Tag archive for ‘Renaissance Technologies’
Shai Genish On Monday, March 20th, 2017

George Soros Is the World’s Richest Hedge Fund Billionaire, Forbes

As many, world’s richest hedge fund managers struggled in 2016 to keep up with U.S. financial market, but they still remain main players. George Soros is the world’s richest hedge fund billionaire with More...

News Brief On Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Wealthy Cruz Donor’s Firm Pours Millions Into Clinton Campaign

  Renaissance Technologies, a hedge fund founded by billionaire James Simons, donated over $13 million to Sen. Ted Cruz’s failed presidential campaign, through President Bob Mercer. For a guy who’s More...

News Brief On Sunday, February 21st, 2016

Renaissance Tech Founder Simons Gives $3.5 Million to Pro-Clinton Group

James Simons, the billionaire founder of Renaissance Technologies, donated $3.5 million to Priorities USA Action, a super-PAC that’s aiding Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign as an independent entity. Super-PAC More...

News Brief On Monday, January 18th, 2016

James Simons Discovered Zeno’s Paradox at Age Four

  James Harris “Jim” Simons (born 1938) is an American mathematician, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist. He is a code breaker and studies pattern recognition. Simons is the co-inventor – with More...

Ilan Shavit On Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Renaissance Technologies to Close $1 Billion Hedge Fund

  Renaissance Technologies LLC, one of the world’s most successful and secretive hedge fund groups, with roughly $27 billion in assets, is closing an eight-year old, $1 billion portfolio, at the end of More...

Niva Goldberg On Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

LI’s James Simons’ $1.2 Billion Earnings Put Him at No. 2 in 2014 Hedge Fund Ranking

The top 25 hedge fund managers earned $11.6 billion in compensation in 2014, an average of $400 million each, even as hedge funds overall posted a mediocre year. A survey by trade publisher Institutional Investor’s More...

Vered Weiss On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Hedge Fund Manager Jim Simons’ Invests in Blackberry and the Internet of Things

Blackberry has been given the raspberry by investors, but stock picker extraordinaire, Jim Simons, founder of the Medallion Fund, is buying shares of Blackberry on the company’s leadership role in More...

Vered Weiss On Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Jim Simons Trims the Fat From McDonald’s Holding

Jim Simons of Renaissance Technologies bagged a part of his position in McDonald’s. Shares of the biggest burger brand are down 7.8% since June amid food scandals in China , consumer rejection of its products More...

Gali Raz On Thursday, September 26th, 2013

James and Marilyn Simons Awarded the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy

– Hedge fund billionaire Simons and his wife Marilyn are due to receive their awards in a ceremony organized by the Carnegie UK Trust to be held next month. – James and Marilyn Simons /Getty – James More...

Clive Minchom On Sunday, July 7th, 2013

James Simons and Renaissance in Tax Dispute With the IRS

– James Simons / Bloomberg – /By Clive Minchom / Last week Bloomberg reported that the United States Internal Revenue Service has been attacking an aggressive tax strategy put in place by one of New More...

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