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From ETF: 2018 was another very poor year for hedge fund investors, with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index losing 6.7%. That comes after a decade over which the index underperformed every major global equity index and bond index-losing 0.4% from 2008 through 2017. Lin Sun and Melvyn Teo contribute...

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Business Insider - Billionaire hedge-fund manager Steve Cohen just sold his New York City condo for $33.5 million. The "mansion condominium" was sold after just 32 days on the ...


Bloomberg - A fascinating hedge-fund experiment is underway in Singapore. Vulpes Investment Management set up a new fund in which it promised to absorb the first 2% of ...


Aspen Daily News - Hedge funds will fry your brains. They gobble up newspapers, lured by the scent of bargain-basement prices. These papers, in turn, are selling so cheap ...


GeekWire - An investment firm has been placing rare bets on some of Seattle's biggest startups. But if you haven't heard the name Lone Pine Capital, you're not alone.


Los Alamos Daily Post - WASHINGTON, D.C. ― U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), along with 18 other Senate ...


Swindon Advertiser - HEDGE fund bosses at a Swindon-based foreign exchange trading scheme have hit back, after investors took the company to the High Court. More than 30 ...


Remember how JPMorgan hired a couple hundred of the failchildren of top executives of Chinese companies it just happened to go on and take public, costing it $200 million? Unfortunately for former Asia-Pacific investment banking vice chair Catherine Leung Kar-cheung, Hong Kong’s anti-funny business ...


The Wall Street Journal - Money manager Legg Mason is nearing a settlement with Trian Fund Management that would give the activist hedge fund three or four seats on its board and ...


Per Bloomberg: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin won more than $200,000 in a lawsuit against a private-jet company after he claimed the company broke an agreement to reimburse him after he terminated his membership. The judgment issued May 14 orders JetCard Plus Inc. of Miami to pay $219,692 to ...


This is Money - Tchenguiz said he 'very recently' bought roughly 0.5 per cent of First Group's shares and fully supports the company's biggest investor, Coast Capital, which ...


Donald Trump and his economic team want fewer things in this short brutish life than for The Federal Reserve to cut rates at the next available opportunity. Despite rather large opposition to the economic reasoning of this desire based on data that seems to indicate that the need for such a cut is ...


Business Insider - Amazon just led a round of funding for the London-based Deliveroo, which is worth $575 million, that pushed down the stocks of its competitors Just Eat, ...


Law360 - A London judge on Friday ruled against bifurcating a trial brought by three insolvent hedge funds alleging Reed Smith LLP wrongly forwarded their portion of a ...


CNBC - The net asset value of Pershing Square Holdings rose 36.9% in the first quarter and remains up more than 38% so far this year.


The Stanley Cup playoffs are starting to wind down, with the Boston Bruins winning Thursday night and a compelling Western Conference finals between the Sharks and Blues heading for Game 4 on Friday night that has San Jose up 2-1 following Wednesday night’s come-from-behind overtime victory in St. ...


Investopedia - Crypto hedge funds self-reported an average decline of 46% in 2019, with many of them nearly going out of business.


Truthout - In the 2018 midterms, Democrats benefited more than Republicans from election spending by outside groups for the first time in recent history. Now, thanks to a ...


Maybe machines can figure out the crazy stock market — or at least quantitative traders who have struggled to beat it for years so hope.


Brisbane Times - Rob Luciano ventures out of the shadows to sunny Otto as his sometimes controversial VGI Partners prepares to list on the Australian Securities Exchange.


The Sydney Morning Herald - Rob Luciano ventures out of the shadows to sunny Otto as his sometimes controversial VGI Partners prepares to list on the Australian Securities Exchange.


Happy Friday! Want to read something that will make you want to just walk into the sea? There’s a rogue photo doing the rounds of Alex Rodriguez sitting on the can, shot through the window of his luxury NYC pad — and now his legal team is urgently trying to flush out the photographer, who was ...


Dealbreaker - We know that asset management has been boring lately, but this is a very strange way to pass the time.


Washington Post - A proxy fight at Gannett Co. that has looked amateur from the start has met its appropriate end. Now what? Gannett, the owner of USA Today and other titles, ...


London-based hedge fund Marshall Wace was one of the big winners following news that Amazon was leading a $575 million funding round of Deliveroo, a London-based food delivery service. The $39 billi The post appeared first on bing..


BBN Times - The first thing that Peter Saunders had to figure out was what was broken and then to figure out what wasn't. He adjusted himself slightly as bolts of pain shot ...


citywireselector.com - Fund selectors are increasingly on the lookout for alternatives despite the tricky environment for hedge fund-like strategies, according to Singapore-based fund ...


Shore Capital Partners (Shore Capital) has formed Southern Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy Partners (SENTA) and completed a strategic partnership with Northwest ENT and Allergy Center (Northwest ENT).


GCR - Panelised house builder Project Etopia's main investor, Lord Stanley Fink, has joined the firm's board as its chairman. Described as the “godfather of the hedge ...


Celebrity Net Worth - The fact is, 2018 was not a good year for hedge fund managers. I mean, they still made more money in one year than most of us will in a lifetime, but for their ...


The European Energy Exchange (EEX) has revised the calendar for the 2019 auctions of EU allowances (EUA) and EU aviation allowances (EUAA) for the 25 EU Member States participating in the common auction platform (CAP2) to include the allowances of the EEA EFTA states, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.


HSBC Global Asset Management has appointed Shantini Nair as Senior Product Specialist for infrastructure debt investments in the Alternatives team.


BloombergQuint - (Bloomberg Markets) -- Nigol Koulajian, founder of New York-based Quest Partners, has beaten rival hedge fund managers over two decades by refusing to ...


Property Industry Eye - Toscafund has reaffirmed its confidence in online estate agents by acquiring over 3m shares in Purplebricks, to give it a stake of 5.64%. The hedge fund is now ...


The Epoch Times - Some of the biggest, highest-profile U.S. hedge fund investors and money managers fell back in love with FAANGs in the first quarter.


The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed fraud charges against Collectors Café, an online auction portal, and its chief executive officer, Mykalai Kontilai, for misappropriating over $6 million of investor funds in a $23 million offering fraud. The SEC obtained […]


HedgeCo.net - (Hedgeweek) Hedge funds extended their run of positive returns to four straight months in April, returning 1.21 per cent for the month, according to the Barclay ...


(Bloomberg) Jana Partners, the activist fund run by Barry Rosenstein, sold stakes in 21 companies and built no new positions in the first quarter, months after announcing plans to liquidate its passive funds. The total market value of positions that […]


(Opalesque) Merger Arbitrage again demonstrated its ability to deliver positive returns in adverse conditions, Lyxor said in its weekly brief. “This is a strategy on which we have maintained an Overweight stance over the recent quarters despite the recent underperformance,” […]


(Reuters) Britain’s company pension schemes, grappling with ageing former employees and low investment returns, may start to transfer their assets into new so-called superfunds in the coming weeks, according to people involved in the process.There are around 2 trillion pounds […]


(Forbes) What kind of data can help hedge fund traders and portfolio managers decide when to to be short and when to go long? Earnings transcripts? SEC filings? Sure, but also, perhaps, where the company’s jets fly their top executives. […]


(City A.M) Investors in a forex trading scheme that promised stellar returns could lose millions of pounds as the company teeters on the brink.Swindon-based Hudspiths fought off a winding up petition in the High Court today brought by 31 creditors […]


(Opalesque) Quadratic Capital Management has launched a first of its kind fixed income ETF that uses OTC fixed income options. Quadratic Interest Rate Volatility and Inflation Hedge ETF (NYSE Arca: IVOL), is designed to profit from an increase in fixed […]


Bloomberg - Stormy markets have left quants reeling. Can a new flurry of machine-learning hedge funds do any better?


Page Six - There's a rogue photo doing the rounds of Alex Rodriguez sitting on the can, shot through the window of his luxury NYC pad — and now his legal team is ...


Intralinks, the provider of inter-enterprise collaboration products that is perhaps best known for its Deal Flow Predictor, recently interviewed Paul Aversano, a managing director at the consultancy Alvarez & Marsal. Aversano leads A&M’s private equity services practice, and he is the global practice leader of the transaction advisory group. HeRead More


By: Foley Lardner This conference season, private equity (PE) investors and provider compared notes on the current state of the markets, trends, opportunities and challenges. Below is a summary of key trends that have been discussed. A recent Health Care Private Equity Panel during the Young Je...


Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The private equity real estate (PERE) industry reached a record $900bn in assets under management as of June 2018, marking a new high for a sector that has grown from strength to strength in recent years, said Preqin. Fundraising has remained strong, deal making is at ...


Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index returned 0.98 per cent in April, outperforming the 0.66 per cent monthly return of the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index. "April marked a continuation of gains across risk assets, buoyed by economic growth, low volatility and a f...


Lyxor bolsters Alt Ucits managed accounts range with EMD fund From City Wire: Lyxor Asset Management has expanded its Alternative Ucits platform by onboarding a new long-only emerging market debt strategy. The French group has partnered with US credit specialist Marathon Asset Management to launc...


NPS to allocate $1.7bn to single hedge funds in 2019 From Korea Investors: The National Pension Service (NPS) will allocate 2 trillion won ($1.7 billion) to single-manager hedge funds this year in its first direct investment in hedge funds, while Korea Investment Corporation (KIC) plans to increa...


Twice-routed Stamps.com lured, then burned some hedge funds From Bloomberg: Stamps.com Inc.'s shares took a dizzying plunge in late February after the company said a crucial partnership with the U.S. Postal Service had ended. And that rout may have served to encourage some hedge funds to build po...


Nigol Koulajian, founder of New York-based Quest Partners, has beaten rival hedge fund managers over two decades by refusing to follow them into crowded trades. Since the financial crisis, commodity-trading advisers (CTAs), which specialize in trading futures or options, have piled into long-term bu...


As you may have heard, perhaps even on this very website, Steve Cohen’s had a wee bit of trouble unloading his 9,000 square-foot aerie over on Third Avenue. What should have been a record-breaking sale has instead become six (!) years of epic, rage-inducing frustration, with no one willing to take ...


Institutional investors rush to trade cryptocurrencies in rising market From Financial News: Lmax Digital, an FX trading venue, said cryptocurrency trades more than tripled on its marketplace during the month of April, as bitcoin surged in price. A record $2.2bn was traded, a sharp rise on the av...


From Market Watch: The rich appear to be losing faith in this bull market. The 750 members of Tiger 21, a coalition of investors with some $75 billion in assets, increased their cash holdings by 20% in the first quarter, bringing the group's total allocation to levels not seen since the start of 201...


Robots that learn are the hottest weapon in the investing arms race From Bloomberg: Maybe machines can figure out this crazy stock market.At least that's what quantitative traders who have struggled to beat the market for years will be hoping as a band of their peers roll out computer-driven stra...


The biggest names in the hedge fund industry gave tens of millions to both parties in the 2018 midterms - here are the top donors From Business Insider: Five of the ten biggest individual donors in the 2018 midterms were hedge fund founders, a new report from Washington D.C. non-profit Public Cit...


It might not feel like a particularly good time to invest in Europe. With Britain's EU withdrawal negotiations still at an impasse and trade tensions between the US and China intensifying, there seem to be plenty of good reasons to exercise caution. The question is, are these risks fully reflected i...


Australia: Fundies face an existential threat From AFR: Fund managers could be forgiven for not having read a paper published in Volume 72 of the Financial Analysts Journal titled the "The Asset Manager's Dilemma". But the findings of this academic study explain why Australian s...


From BW Online: There's a continued increase in alternative investment asset classes throughout the ASEAN nations - a breakaway from traditional established financial assets. This was made clear by the rise of micro investments in cryptocurrency. Whilst interest in cryptocurrency continues to dwindl...


Opalesque Industry Update - More than half (56%) of investors globally, including 61% in the US, believe companies that demonstrate higher integrity will outperform, according to a new report on Environ?mental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment issues released today by Natixis Investment Manage...


The biggest collapse in private-equity history will have a lasting impact From Economist: In september 2017 executives at Hamilton Lane, an asset manager, received an email. Entitled "Abraaj Fund vi warning", it accused the Abraaj Group, a buy-out firm based in Dubai, of inflati...


Pace of investor redemption has slowed down a lot: Mohammad Hassan, Eurekahedge From Economic Times: Overall on the hedge fund side, the AUM has expanded by close to 30 billion in 2019 but that has come mostly on the back of strong performance, said Mohammad Hassan, Head Analyst - Hedge Funds, E...


From Bloomberg: Michael L. Cohen, the former European head of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group, pleaded guilty to a single count of lying to U.S. authorities a year after they accused him of cheating a client out of millions of dollars. In a sign the U.S. case against Cohen has largely unraveled,...


Shareholders of USA Today owner Gannett have rebuffed an attempt to overthrow its board. Gannett, which also owns dozens of other newspapers, says its slate of eight directors had beaten opposing ...


Yahoo Canada Finance - The firm had about $1.3 billion of regulatory assets under management as of December 2018, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.


BloombergQuint - Cambridge Square Capital, a Boston-based hedge fund that has managed money for Harvard University, is shutting down after two years, according to a pers The post appeared first on bloombergquint..


Sacramento County Employees' Retirement System committed $107 million to three alternatives funds.


The Wall Street Journal - A hedge fund with ties to Harvard University's endowment is closing down after roughly two years, said people familiar with the matter. Boston-based Cambridge ...


We haven't checked in on our pals in Frankfurt for a while, so how are things at the Bank of Deutsche? Deutsche Bank investors are renewing calls for it to scale back its investment bank division ahead of what promises to be a challenging annual shareholder meeting next week. So, pretty much the ...


24/7 Wall St. - Individual investors are not the only ones interested in ETFs. Many hedge funds, including the world's largest, also invest in ETFs.


Oklahoma Police Pension & Retirement System committed up to $15 million to TA XIII, a middle-market growth equity fund.


BloombergQuint - (Bloomberg) -- U.S. health-care investor Glenview Capital Management LLC boosted its positions in health insurers and hospitals as the sectors came under ...


The New York Times - Gannett, the owner of USA Today and dozens of other newspapers nationwide, on Thursday won the latest round in its battle with a hedge fund-backed media ...


The Washington Post - Shareholders of the Gannett newspaper chain backed all eight of the company's board candidates Thursday, turning away an attempt by New York hedge fund ...


In our opinion, satire is less funny the more obvious and broad it becomes, so we're a little disappointed to see WeWork finally crossing the Rubicon between comedy and dark comedy. In an interview with CNBC to discuss the company’s first-quarter financials, CFO Artie Minson urged investors to view ...


By Beatrice Bedesch – Thanks to the shale oil revolution, the US is set to become one of the leading oil producing countries in the coming years.But with a global 0.5 per cent sulphur cap for marine fuels imposed by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) coming into force on 1 January 2020, and global oil demand likely to reach its peak in the next decade, it won’t all be plain sailing for the US oil industry. Here, Hedgeweek discusses the prospects and challenges ahead with Doug King (pictured), CIO of RCMA Asset Management…


Business Insider - Hedge fund billionaires and their families made up some of the biggest individual donors in the 2018 midterms, according to a new report from non-profit Public ...


According to a tipster: "Fairly substantial cuts at BMO Capital Markets. Rumored to be 5% of headcount. Across all product groups and industry verticals." This might not be a very good day to be a Quebecois investment banker...


The Hill - Gannett prevailed in a proxy fight with hedge-fund-backed Digital First Media, according to a preliminary vote count.


MarketWatch - Crescat Capital enjoyed a huge year in 2018, capitalizing on the December market tumble to post a 41% annual return for its flagship hedge fund — that was...


GPP, a prime broking, investor services and wealth solutions firm, has hired Andrew Rae-Moore to join its prime brokerage team.


The Maples Group, a service provider offering clients a comprehensive range of legal, fiduciary, fund, regulatory and compliance, and entity formation and management services, has appointed Edwin Parker as Director of Business Development for the fund services business in Europe.


Channel Islands independent director services business Altair has appointed Matt Wood as a director in Guernsey.


Independent fund and corporate services provider, the Aztec Group, has promoted Paul Conroy to Group Head of Real Assets and Private Debt.


Independent asset manager Carmignac is widening the availability of its strategies to UK investors with the launch of six locally domiciled funds.


Newsmax - Hedge Funds Are Sticking to Time-Tested Blueprint for a Rattled Stock Market; Goldman clients buying more single stocks than they're selling as Most-crowded ...


Newsmax - Some of the biggest, highest-profile U.S. hedge fund investors and money managers fell back in love with FAANGs in the first quarter, according to regulatory ...


citywireselector.com - Lyxor Asset Management has expanded its Alternative Ucits platform by onboarding a new long-only emerging market debt strategy. The French group has ...


AlphaWeek - Fund ratings platform Sharing Alpha released its list of the top hedge funds on its platform as rated by the fund screeners who use the product. Fund selectors ...


In 2018, hedge funds actually outperformed publicly traded stocks. According to Hedge Fund Research’s HFRI Asset Weighted Composite Index, hedge fund returns fell 0.7% last year while the S&P ...


Barron's - Not to jinx it, but hedge funds have had four straight months of positive returns through April, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by ...


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. BIG BROTHER Wells Fargo will no longer be allowed to cross the street without adult supervision and ...


Opalesque - Hedge funds extended their run of positive returns to four straight months in April, returning 1.21% for the month, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index.


CNBC - Some of the biggest, highest-profile U.S. hedge fund investors and money managers fell back in love with FAANGs in the first quarter, according to regulatory ...


Economic Times - Overall on the hedge fund side, the AUM has expanded by close to 30 billion in 2019 but that has come mostly on the back of strong performance, said ...


HedgeWeek - Hedge funds extended their run of positive returns to four straight months in April, returning 1.21 per cent for the month, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund ...


CME Group’s total open interest reached a record 138,185,824 contracts on 14 May 14, 2019. The previous record was 138,041,727 contracts set on 15 March, 2018.


HedgeWeek - The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned 0.98 ...


BEQUANT, cryptocurrency exchange and prime brokerage, has launched BEQUANT DIRECT, a new Advanced Connectivity Service offering a low-latency co-located trading environment for institutional and professional traders.


Capital markets software firm genesishas launched Creative Studio to accelerate the development and deployment of scalable and interoperable products and solutions over the web, without the need to write any code.


The American Prospect - Sludge produces investigative journalism on lobbying and money in politics. The American Prospect is re-publishing this article.


WHYY - After years of newspaper mergers and layoffs across the Philly region, the ripple effects in Montgomery County explain what you may be seeing in your town.


Hong Kong Tatler - Difficult market conditions are precisely when hedge funds are supposed to earn their substantial fees. Find out why hedge fund investing is key in today's ...


Bloomberg - Nigol Koulajian's $1.35 billion Quest Partners is ready to profit whenever volatility strikes the complacent herd.


Nasdaq - At Holdings Channel , we have reviewed the latest batch of the 20 most recent 13F filings for the 03/31/2019 reporting period, and noticed that McDonald's Corp ...


Financial Times - When she launched an event for female hedge fund managers seven years ago, Tracy Castle-Newman, a managing director at Morgan Stanley, struggled to ...


"The greatest risk is to risk nothing at all." - Leo Buscaglia If you think we are only interested in the machinations of those mythological creatures that lurk in the mysterious and complex depths of market microstructure, then you may be missing the plot here. While we do tend to wallow in the weeds from [...]


HedgeCo.net - (Opalesque) The global hedge fund industry AUM has grown by $27bn as of April 2019 year-to-date said Eurekahedge in its May 2019 report. Final Q1 2019 net ...


The Australian Financial Review - Some of the biggest, highest-profile US hedge fund investors and money managers fell back in love with FAANGs in the first quarter.


Reuters India - Some of the biggest, highest-profile U.S. hedge fund investors and money managers fell back in love with FAANGs in the first quarter, according to regulatory ...


Why private equity shops and hedge funds are boosting their wealth management hires Financial advice firms looking to boost their advisor ranks may now have to compete with alternative asset managers looking to get into the retail investment sector, according to news reports. Private equity and p...


Jana sells stakes worth more than $800m in activism shift From Blomberg: Jana Partners, the activist fund run by Barry Rosenstein, sold stakes in 21 companies and built no new positions in the first quarter, months after announcing plans to liquidate its passive funds. The total market value of ...


India: Investors committed $17bn in alternative investment funds in FY19 From Mint: Alternative investment funds (AIFs) got capital commitments worth ?1.17 trillion (around $17 billion) in fiscal 2019, indicating increasing investor interest in Asia's third-largest economy, according to data from t...


UK: Corbyn blasts Tories 'in pockets of elite few' over $3.25m hedge fund donations From Mirror: Jeremy Corbyn has blasted the Tories for being "in the pockets of an elite few" after accepting pound;2.9million ($3.25m) from the UK's richest hedge fund tycoons. The Mirror revealed...


Hedge fund billionaires were Democrats' main bankrollers in 2018 A new report shows that three-quarters of the money that individuals donated to pro-Democrat outside spending groups in 2018 came from finance founders and executives. In the 2018 midterms, Democrats benefited more than Republicans fr...


From Business Standard: While most business leaders in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region understand the importance of adopting artificial intelligence (AI), an overwhelming majority of them face challenges in finding the right skill-sets and talent for AI, said a new survey on Wednesday. Coupled with...


4 utility tokens deserving of your due diligence as the ICO craze tapers out From News BTC: A quick glance on CoinMarketCap shows that there are 2,169 coins and tokens in the market. For new traders and investors, the paradox of choice might make it somewhat difficult to know which coins or tokens ...


Opalesque Industry Update - Sar Mountain Capital, a specialized investment manager focused exclusively on the large and underserved U.S. lower-middle market, is pleased to announce that longtime personal investor across multiple Star Mountain funds Mary D'Souza has now also become a Star Mountain Se...


Big U.S. hedge funds regain ardor for FAANGs in first quarter From Reuters: Some of the biggest, highest-profile U.S. hedge fund investors and money managers fell back in love with FAANGs in the first quarter, according to regulatory filings released on Wednesday. After dumping shares of Facebook...


Michigan Endowment may send more capital to seven funds From CIO: The University of Michigan's $12.2 billion endowment is looking to invest even more with seven private market funds, according to agenda materials for its May 16 regents board meeting. Just how much they'd receive is still unclear, a...


Accel raises $575m VC fund to invest in European startups From Forbes: Accel, a venture capital firm that's invested in companies like Facebook and Slack, has raised a new $575 million fund to invest in European and Israeli startup founders. The fund, which will be used to be back early stage com...


How a hedge fund that returned 41% in 2018 plans to deliver again this year From Market Watch: Crescat Capital enjoyed a huge year in 2018, capitalizing on December's market tumble to post a 41% return for its flagship hedge fund - that was good enough to make it one of the firm's two entries on th...


Bloomberg - Michael L. Cohen, the former European head of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group, pleaded guilty to a single count of lying to U.S. authorities a year after they ...


Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: European companies raised €5.1 billion of venture capital funding during the first three months of 2019, an increase of 76% year-over-year, and marking the strongest first quarter ever recorded, says financial market data company Refinitiv in a new review. Despi...


Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds extended their run of positive returns to four straight months in April, returning 1.21% for the month, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index. BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions, said that by comparison, the S P 500 Total Return Index rose 2.8...


Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: American financial services and bank holding company State Street Corporation has appointed Amelia Fawcett as independent lead director after its annual governance structure review. Fawcett most recently served on the Board's Executive Compensation, Risk and Technology a...


From The Guardian: Drinkers in the UK get drunk more than any other nation in the world, findings from a global survey suggest. Britons reported getting drunk an average of 51.1 times in a 12-month period - almost once a week - the report featuring 36 countries found. On average, respondents said ...


Berkshire Hathaway on Wednesday revealed the size of its previously announced stake in the e-commerce giant.


There were really two main catalysts [that inspired me to start my business]: frustration with the way the alternative investment business was being done and feeling as though I was simply a cog ...


Tracy Alloway at Bloomberg tweeted this yesterday, I couldnt agree more. Donny’s gonna lose this war… The DC swap being very much still alive (more than ever!) special interests and lobbyists will indeed pressure the GOP and Donny to give in...They don’t like this trade war, they want business as ...


MarketWatch - Crescat Capital enjoyed a huge year in 2018, capitalizing on the December market tumble to post a 41% annual return for its flagship hedge fund — that was...


We were...unkind when Bill Ackman decided to move Pershing Square Capital to the farthest reaches of Midtown West, but -- like in most things -- we now look like dumb assholes. Bill Ackman’s hedge fund is up nearly 40 percent this year — but that isn’t distracting him from pitching some spare ...


The global hedge fund industry returned 5.1% year-to-date through April 30 and added $75 billion to investor accounts in the process.


Investment Europe - Why is it, when it comes to technology, the consensus is that asset managers have lagged their hedge fund counterparts? For a while now, hedge fund ...


Pensions & Investments - The global hedge fund industry returned 5.1% year-to-date through April 30 and added $75 billion to investor accounts in the process.


Financial News - Once a darling of the hedge fund industry — and famous harpooner of the London Whale — BlueMountain Capital is retreating from an attempt to diversity into ...


The Wall Street Journal - Companies in the pharmaceutical supply chain are facing some 2000 lawsuits related to the opioid crisis, leading some investors to wager that potential ...


Since the moment he was shocked to find himself actually working in The White House, fringe quasi-economist Pete Navarro has spent every waking moment trying to set off a trade war with China. Well, that's not entirely fair. Navarro has also been put in numerous time-outs for being himself [ie, a ...


Grey, a global advertising and marketing organisations, has partnered with Meyler, a marketing/placement agency focused exclusively on the alternative investment sector.


By David Drake Impact investing is increasingly being embraced by companies across the world. This investing model is proving worthwhile because it gives entrepreneurs an opportunity to develop solutions to real problems in their society in a sustainable way while generating financial returns. Blockchain technology could prove to be a crucial tool in the impact investing model. The […]


Dealbreaker - This website is old enough to remember when hedge fund managers were masters of the universe, and their products all everyone wanted, even if they first had ...


By David Drake The mobile telephony sector has, in the past few years, experienced tremendous developments that have changed how users interact and do business around the world. These developments range from flexible designs and use of artificial intelligence, to wireless connections and most recently, integration of blockchain in mobile phones. Henceforth, mobile phone companies are gearing towards […]


The Guardian - PMQs kicked off with more than the usual number of tributes, including to the former Labour MP and broadcaster Brian Walden, the actor and singer Doris Day, ...


Chief Investment Officer - The University of Michigan's $12.2 billion endowment is looking to invest even more with seven private market funds, according to agenda materials for its May ...


By David Drake The first two months of 2019 saw cryptocurrency exchanges register less trading volumes compared to what had been recorded in the same period last year. In fact, a report released by Diar, a research firm that focuses on blockchain and cryptocurrencies, states that trading volumes at the beginning of this year are at their lowest […]


Sludge - In the 2018 midterms, Democrats benefited more than Republicans from election spending by outside groups for the first time in recent history. Now, thanks to a ...


CryptoNewsZ - According to a report by PwC and Alan Howard's crypto investment firm, Elwood Asset Management, the Bitcoin's price fall last year led to heavy losses for most ...


Mirror Online - It comes after the Mirror revealed the huge total in donations from eight male millionaires on the Rich List.


citywireselector.com - Investors are increasingly consolidating the number of hedge funds they have in their overall portfolios. This is one of the headline findings in the latest Capital ...


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