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SEC Adopts T+2 Settlement Cycle for Securities Transactions

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:08:09 +0000

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today adopted 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. […]

Marlin Equity Partners Raises $3.25B For Two New Funds

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:59:06 +0000

(FINalternatives) Global investment firm Marlin Equity Partners has raised a total of $3.25 billion in capital commitments for two new fund vehicles, closing both at their hard caps and well above their respective targets. To read this article:

Biogen Wins Ruling in Tecfidera IP Case; Shares Rise

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:56:31 +0000

(Reuters) Biogen Inc on Tuesday won an intellectual property rights ruling against hedge fund manager Kyle Bass over its top multiple sclerosis pill, Tecfidera, pushing shares up more than 1 percent on a day when most U.S. stocks were down. […]

Englander Said to Leave Citigroup to Join Hedge Fund Firm Rafiki

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:54:41 +0000

(Bloomberg) Steven Englander resigned as global head of Group-of-10 currency strategy at Citigroup Inc. to join Hong Kong-based hedge fund Rafiki Capital Management, according to people familiar with the matter. Englander will join Rafiki Capital as head of research and […]

Hedge Fund Managers Could Save Billions From Border-Adjustment Tax

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:50:07 +0000

(HITC Business) Hedge fund fees, which were previously taxed as income at rates as high as 45 percent, could be completely exempt from taxation. A hidden beneficiary from the border-adjustment tax could be hedge fund managers, who might see a […]

The world’s largest hedge fund just published a 61-page paper on populism

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:48:51 +0000

(Business Insider) Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund, on Wednesday published a 61-page research paper on populism, which it considers the most important issue in the world today.”Populism has surged in recent years and is currently at its highest […]

NY Hedge Fund Manager Makes Peace With Canada

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:47:56 +0000

(Dealbreaker) A year and a half ago, the Mounties launched a legal raid on Saba Capital, the New York hedge fund run by former Deutsche Bank wunderkind (it’s true; they used to have those, and even they lost the bank […]

Brokerage Firm Paying Penalty for Compliance and Trading Surveillance Failures

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:31:05 +0000

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that a New York-based brokerage firm has agreed to pay a $100,000 penalty to settle charges of compliance and trading surveillance failures. Federal securities laws require firms to enforce policies and procedures […]

Stocks Expensive, But Higher Bond Yields Needed To Trigger Bear Market

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:27:09 +0000

(FINalternatives) World stocks are their most expensive in 17 years an equity bear market won’t be triggered until bond yields rise to much higher levels, according to a Reuters survey of global fund managers released on Tuesday. To read this […]

Goldman, Morgan Stanley Signal London Job Moves Ahead of Brexit

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:24:59 +0000

(Bloomberg) Senior Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley executives said they’re preparing to shift staff and operations from London to elsewhere in the European Union as Prime Minister Theresa May sets up the U.K.’s exit from the bloc. A […]

Värde Partners Raises $1.74bn for Twelfth Fund

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:22:31 +0000

(FINalternatives) Global alternative investment manager Värde Partners has raised $1.74 billion in committed capital for its twelfth buyout fund. The new fund, named Värde Fund XII closed with $1.74 billion of committed capital, the company said in a statement. As […]

May River Capital Closes Oversubscribed Debut Fund At $165M

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:15:38 +0000

(FINalternatives)Private equity company May River Capital has raised $165 million in capital commitments for its inaugural buyout fund. To read this article:

Rumors That Hedge Fund Elliott Has Bought Hyundai Motor Stake Not True

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:10:18 +0000

(Reuters) Market rumours that U.S. activist hedge fund Elliott Management Corp has acquired a stake in South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co are not true, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. Hyundai shares rose 8.6 percent on […]

Three Quarters of Hedge Fund Managers are Ready to Reduce Fees

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:08:42 +0000

(Valuewalk)As hedge fund managers seek to rebuild investor confidence in the wake of a challenging 2016, they have pinpointed performance and fees as the key areas that will influence the industry in the year ahead…. To read this article

The ‘Crash Protection’ Index is Sending a Warning Flare for the Market – or Not

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:05:31 +0000

(CNBC) The chart of an obscure index is making its way around Wall Street. And some say that its recent surge suggests that traders are now more interested in protecting their portfolios from serious downside…. To read this article:

Forward Redemption Indicator Books Lowest March Reading Since 2012

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:03:44 +0000

(FINalternatives) Redemption pressures have eased for hedge funds on a year-over-year basis, according to new data from SS&C GlobeOp.The company’s widely followed SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator, a metric used to gauge investor withdrawals from hedge funds, measured 3.48% for […]

Eurekahedge Fund Index up 0.97% in February (+1.87% YTD)

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:01:47 +0000

(Opalesque) Opalesque Industry Update – Key highlights for February 2017: Hedge funds were up 0.97% in February with year-to-date gains coming in at 1.87%. Investor subscriptions have picked up pace since the start of 2017, with net inflows coming in […]

It’s Time to Sell Banks, Says Hedge-Fund Manager Doug Kass

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:57:06 +0000

(Marketwatch) Sell financial stocks. That is the advice laid out by Seabreeze Partners Management’s Doug Kass, in a blog Tuesday for Real Clear Markets. As for what’s bothering Kass, he’s got a fairly long list. To read this article:

The Fed Follows Through

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:52:17 +0000

(Harvest) The Federal Reserve (Fed) followed through on its recently hawkish tone Wednesday and increased the federal funds target rate by 25 basis points. This was the second such tightening in three months, but only the third since 2008. Markets, […]

SEC Charges Firms Involved in Layering, Manipulation Schemes

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:24:14 +0000

(HedgeCo.NET) Fraud charges have been filed 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. The SEC’s complaint alleges […]

Omega’s Cooperman Loses Bid to Dismiss SEC Insider Trading Case

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:20:39 +0000

(Reuters) A federal judge on Monday rejected billionaire hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman’s bid to dismiss the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s insider trading case against him and his firm Omega Advisors Inc. Without ruling on the merits, U.S. District […]

As Hedge fund Closures Surge A Bright Light Ahead

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:18:57 +0000

(Valuewalk) With hedge fund assets under management hitting an all-time high – topping $3 trillion – another industry milestone appears contradictory. Hedge funds closing their doors in 2016 was at its highest level since 2009, an HFR Market Microstructure Report […]

Goldman Building Robo-Adviser to Give Investment Advice to The Masses

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:16:58 +0000

(Reuters) Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N), known for advising the world’s richest and most powerful, is building a so-called robo-adviser geared to mass affluent customers, according to a job listing posted Monday on the bank’s website.A Goldman spokesman declined to […]

Elliott Demands Review of Arconic’s Voting Deal With Oak Hill

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:14:20 +0000

(Reuters) Hedge fund Elliott Management Corp, which is in the throes of a proxy battle with Arconic Inc , demanded on Monday an independent review of the company’s voting agreement with private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners. Last week, […]

How Cliff Asness Became a Billionaire By Building a Kind Of Vanguard of Hedge Funds

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:12:33 +0000

(Forbes) Clifford Asness, chief of AQR Capital Management, is the face of a trend that is sweeping Wall Street. A quantitative trading pioneer with a background that includes a doctorate, Goldman Sachs and hedge funds, Asness has experienced highs and […]

Hedge Fund Stone Milliner Has Worst Start to a Year

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:10:27 +0000

(Reuters) Stone Milliner, one of Europe’s best-performing hedge funds that bets on macroeconomic events, lost 2.1 percent in the first two months of 2017, its worst start to a year, an investor letter seen by Reuters showed. That meant the […]

Hedge Funds Rush For Exit After Oil Trade Becomes Crowded

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:08:58 +0000

(Reuters) Hedge funds and other money managers cut their combined net long position in the three main futures and options contracts linked to Brent and WTI by a record 153 million barrels in just seven days. To read this article:

Hedge Funds’ ‘Massive’ Ag Selldown Spurs Hopes of Buying to Come

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:05:39 +0000

(Agrimoney) Hedge funds turned bearish on agricultural commodities en masse, undertaking their biggest switch short in positioning on record, led by grains – in which they may ironically have boosts the chances of price gains. Managed money, a proxy for […]

To Hedge or not to Hedge?

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:03:40 +0000

(Harvest) After another soft start to the year, the U.S. dollar has been strengthening in recent months. Increasing confidence in a less tentative Federal Reserve (Fed), coupled with higher interest rates, has pushed the dollar up roughly 2.5% from its […]

Blackstone is Shutting its Distressed-Debt Fund

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:23:10 +0000

(Bloomberg) Blackstone Group LP is ending its $3 billion distressed-debt hedge fund and will shift most of the assets into other credit funds that lock up client capital. The firm said it’s offered investors in its GSO Special Situations Fund […]

Auditor Charged With Insider Trading on Client’s Nonpublic Information

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:20:22 +0000

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that an auditor based in the Silicon Valley has agreed to settle charges that he traded on inside information about a client on the verge of a merger.The SEC’s order finds that […]

World’s Biggest Hedge Fund Joins Pivot to Local Emerging Bonds

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:15:40 +0000

(Bloomberg) When it comes to emerging-market sovereign debt, Man Group Plc is going local. The world’s largest publicly traded hedge fund is finding better value in local-currency bonds compared with their hard-currency equivalents, which have become a crowded trade. Local […]

Yellen Surprises Hedge Funds Who Cut Gold Bets Before Rally

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:13:01 +0000

(Bloomberg) Janet Yellen’s soothing words on the pace of U.S. interest rate hikes were a day late for hedge funds losing faith in the metal. Money managers cut their bullish bets on bullion by the most since 2015 in the […]

Machine Learning Will Transform Investment Management

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:10:24 +0000

(Pension & Investments) Watch out, investment professionals — machine learning is coming to a company like yours. This subset of artificial intelligence isn’t just for programming self-driving cars or sorting cat pictures. It’s entering the investment management space, and its […]

New Breed of SWF Emerges As Nations Seek Growth

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:10:16 +0000

(FINalternatives) The traditional sovereign wealth fund (SWF), once the preserve of rich oil exporters or nations with trade surpluses like Norway, Kuwait and Singapore, is ceding ground to an unlikely new form of SWF emerging from nations with large deficits […]

$13 Billion Fund: The Hedge Fund Biz Has a PR Problem

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:07:39 +0000

(The Business Insider) The hedge fund industry would be more likable if only better PR teams managed their outreach, says an exec at one of the industry’s top funds. “Hedge funds should hire the same PR firm that private equity […]

Hedge-Fund Shutdowns Last Year Were Most Since 2008

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:04:13 +0000

(Marketwatch) Hedge funds shut down last year at a pace last seen in 2008, marking consolidation as money invested with the industry topped $3 trillion for the first time, according to data from hedge-fund data firm HFR. The figures reflect […]

For Hedge Funds that are Looking for More Investors

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:02:01 +0000

(Harvest) If you are a hedge fund that is looking for more investors and to grow your AUM, feel free to check out the most recent video interview by Evan Katz, CEO of Crawford Ventures, Inc., regarding successful hedge fund […]

Hedge Fund Titan’s Surefire Bet Turns Into a $4 Billion Loss

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:59:09 +0000

(New York Times) A little over two years ago, William A. Ackman, one of Wall Street’s brashest and most self-assured hedge fund managers, was on top of the world. A billionaire before he hit 50, he was generating double-digit gains […]

European Bank Bonds: From Uninvestable to Irresistible?

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:56:59 +0000

(Harvest) Yield-hungry investors are quickly regaining their taste for deeply subordinated bank bonds. Some of these securities offer appetizing yields, but it’s important not to overindulge. Deeply subordinated bonds issued by Europe’s banks to satisfy tougher regulatory requirements are one […]