market-moving presentations. Indeed, after Simon -- a rising star in the hedge fund world -- made his pitch, SAIL stock went...
The S&P 500 traded above its 200 day moving average last week for the first time since March 5. Back on March 23, at the bottom of the crash, the index was 28% below its 200 Day MA. The market has seen an amazing "bounce" since then. But many stocks -- mainly those hurt most by the...
Leading health care-focused hedge fund Perceptive Advisors increased its Neptune Wellness (NEPT) stake by 37%, buying 5,000,000 shares. The fund made the disclosure via a 13G/A "passive" filing yesterday. Perceptive's purchase comes days after the Quebec-based cannabis extraction company announced a new partnership that will pay Neptune a minimum of $16.5 million over the next six months....
As we've written before, Abdiel Capital is all about focus. Managing partners Colin Moran and Geoffrey Gentile don't spread their bets around much -- they run a concentrated long book. Abdiel's 13F portfolio, disclosed last Friday, showed that the fund's $2.14B in long holdings was invested in only 13 positions at Q1's close. $1.91B of those...
RA Capital has outperformed all other healthcare hedge funds over the past decade, based on 13F holdings. In fact, RA's 30.88% annualized return of it's equal-weighted top 20 long portfolio led all other hedge funds over that period. So, when RA manager Peter Kolchinsky discloses portfolio changes, investors may want to pay attention. RA Capital's Q1 portfolio...
Dr. Michael Burry's Scion Capital added Jack In The Box (JACK) to its portfolio in Q1 of 2020. According to a 13F filed today, the manager, famous as the focus of the book and movie The Big Short, made the fast-food company his #2 position. It's impossible to calculate Scion Capital's exact cost basis on the 300,000...