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CEO Charged With Using Secret Accounts for Insider Trading in Company Stock

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:11:11 +0000

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged the former CEO of a Silicon Valley-based fiber optics company with insider trading in company stock by using secret brokerage accounts held in the names of his wife and brother. The SEC […]

Preqin: Investor Satisfaction with Hedge Funds Rising Amid Allocation Uncertainty

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:10:07 +0000

(FINalternatives) Nearly half of hedge fund investors report being satisfied with the returns they have received, according to new data from Preqin, although nearly the same proportion still expect to reduce their allocations to the asset class over the next […]

HFR Interim Update: Hedge Funds Gain Through Mid-September

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:09:04 +0000

(FINalternatives)Rising global financial markets have helped most hedge funds notch strong gains as of September’s midway point, according to new data from Hedge Fund Research, although trend-following CTAs have lost ground. To read this article:

This Hedge Fund Investor Says China Bears Are Missing Something

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:07:24 +0000

(Bloomberg) One hedge fund investor says Kyle Bass, Jim Chanos and other China bears are missing a key piece of the equation. Global investors have underestimated the power of China’s command economy, where leaders can cancel or forgive debts and […]

Indian Billionaire Serves a Happy Meal to the Hedge Funds

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:05:37 +0000

(Bloomberg) Anil Agarwal is cementing his influence over Anglo American Plc. The resources magnate is set to become the largest shareholder in the mining giant after investing up to 1.5 billion pounds ($1.8 billion) in a cleverly structured deal. His […]

Rubicon — a Macro Hedge Fund in London — Has Lost a Third of Its Value This Year

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:03:16 +0000

(The Business Insider) Rubicon Fund Management, a large London hedge fund focused on trading around global economic events, has suffered a 33.2% loss in its flagship fund this year. The losses were disclosed in investor documents reviewed by Business Insider. […]

Hot EM Hedge Funds Attracting Billions

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:59:21 +0000

(Barron’s) If you’re investing your clients’ money in hedge funds that focus on China, India and other emerging markets, you’re in good company. Asian hedge fund managers have added $13.6 billion of AUM this year through the end of August, […]

Investing in an Overvalued Market and Tail-Risk Hedging

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:57:17 +0000

(Harvest) Since the great recession officially ended in June 2009, risk has been rewarded and many risk assets have become very expensive in the process. The US central bank’s vast financial engineering effort has created excessive liquidity in the banking […]

To Hedge (or Not to Hedge) Currency Moves

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:55:42 +0000

(Harvest) Trying to time currency swings is difficult, to say the least. The drivers that matter most for a given currency—from interest rate differentials and monetary policy to investment flows and investor sentiment—can change quickly. And currencies themselves can affect […]

Hedge Fund Up 21% Sets Sight on Fed to Supercharge Returns

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:44:12 +0000

(Bloomberg) For the better part of a decade, global macro hedge funds have struggled to make money, complaining that central-bank policies have crimped volatility. That makes AE Capital’s success even more impressive. The firm, which manages about $300 million in […]

State Street Unveils New Quant-based Research Management Solution

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:41:12 +0000

(FINalternatives) Global financial services giant State Street is launching a new service that will combine the advantages of machine learning technology with the knowledge and experience of human experts. To read this article:

Hedge Funds Promise Downside Protection — and Risks

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:38:50 +0000

(CNBC) Though hedge funds often signal a freewheeling, shoot-from-the-hip investment style, for the most part these investment vehicles aim to dampen volatility. They do it by using various strategies that are supposed to provide protection from market volatility and sometimes […]

State Street Unveils New Quant-Based Research Management Solution

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:34:59 +0000

(FINalternatives) Global financial services giant State Street is launching a new service that will combine the advantages of machine learning technology with the knowledge and experience of human experts. The new service, named the Quantextual Idea Lab, is aimed squarely […]

Clariant Short-Sellers Squeezed as Activist Corvex Doubles-Down

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:33:26 +0000

(Reuters) Hedge funds have trimmed bets on a fall in shares of Clariant (CLN.S), just as activist investor Corvex increases pressure on the Swiss chemicals company to ditch a $20 billion M&A deal with rival Huntsman (HUN.N). The hedge funds’ […]

Ex-Barclays CEO Jenkins Bags $46m for His Fintech Startup

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:31:56 +0000

(Bloomberg) Ever since Barclays Plc ousted Antony Jenkins as chief executive officer in 2015, he has been warning the banking industry to embrace new technology or face a “Kodak moment” of obsolescence. Now Jenkins has the opportunity to practice what […]

Adviser Charged With Stealing Investor Funds

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:08:05 +0000

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a New Jersey-based tax preparer and investment adviser with stealing more than $1 million from clients to support his gambling habit and other personal expenditures. The SEC alleges that Scott Newsholme of […]

Emerging Market Debt Trading Falls in Q2 for First Time Since 2015

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:59:56 +0000

(Reuters) Trading volume for emerging market debt fell in the second quarter of 2017 to $1.132 trillion, a survey released on Tuesday showed, a 14 percent decrease from the first quarter and 17 percent lower than in the April-June period […]

Stumbling Isn’t Humbling for This Hedge-Fund Guy

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:58:11 +0000

(Bloomberg) In our last episode of “Mick McGuire: Activist Investor,” our hero was flying high. It was early June, and the young hedge-fund manager, who earlier in his career had played Robin to Bill Ackman’s Batman, 1 had made a […]

Harvard Endowment Posts Gains, New Investment Chief Not Satisfied

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:56:28 +0000

(Reuters) Harvard University, which has been retooling the way it invests its $37.1 billion endowment, reported an investment gain on Tuesday but its investment chief called it “disappointing” and said it will take time to improve results. The Ivy League […]

Hedge Fund Elliott Says Has Strategic Goals for Stada

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:54:33 +0000

(Reuters) Elliott, the activist hedge fund founded by Paul Singer, has strategic goals for German generic drugmaker Stada (STAGn.DE) but will not press for boardroom changes, Stada said. “The prevalent aim of the investment is implementing strategic objectives where the […]

Hedge Fund Giant Citadel is Building Out a New Unit With Big Hires

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:53:00 +0000

(The Business Insider) Hedge fund giant Citadel has hired three staffers in its build out a fresh investment unit. To read this article:

Goldman Has a Plan for Its Misfiring Bond Business

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:51:00 +0000

(The Business Insider) Goldman Sachs has a plan. The US investment bank, which has been under pressure over its misfiring bond trading business, on Tuesday set out a strategy to generate an additional $1 billion plus in fixed income, currencies […]

A Mysterious Hedge Fund Just Scooped Up the Foreclosed Medallions From New York City’s ‘Taxi King’

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:49:15 +0000

(The Business Insider) A fleet of Evgeny “Gene” Freidman’s foreclosed taxi medallions sold on Monday in a closed-door auction taking place in a Queens, New York hotel….The individual bidders behind buyer MGPE Inc. are not identified in court filings but […]

Hedge Fund Manager Shuts Firm to Explore Run for Connecticut Governor

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:48:28 +0000

(CNBC) David Stemerman is winding down his hedge fund firm to explore a run for governor of Connecticut, according to a letter sent to clients of Conatus Capital Management LP on Tuesday. “Connecticut – home to my family and business […]

Are Diversifying Assets Up Next in the Return?Seeking Cycle?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:46:33 +0000

(Harvest) Since the lows of the global financial crisis in March 2009, U.S. stocks (proxied by the S&P 500) have returned 270%, or 16.8% annualized, outpacing every other major market over that period. Contributing to that outperformance were highly differentiated […]

Lone Pine’s Mandel to Step Back From Fund Management in 2019

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:46:31 +0000

(Bloomberg) Stephen Mandel, who started Lone Pine Capital two decades ago and boasts one of the best long-term track records in the hedge fund industry, is stepping back from day-to-day portfolio management in January 2019. Mandel, 61, told investors in […]

Palmer Square Capital Management Closes Sixth CLO of 2017

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:44:58 +0000

(FINalternatives) Structured credit specialist Palmer Square Capital Management has closed its sixth collateralized loan obligation of the year, bringing the company’s 2017 tally to nearly $1 billion across four static CLOs and $2.5 billion issued across five managed CLOs. To […]

Former Amazon Employee and College Friend Charged With Insider Trading

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:57:31 +0000

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed insider trading charges against a former Amazon financial analyst who allegedly leaked confidential information to his former fraternity brother in advance of a company earnings announcement so they could turn an illegal […]

Lyxor: Rising Yields, Global Equity Market Rally Power Hedge Fund Gains

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:51:08 +0000

(FINalternatives) Hedge funds rose broadly last week as risk-on sentiment remained in place, according to new research from Lyxor Asset Management, with all substrategies tracked by the firm ending the period in the green. To read this article:

Pine River Is Closing Its Master Fund After a Plunge in Assets

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:49:12 +0000

(Bloomberg) Pine River Capital Management is closing its master fund after a wave of client withdrawals that would bring assets below $300 million, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The fund, which started in 2002, had about $1 […]

Ray Dalio Says He’s Ready to Give Away Bridgewater’s Secrets

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:47:26 +0000

(Bloomberg) Of all the hedge fund world’s secrets, few are more closely guarded than the inner workings of Bridgewater Associates Inc. Now, founder Ray Dalio plans to share his management system and corporate culture with the world. “We’re about to […]

Reuters: Sale Of Scaramucci’s Skybridge Expected To Close By Month-End

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:45:46 +0000

(FINalternatives) As the dust settles from Anthony Scaramucci’s record-setting tenure as White House Communications Director, the sale of his alternative asset manager Skybridge Capital appears to still be on track. To read this article:

Hedge Funds Bet on Fuels Over Crude as Storm Trade Persists

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:44:41 +0000

(Bloomberg) The post-Harvey buzz over fuels is making U.S. crude look like the poor stepchild of hedge funds. Since the storm battered the heart of America’s refining industry last month, bets on rising gasoline and diesel prices have surged for […]

One Critical Way Technology Is Transforming the Economic Landscape

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:42:16 +0000

(Harvest) Some characterize the current economic climate as one lacking demand-driven pricing power, but we think that is a misapprehension of dynamics at play today. Rather, we think we’re in the midst of one of the greatest supply-side-driven cost revolutions […]

A 32-Year Old Portfolio Manager from Paul Tudor Jones’ Hedge Fund Is Setting Off On His Own

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:41:21 +0000

(The Business Insider) Dirk Jeschke, a former portfolio manager at Paul Tudor Jones’ hedge fund firm, is prepping a hedge fund in London for early next year. Jeschke, 32, is planning a macro fund that will, among other things, emphasize […]

merging Markets Are Outperforming Developed Markets, But Analysts Argue About the Outlook for Growth

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:36:47 +0000

(CNBC) Emerging markets (EM) have continued to grow faster than developed markets and produced higher returns this year, but analysts have conflicting views about the sector’s growth outlook. EM gross domestic product growth is around 4.5 percent year on year […]

World Leaders Are Taking Investors Down a Dangerous Economic Path

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:35:00 +0000

(Harvest) Let’s start with Europe, the world’s second-largest economy. The European Union is a collection of states that are vastly different from one another. They are separated by culture, language (which impedes labor mobility, resulting in semipermanent labor productivity disparity […]

SunTrust Charged With Improperly Recommending Higher-Fee Mutual Funds

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:31:00 +0000

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged the investment services subsidiary of SunTrust Banks with collecting more than $1.1 million in avoidable fees from clients by improperly recommending more expensive share classes of various mutual funds when cheaper shares […]

Global Debt May be Understated by $13trn

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:26:00 +0000

(Reuters) Global debt may be under-reported by around $13 trillion because traditional accounting practices exclude foreign exchange derivatives used to hedge international trade and foreign currency bonds, the BIS said on Sunday. Bank for International Settlements researchers said it was […]

Hilltop Private Capital Names Moss To Partnership

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:25:23 +0000

(FINalternatives) Lower middle-market private equity specialist Hilltop Private Capital has named former Lincolnshire Management executive Ed Moss as a partner after twelve years as a Managing Director at Lincolnshire Management. To read this article: