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Fist Bumps’ at Hedge Funds Over Trump’s Tax Plan

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:15:53 +0000

(Reuters)U.S. hedge fund managers began warming to President Donald Trump soon after his surprise election ignited a powerful stock market rally. Now, his dramatic tax cut plans give them even more reasons to cheer. Trump, looking to make good on […]



SEC Awards Nearly $4 Million to Whistleblower

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:15:37 +0000

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced an award of nearly $4 million to a whistleblower who tipped the agency with detailed and specific information about serious misconduct and provided additional assistance during the ensuing investigation, including industry-specific knowledge […]



HFRU Composite Index Falls 0.30% Through Mid-April As CTA’s Slip

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:14:07 +0000

(FINalternatives) The HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index, which measures UCITS compliant hedge funds, declined -0.30% through April 21, according to a flash update from Hedge Fund Research. To read this article:



This $30bn Pension Pot is Keeping Faith With Hedge Funds

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:11:37 +0000

(Bloomberg) The firm that compensates members of U.K. retirement pots when they run into trouble is keeping faith with hedge funds despite widespread criticism of their high fees and underwhelming returns. The Pension Protection Fund has about 23 billion pounds […]



CalSTRS Pares Down US Equity Exposure in Market’s Record Run

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:07:53 +0000

(Reuters) Record high U.S. stock prices are providing the California State Teachers’ Retirement System with profit-taking opportunities as it cuts exposure to U.S. equities and moves money off shore, the plan’s chief investment officer told Reuters on Wednesday. Christopher Ailman, […]



Man Group’s Assets Surge 10% to $88.7bn in First Quarter

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:05:28 +0000

(EuroHedge) Man Group, the publicly-quoted London-headquartered global hedge fund group, saw its funds under management grow to $88.7 billion in the first quarter of 2017, a 10% surge from its 2016 year-end total of $80.9 billion. The group saw net […]



Broker Charged With Defrauding Customers

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:13:16 +0000

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a former broker with knowingly or recklessly trading unsuitable investment products in the accounts of five customers and misappropriating more than $170,000 from one of those customers. The SEC’s complaint alleges that […]



Marissa Mayer Will Get $186m Golden Parachute From Yahoo

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:10:40 +0000

(New York Post) Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer may not have been able to save the company she joined nearly five years ago — but she certainly saved her bank account…. To read this article:



B. Riley Acquires Rights To Manage Dialectic Capital Management Hedge Funds

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:08:45 +0000

(FINalternatives) B. Riley Financial has acquired the rights to manage a number of Dialectic Capital’s hedge funds, while Dialectic founder and former Maverick Capital executive John Fichthorn has been named head of alternative investments for the asset management division of […]



Owl Creek to Shut Asian Hedge Funds, Deregister Hong Kong Office

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:06:21 +0000

(Bloomberg) Jeffrey Altman’s Owl Creek Asset Management is winding down its Asian funds after the voluntary departure of Hong Kong-based co-manager Chris Wang, according to a regulatory filing. The move is expected to cut New York-based Owl Creek’s assets to […]



Money Managers Take Off the Gloves in Dealing With Companies

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:04:36 +0000

(CNBC) As a steward of pension funds and retirement accounts, Neuberger Berman has traditionally employed a staid strategy familiar among big Wall Street money managers: Buy and hold stocks, sit back, and hope for the best. But recently, the firm […]



This Hedge Fund May Be Poised to Create the Most Billionaires

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:02:40 +0000

(Bloomberg) Henry Laufer was teaching math at Stony Brook University on Long Island in the late 1980s when he got a call from Jim Simons. A former colleague, Simons had left academia to start Renaissance Technologies a mile down the […]



A Struggling Hedge Fund Says it is Cutting Costs and Still Trying to Find a Partner

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:59:48 +0000

(The Business Insider) A highly-backed hedge fund that has struggled from its start says it is cutting costs as it continues to look for fresh money to buoy assets. Folger Hill Asset Management, a Leucadia and Schonfeld-backed hedge fund firm […]



Elliott Spurns Offer, Forging Ahead With Arconic Proxy Fight

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:56:44 +0000

(Reuters) Tensions between Elliott Management and specialty metals maker Arconic Inc escalated on Tuesday, as the hedge fund spurned a truce offered by the company and urged shareholders to elect all four of its director nominees. Elliott’s latest letter to […]



Greenlight Adds New Longs, Closes Some Shorts, Calls GM Battle “Tough”

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:54:53 +0000

(Reuters) Hedge fund Greenlight Capital, now pressuring carmaker General Motors to restructure its share class, said on Tuesday that it added three new long positions and exited several short positions. It added bets on Conduent, Perrigo, and an unnamed European […]



Robusta Coffee Extends Plunge That Caught Hedge Funds Unaware

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:52:51 +0000

(Bloomberg) Robusta coffee’s biggest plunge in half a decade took hedge funds by surprise.The beans, used in instant coffee, are heading for the largest five-day slide since July 2011 in London. The drop began a day after hedge funds were […]



The Big Short and Beyond, with Danny Moses

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:40:47 +0000

(Harvest) My guest this week is Danny Moses, who was directly in the middle of the biggest trades in market history, chronicled by Michael Lewis in his book the Big Short. Danny was the head trader on the Frontpoint team […]



Real Talk on Hedge Fund Reputations, David Einhorn, Al Gore, and Mall REITS

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:40:28 +0000

(FINalternatives) Today, we discuss an interview with Simon Lane, Venezuela’s Coming Civil War, David Einhorn’s Tax Warning, Al Gore’s Latest Plan to Spend Your Money, and Why Hedge Fund Managers Are Taking Aim at Mall REITS. To read this article:



Portfolio Manager Charged With Diverting Nearly $2 Million to Personal Account

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:10:48 +0000

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges against a Massachusetts-based portfolio manager accused of diverting at least $1.95 million to his personal brokerage account from a fund over which he had trading authority. The SEC’s complaint alleges […]



HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index Down -0.01% in Mid-April (+1.65% YTD)

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:08:50 +0000

(Opalesque) Global financial markets posted declines through mid-April, as investors focused on upcoming European elections. Global equity markets declined, led by Italy, the UK and Germany, while US & Asian equities posted moderate declines. Interest rates declined across most regions […]



Hedge Funds That Flocked to Puerto Rico Bonds Face Long Road Out

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:06:23 +0000

(Bloomberg) Hedge funds first starting buying Puerto Rico debt in the summer of 2013 because they liked what they saw: A government that was paying high, tax-free yields that couldn’t go bankrupt. Nearly four years later, the Caribbean island has […]



Hedge Funds Extend Ag Selling Spree to Second-Longest On Record

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:04:28 +0000

(Agrimoney) Hedge funds extended their shorting spree on agricultural commodities to the second longest on record, prompting ideas that selling may have gone too far…Managed money, expanded its net short position in futures and options in the top 13 US-traded […]



US Natural Gas Prices Soften, Market Eyes Big Hedge Fund Longs

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:02:39 +0000

(Reuters) Hedge fund managers have accumulated a near-record bullish position in U.S. natural gas futures and options as gas stocks have remained at a modest level despite an exceptionally mild winter. Hedge funds and other money managers have boosted their […]



Pensions Are on the Way Out But Retirement Funds Are Not Working Either

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:00:37 +0000

(Harvest) US law provides for many kinds of tax-advantaged retirement plans. They fall into two broad groups: defined-benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) plans. Defined-benefit plans are mostly the old-style pensions. They came with a gold watch and ensured you […]



Regime Change at the Fed and its Impact on Risk Parity

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:58:17 +0000

(Harvest) March has been an eventful month. Republicans gave up on their attempt to replace Obamacare and the UK formally triggered Article 50 to initiate the Brexit process. However, the real news is the Fed raised its benchmark interest rate […]



SEC Adopts T+2 Settlement Cycle for Securities Transactions

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:42:42 +0000

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved an amendment to shorten by one business day the standard settlement cycle for most broker-dealer securities transactions. Currently, the standard settlement cycle for these transactions is three business days, known as T+3. […]



Man Group AUM Hits Record $88.7B As Q1 Inflows Soar

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:40:20 +0000

(FINalternatives) In a reflection of the increased allocations to hedge funds being reported by industry data providers Hedge Fund Research and eVestment in recent days, assets under management at London-based Man Group reached a record $88.7 billion during the first […]



Context Summits Poll: Demand Rising for Alternative Assets and New Strategies

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:38:58 +0000

(FINalternatives) Institutional investors are broadly maintaining their commitments to the alternative investment industry and nearly three-quarters plan to increase their allocations this year, according to a new survey by Context Summits. To read this article:



Reuters: Investors Not Yet Ruffled By Looming Government Shutdown

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:36:15 +0000

(FINalternatives) U.S. stocks have struggled since the timeline for the Trump administration’s pro-growth agenda came into question, but investors appear confident that next week’s deadline that could shut down the federal government will not become another market hurdle. To read […]



Hedge Funds Jump on Gold for Life Raft as Dollar Ship Sinks

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:32:40 +0000

(Bloomberg) There’s no stopping the gold bulls. Hedge funds increased their wagers on a gold rally to the highest since November, betting that this year’s 12 percent advance has more to go. Investors are also loading up on the metal […]



Hedge Fund Capital Rises to Third Consecutive Record

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:29:05 +0000

(LiveMint) Total hedge fund industry capital increased to a third consecutive quarterly record in the first quarter (1Q17), as investors increased allocations to event-driven and quantitative, trend-following systematic macro strategies. To read this article:



AXA IM Launches $1bn Multi-Premia Strategy

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:27:00 +0000

(HFMWeek) AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) has launched a quantitative multi-premia strategy with initial AUM of $1bn. The strategy aims get exposure to a diversified set of premia strategies through investing globally in liquid equity, interest rate, foreign exchange and […]



Lyxor Spin-Out Metori Targets Late May Launch

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:24:43 +0000

(HFMWeek) Paris-based quant firm Metori Capital, which span-out of Lyxor, has slated a late May launch subject to regulatory approvals. Metori was founded in November by a group of senior Lyxor staff, including the Paris-based asset manager’s CIO Nicolas Gaussel. […]



Balyasny Looks to Build the Amazon of Hedge Funds, But Can He?

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:18:12 +0000

(Valuewalk) Hedge fund managers have two “unappetizing” choices in today’s market environment, Dmitry Balyasny, Managing Partner and CIO of the $12.1 billion hedge fund that bears his name wrote in the fund’s first quarter letter to investors….. They can slim […]



Could This CEO be a Millennial Bernie Madoff?

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:16:11 +0000

(New York Post) Ever wonder what a modern-day millennial version of Bernie Madoff might look like? Could it turn out to be Elizabeth Holmes, the 33-year-old Silicon Valley sweetheart who is the chief executive of blood-testing firm Theranos? At one […]



Young Hedge Fund Managers Try to Score Capital at Wall Street’s Version of Speed Dating

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:13:58 +0000

(CNBC) Raising money for hedge funds can be hard. In an industry experiencing dismal (if any) returns and 10,000 competitors…A new type of conference has popped up in recent years to fill that void. It’s called the Context Summit….Managers have […]



Stay Diversified Across Asset Classes, Factors, and Strategies

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:11:28 +0000

(Harvest) Simple advice for any investor. Accept that bad things will happen to markets. You may not know when, where, or how much it will affect markets but it will occur. There will be tail risk. The question is how […]



Follow the World Business Cycle – Economies are Integrated

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:06:06 +0000

(Harvest) Globalization is a critical part of macro investing. There can be talk of separation politics, but for investors, you have to focus on the global economic cycle because the world is highly integrated. What is very interesting is that […]



SEC Charges Firms Involved in Layering, Manipulation Schemes

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:43:23 +0000

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced fraud charges against a Ukraine-based trading firm accused of manipulating the U.S. markets hundreds of thousands of times and the New York-based brokerage firm and CEO who allegedly helped make it possible. […]



HFR: Hedge Fund Industry AUM Hits $3.07T, Up 7.3% In Last 12 Months

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:37:45 +0000

(FINalternatives) New data from Hedge Fund Research Assets shows assets under management in the hedge fund industry rose to a third consecutive quarterly record in the first three months of this year, as inflows to event-driven and systematic macro strategies […]