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Och-Ziff Hedge Fund Settles FCPA Charges

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:05:33 +0000

(HedgeCo.Net) As we reported yesterday, The Securities and Exchange Commission today confirmed that Och-Ziff Capital Management Group has agreed to pay nearly $200 million to the SEC to settle civil charges of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Och-Ziff […]



Volatility Hedge Fund Sees Bull Market in Fear as VIX Bets Jump

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:00:03 +0000

(Bloomberg) Beneath calm stocks, the volatility market is jumping.Take futures on the CBOE Volatility Index, whose volume surged 50 percent this month and is on pace for a record year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Belying the lull evidenced […]



Quant Hedge Funds Are China’s Hot New Export

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:59:06 +0000

(Bloomberg) Add China’s quant shops to the list of hedge funds branching out across Asian markets. Quantitative money managers from the world’s second-largest economy are opening offshore funds at a never-before-seen pace, according to Marlon Sanchez, the Asia-Pacific head of […]



Natixis: Investors and Advisors Split on Return Expectations

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:58:53 +0000

(Fin Alternatives) Investors and their advisors are still miles apart in return expectations, according to a new survey by Natixis Global Asset Management, although the vast majority of advisors are turning to tools such as liquid alternatives to diversify their […]



Biotech Employee Charged With Insider Trading Ahead of Company’s Announcements About Breast Cancer Drug

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:57:59 +0000

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged the former senior director of regulatory affairs for Puma Biotechnology with insider trading ahead of the company’s news announcements about its drug to treat breast cancer. The SEC alleges that Robert Gadimian […]



Deutsche Bank Admits ‘Perception Issue’ as Shares Slide

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:57:07 +0000

(Reuters) Deutsche Bank shares were indicated down 6.2 percent ahead of the opening of the Frankfurt market on Friday, after Germany’s largest lender admitted it had an image problem with investors as fresh concerns over its stability emerged.The lurch followed […]



Risk Parity on the Rebound as Fed, BOJ Remain Accommodative

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:38:19 +0000

(Fin Alternatives) Recent policy decisions by the Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan have given a second wind to beleaguered risk parity strategies at managers such as Bridgewater and AQR that rely on rock-bottom interest rates and low market volatility […]



Elliott Discloses 8.1% Activist Stake in Mentor Graphics

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:28:40 +0000

(Bloomberg) Elliott Management Corp. increased its activist stake in Mentor Graphics Corp. to 8.1 percent, saying shares of the design-services provider are deeply undervalued. “There are numerous operational opportunities, including enhancing operational efficiency and revenue quality, as well as strategic […]



Will This Top Firm Get Tough on Pay this Bonus Round ?

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:03:37 +0000

(HITC Business) Deutsche Bank could raise as much as $3.14bn by taking a tougher stance on employee compensation and not giving bonuses to thousands of staff, according to Autonomous Research. “Being very tough on the 2016 bonus pool and requiring […]



Portfolio Construction Using Endowment Drivers with David Armstrong

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:00:32 +0000

(Daily Alts) David Armstrong, portfolio manager for Cedar Capital, was Strategic Investor Radio’s very first guest when the program debuted in October 2014. In this episode, Mr. Armstrong is back with host Charley Wright, as the two men discuss Cedar […]



Hedge Fund CIO Explains Why Returns Aren’t What They Used to be

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:59:56 +0000

(Yahoo) Generally speaking, it’s been challenging for hedge funds to beat the market for the last couple of years. Ryan Tolkin, the chief investment officer of Schonfeld Strategic Advisors, pointed out one critical change in the hedge fund landscape that’s […]



Och-Ziff To Pay $400 Million To Settle Bribery Allegation

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:33:26 +0000

(Reuters) Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC will pay $400 million and a subsidiary will plead guilty to resolve U.S. probes into its involvement in bribes paid to African officials, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. In a […]



UBS Financial Services Hit With $15-Million Penalty

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:26:33 +0000

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that UBS Financial Services has agreed to pay more than $15 million to settle charges that it failed to adequately educate and train its sales force about critical aspects of certain complex […]



Rhode Island Cuts Hedge Fund Target Allocation by Half

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:17:38 +0000

(Fin Alternatives) Rhode Island’s $7.6 billion pension fund plans to slash its allocation to hedge funds by half over the next two years in a bid to improve returns, the latest public retirement plan to lower exposure to the alternative […]



Veritas Asset Management Taps UBS’s Barnes For CEO Slot

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:16:02 +0000

(Fin Alternatives) UBS Global Asset Management executive Ian Barnes has been named chief executive officer at Veritas Asset Management. To read this article:



Man Group CEO Sees Pressure on Event-Driven Hedge Funds

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:10:33 +0000

(Bloomberg) Larger discretionary macro and event-driven hedge funds are most at risk of shutting down as low returns weigh on the industry, according to the chief executive officer of the world’s largest publicly traded hedge-fund manager. “When individual funds get […]



Quant Who Coined Risk Parity Says Wall Street Has It All Wrong

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:08:32 +0000

(Bloomberg) Nowadays, it’s a rare selloff that isn’t blamed on the growing heft of a strategy called risk parity. But to a 52-year-old quant who helped develop it, the problem isn’t that risk parity is too big, but too small. […]



Two Sigma Says Artificial Intelligence Lacks Smarts

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:06:06 +0000

(Bloomberg) David Siegel, a quantitative hedge fund pioneer, issued a warning to investors: Artificial intelligence lacks common sense. Siegel, who has used AI to build his Two Sigma Investments into a $37 billion hedge fund firm, said algorithms are limited […]



IMC’s Berring Prepping New Structured Credit Hedge Fund

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:00:48 +0000

(Fin ALternatives) Former IMC Asset Management portfolio manager Simon Berring is launching a new structured credit hedge fund that will focus on securitized consumer and residential credit assets in esoteric, and under-invested segments of the structured credit market. To read […]



SEC Charges CEO and Boiler Room Operator With Fraud

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:28:01 +0000

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a former microcap company CEO and a boiler room operator with defrauding seniors and others who were pressured to invest in a pair of penny stock companies and promised lucrative profits. The […]



Hedge Fund Legend Says the Industry Is Facing the Most Difficult Era Ever

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:21:41 +0000

(Bloomberg) Hedge funds are facing the most challenging time Tiger Management’s Julian Robertson said he’s seen in an investing career spanning several decades, and the industry pioneer cautioned that their days of charging hefty fees may be over. “That type […]



Hedge Funds Miss Alibaba Rally, Forgoing Millions in Gains

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:19:45 +0000

(Bloomberg) Shares of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. are headed toward their second-best quarter since the e-commerce giant’s record-setting initial public offering two years ago. And hedge funds are missing out. The Chinese company’s U.S.-traded stock jumped as much as 38 […]



Hedge Funds Prefer Hard Wheat to Soft, Coffee to Cocoa, Cattle to Hogs.

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:17:55 +0000

(Agrimoney.com) Hedge funds favoured hard wheat over soft, coffee over cocoa, and cattle over hogs as they raised their bullish bets on agricultural commodities for a second successive week – for the first time in three months. Managed money, a […]



Corvex Drops Williams Proxy Fight After More Directors Named

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:16:20 +0000

(Reuters) Pipeline operator Williams Cos Inc said on Monday it added two new directors, prompting activist investor Corvex Management LP to withdraw plans to replace the company’s entire board.The company named Stephen Chazen, former chief executive of Occidental Petroleum Corp, […]



Carlyle: Expect More Buyouts As Chinese Economy Slows

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:14:31 +0000

(Fin Alternatives) Global alternative asset manager Carlyle Group believes private equity firms will increasingly buy control of companies in Asia rather than take minority stakes, particularly in China where slowing economic growth is likely to convince more owners to sell. […]



Onetime Rising Hedge Fund Star John Thaler Considers Comeback

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:11:34 +0000

(Reuters) John Thaler, the tech, media and telecom stock specialist who shut down his hedge fund firm JAT Capital Management LP in 2015, is considering a return to managing other people’s money, including launching a new hedge fund, two people […]



One Small Hedge Fund Is Carrying On in The Fight Over Caesars

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:08:41 +0000

(Bloomberg) The titans of the investing world have settled their fight in bankruptcy court over the future of the Caesars casino empire. But one tiny band of lenders is pressing on and keeping alive a lawsuit they say is designed […]



Hedge Fund Fallout Results in Fee Restructures, Closures

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:07:02 +0000

(Investopedia) In September of 2016, Brevan Howard Asset Management made plans to modify its fee structure, removing management fees for existing clients for new investments in two of its major funds. At roughly the same time, Perry Capital announced the […]



Perry Capital Closing Flagship Fund After Almost Three Decades

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:15:35 +0000

(Bloomberg) Richard Perry, one of the biggest names in hedge funds, is calling it quits after 28 years. Perry, 61, is winding down his New York-based flagship fund as the industry confronts one of the most tumultuous periods in its […]



Merrill Lynch Charged With Trading Controls Failures That Led to Mini-Flash Crashes

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:13:49 +0000

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Merrill Lynch has agreed to pay a $12.5 million penalty for maintaining ineffective trading controls that failed to prevent erroneous orders from being sent to the markets and causing mini-flash crashes. […]



Allianz Global Investors Launches Structured Absolute-Return Liquid Alt Fund

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:09:03 +0000

(Fin Alternatives) Global investment manager Allianz Global Investors has debuted a new structured-product absolute return fund on its liquid alternatives platform. To read this article:



EY Considers Top 10 Drivers Impacting Wealth Management

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:06:31 +0000

(Daily ALts) EY Global Wealth & Asset Management has published a white paper highlighting the top 10 drivers impacting global wealth and asset management. Those drivers, listed below, will be disruptive and bring change – they represent threats to … […]



Are We on the Verge of a Hedge Fund Renaissance?

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:03:56 +0000

(Daily Alts) Hedge-fund-renaissanceHedge funds have generally lagged long-only exposure to the U.S. stock market the past several years, and this has led to unhappy hedge-fund investors and increasing redemption pressure on hedge-fund managers. But according to Willis Towers Watson, which […]



Asset Managers Prioritising process automation and regulatory reporting

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:01:45 +0000

(HedgeWeek) Asset management professionals continue to prioritise back-office automation and managing increased regulatory reporting, according to the 2016 Asset Management Industry Trends Survey by Confluence. » To read this article:



Lyxor: Hedge Fund Index Gains 0.4% on Central Bank Stance

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:53:14 +0000

(Fin Alternatives) Hedge funds got a helping hand from accommodative global central banks in the week through September 20, 2016, according to the latest edition of Lyxor Asset Management’s Weekly Brief. To read this article:



Brevan Howard Asset Management Cuts Management Fees

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:51:34 +0000

(Fin Alternatives) Macro hedge fund Brevan Howard, one of Europe’s largest alternative investment managers, will reportedly lower the fees it charges on its flagship Master and Multi-Strategy funds. To read this article:



A 28-year-old raised $75 million for his new hedge fund

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:48:09 +0000

(Business Insider) Jamie Sterne has raised $75 million for his new hedge fund. No big deal, you might think. There are hundreds of hedge fund launches every year. Except Jamie Sterne is just 28 years old. Sterne launched Skye Global […]



World’s Top Performing Hedge Fund is Shorting Big Dividends

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:39:55 +0000

(Chicago Tribune) AAM Absolute Return Fund, which according to HSBC Holdings was the world’s best performing hedge fund in 2015, is betting on declines for energy companies that “even short term will struggle to uphold dividends.” To read this article:



Pension Funds Benefit From Bank Stress Tests

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:37:29 +0000

(Harvest) Institutional investors are exploiting the illiquid credit space vacated by banks facing stricter regulation and ongoing stress tests, according to global professional services company Towers Watson (NASDAQ: TW). The company’s clients have allocated over $7 billion to illiquid credit […]



Texas and Chicago top the Central Hedge Fund List, $9.3B in gains drive regional Momentum

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:15:36 +0000

(Hedgetracker.com) The rankings for the Top Central U.S. Hedge Funds have been released, revealing that the top 50 hedge funds oversee a combined $125 billion in equity assets, having seen their assets increase by 1.8% quarter-over-quarter. Driving the region’s positive […]