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SEC Announces $2.5 Million Whistleblower Award

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:47:00 +0000

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced an award of nearly $2.5 million to an employee of a domestic government agency whose whistleblower tip helped launch an SEC investigation and whose continued assistance enabled the SEC to address a […]



A $13bn Hedge Fund Is Sounding the Alarm on One of the Biggest Trends In Investing

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:44:55 +0000

(The Business Insider) A $13 billion hedge fund that flies under the radar is sounding the alarm on one of the biggest investment trends: quants and passive investing. Highfields Capital Management flagged concerns this week about computer-driven trading in its […]



Fund Managers and Strategists Think the Bull Market Is Ending Next Year

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:43:06 +0000

(Bloomberg) America’s second-longest bull run in stocks on record will end by late 2018, when U.S. credit also will enter its first bear market since the global crisis, according to a Bloomberg survey of fund managers and strategists. The poll […]



Hedge Fund Marcato Demands That Rent-A-Center Sell Itself

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:41:29 +0000

(Reuters) Marcato Capital Management LP demanded on Tuesday that Rent-A-Center Inc start the process of selling itself or the activist hedge fund threatened to work to throw out board members up for re-election at next year’s annual meeting. The San […]



Jefferies Just Hired a Former Goldman Big Shot for a Big Derivatives Role

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:39:45 +0000

(The Business Insider) Jefferies has hired Peter Seccia, a former Goldman Sachs partner, as global head of equity derivatives. He will be based in New York, and will work closely with global head of equities Peter Forlenza and Matt Foulds, […]



$13bn Hedge Fund: Jeff Bezos’ Deal for Whole Foods is ‘True Genius’

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:38:06 +0000

(The Business Insider) A $13 billion hedge fund says there’s an aspect to Jeff Bezos’ bid for Whole Foods that is “pure genius” – the fact that Amazon is valued so highly by the market. Highfields Capital Management, a Boston-based […]



Which Factors Topped the List in the Second Quarter of 2017?

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:36:00 +0000

(Harvest) Growth and momentum again topped factor performance in the second quarter of 2017, with smaller-cap versions of both factors outpacing their large-cap counterparts. Growth stocks were in such favor during the quarter that the Russell 2000 Pure Growth Index […]



Artificial Intelligence, Explained

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:13:31 +0000

(Harvest) From personal assistants like Siri, to movie suggestions on Netflix, artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly becoming ubiquitous in everyday life. As this technology continues to advance in capability and prevalence, we sought to explore AI and several closely related […]



S&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator: July Notifications 2.57%

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:08:40 +0000

(Opalesque) The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for July 2017 measured 2.57%, down from 3.59% in June. “SS&C GlobeOp’s Forward Redemption Indicator of 2.57% for July 2017 represents a year-over-year improvement from the 2.95% reported in July 2016,” said Bill […]



A Hedge Fund Started By a Steve Cohen Protégé Is Crushing It

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:06:43 +0000

(The Business Insider) A hedge fund started by a Steve Cohen protégé is up double-digits in 2017. David Fiszel’s Honeycomb Asset Management is up 12.2% after fees over the past six months in its Class A shares.. To read this […]



SEC Bars Lawyer Who Committed Fraud

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:11:46 +0000

(HedgeCo.NET) The Securities and Exchange Commission has barred a New York-based attorney from appearing or practicing before it and acting as an officer or director of a public company after finding that he made false and misleading statements in corporate […]



eVestment: Hedge Fund Industry Inflows +$20.65B In First Half

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:09:06 +0000

(FINalternatives) Investor sentiment seems to be broadly catching up with improved investment performance, as capital flows to the hedge fund industry were positive in both second quarter and first half of 2017. However, June’s flows were negative again, notes industry […]



SS&C GlobeOp: Forward Redemption Indicator Down to 2.57%

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:07:23 +0000

(FINalternatives) The pace of hedge fund redemptions moderated in July from June’s elevated pace and remains below last year’s levels, according to new research from fund administrator SS&C GlobeOp. To read this article:



Lyxor: Hedge Fund Index Flat For 2017 As Event-Driven, Equity Strategies Shine

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:05:30 +0000

(FINalternatives) Hedge funds were flat again last week as gains in event-driven, L/S Equity and CTA funds were offset by a decline in Global Macro strategies, according to Lxyor Asset Management’s latest research. To read this article:



This Hedge Fund Is Betting $280m on a 34-Year-Old Guy

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:03:03 +0000

(Bloomberg) Dan Och still runs the show at Och-Ziff Capital Management Group. He’s the chief executive officer, the chairman of the board and very much the face of the hedge-fund powerhouse he founded more than two decades ago. But in […]



Direct Lending Funds’ Fading All-Weather Appeal

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:00:48 +0000

(Reuters) Miami-area money manager Bob Press appears to offer the ultimate all-weather investment: a “direct lending” hedge fund that does not require a long-term commitment and has produced nearly 90 straight months of positive returns not correlated to other markets. […]



Wall Street’s White House Takeover Continues With Appointment Of Anthony Scaramucci

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:57:26 +0000

(Forbes) On Friday, President Donald Trump made Anthony Scaramucci the new White House communications director. The appointment pushed Sean Spicer, a longtime Washington operative, to resign as the White House press secretary. Scaramucci is a creature of Wall Street not […]



Mystery Bond Trader Nets $10m on Treasury Strangle Gamble

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:52:49 +0000

(Bloomberg) The unknown bond trader who placed a potentially record wager in the Treasury options market may have just netted a $10 million profit. The $10 million worth of put and call options on 10-year Treasury futures that the trader […]



Goldman Is on a Hiring Spree to Become the Google of Wall Street

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:50:18 +0000

(The Business Insider) Goldman Sachs is looking to fill over 20 positions for its Marquee platform, which is at the heart of its plan to become the Google of Wall Street. To read this article:



Internal Power Struggle Rattles Guggenheim Partners

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:46:53 +0000

(New York Post) A titanic war is brewing between the principals at Guggenheim Partners, with more than 10 senior execs defecting in the past year or so. The $240 billion money-managing firm has been divided into two camps: To read […]



Managed Futures In a Drawdown – How Bad Is It? – Take a Look

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:44:16 +0000

(Harvest) The managed futures hedge fund strategy, as measured by a well-watched peer group index, is in a major drawdown. In spite of this, money is still flowed as investors have taken a forward looking view of what this strategy […]



The Central Bank With a Different Problem

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:42:17 +0000

(Harvest) For all the recent talk of major central banks coordinating to telegraph policy shifts, it’s easy to forget that each institution faces very different challenges. The Federal Reserve (Fed), the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of Japan […]



Federal Regulatory Agencies Announce Coordination of Reviews for Certain Foreign Funds Under Volcker Rule

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:21:40 +0000

(HedgeCo.Net) Five federal financial regulatory agencies have announced that they are coordinating their respective reviews of the treatment of certain foreign funds under section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Act, commonly known as the Volcker Rule, and the agencies’ implementing regulations. […]



JPMorgan Whistle-Blowers Set to Reap Record $61m Bounty

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:15:42 +0000

(Bloomberg) Two whistle-blowers are set to share a record $61 million award from the Securities and Exchange Commission for helping make the case that JPMorgan Chase & Co. failed to disclose to wealthy clients that it was steering them into […]



Hedge Fund Uses Algae to Reap 21% Return

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:14:07 +0000

(Bloomberg) Hedge fund manager Desmond Lun’s 21 percent average return over the last four years springs from an unlikely source — a petri dish of algae. Lun, 37, is a new kind of quant, combining AI wizardry with old-school biology […]



Castlelake Raises $2.4B For Fifth Fund In Four Months Of Marketing

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:13:47 +0000

(FINalternatives) Global alternative investment manager Castlelake LP has raised $2.4 billion in capital commitments for its latest fund, closing at its hard cap and beating its $2 billion target after only four months in the market.



Hedge Funders Scramble for Ways to Pay Tax Bill Now That a Big Loophole Is Closed

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:11:12 +0000

(CNBC) Hedge fund managers have to fork over billions of dollars in taxes next year for gains they accumulated on deferred income from offshore funds as a long-standing tax loophole expires. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that Steven Cohen, […]



Pershing Square Capital Management Files Paperwork For Two New Funds

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:10:49 +0000

(FINalternatives) Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital Management is prepping two new fund vehicles, according to regulatory filings with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission on Friday. To read this article:



A Wave of Staffers Has Left Hedge Fund Folger Hill as the Firm Searches for Fresh Money

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:09:27 +0000

(The Business Insider) There has been a wave of departures from hedge fund Folger Hill as the firm searches for fresh money, Business Insider has learned. The departures include at least four portfolio managers, an analyst and staffers who worked […]



Big State Pension Takes a Hatchet to Hedge Funds

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:07:53 +0000

(Crain’s Chicago Business) The Illinois State Board of Investment, one of the state’s biggest pension funds, soon will have jettisoned all but its best performing hedge funds because of low returns and high fees. Over the past 18 months the […]



Investors Are Behaving Less Like Casino Punters In China’s Stock Markets

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:04:54 +0000

(Reuters) Retired chauffeur Yao Huiliang used to spend his days trading small-cap Chinese stocks, trying to make quick money on sharp moves – casino-type behavior often seen in China’s stock markets. But having lost on such bets recently, he is […]



HFR: Industry Assets Hit $3.1tn as New Capital Inflows Resume

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:03:15 +0000

(FINalternatives) Assets under management in the hedge fund industry hit its fourth consecutive quarterly record in Q2/17, reaching $3.1 trillion as investor allocations outweighed redemptions for the first time since the third quarter of 2015. Industry capital increased by $34.1 […]



Deutsche Bank Expects Subpoenas Over Trump-Russia Investigation

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:58:40 +0000

(HITC Business) Executives inside Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump’s personal bankers, are expecting that the bank will soon be receiving subpoenas or other requests for information from Robert Mueller, the special counsel who is investigating possible collusion between the Kremlin and […]



US Attempt to Limit Wall Street Bonuses Fizzles Out Quietly

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:56:44 +0000

(The Business Insider) The regulatory agenda released by the Trump administration on Thursday contained a signal that the U.S. government has halted its work on restricting Wall Street execs’ bonuses and other pay incentives… To read this article:



IBA Wins Approval

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:54:42 +0000

(Reuters) International Bank of Azerbaijan (IBA) said a plan to restructure US$3.3bn of its debt won approval from creditors holding 93.9% face value of the affected credits. Claimants with 94.1% of the principal amount cast votes, the state-run bank said […]



Ominto Inc (OMNT): How Has This Stock Not Been Delisted Yet?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:52:48 +0000

(Valuewalk) Our previous articles have raised numerous red flags about Ominto Inc. ($OMNT) which appears to us to be one of the most obvious frauds we have seen in some time. Putting aside that it trades at an outrageous valuation […]



EFAMA and AMIC Publish Joint Report on the Use of Leverage in Investment Funds in Europe

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:50:10 +0000

(Opalesque) The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) and the International Capital Market Association’s (ICMA) Asset Management and Investors Council (AMIC) published on 19 July a joint paper analysing how and why leverage is used in investment funds in […]



It’s an Electronic Futures World – Now What Do We Do? The Changing Role of Brokerage

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:48:01 +0000

(Harvest) Automated execution is taking over futures markets. Actually, the battle is over. Voice (non-electronic) and manual execution are reserved for illiquid products, old school firms, smaller traders, those who may be undertaking spreads, complex legged or option strategies, roll […]



SEC Bars Lawyer Who Committed Fraud

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:04:55 +0000

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today barred a New York-based attorney from appearing or practicing before it and acting as an officer or director of a public company after finding that he made false and misleading statements in corporate […]



HFR: Industry Assets Hit $3.1T As New Capital Inflows Resume

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:02:26 +0000

(FINalternatives) Assets under management in the hedge fund industry hit its fourth consecutive quarterly record in Q2/17, according to Hedge Fund Research, reaching $3.1 trillion as investor allocations outweighed redemptions for the first time since the third quarter of 2015. […]