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The shotgun wedding of HP and Xerox has, like all weddings right now, been called off.For Carl Icahn, the COVID-19 epidemic looked like anunprecedented opportunity to combine his twin passions of making a lot of money while making other people miserable. - SHARE ARTICLE


(Bloomberg) -- The $3 trillion hedge fund industry is under pressure amid market turmoil prompted by the spread of the coronavirus.A wide dispersion of gains and losses is expected to emerge as firms disclose their returns for March. Below are some of the - SHARE ARTICLE


Eldorado Hedge Fund Supporters Stuck Around in Q4, Some Got Burned in...Casino.Org News - SHARE ARTICLE


Hedge funds are in deep negative territory. Many blocked withdrawals to avoid forced selling. They will sell on rallies to liquidate holdings. - SHARE ARTICLE


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1st Apr 2020 - 4:07pm Ashurst appoints Asia-Pacific Submitted 01/04/2020 - 4:07pm Danny Tan has been appointed as the head of investment funds for the Asia-Pacific region by law firm Ashurst International. Read the fu - SHARE ARTICLE


1st Apr 2020 - 4:02pm Pico joins Japan Exchange Groupco-location ecosystem Submitted 01/04/2020 - 4:02pm Pico,a provider of technology services for the financial markets community, has launched a new managed co-locat - SHARE ARTICLE


1st Apr 2020 - 4:01pm Sucden Financial hires head of LME averaging Submitted 01/04/2020 - 4:01pm Sucden Financial, a global multi-asset execution, clearing and liquidity provider, has appointed Thomas Hodge to build an - SHARE ARTICLE


Two Renaissance Technologies funds were down 17% and 13%, respectively Renaissance Technologies is undoubtedly the greatest money-making machine in history. The quant-based Medallion fund at Renaissance is unparalleled. It gained 55.9% when it turned t - SHARE ARTICLE


Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – A new Norwegian discretionary global macro fund has come to light. Launched in April 2018, FX NOR Global Makro combines a long-term “high-conviction” macro vision with a shorter-term-focused opportunistic approach to achieve posi - SHARE ARTICLE


1st Apr 2020 - 2:02pm “We never let beta creep into our portfolio,” says BCK Capital’s Wayne Yu Submitted By James Williams | 01/04/2020 - 2:02pm The current environment is play - SHARE ARTICLE


This Light Bulb Deal Wasn’t Such a Bright IdeaBloomberg - SHARE ARTICLE


Innocent until proven guiltyThe Opening Bell is powered by The Water Coolest. You can sign up for TWC's full, daily email newsletter here. In the meantime, check out one of the features from today's editi The post appeared first on dealbreaker..IT'S A LAWZOOTZoom has been caught on camera… - SHARE ARTICLE


1st Apr 2020 - 9:57am IQ-EQ appoints new Business Director for India Submitted 01/04/2020 - 9:57am Sukanya Lal has been appointed as a Business Director in IQ-EQ's Singapore team where she will focus on business develo - SHARE ARTICLE


By Don Steinbrugge, Agecroft Partners – Commodity Trading Advisors (CTAs) are one of only a few hedge fund strategies that performed well throughout the market selloffs of 2000-2002, 2008 and 1st Q of 2020. Yet, investor’s perception of the strategy is mo - SHARE ARTICLE


1st Apr 2020 - 9:28am Crux integrates SIX's VDF Submitted 01/04/2020 - 9:28am Crux Informatics is integrating a flagship product from SIX, Valordata Feed (VDF), which covers 29.7 million instruments for pricing, corpo - SHARE ARTICLE


Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Warren Buffett once said that “it’s only when the tide goes out that you discover who’s been swimming naked.” Stefan Åsbrink (pictured), who partnered with Coeli Asset Management to launch Coeli Multi Asset, has no intention of “ - SHARE ARTICLE


More dramatic market shifts are likely despite the recent rally, yet this isn’t a normal crisis - SHARE ARTICLE


The hedge fund empire founded by billionaire Jim Simons has taken a bit of a beating as the coronavirus pandemic rattles stocks, The Post has learned. As of Friday, two funds run by Simons’ Renaiss… - SHARE ARTICLE


Chris Holt, PhD, CAIA, Senior Advisor, CAIA Association and Associate Director, MBET Program at University of Waterloo During the Global Financial Crisis, the financial world learned that, in times of calamity, “the correlations of risk-on assets move tow - SHARE ARTICLE


Balyasny Gains in March, Topping Peers: Hedge Fund UpdateBloomberg - SHARE ARTICLE


This hedge fund manager predicted the market’s crash in response to the coronavirus, and you can profit now by following in his footsteps. - SHARE ARTICLE


Volatility trader JD Capital appears to be on the ropes.Sources are describing a situation in which equity derivatives held by JD’s Tempo Volatility Master Fund got walloped as the stock market swung wildly in recent weeks in response to the coronavirus c - SHARE ARTICLE


Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A small but growing area of private debt could be a new source of opportunity for investors. A new paper from Monroe Capital highlights how technology and software as a service private debt transactions can be a source o - SHARE ARTICLE


Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) will start to issue NIB Response Bonds to finance eligible projects that aim to alleviate the social and economic consequences caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in the bank 's Nordi - SHARE ARTICLE


Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Connecticut-based private equity firm Gemspring Capital has closed its second fund, Gemspring Capital Fund II (Fund II), with USD750 million of capital commitments. The lower middle-market private equity firm said that its sop - SHARE ARTICLE


Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: European health care investor Gilde Healthcare has clinched its fifth venture and growth capital fund after securing €416 million ($450 million). The fund invests in a range of healthcare sectors including digital heal - SHARE ARTICLE


Baird Capital raises $215m venture fund From Chicago Business: Baird Capital, one of Chicago's largest venture-capital firms, has raised a new $215 million fund. It's Baird's fifth and largest venture fund, following a $185 million fund that was raised in - SHARE ARTICLE


From Financial News: Hedge fund EJF Capital told clients it was suspending redemptions from one of its funds for the foreseeable future because it didn't want to be a forced seller in what it called "dysfunctional" credit markets. The $ - SHARE ARTICLE


Large investors still say they aren't ready to sell as coronavirus crisis continues From CNBC: Investors grew increasingly concerned about the U.S. economy and the stock market as March wore on, but they also said they aren't ready to abandon their stocks - SHARE ARTICLE


GPIF hunts for overseas bonds to escape Japan's low yields From FT: Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund is rebalancing its $1.4tn portfolio towards foreign bonds to escape rock-bottom domestic yields in a move that breaks with decades of tradition. - SHARE ARTICLE


From Bloomberg: "Investing in distressed debt is a struggle today. ... The economy is too good, the capital markets are too generous. It's hard for a company to get into trouble." Howard Marks, the co-founder of Oaktree Capital Group and - SHARE ARTICLE


Hedge fund-backed biopharma company Zentalis is still trying to go public From Institutional Investor: A fledgling biopharma company with heavy hedge fund backing is seemingly moving forward with its initial public offering, despite the stock market's sha - SHARE ARTICLE


Daniel Graf von der Schulenburg joins Ardian's infra team Opalesque Industry Update - Ardian, a world-leading private investment house, has appointed Daniel Graf von der Schulenburg as Managing Director and Head of Infrastructure Germany with effect from - SHARE ARTICLE


What are the possibilities for institutional investors to invest in crypto? From India Times: Ever since the inception of the crypto market in the late 2000s, technology enthusiasts and casual investors have formed the bulk of the user base. This fact was - SHARE ARTICLE


From Reuters: Trading activity on China's commodities markets is skyrocketing as investors increasingly hedge risks, pushing open interest and trading volumes in the futures markets to record and multi-year highs in March following the coronavirus outbrea - SHARE ARTICLE


Coronavirus throws deal making into disarray From WSJ: Corporate deal making, prone to unexpected twists and turns in the best of times, has been upended by the coronavirus pandemic. Companies from Xerox Holdings Corp. to Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. have - SHARE ARTICLE


From WSJ: As the novel coronavirus causes turmoil in property markets, some of the most risk-hungry real-estate lenders are starting to come under pressure. The shares of some commercial mortgage real-estate investment trusts trade at prices that indicat - SHARE ARTICLE


NYC pension system negotiates deals with 5 firms on gender discrimination From PIonline.com: New York City Retirement Systems has negotiated agreements with five companies that will provide more information on identifying and eliminating gender discrimina - SHARE ARTICLE


From IPE: Swedish national pension fund AP7 has joined large pension funds from the US and elsewhere in founding a new sustainability initiative to raise awareness about the harm companies can do to water supplies around the world. Sustainability organis - SHARE ARTICLE


Are Virgin Australia's bonds headed for a crash landing? From Finance Asia: The government has committed millions to helping save both Qantas and Virgin Australia, although the CEO of the former has publicly stated the later doesn't deserve it. How much V - SHARE ARTICLE


Some countries prohibit bets on lower prices, while others warn bans make matters worse - SHARE ARTICLE


Zentalis set terms for its offering but warns that Covid-19 could set back many crucial developments for the company. - SHARE ARTICLE


Some big-time money managers are now looking to raise cash to take advantage of volatility’s epic return. The asset class hasn’t impressed over the past decade. So this could be many firms’ last opportunity to show they’re worth their high fees. But they - SHARE ARTICLE


There may not be any hedge funds left to invest in, but that’s not Jay Clayton’s problem. - SHARE ARTICLE


Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB has put its SEB Alternative Fixed Income hedge fund into liquidation, effective immediately, after a March 25 meeting with shareholders, HedgeNordic reports. - SHARE ARTICLE


31st Mar 2020 - 4:41pm Drawbridge appoints Head of Europe Submitted 31/03/2020 - 4:41pm Drawbridge Partners, a cybersecurity software and services firm specialising in the needs of hedge fund and private equity manager - SHARE ARTICLE


Hedge funds may soon provide a backstop for rapidly declining stock prices amid the coronavirus pandemic, Jefferies says. Stocks like Amazon, Netflix, Visa, and Microsoft could be among their picks. - SHARE ARTICLE


31st Mar 2020 - 4:19pm Somerset Capital targeting “once-in-a-generation” EM opportunities Submitted By Hugh Leask | 31/03/2020 - 4:19pm Somerset Capital Management, the global - SHARE ARTICLE


In a letter to clients, EJF Capital said it doesn’t want to be a forced seller in ‘dysfunctional’ credit markets - SHARE ARTICLE


Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Several dozen funds focused on Swedish and Nordic corporate bonds temporarily suspended the processing of subscription and redemption orders due to high volatility and liquidity constraints in corporate bond markets. “It is a rec - SHARE ARTICLE


31st Mar 2020 - 2:14pm Customisation and co-investments gather pace, Deutsche Bank survey finds Submitted By Hugh Leask | 31/03/2020 - 2:14pm The global hedge fund industry’s s - SHARE ARTICLE


31st Mar 2020 - 1:23pm Liquidity and transparency: why tax neutral hubs matter in critical times Submitted 31/03/2020 - 1:23pm By Jude Scott, Cayman Finance -Governments around - SHARE ARTICLE


In a tweet on March 30, the U.S. Department of State Spokesperson replied to Iranian authorities' allegations that the United States has waged a war of "medical terrorism" against Iran and said the regime could access the billions in Khamenei's "tax-free - SHARE ARTICLE


31st Mar 2020 - 1:14pm China, Europe and beyond: emerging trends and looming challenges Submitted 31/03/2020 - 1:14pm Regarded as one of the core financial services leadership b - SHARE ARTICLE


31st Mar 2020 - 1:07pm Gender diversity: Moving towards a more diverse asset management industry Submitted 31/03/2020 - 1:07pm By Daniella Skotnicki, Harneys –The investment ma - SHARE ARTICLE


31st Mar 2020 - 1:00pm Evolving perspectives: improving board diversity in Cayman’s fund industry Submitted 31/03/2020 - 1:00pm Established in 1974, International Management Ser - SHARE ARTICLE


31st Mar 2020 - 12:54pm Shoring up the rules - strengthening oversight in the Cayman Islands Submitted 31/03/2020 - 12:54pm By AParis –As the global focus on regulation contin - SHARE ARTICLE


31st Mar 2020 - 12:48pm Cayman Islands In Focus 2020 - Foreword Submitted 31/03/2020 - 12:48pm By CIMA –For the past five decades, the Cayman Islands has maintained its position as the number one domicile for hedge fu - SHARE ARTICLE


Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Long/short equity fund CARN Long Shortis the first Nordic hedge fund and first Norwegian actively-managed equity fund to receive the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, the official sustainability ecolabel in Scandinavia. The fund founded by - SHARE ARTICLE


It's not looking good for retailers.The Opening Bell is powered by The Water Coolest. You can sign up for TWC's full, daily email newsletter here. In the meantime, check out one of the features from today's editi The post appeared first on dealbreaker..HOW (FUR)LOUGH CAN WE GO? Nobody wa - SHARE ARTICLE


31st Mar 2020 - 10:11am Tether Gold offers 24/7 access to gold Submitted 31/03/2020 - 10:11am Tether Gold (XAU₮), a digital asset providing ownership of physical gold (XAU) custodied in Switzerland, is being used as a - SHARE ARTICLE


Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – SEB Alternative Fixed Income has been put into liquidation effective immediately following an extraordinary meeting of shareholders that took place on March 25. “The decision to liquidate is a consequence of the continued challen - SHARE ARTICLE


London's astute and precise hedge funds are making a beeline for Paddy Power and William Hill. Why on earth would they do that? The 'new economy' is a strange place. - SHARE ARTICLE


31st Mar 2020 - 9:42am Mainbloq and TradingScreen partner to provide crypto trading and best execution to the buy-side Submitted 31/03/2020 - 9:42am TradingScreen (TS), a cloud-based multi-asset Order and Execution Man - SHARE ARTICLE


31st Mar 2020 - 9:41am Kleinberg Kaplan attorney named to junior advisory board of Women in Funds Submitted 31/03/2020 - 9:41am Kleinberg Kaplan's private funds associate Rita Fitch has been named to the junior advisor - SHARE ARTICLE


Hedge funds began trimming short positions in petroleum last week as crude oil prices fell to crisis levels for some producers and refiners and traders started - SHARE ARTICLE


Prophet Capital Asset Management LP, an investor in loans and structured credit securities hit by recent market turmoil, plans to temporarily block withdrawals from one of its hedge funds and ultimately dissolve it, according to a letter sent to investor - SHARE ARTICLE


Keith Black, PhD, CFA, CAIA, FDP, Managing Director of Content Strategy, CAIA Association Michael Oliver Weinberg and Peter Strikwerda work at the Dutch pension fund APG and serve as the head of hedge funds and alternative alpha and the global head of dig - SHARE ARTICLE


The Audentia FX strategy seeks to achieve risk-adjusted absolute returns uncorrelated from equities and credit by trading mainly in G10 currencies - SHARE ARTICLE


Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Litigation finance firms could be unexpected beneficiaries of the coronavirus crisis. Litigation funders are usually paid out when cases resolve. However, as cases stall out in courts that are either closed or wrestling - SHARE ARTICLE


Bill Prew, CEO of INDOS Financial, a UK-based independent fund depositary and oversight business, has flagged the following new regulatory proposals potentially impacting alternative investment funds: There was an interesting consultation published by - SHARE ARTICLE


Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Merger Arbitrage was among the most resilient hedge fund strategies during the first part of the market sell-off. However, during the second and third week of March, deal spreads widened indiscriminately, approaching levels las - SHARE ARTICLE


30th Mar 2020 - 5:25pm Long volatility and tail risk strategies outshined their peers as equities and oil slumped in February Submitted 30/03/2020 - 5:25pm Hedge fund managers were down 1.70 per cent in February as the - SHARE ARTICLE


Andurand's oil fund surges 57.5% in March as energy market tanks From Bloomberg: Pierre Andurand, the hedge fund manager known for bullish oil calls, saw his bets soar this month as the energy markets traded near one of the lowest levels since the start - SHARE ARTICLE


JPMorgan plans to raise up to $10bn for alternative investments From Reuter: JPMorgan Chase Co's alternative investments unit is looking to raise up to $10 billion to boost its spending power in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, a source familiar - SHARE ARTICLE


BlackRock's Fink sees global economy recovering steadily from coronavirus hit From Reuters: The global economy, which has been battered by the coronavirus outbreak, will recover steadily, in part due to the absence of obstacles usually found in a recover - SHARE ARTICLE


From Reuters: The European Union markets watchdog is considering leverage curbs on hedge funds and private equity funds to shore up financial stability as the coronavirus outbreak roils global markets. The proposal from the European Securities and Market - SHARE ARTICLE


CalPERS allocates $375m to emerging manager real estate fund From PIonline.com: CalPERS committed $375 million to Canyon Catalyst Fund III, an emerging manager real estate fund managed by Canyon Partners, spokeswoman Megan White said in an email. Canyon - SHARE ARTICLE


Stock investors buy into corporate bond surge From WSJ: Companies ranging from Oracle Corp. to Nike Inc. are borrowing record amounts in the investment-grade bond market to build cash before the full impact of the novel coronavirus hits the U.S. economy. - SHARE ARTICLE


BOSTON — Prophet Capital Asset Management LP, an investor in loans and structured credit securities hit by recent market turmoil, plans to temporarily block withdrawals from one of its hedge funds and ultimately dissolve it, according to a lette - SHARE ARTICLE


RWC Partners hires Newton's global equity income team From Funds Europe: London-headquartered RWC Partners has recruited Nick Clay to lead a new global equity income team.He joins from Newton, where he has led the global equity income team since 2015. Cl - SHARE ARTICLE


China's oldest exchange OKCoin readies for move into Japan From Coin Telegraph: OKCoin, one of the oldest exchanges in China, is continuing its crypto exchange business expansion, announcing on March 30 that it has officially secured licensing in Japan. - SHARE ARTICLE


From Straits Times: Norway's US$950 billion (S$1.35 trillion) sovereign wealth fund - the world's biggest - is about to make history as it prepares to liquidate assets to cover government withdrawals. The crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic is p - SHARE ARTICLE


Hedge funds trim short oil positions as prices hit crisis point From Reuters: Hedge funds began trimming short positions in petroleum last week as crude oil prices fell to crisis levels for some producers and refiners and traders started to anticipate sh - SHARE ARTICLE


Japanese fintech startup raises funds despite virus chilling VCs From Bloomberg: Kyash Inc., a Tokyo-based digital banking startup, has raised $45 million from investors at a time the coronavirus outbreak threatens to dry up venture capital funding. The - SHARE ARTICLE


From IPE: A majority of investors polled by financial consultancy bfinance using investment grade credit strategies are "very" or "somewhat" satisfied with their performance during the downturn. The firm conducted a sur - SHARE ARTICLE


From Reuters: A slew of European corporate bond issues over the past week have brought some cheer to shell-shocked markets, but a key reason for the rush may be more concerning: A scant commercial paper market. European companies issued more than 20 bill - SHARE ARTICLE


Private equity can't just hide out in a wooded bungalow From Bloomberg: If exchange-traded funds are the fast food of investing, then private equity is the private kitchen. As the world spirals into a recession and the coronavirus pandemic batters your r - SHARE ARTICLE


The latest oil and gas news, dedicated to all things oil and gas: people, technologies, transactions, trends, and macro-economic analysis that impact commodity prices. - SHARE ARTICLE


More retail investors may be interested in hedge funds as markets sank during the coronavirus pandemic. - SHARE ARTICLE


DE Shaw, Baupost and TCI are reopening flagship funds to fresh investments - SHARE ARTICLE


So he’s gonna pretend to do something about it.The most baroquely partisan U.S. Attorney General since John Mitchell, if not ever, has made clear that he’s not the slightest bit interested in any wrongdoing on the part of any Republicans during this very - SHARE ARTICLE


Hedge Funds Mark Last Pre-COVID-19 Quarter With Few Launches, Many, Many LiquidationsDealbreaker - SHARE ARTICLE


The gala dinner will not be held this year, although winners in the hedge fund manager categories will be announced online. - SHARE ARTICLE


30th Mar 2020 - 5:25pm Long volatility and tail risk strategies outshone their peers as equities and oil slumped in February Submitted 30/03/2020 - 5:25pm Hedge fund managers were down 1.70 per cent in February as the - SHARE ARTICLE


30th Mar 2020 - 5:24pm Tether Perpetual Contracts launched on Bybit and KuMEX Submitted 30/03/2020 - 5:24pm Tether, a blockchain-enabled platform that powers the largest stablecoin by market capitalisation, is now avai - SHARE ARTICLE


New leverage restrictions should come online just in time for us to have forgotten about this whole pandemic thing. - SHARE ARTICLE


30th Mar 2020 - 4:24pm BCS Global Markets offering free research until 1 July Submitted 30/03/2020 - 4:24pm Amid extreme volatility and general uncertainty in global markets, BCS Global Markets is offering free access - SHARE ARTICLE


30th Mar 2020 - 3:37pm Hedge funds’ survival challenge: Some reflections from last time Submitted 30/03/2020 - 3:37pm By Philip Young, partner, Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP – F - SHARE ARTICLE


For qualifying for hedge fund investing, the distinct requirement is to be an accredited or well-off (Wealthy) investors who can invest - SHARE ARTICLE


Take good notes, boys and girls.Truly, we live in amazing times. While the coronavirus has shuttered trading floors around the world, trading goes on apace—and thensome. Working (and socializing) from home has become so easy people can’t get enough of sto - SHARE ARTICLE


30th Mar 2020 - 12:46pm Industry poll: Investors split over hedge fund performance during sell-off Submitted 30/03/2020 - 12:46pm Investors are divided over how their hedge fund - SHARE ARTICLE


The unwinding of large leveraged trading positions have been blamed for exacerbating the recent turmoil caused by the coronavirus pandemic in the past month - SHARE ARTICLE


Cost containment is an essential element of capital stewardship excellence, and regardless of the environment - SHARE ARTICLE


Did we reach a deal? We did.The Opening Bell is powered by The Water Coolest. You can sign up for TWC's full, daily email newsletter here. In the meantime, check out one of the features from today's editi The post appeared first on dealbreaker..IT'S A SIGNIt’s official! On Friday, the Hous - SHARE ARTICLE


Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The economic consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak are causing ripple effects across the globe. “Unfortunately, most countries are not as well positioned as Norway and the Nordics, with trustworthy governments and solid economies - SHARE ARTICLE


New survey results shows difficulty of judging hedge fund performance in an unprecedented global markets crisis - SHARE ARTICLE


30th Mar 2020 - 9:35am ESMA consults on guidance to address leverage risk in AIF sector Submitted 30/03/2020 - 9:35am The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU securities regulator, has launched a pu - SHARE ARTICLE


30th Mar 2020 - 9:28am RWC Partners appoints new lead for Global Income Team Submitted 30/03/2020 - 9:28am RWC Partners has appointed Nick Clay to lead a new Global Equity Income investment team.RWC has also recruited - SHARE ARTICLE


30th Mar 2020 - 9:21am CMC Markets adds 17 new share baskets Submitted 30/03/2020 - 9:21am Contracts for difference provider (CFD) CMC Markets has 17 new share baskets to its trading platform. Covering a wide range of - SHARE ARTICLE


Corporations are saving cash, cutting costs and refinancing debt to manage the economic fallout of the coronavirus. Restructuring and bankruptcy experts are already getting calls. - SHARE ARTICLE


"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe With a name like Parplus, it's difficult not to take the bait. Not quite as fruitful as Lev Parnas' company, Fraud Guarantee, but ripe nonethel - SHARE ARTICLE


Some of the largest hedge funds are generating relatively strong performances lately, a signthey have been able to avoid some of the market’s recent difficulties. - SHARE ARTICLE


Three executives at AQR Capital have proposed a new variant on modern portfolio theory, an elaboration of the classical idea of an efficient frontier. The idea, going back to Markowitz’ 1952 paper, is that there exists a set of possible portfolios such th - SHARE ARTICLE


The combined entity will be called Meten EdtechX Education Group - SHARE ARTICLE


By: Robert Seber, Vinson Elkins This Q A attempts to answer some questions that may be on the mind of private equity sponsors who are nervous about the reactions of their LPs to the current crisis. Can our LPs terminate our fund? You need to check your - SHARE ARTICLE


Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Canadian-based manager of private equity funds TorQuest Partners announced the final closing of its fifth fund with $1.375 billion of committed capital. TorQuest Partners Fund V, which was targeting $1.1 billion, will invest i - SHARE ARTICLE


Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: UK-based fund manager Icon Infrastructure has raised $1.9bn for the first and final close of its fifth flagship fund. The amount raised by the Icon Infrastructure Partners V fund in the single close exceeds the fund's $1.8bn t - SHARE ARTICLE


Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Asia set to be world's second-largest wealth hub by 2024, with the number of ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs) in the region forecast to grow by 44% in the next five years, said a study. According to Knight Frank's 'T - SHARE ARTICLE


In the week ending March 27th 2020, the eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report said that investors were bullish on hedge funds in February, allocating another $14.78 billion to funds around the world. February inflows bring YTD 2020 flows to +$21.96 bil - SHARE ARTICLE


Coronavirus turmoil delivers shock to the hedge fund industry From FT: Earlier this year, hedge fund magnate Ray Dalio admitted that he and his team at Bridgewater Associates were "dumb shits" when it came to pandemics. The best they co - SHARE ARTICLE


Coatue raising money for private equity fund From Institutional Investor: Coatue Management is raising money for a new private equity fund. The Tiger Cub headed by Philippe Laffont is seeking capital for Coatue Opportunity Fund I L.P. and Coatue Opportuni - SHARE ARTICLE


Ackman says Pershing Square no longer has hedges on stocks From Reuters: William Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management no longer has hedges on its stock portfolio, but still has some cash to invest if equities decline further as the United States ba - SHARE ARTICLE


Hedge funds pounce on companies infected by COVID-19 From AFP: Hedge funds have lost billions of dollars as Coronavirus has stalled the economy and sent Wall Street into a tailspin. But the financial institutions favoured by the world's richest investors - SHARE ARTICLE


New Mexico Educational assigns $150m to alternatives From PIonline.com: New Mexico Educational Retirement Board, Santa Fe, committed a total of $150 million to three alternative investment managers, said Bob Jacksha, CIO of the $13.7 billion pension fund, - SHARE ARTICLE


Coronavirus worries and strife: Investors fear markets not out of woods despite big rally From Reuters: After a brutal meltdown, some investors have been wading back into U.S. stocks. But others are wary of another leg down as the coronavirus spreads and - SHARE ARTICLE


Carlyle picks 2 deputy heads for Japan buyout advisory team From PIonline.com: Takaomi Tomioka and Hiroyuki Otsuka were named deputy heads of the Japan buyout advisory team at Carlyle Group. The positions are new, confirmed a spokeswoman for the New York- - SHARE ARTICLE


Malta denies two crypto exchanges have license to operate From Coin Telegraph: The Malta Financial Services Authority, or MFSA, has issued an alert on March 25 about two crypto exchanges that do not have licenses to operate, nor are they regulated in the - SHARE ARTICLE


The stocks U.S. senators unloaded before the coronavirus crash From Bloomberg: Senator Richard Burr has called for an ethics investigation into himself and three other senators who sold off stock after receiving classified briefings on the coronavirus thr - SHARE ARTICLE


Opalesque Industry Update - Coronavirus-triggered social distancing, isolation and lockdowns have driven-up the use of financial apps in Europe by 72 per cent in a week, reveals deVere Group, an independent financial advisory organisations. The sharp incr - SHARE ARTICLE


Oil-rich wealth funds seen shedding up to $225bn in stocks From CNBC: Sovereign wealth funds from oil-producing countries mainly in the Middle East and Africa are on course to dump up to $225 billion in equities, a senior banker estimates, as plummeting o - SHARE ARTICLE


From Nikkei: The resilient U.S. dollar and the resulting weakness in emerging-market currencies amid the coronavirus pandemic is increasing the risk of default on Asian companies' corporate debt, potentially triggering a wider credit crisis. About $115 bi - SHARE ARTICLE


Uncertainty over future of pioneering New York hedge fund Parplus From Financial News: Mystery surrounds the status of upstart US hedge fund Parplus Partners, which had recently said it sought to transform the hedge fund industry by championing having no - SHARE ARTICLE


As some of the worldق€™s biggest hedge fund stars watch returns evaporate, managers in Hubei, the original epicenter of the coronavirus, are weathering the storm. - SHARE ARTICLE


Hedge Fund Millennium Rebounds in March, Erases LossesBloomberg - SHARE ARTICLE


Hedge funds have lost billions of dollars as Coronavirus has stalled the economy. - SHARE ARTICLE


A hedge fund is a sophisticated investment product that generally contains a mix of leveraged derivatives, as well as long and short positions. Hedge funds may invest in both domestic and ... - SHARE ARTICLE


A Hedge Fund Manager’s Dream Job Comes With Drastic Pay CutBloomberg - SHARE ARTICLE


Hedge funds provide institutional investors with an opportunity to receive returns that are not closely tied to the performance of the stock or bond market. - SHARE ARTICLE


Dan Morehead CEO & Co-Chief Investment Officer of Pantera Capital, a crypto hedge fund, says the Bitcoin price is set to surge during this economic - SHARE ARTICLE


Hedge funds have lost billions of dollars as coronavirus has stalled the economy and sent Wall Street into a tailspin. But the financial institutions favored by the world's richest investors are plotting a recovery by betting on the markets' - SHARE ARTICLE


Billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman denied speculation that a TV interview he gave last week was intended to push the markets down in favor of his hedging trade.“Our hedge had already paid off ... - SHARE ARTICLE



NEW YORK : Hedge funds have lost billions of dollars as COVID-19 has stalled the economy and sent Wall Street into a tailspin. But the financial institutions favored by the world’s richest investors are plotting a recovery by betting on the markets’ slump - SHARE ARTICLE


A $250 million day for Barclays; Snowflake's data exchange; flex-space meltdown - Business InsiderBusiness Insider - SHARE ARTICLE


Uncertainty over future of pioneering New York hedge fund ParplusFinancial News - SHARE ARTICLE


Hedgefunds have lost billions of dollars as coronavirus has stalled the economy and sent Wall Street into a tailspin. But the financial institutions favored by the world's richest investors are plotting a recovery by betting on the markets' slump. US-bas - SHARE ARTICLE


Allianz liquidates two hedge funds after losses  Financial Times - SHARE ARTICLE


A Hedge Fund CEO Bragged About Not Taking Management Fees. He Was Right — Sort Of.Institutional Investor - SHARE ARTICLE