Michael Kumin has been a director at Wayfair Inc (W) since June of 2011. The e-commerce furniture retailer went public in 2014, with Kumin's private equity firm Great Hill Partners a major investor. Since then, the Wayfair insider bought shares of W just once on the open...
Ark Investment Management Founder, CEO and Portfolio Manager Catherine Wood invests in what she calls "Disruptive Innovation." Wood has been successful with this approach, to say the least. Cloning Ark Investments' 13F portfolio since Q1 of 2017 would have resulted in a 39.74% annualized return. That's nearly...
Whether they’re called penny stocks, micro-caps, OTC stocks or “lottery tickets,” low-priced, illiquid stocks of small companies have a bad reputation with many investors. Unquestionably micro-cap stocks can be illiquid, risky and highly speculative. Nonetheless, Hedge Funds can and do hold lots of micro-caps.
Sun Valley Gold led all hedge funds in Q2 of 2019 with a 56% 13F-based return. But the eye-popping performance by the Ketchum, Idaho-based fund comes with an asterisk, as explained below. Ketchum-based Sun Valley is a materials-focused hedge fund managed by Peter F....
In a 13G filed Friday evening, Citadel Advisors disclosed a 19.9% Avianca Holdings (AVH) stake. Ken Griffin's hedge fund reported that it owns 82,364,111 preferred shares of AVH issued to Citadel in exchange for a $356 million investment in Avianca. To...
Turns out Warren Buffett and Jimmy Buffett are not related. For years the world’s third richest man and the “Margaritaville” singer-songwriter thought they might share ancestors. But DNA testing has apparently ruled that out.
Light Street Capital filed a 13G on Monday July 22, disclosing a 5.2% stake in cybersecurity firm Carbon Black, Inc. (CBLK). The Palo Alto-based hedge fund acquired the $69 million CBLK position as cyber attacks become an increasing problem for U.S. corporations, and...
As I've written about before, there is an inverse relationship between hedge fund AUM and performance. Below we look at the top ten small hedge funds posting big returns over the last year. Academic studies have shown that small hedge funds tend to outperform large...
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...
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...