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Millions of Dollars Allegedly Siphoned From EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:08:40 +0000

(HedgeCo.Net) An Idaho man has agreed to pay back several million dollars he siphoned away for personal use rather than investing it as promised to create U.S. jobs through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. The SEC alleges that Serofim Muroff […]

Fund Manager Trains Algos to Copy His Brain

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:47:55 +0000

(Bloomberg) Since he left his job as hedge-fund manager last year, Muhammed Yesilhark has spent his days teaching computers to pick stocks like he did in his 12-year career. By the end of the year, the former head of European […]

Waymark Tech Debuts AI-Assisted Tool To Spot Regulatory Crossovers

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:43:53 +0000

(FINalternatived) Regtech specialist Waymark Tech has launched a new tool that automatically identifies a company’s regulatory crossovers and conflicts between incoming regulations, such as MiFID II, GDPR, and PRIIPS. To read this article:

Hedge Fund Bosses Make the Case for Humans

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:40:48 +0000

(Bloomberg) Humans won’t be obsolete in this lifetime. That’s what a quartet of money managers have posited in recent weeks as new technologies rewire finance, threatening to supplant the industry’s rank and file. Winton, a $30.6 billion hedge fund that’s […]

Hedge Funds Hold Near-Record Short Positions In Petroleum

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:36:43 +0000

(Reuters) Oil prices have been rising gently during the past four trading sessions despite concerns about the continued rise in the U.S. rig count and enormous excess inventories. Front-month Brent futures prices are up by about $2 a barrel since […]

Bill Ackman’s Big Triumph Becomes His Big Problem

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:34:35 +0000

(Bloomberg) Most of the time, securities class-action lawsuits are nothingburgers. A company’s stock price drops unexpectedly, some plaintiffs’ lawyers sue on behalf of supposedly aggrieved investors, and after a year or two of legal wrangling, the parties settle for what […]

Hedge Fund Executive Scaramucci Lands Post at Export-Import Bank

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:32:38 +0000

(Reuters) Hedge fund industry executive Anthony Scaramucci, an advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, has been named chief strategy officer of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, a source familiar with the appointment said on Tuesday. Scaramucci, a Republican fundraiser, has been […]

World’s Biggest Wealth Fund Refuses to Be Silenced

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:28:14 +0000

(Bloomberg) Investors are increasingly serious about their environmental, social and corporate governance duties, withholding investment from industries they deem to be damaging the planet or society and using their votes to steer companies onto better paths. But that only works […]

Nestle Plans $20.8 Billion Share Buyback After Third Point Pressure

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:26:17 +0000

(CNBC) Nestle announced plans to buy back as much as 20 billion Swiss francs ($20.79 billion) worth of shares over three years, days after U.S. activist shareholder Third Point LLC began a campaign to boost performance at the company. To […]

Here’s Why Robots Should Take the Fed’s Job

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:24:09 +0000

(Harvest) The Federal Reserve hiked interest rates again last week.Higher rates aren’t entirely bad. They might help savers holding cash—though I wonder why anyone would still hold cash after almost a decade of punishment. The Fed has forced Americans into […]

Growth Spurt for Active Managers

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:22:01 +0000

(Harvest) US growth stocks surged in the first half of 2017, fueled by mega-cap technology companies. Active managers of growth portfolios have done especially well, reinforcing the case for stock-picking strategies. Last year was tough for investors in US growth […]

Preqin: European Hedge Fund Industry Contracted In 2016

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:20:45 +0000

(FINalternatives) The European hedge fund market contracted last year as redemptions continued and AUM declined, according to new data from Preqin, although performance has been positive in eleven of the past twelve months. To read this article:

Brokerage Firm Charged With Failing to Comply With Anti-Money Laundering Laws

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:04:45 +0000

(HedgeCo.Net) A Salt Lake City-based brokerage firm has been charged with securities law violations related to its alleged practice of clearing transactions for microcap stocks that were used in manipulative schemes to harm investors. To help detect potential securities law […]

These Are The 11 Biggest Hedge Funds in The World

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:01:11 +0000

(The Business Insider) 2016 was a tough year for hedge funds. The industry as a whole only delivered a 5.4% return for clients, well below the S&P 500’s return of 11.9%, according to data from eVestment. Poor performance and high […]

Loeb’s Third Point Takes $3.5B Stake in Nestle, Outlines Recommendations

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:59:06 +0000

(FINalternatives) Activist investor Dan Loeb has taken aim at global food maker Nestle, disclosing a 40-million share stake in the firm worth some $3.5 billion and urging Europe’s most valuable company to take steps to improve shareholder returns, including raising […]

Shkreli’s Jury Pool Calls Him ‘an Evil Man’ and ‘a Snake’

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:53:57 +0000

(Bloomberg) Martin Shkreli is infamous. That’s making it tough to find a jury of 12 for his criminal fraud trial in Brooklyn, where he’s even being blamed for other pharma executives’ bad behavior, such as raising the price of the […]

Hedge Fund Paulson & Co Discloses 6.3 Percent Stake In Valeant

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:52:07 +0000

(Reuters) New York-based hedge fund Paulson & Co on Monday reported a 6.3 percent stake in embattled Canadian drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc (VRX.TO) (VRX.N).The disclosure comes a week after billionaire investor John Paulson, whose hedge fund firm is the […]

Hedge Funds Abandon All Hope in OPEC

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:50:03 +0000

(Reuters) “All hope abandon, ye who enter here,” is the warning inscribed above the gate of Hell, according to the Italian poet Dante Aligheri (“The Divine Comedy”, Inferno, Canto III, 1308-1320).Hedge funds and other money managers appear to have entered […]

Hedge Funds Hike Bearish Bets on Softs to Record High – ‘Heralding Price Gains’

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:48:01 +0000

(Agrimoney) Hedge funds turned record bearish on soft commodities, raising ideas that prices are vulnerable to an upward spike from a change in sentiment, but continued to cut short bets on wheat, crystallising losses. Managed money, a proxy for speculators, […]

A New Way to Lower Risk?

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:45:51 +0000

(Harvest) ESG investments have strong potential for mitigating risk by providing earnings stability. Highly rated ESG companies may do more than benefit society—they may benefit your portfolio too. To read this article:

Co-op Bank Cancels Sale Process, With US Hedge Funds Potentially Injecting New Capital

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:41:37 +0000

(CNBC) The Co-operative Bank has cancelled plans to sell itself as talks with existing investors, which include several U.S. hedge funds, to recapitalize the troubled U.K. lender reach an advanced stage. To read this article:

PSAM Acquires Stake in CdR Capital

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:39:48 +0000

(Opalesque) P. Schoenfeld Asset Management (PSAM), a leading global alternative asset manager, has purchased a minority stake in CdR Capital, a UK and Geneva headquartered private investment office.The stake allows PSAM, which employs a research based fundamental investment approach that […]

4 Charts That Show Why Emerging Markets Will Be an Essential Part of Your Portfolio Going Forward

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:32:56 +0000

(Harvest) A major theme at the 2017 Strategic Investment Conference was the shift in economic power from developed markets to emerging markets (EMs). For example, in 1960, the combined GDP of China and India made up only 5% of global […]

Asia’s Long?Term Outlook: All Eyes on China’s Party Congress

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:31:13 +0000

(Harvest) After more than seven years of expansion, the global economy faces several potential pivots in the direction and scale of monetary, fiscal, trade, geopolitical and exchange rate policies.One in particular will help determine the long-term outlook for China and […]

Pictet Alternative Advisors Names Merz Head Of Hedge Funds

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:25:23 +0000

(FINalternatives) The alternative investment group of Pictet Group, Pictet Alternative Advisors (PAA), has appointed former Amundi Alternative Investments executive Heinrich Merz as head of hedge funds. To read this article:

Hedge Funds Back the Wrong Bull

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:09:48 +0000

(Bloomberg) Another year, another disappointing start for hedge funds.But don’t despair — the hedgies have a plan to lift their fortunes: U.S. small-cap stocks. It’s been a long, long time since hedge funds outpaced the market. The HFRI Fund Weighted […]

Alleged Insider Trading Scheme Netted $3.9 Million In Illicit Profits.

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:06:22 +0000

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed charges in an alleged insider trading scheme involving tips of nonpublic information about government plans to cut Medicare reimbursement rates, which affected the stock prices of certain publicly traded medical providers or […]

85% Of Asset Managers Expect MiFID II Compliance in Q4/17

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:59:08 +0000

(FINalternatives) More than eight out of ten institutional asset managers will wait until the fourth quarter of 2017 to comply with MiFID II rules concerning the unbundling of research, according to a new survey by research aggregator RSRCHXchange. To read […]

Hedge Fund Excalibur Bets Riksbank Will Tighten by End of Year

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:54:04 +0000

(Bloomberg) Sweden’s central bank will likely begin raising interest rates already this year, grabbing a head start on its larger counterpart in Frankfurt in the race to unwind Europe’s unprecedented stimulus drive.That’s the view of hedge fund Excalibur Asset Management, […]

Loeb’s Third Point Targets ‘Staid’ Nestle For Change

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:52:33 +0000

(Reuters) Activist investor Daniel Loeb’s Third Point LLC on Sunday unveiled a stake of more than 1 percent in Switzerland’s Nestle SA (NESN.S) and urged the world’s largest packaged foods maker to improve margins, buy back stock and shed non-core […]

Jury Selection to Begin in Martin Shkreli Trial

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:51:00 +0000

(Fox Business) Jury selection is set to begin Monday in the federal securities-fraud trial of Martin Shkreli, the former pharmaceutical executive and social-media provocateur who rose to international infamy two years ago for his decision to dramatically raise the prices […]

Asset Managers Are Braced Ahead of Final Industry Report From City Watchdog

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:48:47 +0000

(City A.M) Asset managers will be preparing themselves as the week begins ahead of a comprehensive industry review, due to be published on Wednesday, by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The review, which was launched in 2015, aims to overhaul […]

Barclay CTA Index Gains 0.06% in May (+0.67% YTD)

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:46:36 +0000

(Opalesque) Opalesque Industry Update: Managed futures traders gained 0.06% in May according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year to date, the Index has lost 0.67%.Four of Barclay’s CTA indices had gains in May, and four had losses. […]

Rokos Capital Management Taps Wilson For EM Role

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:45:09 +0000

(FINalternatives) Chris Rokos’ macro hedge fund manager Rokos Capital Management has hired former Credit Suisse executive Robin Wilson as the $6.8 billion fund builds out staff. To read this article:

Hedge Funds Made Repeated Attempts to Invest in Veneto Banks

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:43:43 +0000

(Reuters) A group of four international investment funds offered to inject 1.6 billion euros ($1.79 billion) of fresh capital into two ailing Italian banks in Veneto at the end of May, sources told Reuters, but their plan was not pursued […]

Northern Trust – EIU Survey – “See” the risk – “Know” the risk

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:41:51 +0000

(Harvest) The Northern Trust/EIU Transparency in Alternatives Investing Survey 2017focuses on some important investment considerations from investors around the world. Once again the most important issue seems to be the degree of transparency provided by managers. This applies to both […]

Mixing Collateral With a Managed Futures Portfolio

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:33:57 +0000

(Harvest) In an earlier post we discussed the issue of using capital more efficiently in a managed futures investment. The premise is simple. If only limited funds are used for margin, the majority of cash associated with a managed futures […]

Wall Street Firm Hit With Additional Charges in Case Involving Pre-Released ADRs

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:19:18 +0000

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced additional charges in an enforcement investigation involving the improper handling of American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) by a Wall Street firm’s securities lending desk. The SEC’s order finds supervisory failures by Anthony Portelli, […]

Hedge Fund Assets Rise $10.52bn in May; Total Industry AUM Now $3.13trn

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:11:07 +0000

(FINalternatives) Investors added an estimated $10.52 billion to hedge funds during May, bringing year-to-date flows to $23.32 billion and pushing total industry AUM $3.130 trillion, according to new research from eVestment. The company’s findings, contained in its Hedge Fund Industry […]

Goldman to Launch Tactical Exposure Fund

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:09:40 +0000

(Citywire) Goldman Sachs Asset Management is to launch the Goldman Sachs Tactical Exposure fund, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. The fund, slated for August 31 2017, will be managed by Neill Nuttall, Raymond Chan and Joshua Sheldon. […]