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SEC Awards Nearly $1 Million to Whistleblower

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:43:25 +0000

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced an award of more than $900,000 to a whistleblower whose tip enabled the SEC to bring multiple enforcement actions against wrongdoers. “With the issuance of this second award in less than one […]



Trump Sold Stocks, But What About His Hedge Fund Millions?

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:41:23 +0000

(CNN Money) Donald Trump no longer owns any stocks. He sold all of them in June…But here’s the catch: Trump wasn’t just invested in stocks. He also had his millions invested in hedge funds. The same conflict of interest concerns […]



SoftBank’s $100 Billion Tech Fund Opens HQ in London’s Mayfair

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:38:46 +0000

(Bloomberg) SoftBank Group Corp. has decided to place the headquarters of its $100 billion technology private equity group in the hedge fund heartland of London, and has begun hiring investment advisers. The SoftBank Vision Fund has opened offices in West […]



Hedge Fund TCI Says Expects Large Charter Communications Share Buybacks

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:36:36 +0000

(Reuters) The founder of hedge fund TCI said on Thursday he expected U.S. firm Charter Communications to carry out large share buybacks and could eventually receive a takeover bid from Verizon. “Margins are going to be much higher than consensus […]



Competition For Quants On Wall Street Intensifies As Two Sigma Sponsors Contest

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:30:39 +0000

(Valuewalk) As Michigan State University announces it is dropping allocation towards traditional hedge funds in favor of quants, with the fabled Renaissance Technologies at the top of their list, the search for new quantitative methods to replicate success expands. Two […]



Bursting of the Low Volatility Bubble

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:27:15 +0000

(Harvest) Low volatility (a.k.a. flavor of the month) has recently fallen out of vogue. Over time, financial markets always see massive fund flows that cause bubbles to form and eventually burst, more recently in tech stocks, real estate, commodities and […]



Fixed Income Attracts $132 Billion In Third Quarter, Asset Managers Snap Losing Streak

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:22:04 +0000

(Reuters) Fixed income products attracted $132 billion of net inflows in the third quarter, the latest data from research provider eVestment showed on Tuesday. Although there has been talk of a “great rotation” out of deflation plays such as bonds […]



Morgan Stanley Sticking Toe Back In Commodities

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:13:14 +0000

(HITC) Reuters reports that the shift in strategy, which has cut the size of Morgan Stanley’s commodities business by roughly two thirds, was largely forced on the bank by post-financial crisis regulations that banned banks from using their own money […]



Emerging Sovereign Group Said to Shutter $100 Million Hedge Fund

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:10:18 +0000

(Bloomberg) Emerging Sovereign Group, the $3.5 billion firm backed by Julian Robertson, is shuttering one of its hedge funds, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. The Emerging Sovereign Master Fund, which focuses on macro events, has about […]



Knight Assets Said Raising Fund Charging No Management Fee

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:06:40 +0000

(Bloomberg) Knight Assets & Co., a London-based investment firm led by former Deutsche Bank AG and Bank of America Merrill Lynch employees, has raised about $300 million for a new equity-focused fund that will not charge management fees, according to […]



Firm Settles Charges for Selling Unregistered Swaps Involving Pre-IPO Companies

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:41:31 +0000

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that a San Francisco-based firm agreed to settle charges that it violated federal securities laws by failing to register security-based swaps that were offered and sold online to shareholders in pre-IPO companies. […]



Hedge Funds’ Unlikely Savior

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:34:20 +0000

(Bloomberg) The past two years have been tough on hedge funds, and active money managers in general. Sitting on an index fund provided better returns in almost every asset class. Donald Trump’s election as president of the U.S., however, has […]



Massachusetts State Fund Eyes Adding Smaller Hedge Fund Managers

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:32:32 +0000

(Reuters) Massachusetts, already a large investor in some of the world’s biggest hedge funds, wants to hire an adviser to help find smaller managers that could improve the $63.2 billion state pension fund’s risk and return profile. The Pension Reserves […]



Reuters Poll: Equity Bull Market Could Have Legs into 2017

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:31:59 +0000

(Reuters) Market strategists believe the U.S. equity market rally could extend well into 2017 if President-elect Donald Trump’s plans to stimulate the economy with infrastructure spending and financial deregulation actually come to fruition, according to a new Reuters poll. To […]



Another Hedge Fund Backed By Investing Legend Julian Robertson Bites The Dust

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:26:08 +0000

(The Business Insider) Emerging Sovereign Group is shutting one of its hedge funds after redemptions from investors, according to people familiar with the matter. Emerging Sovereign Group managed about $3.5 billion as of mid-year, roughly a 26% drop in assets […]



Supreme Court Leaves Insider-Trading Law Alone

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:23:50 +0000

(Bloomberg) The basic idea of insider trading law is that if you work for a company, and you get important secret information about that company in the course of your work, you can’t steal that information and use it for […]



Firm Settles Charges for Selling Unregistered Swaps Involving Pre-IPO Companies

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:38:51 +0000

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that a San Francisco-based firm agreed to settle charges that it violated federal securities laws by failing to register security-based swaps that were offered and sold online to shareholders in pre-IPO companies. […]



Michigan State Switches To Quants As Hedge Funds Drive Loss

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:35:00 +0000

(Crains Detroit Business) At Michigan State University, it’s out with the old hedge funds and in with the quants. After posting a 4.3 percent loss in its last fiscal year, the university’s endowment is pulling $100 million from four hedge […]



OppenheimerFunds Launches New UCITS Fund Platform in Global Liquid Alts Push

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:31:47 +0000

(FinAlternatives) OppenheimerFunds has debuted a new UCITS-compliant fund platform designed to broaden availability of its investment products to the global investor audience. To read this article:



Hedge Fund Kerrisdale Saw Drop In Assets, Lost Some Staff

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:24:38 +0000

(Reuters) For hedge fund manager Sahm Adrangi, 2016 is the year that can not end quickly enough.Seven months after raising a fund to bet against the stock of direct broadcast service provider DISH Network and nearly four months after being […]



Former Hedge Fund Exec’s Empire Report Keeps Tabs On New York

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:22:12 +0000

(Reuters) Former hedge fund executive JP Miller launched an app on Monday for his startup news site Empire Report that is modeled on the Drudge Report and chronicles New York, its politicians, financiers and celebrities. With headlines like “Goldman guy […]



SS&C Technologies: Debunking the Short Thesis, Again

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:14:24 +0000

(Harvest) A recent short report on SS&C Technologies ($SSNC) is making its way through the pitch circuits, and investment idea boards (most recently at the Robin Hood Conference and on the Value Investor Club, VIC, by the same author). The […]



Global Equities Encountered Strong Overhead Resistance

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:11:23 +0000

(Harvest) Bullish momentum in US Equity markets stalled substantially, with top performing indexes battling to maintain record-high valuations and continued selloffs in sectors targeted as facing higher risk going into a polemic, controversial presidency transition. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, […]



Hedge Funds Lift Bullish Ag Bets. Cotton, Soy, Hard Wheat In Demand

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:09:27 +0000

(Agrimoney) Hedge funds extended bullish bets in agricultural commodities, helped by a record net long in cotton and strong buying too in soybeans – a bet whose fate may be largely determined by weather in Argentina. Managed money, a proxy […]



BTIG Announces Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Strategic Investment

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:16:57 +0000

(HedgeCo.Net) BTIG, LLC announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to receive a strategic investment from funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities. BTIG plans to leverage this investment to further expand its capabilities and accelerate the firm’s global […]



Hedge fund Marcato takes Buffalo Wild Wings fight to franchisees

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:11:30 +0000

(Reuters) – Hedge fund manager Mick McGuire on Tuesday took his fight for change at casual restaurant chain Buffalo Wild Wings directly to franchise owners, saying they could have better access to innovations and grow more if his ideas were […]



Former hedge fund exec’s Empire Report keeps tabs on New York

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:09:16 +0000

(Reuters) – Former hedge fund executive JP Miller launched an app on Monday for his startup news site Empire Report that is modeled on the Drudge Report and chronicles New York, its politicians, financiers and celebrities. With headlines like “Goldman […]



China’s ‘Hedge Fund Brother No.1’ Admits Stock Manipulation

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:06:42 +0000

(Bloomberg) Former hedge fund manager Xu Xiang pleaded guilty to charges of market manipulation in one of the most high-profile cases to follow last year’s stock market collapse in China. To read this article:



Hedge Funds Get Big or Go Home

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:04:35 +0000

(Bloomberg) Hedge funds have had a rough year. They have delivered unimpressive returns. They’re battling one another for a stagnant pool of investor money. They’re steadily lowering fees. The pressure is bifurcating the $3 trillion industry, helping to make big […]



SEC Awards $3.5 Million to Whistleblower

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:01:42 +0000

(HedgeCo.Net)— The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that a whistleblower has been awarded approximately $3.5 million for coming forward with information that led to an SEC enforcement action. “Whistleblowers do a tremendous service to the investing public and we […]



Solace Capital Partners Raises $576M For Debut Special Situations Fund

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:59:48 +0000

(FinAlternatives) Solace Capital Partners, founded by a trio of former executives from alternative credit strategies manager Oaktree Capital Management, has raised $576 million in capital commitments for its inaugural special situations fund. To read this article:



HFRU Composite Down -0.43% in November as UCITS Underperform

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:49:01 +0000

(FinAlternatives) The HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index, which measures UCITS compliant hedge funds, significantly underperformed the wider hedge fund universe in November with a -0.43% decline, according to an update from Hedge Fund Research. To read this article:



Wingspan Investment Management To Shutter As Performance Weighs

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:46:57 +0000

(FinAlternatives) Buck Ratchford’s credit-focused Wingspan Investment Management is reportedly closing and will be returning capital to investors. To read this article:



United Airlines Settles Charges in Case of Flight Route to Benefit Public Official

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:19:08 +0000

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that the parent company of United Airlines has agreed to pay $2.4 million to settle charges in a case where shareholders wound up footing the bill so a public official could get […]



$38 Billion Finnish Fund Moves Assets to U.S. as Europe Founders

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:12:23 +0000

(Bloomberg) One of the Nordic region’s biggest asset managers is adjusting its portfolio to reflect a lack of confidence in Europe…Ilmarinen, a Finnish pension fund that oversees about 36 billion euros ($38 billion) in assets, plans to adjust its investments […]



HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index Gains 0.87% In November

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:05:51 +0000

(FinAlternatives) Hedge funds posted solid gains in November on the strength of significant market momentum generated in response to the Trump election victory, according to the latest daily index data from Hedge Fund Research. To read this article:



Gundlach’s Total Return Bond Fund Posts $1.4B Net Outflow

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:04:19 +0000

(FinAlternatives) After nearly three years of consecutive monthly capital inflows, even Jeff Gundlach’s DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund was no match for the “Trump Tantrum” that has unfolded on global fixed income markets since the election, as investors pulled $1.4 […]



NewStar Financial Closes Fourth Managed Credit Fund At $505M

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:02:49 +0000

(FinAlternatives) Boston-based NewStar Financial has launched its fourth managed credit fund to focus on middle market senior debt originating through the firm’s direct lending platform. To read this article:



Gamma launches two alternative investment funds investing into Iceland

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:59:39 +0000

(Opalesque) GAMMA Capital Management in London has launched two Irish domiciled funds focusing on investments into Iceland. The funds are designed to take advantage of the current favourable economic environment in Iceland, high economic growth, high interest rate differential between […]



Hedge fund performance stronger but not enough to make a good year

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:56:57 +0000

(Harvest) A US equity rally after the election and a major bond sell-off highlighted the month for traditional assets. Many hedge fund strategies were able to exploit these moves and generated gains especially in fundamental value, market directional and relative […]