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San Francisco Fund Manager Pleads Guilty to Fraud Conspiracy

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:43:36 +0000

(Reuters) A San Francisco investment fund manager pleaded guilty on Thursday to conspiring to defraud investors by fabricating an impressive investing track record, New York federal prosecutors announced. Nicholas Mitsakos, who ran a fund called Matrix Capital Markets, pleaded guilty […]



Hedge Fund Got Bananas Bonanza of Inside Information

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:40:41 +0000

(Bloomberg) The rules of insider trading are complicated. You might think it’s as simple as “don’t trade on nonpublic information you got from an insider,” but it isn’t. There are strange and subtle rules about how you can get that […]



$33bn Hedge Fund: There Could Be a Recession if the Trump Administration Doesn’t Get its Act Together

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:38:02 +0000

(The Business Insider) Billionaire Paul Singer’s Elliott Management says we might be in for a recession if the Trump administration doesn’t pass reforms in taxes, regulation and health care. Trump took office with a plan to cut taxes, cut back […]



Charges Filed in Trading Scheme Involving Confidential Government Information

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:35:58 +0000

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced charges in an alleged insider trading scheme involving tips of nonpublic information about government plans to cut Medicare reimbursement rates, which affected the stock prices of certain publicly traded medical providers or […]



Small Investors and ETF Industry Trends

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:35:05 +0000

(Seeking Alpha) Several recent articles, such as this one from Seeking Alpha, note that individual retail investors appear to be benefiting from the trend of using ETFs in more portfolio applications. According to Seeking Alpha, assets in ETFs exceed the […]



Ex-Goldman Star Who Traded Through Quake Makes Unusual Move

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:32:42 +0000

(Bloomberg) As the biggest earthquake ever recorded in Japan rocked the Roppongi Hills skyscraper in central Tokyo, Makoto Yamada put on his helmet, dropped to his knees, and traded. “We had an option to leave, but we couldn’t leave the […]



A Legendary Hedge Fund That Raised $5bn in 24 Hours Expects ‘All Hell To Break Loose’

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:30:31 +0000

(The Business Insider) Billionaire Paul Singer’s Elliott Management, which raised $5 billion in less than 24 hours earlier this month, says it has been building up its cash reserve to deploy during future market turmoil. The hedge fund has been […]



Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index Gains 0.59% in April; Up 2.90% YTD

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:29:22 +0000

(FINalternatives) Hedge funds reported their sixth consecutive month of returns in April, according to data from Greenwich Alternative Investments, booking a composite return of +0.59% during the month and bringing its YTD tally to +2.90%. To read this article:



Size Matters With Managed Futures But Not Just With Performance

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:28:30 +0000

(Harvest) There has been a preference for large managers within the managed futures space as measured by money flows, but it comes at a cost. Looking at year to date performance from the CTA Intelligence performance database shows the differences […]



Five Charged With Insider Trading Involving US Health Agency

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:56:08 +0000

(Reuters) A Washington, D.C., political consultant, a federal employee and three others have been charged with using confidential information from within a U.S. health agency to engage in an insider trading scheme. Federal prosecutors on Wednesday unsealed an indictment in […]



Preqin/NXT Survey: Direct Lending Investors Increasing Exposure To Lower Middle Market

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:54:27 +0000

(FINalternatives) Interest among direct lending investors is increasingly focused on opportunities in the lower middle market, according to a new survey from Preqin and structured finance specialist NXT Capital, as assets in the fast-growing alternative credit segment approach $100 billion. […]



Morgan Stanley Stands Down From Expensive Recruiting Wars

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:53:27 +0000

(HITC) No more battles for talent. Morgan Stanley, the biggest U.S. brokerage by head count, told brokers Tuesday that it is standing down from the expensive recruitment wars, following similar steps taken earlier this month by competitor Bank of America […]



Hedge Funds Squeezed by World’s Highest Rents Are Moving Out

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:49:07 +0000

(Bloomberg) Benjamin Fuchs raised eyebrows five years ago when he opened his hedge fund next to a place selling live chickens in Hong Kong’s hustling, bustling Tin Hau neighborhood. It was akin to choosing Queens over Manhattan in New York […]



This ‘Trump Trade’ Doesn’t Need Congress and That’s Why Wall Street Likes It

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:46:35 +0000

(CNBC) While most of the so-called Trump trades require the president to successfully team up with a Republican-led Congress to make business-friendly laws, there’s one group of companies that Trump alone can help and already has, according to Wall Street. […]



Law Firm Partner and Neighbor Charged in $1 Million Insider Trading Scheme

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:30:49 +0000

(HedgeCO.Net) A former partner at an international law firm and his neighbor have been charged by the SEC with making more than $1 million in illicit profits by insider trading around corporate announcements. The SEC alleges that Walter C. Little […]



Cooperman Gets SEC Waiver to Keep Raising Money for Hedge Fund

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:45:37 +0000

(Bloomberg) Billionaire hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman has received permission from U.S. regulators to keep raising money from outside investors, a privilege that was put at risk when he settled insider-trading allegations last week. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission […]



Whistleblower Award of More Than Half-Million Dollars

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:42:15 +0000

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that a company insider has earned a whistleblower award of more than $500,000 for reporting information that prompted an SEC investigation into well-hidden misconduct that resulted in an SEC enforcement action. “This […]



This Hedge Fund Is Making a Bundle on the Death of a Trump Trade

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:32:03 +0000

(Bloomberg) There’s a Swedish hedge fund that’s doing very well as faith in the economic agenda of U.S. President Donald Trump dwindles.Informed Portfolio Management (IPM), which manages $6.7 billion, has returned 9 percent so far this year in its main […]



LCN Capital Partners Raises $750M For Second Set of Funds

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:30:10 +0000

(FINalternatives) Private equity company LCN Capital Partners has raised more than $750 million in capital commitments for its second dual-currency set of sale-leaseback and real estate funds. To read this article:



Investors Skeptical Ford CEO Change Will Revive Stock Price

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:29:34 +0000

(Reuters) Ford Motor Co’s (F.N) unexpected decision to replace its chief executive officer on Monday may not be the catalyst that revives its slumping share prices. Shares of the second-largest U.S. automaker rose 2.1 percent Monday, a relatively muted reaction […]



Herbalife Shares Slide on Report China Executive has Left

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:27:17 +0000

(CNBC) Herbalife shares fell more than 5 percent Tuesday after a report in the China Securities Journal said the head of the company’s China operations abruptly left Herbalife this week after a 10-year run at the company.Herbalife did not return […]



Hedge Fund Plummets 62% After Betting Against the Chinese Economy

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:24:09 +0000

(Bloomberg) A hedge fund at Emerging Sovereign Group that has bet against the Chinese economy sunk about 62 percent this year through April.The Nexus fund dropped 8.2 percent last month, according to an email to investors seen by Bloomberg News. […]



A Tech Startup Founded by Alumni of the World’s Largest Hedge Fund is Launching in London

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:22:05 +0000

(The Business Insider) A San Francisco software startup founded by alumni of the world’s largest hedge fund is expanding into London. Domino Data Lab, a software company for data science teams, has hired Ben Harknett, who previously worked for Google, […]



Altegris Streamlines Managed Futures Strategy To Lower Costs And Increase Diversification

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:20:05 +0000

(FINalternatives) Alternative investment manager Altegris has made enhancements to its managed futures strategy in order to lower costs, increase transparency and improve tax efficiency. To read this article:



Why Wall Street’s Workforce is Slowly and Relentlessly Shrinking

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:15:45 +0000

(The Business Insider) Every year, the number of bankers and traders employed by the largest banks on Wall Street shrinks a little. Headcount across investment banking, equities and fixed-income trading at the top 12 banks dropped by 1,900 from the […]



Paul Tudor Jones Said To Back Alt Industry Artificial Intelligence Startups

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:15:18 +0000

(FINalternatives) Famed investor Paul Tudor Jones has reportedly invested into two artificial intelligence startups working on big data applications in alternative investments. To read this article:



The Art of Asset Allocation

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:12:29 +0000

(Harvest) This conversation wanders into and explores many different areas of investing and life. The theme is how to think about asset allocation and investing holistically–from first principles–but we talk a lot about motivation, incentives, human behavior, and the fear […]



Navy SEAL Offers Timeless Investment Advice

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:10:39 +0000

(Harvest) While not strictly investment-related, my columns with advice for new graduates seem to generate the most interest each year. So, I’m always on the lookout for interesting material around commencement-time. I originally wrote about a commencement address given by […]



US Accuses Massachusetts Hedge Fund Manager of Fraud

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:39:58 +0000

(Reuters) A Massachusetts hedge fund manager has been arrested and accused of misappropriating millions of dollars from investors and engaging in a Ponzi-like scheme, U.S. authorities said. Yasuna Murakami, who managed Cambridge, Massachusetts-based MC2 Capital Management LLC, was arrested in […]



Hedge Funds Shuffle Positions as OPEC Decision Nears

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:37:25 +0000

(Reuters) Hedge funds have started to rebuild bullish long positions in crude oil as OPEC prepares to extend its production cuts for an additional nine months. Hedges and other money managers increased their net long position in the three major […]



CEO Charged With Failing to Disclose Perks to Shareholders

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:34:57 +0000

(HedgeCo.Net) Public companies must properly disclose perks, benefits, and other forms of compensation paid to CEOs and certain other highly compensated executive officers. The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that the former CEO of a marketing company has agreed […]



Bond Bulls Get the Most Hedge-Fund Support Since 2007

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:32:45 +0000

(Bloomberg) A buildup in risk across the globe is getting too big for U.S. bond investors to ignore.After staking their biggest bet ever against the $14 trillion Treasuries market at the start of 2017, hedge funds and other large speculators […]



Hedge Fund Basks in World-Beating Surge for Greece’s Markets

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:31:02 +0000

(Bloomberg) The odyssey of Greece and its economic crisis has taken a positive turn in recent months, and hedge funds are among those reaping the rewards. Once the epicenter for the euro region’s debt turmoil, Greece is now the top […]



Hedge Fund Reticence to Cover Shorts in Grains ‘Bodes Well For Price Rises’

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:29:16 +0000

(Agrimoney) Commentators flagged the potential for grain and soy price gains after hedge funds were revealed to have covered fewer of their short bets than expected – at a time of growing worries over the dent to North American crop […]



Hedge Funds’ Favorite Stocks Beat the S&P 500

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:27:44 +0000

(Barron’s) When hedge funds closed the book on 2016, it was one of the worse years for the industry in memory. A basket of the industry’s biggest holdings, however, is having a good start to 2017. Goldman Sachs says that […]



Hedge Fund Managers Pour SALT on US Stocks, Look to Europe

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:21:18 +0000

(Forbes) Speaker after speaker touted European equities for their attractive valuations and as a means to diversify away from the volatile American market in light of rising U.S. geopolitical risk. France’s election of centrist Emmanuel Macron over far-right nationalist Marine […]



Emerging Markets Debt: Is There Still Gas in the Tank?

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:15:51 +0000

(Harvest) This week, we welcome guest writer Rob Drijkoningen . As co-head of our Emerging Markets Debt team, Rob has been closely watching the reforms and growth trends, as well as favorable yields, that are helping drive the asset class. […]



Hedge Fund Perspectives

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:14:21 +0000

(Harvest) Markets appear to be at an inflection point, driven by the potential transition to a period of rising interest rates and higher volatility as U.S. monetary policy tightens, as well as the anticipated deregulation and fiscal stimulus under the […]



The Robo[t]s Are Coming – Are You Ready?

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:12:08 +0000

(Harvest) The robo[t]s are coming, and in reality have already made themselves comfortable with our clients. The disruption of robo-advising for its relatively low fees and online convenience will go down as a game-changer in our industry. To read this […]



Fake Filer Charged With Manipulating Fitbit Stock

Mon, 22 May 2017 12:46:36 +0000

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today filed fraud charges against a Virginia-based mechanical engineer accused of scheming to manipulate the price of Fitbit stock by making a phony regulatory filing. According to the SEC’s complaint, Robert W. Murray purchased […]