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Paid to Click Scams Allegedly raise more than $38 million from 150,000 investors

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:29:35 +0000

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission is warning investors to beware online “paid-to-click” scams that promise an easy payday by merely purchasing a membership or an advertising product up front and then clicking on a certain number of online ads […]

Wealth Managers Are Being Inundated With Calls About Bitcoin

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:23:35 +0000

(Bloomberg) At 74, Cumberland Advisors’ David Kotok has guided wealthy clients through a long career’s worth of bubbles and crashes. Now he’s being inundated with questions about the latest soaring asset to confound investors — bitcoin. To read this article:

Tax Loopholes for Wall Street’s Wealthiest Loom in House Bill

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:20:01 +0000

(Bloomberg) Lawmakers who sped a bill through the U.S. House last week may have handed a few more goodies to Wall Street’s wealthiest than they realize. Investors in billion-dollar hedge funds might be able to take advantage of a new, […]

AT&T, US Prepare to Battle in Court Over Time Warner Merger

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:18:22 +0000

(Bloomberg) A defiant Randall Stephenson told antitrust enforcers that AT&T Inc. would see them in court after the Justice Department sued to block the company’s $85.4 billion bid to buy Time Warner Inc. The lawsuit “stretches the very idea of […]

Alan Howard Weighs Offering Fund Services to Rivals

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:16:15 +0000

(Bloomberg) Billionaire hedge fund manager Alan Howard may go for boring. The embattled macro trader who’s grappling with losses and investors fleeing his Brevan Howard Asset Management is considering offering administrative services to other funds in a bid to revive […]

Hedge Funds Flock to Financials in Q3

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:14:37 +0000

(Hedgeweek)S&P Global Market Intelligence’s latest Hedge Fund Tracker analysis shows hedge funds bought USD2.2 billion in financials sector stocks, USD1.8 billion in energy sector stocks, and USD1.7 billion in healthcare sector stocks in Q3. In all, seven of the 11 […]

Bitcoin Falls on $31m Hack of Cryptocurrency Peer Tether

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:12:03 +0000

(Bloomberg) Bitcoin slipped from a record after the $31 million theft of a cryptocurrency peer renewed concern about the security of digital coins. The company behind tether, a cryptocurrency used by bitcoin exchanges to facilitate trades with fiat currencies, announced […]

Hedge Funds Loaded Up On These 10 Stocks Last Quarter

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:07:56 +0000

(The Business Insider) Tech stocks have been on fire this year, and institutional investors have taken note…Despite the astronomic gains of stocks like Alphabet and Facebook, the aggregated Equity Hedge Fund Index has underperformed the the S&P 500 by 8.6 […]

The Obstacles ESG Needs To Overcome

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:06:13 +0000

(Alpha-Week) A recent survey from Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Global Asset Management found that the use of environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles when investing is on the rise, but misconceptions remained. The survey found, among other things, that […]

A Hedge Fund Manager Who Invested In Whole Foods Just Put His $70m Hamptons Beach House On The Market

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:03:13 +0000

(The Business Insider) Three years after buying the most expensive home in US history, hedge-fund manager Barry Rosenstein is putting another of his homes on the market for $70 million. Located in the Hamptons, the home was purchased by Rosenstein […]

Threat To City As 20 Big Banks Including HSBC Support New Clearing Bid

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:58:33 +0000

(HITC) The threat to London’s dominant clearing industry intensified after 20 major banks threw their weight behind a new rival service on the continent. The UK’s biggest bank, HSBC, and Spain’s BBVA joined the likes of US giants JP Morgan […]

Quant Strategies in the Cryptocurrency Space

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:56:49 +0000

(Harvest) We focus on seven cryptocurrencies namely Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, Dash, NEM and Monero that were selected on having at least one year of trading history, which is essential for backtesting. The analysis covers the following strategies: Size, Momentum, […]

SEC Enforcement Efforts Return $1.07 Billion to Investors in 2017

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:20:44 +0000

(HedgeCo.Net) In its ongoing efforts to protect Main Street investors, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Enforcement Division today issued a report highlighting its priorities for the coming year as well as a review of enforcement actions that took place during […]

Hedge Fund Bet On Glencore Backfires With $100m Loss

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:14:11 +0000

(Reuters) London hedge fund giant Lansdowne Partners lost $100 million from a long-term bet against Glencore this year after the spectacular recovery of the miner took some by surprise. For Lansdowne, that bet had generated returns in 2014 and 2015, […]

Global Fund Managers Have Antipodal Views On China, Are Emerging Market Fans

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:12:31 +0000

(Reuters) China is off limits for some of the world’s big investment managers because of its corporate governance and policy issues while for others, the technological advances in the world’s second biggest economy offer unbeatable opportunities.One of the most notable […]

A Hedge Fund Manager Committed Fraud. Would the US Let Him Go?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:10:42 +0000

(New York Times) Forty inmates lined up for the daily mail call at the Fort Dix Federal Correctional Institution, a complex of low-slung brick buildings in the middle of New Jersey. It was July 2012, and one of the inmates […]

These Venezuela-Dedicated Hedge Funds Lost Faith in Their Bond Bets

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:07:46 +0000

(Bloomberg) It may be in their name, but Venezuelan-dedicated hedge funds aren’t so dedicated to Venezuela anymore. Even the boldest money managers are losing hope that the oil-rich nation can keep servicing its debt. Russ Dallen, who oversees the Venezuela […]

Advice to Hedge Fund Managers on Attracting, Retaining Investors

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:04:53 +0000

(All About Alpha) Managers may need such advice, because the investors surveyed said they are more likely to decrease allocations to hedge funds in the next three years than they are to increase them. Further, 30% of the investors said […]

Latest Tax Plan Would Hit Activist Funds Hardest

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:02:59 +0000

(The The latest approach to carried interest is bad news for activists like Bill Ackman and Jeff Smith. But Stephen Schwarzman just can’t stop smiling…. To read this article:

A $423bn Investor Explains Why Tech Stocks Are Defying A Warning Sign

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:00:29 +0000

(The Business Insider) Measures of valuation like the cyclically adjusted price-earnings ratio show that stocks are as expensive as they were during the dotcom bubble. But this time it’s different, tech valuations can be justified, according to Jim McCaughan, CEO […]

Delivering Negative Alpha

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:58:31 +0000

(Seeking Alpha) There are more Hedge Funds in the world than Dunkin Donuts. What does that statement have to do with negative alpha? Everything. Too many funds + similar strategies + limited opportunity set + high fees = underwhelming returns. […]

HSBC Calls Banker’s $2.4m Bonus Suit a Waste of Time

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:55:55 +0000

(Bloomberg) A former HSBC Holdings Plc banker filed a lawsuit after being told he couldn’t have his bonus because he helped clients cheat on their taxes. The bank responded by counter-suing him for wasting its time…. To read this article:

Marvell Technology Clinches Roughly $6bn Deal To Buy Cavium

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:53:43 +0000

(Reuters) Chipmaker Marvell Technology Group Ltd (MRVL.O) has agreed to acquire smaller peer Cavium Inc (CAVM.O) for around $6 billion, as it seeks to expand in the networking equipment sector, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. The deal […]

Ivy League Performance – Competing With Top Tier Endowments Can Be Done

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:50:48 +0000

(Harvest) The latest performance numbers of Ivy League endowments have been nicely displayed in the chart below along with the 60/40 stock/bond portfolio. Since the development of the “endowment” model associated with Yale and the attention on Harvard, the largest […]

Self-Driving Vehicles: Evaluating the Possible Impacts

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:48:56 +0000

(Harvest) The race to develop truly autonomous vehicles continues to pick up speed. Not only are passenger cars in the race, but also trucks and buses. Autonomous vehicle technology truly holds the potential to reshape many industries, in ways we […]

A Most Unusual Cycle – The Shrinking of the High-Yield Market

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:46:35 +0000

(Harvest) Along with many asset classes, so-called “junk” bonds are experiencing a year of unparalleled tranquility. Indeed, the Bank of America U.S. High Yield Index is trading in the tightest spread range of the past 20 years, with a high-to-low […]

Potential Growth Opportunities in Healthcare

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:44:38 +0000

(Harvest) Healthcare legislative headlines have shifted the focus from fundamentals to politics. However, we believe the fundamentals are likely to outlast short-term legislative uncertainties. Healthcare valuations currently look relatively cheap while underlying fundamentals appear strong. We highlight the biotech and […]

Former Private Equity Firm Partner Charged With Secretly Billing Clients for His Vacations and Salon Visits

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:53:28 +0000

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Mohammed Ali Rashid, a former senior partner at Apollo Management L.P., with defrauding his fund clients by secretly billing them for approximately $290,000 in personal expenditures, including his family vacations, visits to […]

Mistrial in NY Corruption Case Against Union Chief, Hedge Fund Exec

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:45:36 +0000

(Reuters) A U.S. judge on Thursday ordered a mistrial in the corruption case against the former head of New York City’s correction officers’ union and a co-founder of the now-defunct hedge fund firm Platinum Partners, after jurors said they were […]

Bitcoin Exchange Wants to Be Digital Safe House for Hedge Funds

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:45:14 +0000

(Bloomberg) Coinbase, one of the most popular digital-coin exchanges for retail investors, has its eye on institutional cash looking for a way into cryptocurrencies.The San Francisco-based firm will sell what it bills as digital-coin custodial services for money managers like […]

SS&C GlobeOp: Hedge Fund Performance Index Up +0.86% In October

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:44:35 +0000

(FINalternatives) Hedge funds notched their fifth consecutive month of positive returns in October and their tenth of the year to date, according to SS&C GlobeOp, while net asset flows advanced. To read this article:

Hedge Fund Tries to Block UK Quant Fraudster’s Return to China

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:43:49 +0000

(Bloomberg) A London hedge fund analyst convicted of stealing millions of pounds worth of secret algorithmic trading strategies shouldn’t be allowed to be deported from the U.K. in case he sells the data to rival firms in China, lawyers for […]

DoubleLine’s Gundlach Attacks Break for Hedge Funds in Tax Plan

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:42:02 +0000

(Bloomberg) Jeffrey Gundlach, chief investment officer of DoubleLine Capital, said the congressional tax plan would expand the federal deficit and help a small fraction of the U.S. population, including hedge fund managers. To read this article:

World’s Biggest Wealth Fund Wants Out of Oil and Gas

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:40:08 +0000

(Bloomberg) The $1 trillion fund that Norway has amassed pumping oil and gas over the past two decades wants out of petroleum stocks…..The divestment would mark the second major step in scrubbing the world’s biggest wealth fund of climate risk, […]

Deadlocked Battle Between P&G and Activist Peltz About to Get More Vicious in the ‘Snake Pit’

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:38:35 +0000

(CNBC) Hedge-fund billionaire Nelson Peltz won a proxy vote recount for a board seat with Procter & Gamble after the company said the initial tally showed he lost. The fight is now likely headed to the so-called snake pit. To […]

Here are Goldman’s Top Trades for 2018

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:35:47 +0000

(Bloomberg) In 2018, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is doubling down on the global economy. “Late-cycle optimism” is the chief theme underpinning the bank’s seven top trade theses, as outlined in a note Thursday by Francesco Garzarelli, co-head of global macro […]

Structural Growth Drivers Behind Emerging Market Economies

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:33:31 +0000

(Harvest) My colleagues and I have been championing the message that emerging markets have changed—they are no longer just commodity plays. Old economic models are undergoing a transformation in many cases, opening up exciting new investment opportunities. Here, Carlos Hardenberg, […]

China’s Slow Recovery from Debt Hangover Begins

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:19:13 +0000

(Harvest) The clarion calls on the Middle Kingdom’s growth in total debt are well founded. China’s corporate debt pile has leveled off this year at more than 160% of GDP, up from less than 100% of GDP shortly before the […]

BNY Mellon IM To Merge Three Boutiques Into Single $560B Manager

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:48:28 +0000

(FINalaternatives) BNY Mellon Investment Management will launch a specialist multi-asset management company next year that will combine the three largest boutiques under its umbrella into a single entity. To read this article:

SBL Networks Debuts New P2P Securities Lending Platform For Hedge Funds

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:46:55 +0000

(FINalternatives) London-based fintech startup SBL Network is prepping a new peer-to-peer securities lending network that will allow major institutional owners of equity securities, such as pension funds, insurance firms and sovereign wealth investors, to negotiate and lend those securities directly […]