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Hedge fund returns YTD best since 2012, says eVestment - HedgeCo.net
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  HedgeCo.net(Hedgeweek) Hedge funds gained an average of +0.87 per cent in March, the third consecutive month of positive returns, following a five-month string of ...

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  Yahoo FinanceHedge funds and other investment firms run by legendary investors like Israel Englander, Jeffrey Talpins and Ray Dalio are entrusted to manage billions of ...


  ReutersHedge fund managers added even more bullish long positions in crude oil and gasoline last week as traders bet prices will continue rising despite a sluggish ...


  Reuters AfricaHedge fund managers added even more bullish long positions in crude oil and gasoline last week as traders bet prices will continue rising despite a sluggish ...


  New York Daily NewsA Brooklyn jury sat down Tuesday to the first day of what's set to be a lengthy trial in the case of three hedge fund managers charged with defrauding investors ...


By Charles Skorina In February we published an abbreviated list of five-year endowment performance for fiscal year end June 30, 2018 for 61 schools to compliment the release of the annual NACUBO TIAA study.  Today, we introduce our big list with one hundred large endowments. Every CIO on our listRead More


  Yahoo FinanceDuring the fourth quarter the Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) lagged the larger S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by nearly 7 percentage points as investors worried over the possible ...


  Yahoo FinanceHedge funds and large money managers usually invest with a focus on the long-term horizon and, therefore, short-lived dips on the charts, usually don't make ...


AlphaSimplex, BH-DG to split mandate in half - The post appeared first on hfm.global


He’s had his differences with the Great Man, but Bill Ackman still considers himself a devotee of the Oracle of Omaha. And so, during his most trying times, during his long, dark night of the soul losing billions on a diet-shake pyramid scheme and what Charlie Munger called an “immoral” ...


Ever since the federal began bailing out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to the tune of $187 billion, in the process taking an 80% stake in the up to that point merely government-sponsored mortgage giants, and also all of their profits, ideas have been bandied about regarding what to do with them. The ...


Well, here's a thought that made our head spin: Deutsche Bank AG executives have discussed creating a new unit to house unwanted assets and businesses that could be earmarked for closure, part of contingency planning under way should a possible merger with German rival Commerzbank AG fall through, ...


Annual NEPC survey finds global economic concerns on the rise among nonprofits - The post appeared first on hfm.global


The $200 billion investment firm chief is touring a presentation addressing concerns about ‘hedge fund risk premia.’ - The post appeared first on hfm.global


Stonyrock is raising capital for new vehicle to invest in mid-market managers - The post appeared first on hfm.global


Search underway for $34m mandate - The post appeared first on hfm.global


LONDON, April 23 (Reuters) - Hedge fund managers added even more bullish long positions in crude oil and gasoline last week as traders bet prices will continue rising despite a sluggish economy and ...


  CNBCHedge funds buy mountains of anonymized data that they use to gauge how well retailers are doing ahead of earnings.


  CNBCPresident Donald Trump's goal of bringing Iran to its knees threatens to exact a heavy toll on American drivers this summer, fuel analysts warn. The White House ...


Richard Schimel and Larry Sapanski are coming back to the market with the launch of equity-focused Cinctive Capital - The post appeared first on hfm.global


  CNBCThe ubiquity of the Internet of Things, coupled with improvements in data analytics means insights are available to investors earlier than ever. Mainstream ...


White House chief economist and moonfaced boy Kevin Hassett went on Bloomberg TV to creepily smile his way through an interview about the Trump Administration's neverending prelude to multiple trade wars, and managed to do this: Donald Trump’s top economist has a new analogy for those bemoaning the ...


Data firm adds performance data for credit risk transfer deals to its platform - The post appeared first on hfm.global


Michelle Gesser joins muni bond trading firm in New York headquarters - The post appeared first on hfm.global


  Funds Europe MagazineWithdrawals from hedge funds surged in March even though investors were seeing returns of up to more than 5%.


  FTF NewsIn other FinTech news, RegTek embraces SFTR, SEC & FINRA host compliance program, Arab Bank in Switzerland taps Integral and an Asian firm turns to ...


Say what you will about SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son, but don't ever say that the man is not the world's greatest living financial performance artist...on earth. In his ongoing quest to prove that the notion of money is an absurdist fallacy created by flawed human beings, the Japanese venture ...


  The NationLaid-off retail workers are demanding severance, labor protections—and an end to the Wall Street playbook of owning a company while hollowing it out.


  VCCircleA homegrown hedge fund focussed on India's public equity markets has picked up a minority stake in an offline retail chain.


  PE HubMississauga, Ontario-based cannabis company TerrAscend Corp has launched a non-brokered private placement to raise up to $40 million (US$30 million).


PE shareholders have witnessed a decrease in hedge fund interest of late. There were 44 hedge funds in our database with PE positions at the end of the previous quarter. Our calculations also ...


If you happened to be wondering what Argentina’s pro-business, make-nice-with-Paul-Singer-and-the-IMF president has been up to lately, well, here’s what Mauricio Macri has been up to lately. On Wednesday after market hours he announced price controls on 60 products deemed essential for everyday ...


Hedge fund managers like David Einhorn, Bill Ackman, or Carl Icahn became billionaires through reaping large profits for their investors, which is why piggybacking their stock picks may provide us ...


  AlphaWeekMehta discusses trends in hedge fund technology adoption and explains what hedge fund managers need to be conscious of when selecting a technology ...


  ReutersLONDON (Reuters) - Hedge fund managers added even more bullish long positions in crude oil and gasoline last week as traders bet prices will continue rising ...


Crypto standards body launches initiatives to establish shared definitions - The post appeared first on hfm.global


- INTL FCStone’s subsidiary, INTL FCStone Financial (INTL), has launched a prime brokerage division, offering multi-asset prime brokerage, execution, outsourced trading, custody, and self-clearing and introduced clearing services for hedge funds, mutual funds, and family offices.


London-based hedge funds debut in Z-Ben Advisors' annual research - The post appeared first on hfm.global


NY-based commodities broker adds Lindsey Sine as client onboarding director, announces suite of prime services - The post appeared first on hfm.global


- Despite a strong start to the year, which saw Q1 2019 average hedge fund performance hit +5.34 per cent, investors continued to pull money from the sector, redeeming an estimated USD13.69 billion in March, according to the March 2019 eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report.


- Middle East alternative asset management firm Gulf Capital has successfully closed a new long-term AED500 million syndicated revolving credit facility from its existing lenders. 


- OKEx, a Malta-based digital asset exchange, has launched Cosmos (ATOM), a Proof-of-Stake cryptocurrency based on the Tendermint consensus protocol, on its spot trading market.


A simple retail transaction creates hundreds of data points, based on where you shop in the real world or online. Hundreds of companies are part of the alternative data supply chain, and hedge fund ...


  ETEnergyworld.comThe Trump administration's decision to toughen sanctions on Iran's oil exports has rewarded fund managers who have been increasingly confident that th..


Acquisition of California-based firm adds “wider range of high alpha products” - The post appeared first on hfm.global


  CTPostThe Securities & Exchange Commission is barring a Fairfield hedge fund manager, after an SEC probe determined he squandered $1.8 million in client money ...


  The Jerusalem PostHedge fund managers added even more bullish long positions in crude oil and gasoline last week as traders bet prices will continue rising despite a sluggish ...


PG&E strikes BlueMountain deal; Bed Bath & Beyond's board changes fail to impress hedge funds; and more... - The post appeared first on hfm.global


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AuM of Asia’s largest hedge fund managers is down slightly overall as a year of poor performance takes its toll on fundraising - The post appeared first on hfm.global


India and China managers extended their gains in March with all strategies, except dollar-focused Japanese equity funds and Australian equity managers, posting positive performance - The post appeared first on hfm.global


  Seeking AlphaThree scholars affiliated with JPMorgan Chase have written a paper on hedge fund behavior ahead of meetings of the Swiss National Bank, with the idea of ...


Asia’s hedge fund assets increased 1.6% in March thanks to improving performance across a number of strategies - The post appeared first on hfm.global


The former HKMA private markets CIO explains how the large investors think and his role as advisor for a blockchain-enabled wealth management platform - The post appeared first on hfm.global


  Investment WeekInvestors pulled $14.9bn from hedge funds in the first quarter of the 2019 after suffering $13.7bn in March alone, amid "clear dissatisfaction" over the sector's ...


Andrew Rice joins in client advisory vice-president role - The post appeared first on hfm.global


Nick Maounis’s firm hires four PMs for London office - The post appeared first on hfm.global


- Head of portfolio services at AIG Asset Management Carolyn Porretta has left the firm to join Macquarie Group.


  OpalesqueHennessee Hedge Fund Index increased +0.43% for the month (+5.70% YTD), while the S&P 500 was up +1.79% (+13.06% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial ...


  NasdaqTwo and twenty... that's the typical fees that hedge funds charge. With this fee structure, it means that they charge a flat 2% of total assets as a.


  Coin RivetA cryptocurrency hedge fund is a high-risk, high return way of investing in cryptocurrencies, taking advantage of expert advice.


- The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, a global leader in alternative investment education, is marking the successful first year of its 'stackable credential program', which allows a limited number of qualified members of CFA Institute to move directly to Level II of the rigorous two-part CAIA exam.


- big xyt’s analytics platform has been extended to include Transaction Cost Analysis (TCA).


- FlexTrade Systems has extended Goldman Sachs’ actionable IOI functionality within the FlexTRADER EMS. 


- iM Global Partner has acquired a 40 per cent interest in Scharf Investments, an independently owned and employee-controlled US equity value firm with USD3.4 billion in AUM as of end of March 2019.


New York-based firm eyes pension and endowments for l/s equity vehicle - The post appeared first on hfm.global


Mississauga, Ontario-based cannabis company TerrAscend Corp has launched a non-brokered private placement to raise up to $40 million (US$30 million). The offering will include a minimum lead-order ...


Three hedge fund managers went on trial Tuesday in Brooklyn Federal Court for allegedly defrauding investors out of millions of dollars in a case described by prosecutors as one steeped in “deceit and ...


LONDON (Reuters) - Hedge fund managers added even more bullish long positions in crude oil and gasoline last week as traders bet prices will continue rising despite a sluggish economy and political ...


(HedgeCo.Net) According to SEanC’s complaint, in 2013, Loflin helped his business partner gain control of Greenway, using a front company to hide his partner’s identity. Loflin then created back-dated convertible promissory notes to document debts owed by Greenway that could […]


(Bloomberg) The New York-based investment firm is reverting to a fee model that it held for the better part of the 2000s, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. The new structure will charge 3 percent of assets […]


(Opalesque) Is blockchain the new cloud computing? Delegates at the recent Opalesque Dubai Roundtable suggest that blockchain will eventually take on the same strategic role as cloud computing, with the technology being used to power critical infrastructure and other strategic […]


(Opalesque) In the week ending April 19th 2019, a report from Hedge Fund Research said that hedge funds turned in their strongest first quarter in 13 years. HFR’s index of hedge funds saw a 5.7 percent gain in the first […]


The Securities & Exchange Commission is barring a Fairfield hedge fund manager, after an SEC probe determined he squandered $1.8 million in client money through risky investments practices. Matthew J. ...


(Reuters) Hedge fund Third Point LLC, which sometimes pushes companies to perform better, said it is beginning to look more closely at corporate governance issues, including executive pay, as it evaluates future investments. “More carefully and systematically studying governance is […]


  New York Post Bed Bath & Beyond's splashy announcement of a board overhaul on Monday failed to boost the stock — or ward off a looming proxy battle by a trio of angry ...


  Opalesque69 hedge funds were launched in Q1 2019 reports Preqin in its Q1 update. And the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark returned +5.40% for the ...


Two and twenty... that's the typical fees that hedge funds charge. With this fee structure, it means that they charge a flat 2% of total assets as a management fee and an additional 20% of any profits ...


A cryptocurrency hedge fund is a way people can invest in cryptocurrencies using the knowledge of experts. But what’s the difference between a hedge fund and a cryptocurrency index fund?


  Law360Law360 (April 22, 2019, 8:28 PM EDT) -- A hedge fund manager embezzled over $570,000 to pay for personal expenses and attempted to restore half of the ...


Three scholars affiliated with JP Morgan Chase have written a paper on hedge fund behavior ahead of meetings of the Swiss National Bank, with the idea of shedding light on the consequences of the timing of central bank announcements more generally. They conclude that the SNB contributed to the volatilityRead More


The 2019 edition of McKinsey’s annual review of private investment markets is now available. One of the themes of the new edition is that private markets have gone mainstream. Since 2002, private equity’s net asset value has grown twice as fast as global public equities. Looking at that growth fromRead More


Below is our quarterly newsletter. If you would like to be added to our distribution list, please contact us. Clients, Friends, Associates: The first quarter of each year is typically a busy time for both investment managers and services providers.  The first quarter of 2019 was no exception.  Now that many of the filing deadlines […]


NEW YORK - The hedge fund have-mores are lording it over the rest. Subdued returns and cheap index trackers have squeezed average fund fees well below the once-typical 2 percent of assets and 20 ...


As we already know from media reports and hedge fund investor letters, many hedge funds lost money in fourth quarter, blaming macroeconomic conditions and unpredictable events that hit several ...


B. G., Opalesque Geneva: Blackstone announced on April 18th that it was converting to a corporation from a publicly traded partnership. The conversion is expected to be effective on July 1st, 2019. It will unlock opportunity for equity value appreciation by removing ownership restrictions and expand...


Opalesque Industry Update - Despite a strong start to the year, which saw Q1 2019 average hedge fund performance hit +5.34%, investors continued to pull money from the business, redeeming an estimated $13.69 billion from the industry in March, according to the just-released March 2019 eVestment Hedg...


Buran Venture Capital rebrands as Flashpoint, launches fund Buran Venture Capital, which invests in start-ups in Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltics, Finland and Israel, has rebranded as Flashpoint and launched a new venture debt fund. "Our business has expanded significantly over ...


The SS C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for April 2019 measured 2.51%, down from 3.49% in March. "SS C GlobeOp's Forward Redemption Indicator for April 2019 of 2.51% reflects a lower level of redemption notices compared with 2.60% reported a year ago," said Bill Stone, Chai...


From Institutional Investor: Jamie Sterne, who was named an Institutional Investor Hedge Fund Rising Star last year, has proved a worthy winner of that award.The founder of Skye Global Management posted a gain of 17 percent to 18 percent in the first quarter, according to an investor. Maverick and...


Los Angeles Fire Police slates $59.5m to alternatives From PIonline.com: Los Angeles Fire Police Pension System committed a total of up to $59.5 million to three alternative investment funds, according to a report on the $22.7 billion pension fund's website. The board committed up to $40 mi...


From Telegraph: A $9bn US hedge fund that forecast the 2008 global financial meltdown has quietly built a multimillion-pound bet against struggling travel agent Thomas Cook. Whitebox Advisors, based in Minneapolis, is one of a clutch of short sellers that believes the 178-year-old company faces more...


From Institutional Investor: iM Global Partner - a multi-boutique which invests in asset managers - has acquired a 40 percent stake in $3.4 billion Scharf Investments, an employee-owned U.S. equity value manager. Scharf, founded in 2007, is run by Brian Krawez, president and chairman of the inves...


Tangem receives $15m funding and is returning to the crypto valley Opalesque Industry Update - The Swiss company Tangem's promising blockchain technology is now operational and ready for market-entry and everyday life. The hardware wallet in the NFC smartcard allows to physically distribute and s...


When it comes to investing, we tend to primarily think about our ROI - return on investment. But now that we're surrounded by groups supporting social causes (and Earth Day is coming up), it might be time to rethink your investment philosophy. Yes, you might be able to earn more by investing in wh...


From Institutional Investor: The media business that owns USA Today has fired back against its potential hedge fund buyer. In a statement Monday, Gannett Co. said it was "setting the record straight" on what it described as "false and misleading statements" made b...


From Reuters: Indian companies have sold $3.7 billion in high-yield, or junk-rated, bonds so far this year, an increase of 187 percent from 2018, Refinitiv data show. The last time Indian companies sold more junk bonds was in 2014, when total volumes for the year were $4.1 billion, the data showed. ...


From Investment Executive: Advisors and investors are showing renewed confidence in cannabis, U.S. equities and emerging market asset classes, according to a survey. Horizons' second quarter 2019 sentiment survey saw advisors and investors express bullish expectations for 10 of 14 asset classes fo...


Saba puts pressure on new closed-end fund targets From Institutional Investor: Boaz Weinstein's Saba Capital Management is putting pressure on several new activist targets.The credit-oriented hedge fund, which employs a strategy of buying up shares of closed-end mutual funds that are trading at s...


Uber spins out self-driving unit with $1bn funding infusion It's official. Uber confirmed that its cash-burning self-driving unit will receive a $1 billion investment from auto giant Toyota Motor, Japanese automotive components manufacturer Denso Corp., and the SoftBank Vision Fund. As part of ...


From BizarreNews: An Arkansas woman known as "Granny Hulk" broke a world record for deadlifting just three months shy of her 70th birthday. Sharie Mobley, who will be 70 in July, broke a world record for deadlift in her class and division when she hoisted 305 pounds. The 123-poun...


University of Houston System committed or invested a total of $53 million with six managers on behalf of its $683 million endowment.


We at Insider Monkey have gone over 700 13F filings that hedge funds and prominent investors are required to file by the SEC The 13F filings show the funds' and investors' portfolio positions as ...


  Institutional InvestorThe media business that owns USA Today has fired back against its potential hedge fund buyer. In a statement Monday, Gannett Co. said it was “setting the ...


Last week, Herman Cain told the world that negative criticism, negative attacks and the reservations about his qualifications on the part of “several senators” (four Republican senators, to be precise, but then again precision with numbers has never been Cain’s strong suit) would not prevent him ...


  KEYTA Santa Barbara Superior Court Judge awarded more than $710000 to a Montecito woman who was the victim of a Ponzi scheme.


  Citizen TruthApr 22, 2019 | U.S. NEWS | 0. Hedge Fund Billionaire Says American Capitalism is Broken. Dalio challenges left and right-leaning populists, saying that ...


Can you feel the excitement in the air? That's the electricity that comes from everyone's favorite electric car magnate/Bond villain-come-life/Ambien tweeter, Elon Musk! The man himself is giving a big presentation today to the Tesla faithful and everyone is going to be sooooo pumped about what ...


Law360 (April 22, 2019, 8:28 PM EDT) -- A hedge fund manager embezzled over $570,000 to pay for personal expenses and attempted to restore half of the stolen funds by scamming an individual investor ...


  Citywire AmericasLyxor Americas has launched a program for institutional investors to access co-investment and hedge fund opportunities from third-party managers. The New ...


  Business Insider IndiaThe 1650 students come from all over Manhattan, parts of Brooklyn, the Bronx, Hoboken and Jersey City, and even from as far as Long Island and Western.


  INSIDERAvenues, a private school in NYC, costs $56400 per year. Parents of Avenues children are hedge-fund managers, entrepreneurs, tech millionaires, and ...


  NasdaqNEW YORK, April 22- The hedge fund have-mores are lording it over the rest. Subdued returns and cheap index trackers have squeezed average fund fees.


Frank Van Geel joins Dutch shop as head of compliance - The post appeared first on hfm.global


  BreakingviewsSubdued returns and cheap index trackers have squeezed hedge fund fees well below the once-typical 2 pct of assets and 20 pct of gains. Yet D.E. Shaw is ...


  eFinancialCareersHome to the headquarters of Google, Facebook and hundreds of other thriving tech companies, Silicon Valley remains the biggest magnate for aspiring ...


  The Australian Financial ReviewLabor's plan to cap premiums will hit shareholders hardest as profits are reduced without any alleviation of the underlying cost challenge.


SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - A Santa Barbara Superior Court Judge awarded more than $710,000 to a Montecito woman who was the victim of a Ponzi scheme. According to the woman's attorney, Lisa Sands ...


Sure, Eddie Lampert's slow and cruel crusade to bleed Sears into oblivion has been fun to watch but not everyone can enjoy life's simple pleasures as we can, so now there's litigation: Sears Holding Corp. sued Eddie Lampert, his hedge fund ESL Investment Inc. and directors of ESL and Sears, ...


The media business that owns USA Today has fired back against its potential hedge fund buyer. In a statement Monday, Gannett Co. said it was “setting the record straight” on what it described as ...


By Bill Kelly, CEO, CAIA Association The Urban Dictionary turned 20 years old last month. If staying power means anything, perhaps it is time to use it as a citable source for modern day lexicon of words like Kerth. It seems Kerth is a name for someone who connotes sweetness, politeness,Read More


  Chief Investment OfficerAfter a rough 2018, Dutch pension funds are finding redemption in the markets. Civil *service* plan ABP ($484 billion) and health care retirement fund PFZW ...


Hedge fund managers like David Einhorn, Bill Ackman, or Carl Icahn became billionaires through reaping large profits for their investors, which is why piggybacking their stock picks may provide us ...


Coury Firm to launch its own macro hedge fund - The post appeared first on hfm.global


- Onchain Custodian (ONC), a digital asset custodian backed by Sequoia, Fosun and DHVC, has on-boarded its first customers.


- The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for April 2019 measured 2.51 per cent, down from 3.49 per cent in March.


Stephen Ellwood joins $3.2bn structured credit manager in New York - The post appeared first on hfm.global


Start your day with the Opening Bell powered by The Water Coolest. The Water Coolest is the preferred bathroom stall reading material of finance professionals. Sign up for the free daily newsletter. JUST CHILL OUT, MAN As part of an ongoing battle between founder Elon Musk and a group of vocal ...


DE Shaw reverts to ‘3 and 30’ fee model; Barclays and Red Kite settle copper market dispute; and more - The post appeared first on hfm.global


  OpalesqueIn the week ending April 19th 2019, a report from Hedge Fund Research said that hedge funds turned in their strongest first quarter in 13 years. HFRs index of ...


Hedge fund industry assets increased during the first quarter to $3.18tn as of March 31, 2019 (Q1) driven primarily by strong investment performance overcoming continued net outflows. Total capital ...


A federal election always brings both risks and opportunities for investors, and we are already seeing this play out in the Australian equity market. A number of policies – and their impact – have ...


B. G., Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: 69 hedge funds were launched in Q1 2019, the majority (84%) of which were single-manager funds, reports research house Preqin in its Q1 update. Furthermore, ...


  Smart Business DealmakersActivist investor Barington Capital Group has agreed to withdraw its proposed L Brands board nominees. Instead, it will serve as a special adviser.


  HedgeCo.net(Bloomberg) Hedge funds shorting stock volatility en masse is the latest canary in the coal mine for those fretting dovish central banks are setting the stage for ...


  HedgeCo.net(Reuters) British bank Barclays and hedge fund Red Kite Group have settled a legal dispute in which the fund accused the bank of manipulating the copper ...


  HedgeCo.net(Hedgeweek) Hedge fund flows turned positive in February, as a January stock market rebound, hopeful signs in US-China trade talks and indications of a ...


  Financial TimesUBS Asset Management retained its position as the top-performing foreign fund house in China for a second year while three hedge fund managers also shot to ...


By Nicolas Rabener of FactorResearch INTRODUCTION In 1973, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the first regulations that required the nutrition labeling of certain foods as consumers were left in the dark about what they were eating. The regulations evolved and culminated in the widely-recognized nutrition facts panelRead More


Macro hedge funds hopeful the good times are back From FT: Life has not been good for many macro hedge funds in recent years - but the green shoots of recovery are beginning to appear. Quantitative easing has been a big drag for traders by pushing bond yields lower and for longer than many had ex...


WCAS raises $254m for co-investment fund XIII From Altassets: Welsh, Carson, Anderson Stowe has registered more than $250m of capital commitments for its 13th co-investment fund. The private equity house has secured about $254.5m of capital commitments from at least 109 limited partners for...


Connecticut eyes $125m commitment to buyout fund From PIonline.com: Connecticut Retirement Plans Trust Funds, Hartford, is considering committing up to $125 million to Welsh, Carson, Anderson Stowe XIII, a buyout fund that invests in North American health-care and information technology compa...


Hedge funds aggressively shorting VIX shouldn't ring alarm bells From Bloomberg: Hedge funds shorting stock volatility en masse is the latest canary in the coal mine for those fretting dovish central banks are setting the stage for the next market blow-up. Not so fast, says a growing chorus of Wa...


How much of a bitcoin's value can Hong Kong investors claim when the city's oldest cryptocurrency exchange goes bust? From SCMP: Gatecoin, one of Hong Kong's first cryptocurrency exchanges, was ordered to wind up last month, ending six years of a tumultuous business that included losing US$21.4 m...


Hedge funds are betting rising tensions around the globe will keep fueling oil's rebound this year. Money managers boosted optimistic wagers on West Texas Intermediate crude to the highest since October in the week ended April 16, according to government data released said. Total long and short...


From Live Science: When Mile Gu boots up his new computer, he can see the future. At least, 16 possible versions of it - all at the same time. Gu, an assistant professor of physics at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, works in quantum computing. This branch of science uses the weird law...


From Institutional Investor: Macro hedge funds have been among the most volatile hedge fund strategies, even as they diversify when investors need that the most. AQR argued in research published this week that macro can be done more smoothly. Managers of global macro hedge funds have generated...


How luxury developers use a loophole to build soaring towers for the ultrarich in N.Y. From NY Times: Some of the tallest residential buildings in the world soar above Central Park, including 432 Park Avenue, which rises 1,400 feet and features an array of penthouses and apartments for the ultrar...


Europe's banks are set for a difficult earnings season From CNBC: Several analysts have raised concerns over earnings this quarter due to external challenges such as low economic growth, uncertainty over U.S.-China trade deal, Brexit and a U-turn on major central bank policy towards more easing. ...


UBS remains top-performing foreign fund house in China From FT: UBS Asset Management retained its position as the top-performing foreign fund house in China for a second year while three hedge fund managers also shot to prominence, the fourth annual analysis of the market published by Z-Ben Adv...


From CNBC: There are no signs that the global economy is sliding toward a recession in the next 12 months, BlackRock's Chief Executive Larry Fink said in remarks published on Saturday. In an interview with German business daily Handelsblatt, Fink warned, however, that the global economy was in t...


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