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What Non-Profits (and Governments) Need to Know About Investment Strategy  INSEAD Knowledge

Charities investing in hedge funds isn't necessarily a cause for concern. In our previous articles, we saw how charities need investment strategies to cover their ...

  By David Drake   With the proliferation of social media sites and applications where communication, data, and content sharing gets to be fast, easy and eventually monetized, the risk of personal and business data leak has also become imminent.  Data and information breach and fraud has become bywords, thus the need for data and information security companies and custodian. […]


These are the 10 best paid hedge fund managers for 2018  INSIDER

Beyond the one percenters lies a realm of extreme renumeration reserved for hedge fund managers.The top 10 earners brought in $7.7 billion in 2018.


These are the 10 best paid hedge fund managers for 2018  Business Insider

Beyond the one percenters lies a realm of extreme renumeration reserved for hedge fund managers.The top 10 earners brought in $7.7 billion in 2018.


Meet the boss of one of Europe’s top hedge fund performers  Financial Times

Absolute return manager Bruno Crastes says you can have good quality beta with a bit of alpha.


Beyond the one percenters lies a realm of extreme renumeration reserved for hedge fund managers. The top 10 earners bringing in $7.7 billion in 2018. Despite a tricky year for both stock markets and f...


Guy Farmer: When hedge funds buy newspapers  Nevada Appeal

I'm pleased to report the Gannett Corporation, which publishes USA Today, the Reno Gazette Journal and more than 100 local newspapers around the country, ...


Three years ago Bruno Crastes delivered a presentation to bond investors in Miami called “Bye-bye beta, hello alpha” — but the title of the talk could have been: “Bye bye Bill Gross.” Mr Crastes, a fi...


Top US investor in charge of £3bn Russian hedge fund jailed over alleged £29m fraud  The Independent

A Russian court has sentenced a prominent American investor to two months of pre-trial detention in a development that has sent shockwaves through the ...


Payless Shoes to Shut All U.S. Stores and Wind Down Online Operation  The New York Times

Payless ShoeSource, a once-popular seller of inexpensive women's footwear and a staple in many suburban shopping malls, is closing all of its American stores ...


Citadel hedge-fund boss Ken Griffin earned an eye-watering income of $870 million  Daily Mail

Hedgefund billionaire Ken Grffin earned an estimated income of $850 million last year. The eye-watering amount equates to $435000 an hour. He is the head of ...


30 Most Popular Stocks Among Hedge Funds  Insider Monkey

A turbulent fourth-quarter lead to several major changes on Insider Monkey's quarterly list of the 30 Most Popular Stocks Among Hedge Funds, though the...


Bloomberg - The best-paid hedge fund managers made $7.7bn in 2018  HITC

James Simons, Ray Dalio, Ken Griffin lead Bloomberg's ranking. Chase Coleman, Izzy Englander each made more than $340 Million.



Hedge fund guts newspapers as it profits from their land  Santa Fe New Mexican

This 'pure liquidation strategy' cuts jobs at nearly double the industry rate and selling buildings is not an afterthought but Alden Global's main target to maximize ...


Oil rally finally pulls hedge fund optimists off the sidelines  Business Day

For the first time this year, a jump in bets that Brent crude prices will rise far surpassed the move by short-sellers.


As Apple sank, hedge funds bought  24/7 Wall St.

The more conservative institutions, by contrast, trimmed their positions.


Windstream Loses Legal Case Against Hedge Fund Aurelius, and Now Is Stuck With a Huge Bill  Barron's

Network communications company Windstream is facing a sudden bill after a judge ruled that it did default on its bonds in 2015. This was a huge victory for a ...


ETJ: It Could Be A Good Idea To Hedge Your Market Bets With This High-Yielding Closed-End Fund  Seeking Alpha

ETJ is a very high-yielding CEF that acts as a hedge against market volatility. The fund owns a diversified portfolio of stocks and uses an options collar strat.


The difficulty of only investing in value stocks  The Week Magazine

Here are three of the week's top pieces of financial advice, gathered from around the web: The good old tax days. Did the biggest earners of the 1950s ...


A Russian court has sentenced a prominent American investor to two months of pre-trial detention in a development that has sent shockwaves through the country’s business community. Michael Calvey, the ...


Windstream Holdings (ticker: WIN) is suddenly facing a big bill after a federal judge ruled that it defaulted on its bonds in 2015. A Manhattan court ruled that actions by the network communications a...


'Dark money' fund spends over $700K in TV ads against Bill Daley in Chicago mayor's race  Chicago Tribune

In the biggest third-party advertising blitz of the Chicago mayoral campaign, an independent political committee that isn't required to disclose its donors is ...


In the week ending February 15th 2019, Bloomberg's inaugural ranking of hedge fund manager income shows that the top 10 managers reaped approximately $7.7bn last year. The company said it used SEC fil...


Starboard gauges Bristol-Myers shareholder support for Celgene deal  Reuters

(Reuters) - Activist hedge fund Starboard Value LP has asked a proxy solicitor to probe the level of support among Bristol-Myers Squibb Co shareholders for the ...


Jeff Vinik's Equity Fund Falls Short of His $3 Billion Target  BloombergQuint

(Bloomberg) -- Jeff Vinik, who rose to fame as manager of the Fidelity Magellan fund, is finding that raising money for a hedge fund isn't as easy as it used to be.


How to fund a luxury property buying spree . . . run a hedge fund  The Times

The American hedge fund boss who has embarked on a mansion-buying spree in London and New York increased his wealth by $870 million last year.


Jeff Vinik's Equity Fund Falls Short of His $3 Billion Target  Bloomberg

Jeff Vinik, who rose to fame as manager of the Fidelity Magellan fund, is finding that raising money for a hedge fund isn't as easy as it used to be.


Big Investors Shed Tech Stocks as Markets Tumbled Last Quarter  The New York Times

The sell-off is the latest evidence of how quickly investors soured on Big Tech late last year.


Oil Rally Finally Pulls Hedge Fund Optimists Off the Sidelines  Bloomberg

Oil optimists look like they're finally ready to take the driver's seat in crude's rebound.


Steve Jurvetson tells all: about his new $200 million fund, his new partner, his new shopping list, and more  TechCrunch

Steve Jurvetson is staging a comeback, disclosing today that his new San Francisco-based, early-stage venture firm Future Ventures, has raised $200 million for ...


Tobias Carlisle: Warren Buffett as a Young Hedge Fund Manager  GuruFocus.com

In his quest to convince readers that deep-value investing beats conventional value investing, Tobias Carlisle turned to the history of Warren Buffett (Trades, ...


Hedge funds in tug-of-war with most volatile major currency  Gulf Times

Hedge funds are ratcheting up wagers on the Australian dollar – in both directions – after it became the most-volatile Group-of-10 currencies in the past month.


Warren Buffett didn’t start Berkshire Hathaway’s Apple-buying spree. He also didn’t end it. Berkshire sold a tiny piece of its truly mind-blowing $40 billion stake in the iCompany, a little less than three million shares. Lest you think this is a pronouncement from the Oracle of Omaha himself that ...


Josh Birnbaum, the former head of structured products trading at Goldman Sachs, is known for shorting residential mortgages in 2007.

The post Tilden Park adds bullish bets on commercial mortgages appeared first on Absolute Return.


CNBC's Leslie Picker reports on what moves hedge funds are taking to de-risk investments. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From 'Wall Street' to 'Main Street' to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Find CNBC News on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on Google+: http://cnb.cx/PlusCNBC Follow CNBC News on Instagram: http://cnb.cx/InstagramCNBC #CNBC


It might be a day late, but Jim Chanos has revealed his biggest crush this Valentine's Day. Per CNBC: Famed short-seller and Democratic donor Jim Chanos plans to support former vice president Joe Biden if he runs for president in 2020. "Like many other Americans, I certainly hope Vice President ...


The story dropped on January 24, the Thursday after the NFL’s conference championship games, right before Super Bowl hype was really about to ramp up – such as it was, anyway, in a year where the interest in the league’s crown jewel continued to wane. If you’re in football, not competing for the ...


City Opera Faces Its Biggest Challenge Since Bankruptcy  The New York Times

The chairman of New York City Opera's board — and its biggest benefactor — is stepping down, adding another challenge for the troubled company.


Hedge Fund and Insider Trading News: Stanley Druckenmiller, Paul Singer, Edward Lampert, Greenlight Capital, vTv Therapeutics Inc (VTVT), Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co (GT), and More  Insider Monkey

Billionaire Stanley Druckenmiller Placed Bet Against Tesla During Q4 (Reuters) NEW YORK (Reuters) – Billionaire investor Stanley Druckenmiller bet against ...


Sears vs. JCPenney: Whose new plan will prevail?  Fox Business

The embattled retailers are headed in opposite directions, with different visions for the future.


Investing legend Jeff Vinik gets a lukewarm reception  InvestmentNews

For those who are newer to the investing world, it might seem like a foreign concept to bank on the performance history and reputation of a single portfolio ...


CNBC's Leslie Picker reports on what moves hedge funds are taking to de-risk investments.


Hedge Fund Disrupts Chinese SOE's Bid for Portugal's EDP  Caixin Global

State-owned energy giant China Three Gorges (CTG) is facing a surprise roadblock in its hopes to acquire Portuguese utility Energias de Portugal (EDP).


We now live in a "Groundhog's Day" type situation.  Every Friday, we wake up with a vague memory that The United States is on the brink with a trade war with China, and our only hope is a White House that is as changeable as a toddler with a rash. Yet by the end of the day, some thin rumor or ...


Why Heirs Are the Worst Kind of Investment Clients  Barron's

Those who inherit money don't have the benefit of learning from their mistakes. That makes them dangerous.


Warren Buffett, Top Funds Bought And Sold These Stocks In Q4  Investor's Business Daily

Warren Buffett and top hedge funds sold tech stocks like Apple, Netflix, Facebook and Alibaba in Q4, though the "Oracle of Omaha" bought bank stocks and GM.


Feb 15, 2019 - Hedge Funds Loved Facebook and Google Last Quarter  GuruFocus.com

13F data for the last quarter of 2018 is now starting to trickle out. These documents give us a great insight into the world of hedge funds. Any hedge fund with ...


Hedge Funds See Windfall From Bets on Puerto Rico After Storm  Bloomberg

In late 2017, while Puerto Rico was reeling from Hurricane Maria, the government's bonds went into a free fall as Wall Street speculated that much of the ...


Good Hedge Funds Had a Good Year  Bloomberg

A public-company chief executive officer has two main ways to make money from her job each year: She gets a paycheck, or rather a pay package (salary, ...


EBay cuts 135 jobs, announces reorganization amid investor pressure  The Mercury News

As an activist investor calls for big changes at eBay, the online commerce giant has announced a reorganization and laid off 135 employees this week.


Miami real estate seeing record sales as high earners flee tax laws  Business Insider

Tech CEOs and hedge-fund managers are fleeing to Miami, where a top broker is seeing 'record sales' of multimillion-dollar, ultra-luxury homes.


NYC hedge-fund managers and Silicon Valley CEOs are flocking to Miami as ‘tax refugees,’ and it’s sparking record, ultra-luxury real-estate sales in the area  Business Insider

Tech CEOs and hedge-fund managers from New York, Silicon Valley, and other high-tax areas are relocating to Miami and other parts of South Florida.


NYC hedge-fund managers and Silicon Valley CEOs are flocking to Miami as 'tax refugees,' and it's sparking rec  Business Insider India

Tech CEOs and hedge-fund managers from New York, Silicon Valley, and other high-tax areas are relocating to Miami and other parts of South Florida.


Hedge Funds Mostly Gambled on Beleaguered PG&E in Fourth Quarter  BloombergQuint

(Bloomberg) -- Hedge funds were mostly bullish on PG&E Corp. in the fourth quarter as the utility faced billions of dollars in potential liabilities stemming from ...


Hedge Funds Mostly Gambled on Beleaguered PG&E in Fourth Quarter  Bloomberg

Hedge funds were mostly bullish on PG&E Corp. in the fourth quarter as the utility faced billions of dollars in potential liabilities stemming from California ...


The American hedge fund boss who has embarked on a mansion-buying spree in London and New York increased his wealth by $870 million last year. Ken Griffin, founder and chief executive of Citadel, was ...


Coinbase Adds Former Citadel Hedge Fund Powerhouse LJ Brock as Chief People Officer  Bitcoin Exchange Guide

The migration of top executives from established financial firms to crypto companies continues. This time, it is LJ Brock, who was a Senior Manager at Citadel ...


Tiger Global Posts a Double-Digit Gain in January  Institutional Investor

The firm, coming off a stellar 2018, is cementing its reputation as one of the best-performing equity hedge funds.


See Which Of The Latest 13F Filers Holds Williams  Nasdaq

At Holdings Channel , we have reviewed the latest batch of the 22 most recent 13F filings for the 12/31/2018 reporting period, and noticed that Williams Cos Inc ...


There are many unkind things one could say about Energias de Portugal. Here’s a few of them. Nevertheless, EDP’s unwieldy governance looks culpable for the company’s undervaluation and vulnerability to cheap bids. The board has 21 members, nine of whom have been there seven years or more. Chief ...


Dubroff: Hedge fund gobbling up newspapers bad for journalism  Pacific Coast Business Times

After a series of deals that ended just three years ago, the Ventura County Star is owned by Virginia-based Gannett Newspapers. Now, Gannett, the parent of ...


Man Group and Ronit Capital, which won big in Brazil last year, give market view

The post Hedge funds cautious on Brazil despite faith in new president appeared first on EuroHedge.



RT @Backstop: We are thrilled to be able to attend the NAIC 12th Annual #EmergingManagers & #MWBE conference tomorrow. Connect with Randy J…


The 10 Best-Paid Hedge Fund Managers Made $7.7 Billion in 2018  Newsmax

The 10 Best-Paid Hedge Fund Managers Made $7.7 Billion in 2018; James Simons, Ray Dalio, Ken Griffin lead Bloomberg's ranking as Chase Coleman, Izzy ...


Damian Leach joins multi-asset manager in London

The post DE Shaw taps Fulcrum for IR pro appeared first on HFM InvestHedge.


Oil optimists look like they’re finally ready to take the driver’s seat in crude’s rebound. For the first time this year, a jump in bets that Brent crude prices will rise far surpassed the move by sho...


Hedge funds, activist investors loaded up on eBay stock in the fourth quarter, filings show  Silicon Valley Business Journal

A number of prominent hedge funds and activist investors snapped up hundreds of millions of dollars worth of eBay stock in the fourth quarter, hoping the ...


The Bloomberg Billionaires Index's inaugural ranking of hedge fund manager income shows that the top 10 individuals reaped approximately US$7.7 billion last year. The ranking of hedge-fund wealth lays ...


Laura Ferchak has replaced Kathleen Olin

The post Indus Capital appoints new CCO appeared first on HFM Week.


Hedge Funds Take the Lead in Betting on New Brazil Rate Cuts  BloombergQuint

(Bloomberg) -- Brazilian hedge funds are starting to bet that the combination of subdued inflation, a slow recovery and prospects the government will succeed in ...


Large Hedge Funds Dumped Apple and High Profile Chinese Stocks in Q4  Patently Apple

Prominent hedge fund managers sold out of Chinese technology stocks and dumped Silicon Valley majors such as Apple and Facebook while global stock ...


13F Wrap: Funds From Appaloosa to Third Point Dump Stocks  Newsmax

Hedge Funds From Appaloosa to Third Point Slash Stocks: 13F Wrap; Many saw the value of their U.S. equity holdings drop in the period, as the industry ...


Why this Swiss giant has significantly cut its CTA exposure  Citywire Selector

Union Bancaire Privée has significantly cut CTA exposure from its hedge fund buy-list, moving from 15 to just two names in its 120 fund list over the past decade.


Hedge Funds Swap Shares as the Oracle Left Oracle: Taking Stock  Bloomberg

The complication with reviewing the latest quarterly filings that cover the period of one of the worst market downdrafts in recent memory is that you'll never really ...


It's the time of the season when investors are awaiting the SEC 13F filings from major hedge funds. CNBC's Leslie Picker reports on how some of the biggest hedge funds handled the fourth quarter volatility.


Strong regional markets provided a buoyant backdrop for Asian managers in January,
with all strategies other than Indian equity bouncing back after a torrid time in 2018

The post Asia funds off to a good start in 2019 appeared first on AsiaHedge.


Inflows exceed outflows by 1.2% against a 0.2% net outflow in December, while stronger performance contributed to an overall 4% gain in AuM

The post Industry assets grow again in January appeared first on AsiaHedge.


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JPM to launch cryptocurrency; Manulife confident of outcome in hedge fund court case; and more…

The post News round-up: Top 10 best-paid HF managers made $7.7bn in 2018 appeared first on HFM Week.


Tom Coombes joins AB’s multi-manager platform in Singapore

The post AllianceBernstein hires Fuchs Asia PM appeared first on AsiaHedge.


Hedge fund redemptions hit five-year high of USD42.3bn in December  HedgeWeek

Hedge fund redemptions reached USD42.3 billion in December, according to the Barclay Fund Flow Indicator, published by BarclayHedge, the largest monthly ...


One year on from the launch of its blockchain/cryptocurrency fund of funds, Luxembourg-domiciled and CSSF registered AIFM Block Asset Management has created the Blockchain Multi-strategy Certificate. 


BitSpread, a blockchain asset research and advisory firm, has launched a new range of capital protected crypto investment strategies.


Alternative investments firm SkyBridge Capital (SkyBridge) has appointed Joseph J Grano, Jr as a senior adviser to the firm.


Bramshill Investments has appointed Ara Balabanian as a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager specialising in Structured Products in the firm’s investment team.


Arcesium, a post-trade technology and professional services firm that supports more than USD100 billion in client assets, has launched a suite of modular technology products and solutions for alternative asset managers.


Hedgeweek Global Awards 2019 - The Winners  HedgeWeek

The Hedgeweek Global Awards 2019 for excellence among hedge fund managers and *service* providers celebrate the achievements of firms that contributed to ...


The Hedgeweek Global Awards 2019 for excellence among hedge fund managers and service providers celebrate the achievements of firms that contributed to another significant year for the sector.


Major Spanish Port Latest to Use Blockchain in Shipping | Hedge Fund Blogs From HedgeCo.Net  HedgeCo.net

By David Drake. The Port Authority of the Bay of Algeciras (APBA), a major Spanish shipping port, recently signed up to use the Tradelens, the shipping platform ...


A star stock-picker exits the hedge fund stage  Financial News

Lone Pine Capital's Steve Mandel — a poster child of hedge fund investing — quietly stepped down as portfolio manager last month.


Hedge fund redemptions reached $42.3bn in December  Opalesque

Investor jitters drive December hedge fund redemptions to five-year high of $42.3bn according to the Barclay Fund Flow Indicator, published by BarclayHedge.


Alter Domus, a fund and corporate services provider, has become the latest firm from Jersey to be admitted as a Listing Member of The International Stock Exchange (TISE).


The AQC1 Algert Global Equity Market Neutral Fund launched by Aquila Capital and San Francisco-based investment manager Algert Global LLC has returned 4.71 per cent to investors since its inception on 12 February 2018.


Schroders has appointed a private assets specialist to oversee the continued growth and development of its business on a global scale.


The new platform is considered one of the new hedge fund launches to watch out for in 2019

The post Long Corridor launching in second quarter appeared first on AsiaHedge.


Hedge Funds Take the Lead in Betting on New Brazil Rate Cuts  Bloomberg

Brazilian hedge funds are starting to bet that the combination of subdued inflation, a slow recovery and prospects the government will succeed in overhauling ...


SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index up 3.59 per cent in January  HedgeCo.net

(Hedgeweek) The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for January 2019 measured 3.59 per cent. To read this article: You might ...


Fund Managers Buy Gold, But Silver Set to Outperform  Morningstar

Hedge funds reversed their short positions towards gold in December as safe haven demand increased. But silver is predicted to outperform.


The Revolutionary Way Of Using Artificial Intelligence In Hedge Funds -- The Case Of Aidyia  Forbes

The integration of artificial intelligence and the financial industry has always been a match made in heaven—high volumes, the quantitative aspect of finances, ...


(HedgeCo.Net) Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC (Deloitte Japan) will pay $2 million to settle charges that it issued audit reports for an audit client at a time when dozens of its employees maintained bank accounts with the client’s subsidiary. According to […]


Activist Investors Fall Short on Gender Parity  HedgeCo.net

(Bloomberg) Activist hedge fund managers are too passive when it comes to gender equality. Of the 143 board members who were nominated by activist hedge ...


(Bloomberg) Fears of a populist takeover in European Parliament elections have been greatly overstated. Such is the view of Pacific Investment Management Co. whose message to financial markets is simple: don’t worry. In a note to investors, Pimco analysts say […]


(Bloomberg) As the world strives for a more healthy diet, one hedge fund in Australia is developing a keen appetite for salmon. Tribeca Investment Partners Pty, a Sydney-based manager, runs two natural resource funds focused on everything from gas to […]


(Bloomberg) Papa John’s International Inc. is offering its employees full tuition to Purdue University online classes — part of the beleaguered chain’s efforts to shift the narrative away from the missteps of its founder. The benefit, which will be offered […]


The 10 best-paid hedge fund managers made $7.7bn in 2018  Moneyweb.co.za

The figures are more than almost anyone will earn in a lifetime.


(CNBC) Some of the best investments that Silicon Valley has been chasing after can be found on just one stock: Softbank, says Light Street Capital’s Glen Katcher. “It’s an incredible opportunity” to get “real exposure to this incredible growth part […]


(Bloomberg) At Apple Inc., former top lawyer Gene Daniel Levoff was responsible for making sure employees didn’t violate insider-trading laws. It turns out he was allegedly the one who was buying and selling shares illegally, according to U.S. authorities. To […]


Hedge funds dumped China, US tech stocks in fourth quarter  South China Morning Post

Prominent hedge fund managers sold out of Chinese technology stocks and dumped Silicon Valley majors, according to securities filings.


How Bloomberg Calculated the Top Hedge Fund Managers' Income  BloombergQuint

(Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's inaugural ranking of hedge fund manager income shows that the top 10 individuals reaped approximately $7.7 billion last year.


"Bloomberg Markets" is focused on bringing you the most important global business and breaking markets news and information as it happens. The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations" explor...


How Bloomberg Calculated the Top Hedge Fund Managers' Income  Bloomberg

Bloomberg's inaugural ranking of hedge fund manager income shows that the top 10 individuals reaped approximately $7.7 billion last year. Bloomberg used ...


Interserve (Frankfurt: 860509 - news) , the struggling outsourcer, is facing a financial bombshell that could threaten its future if its largest shareholder succeeds with a plan to block a debt restru...


This is a chance to join one of the world's top hedge funds and dramatically increase your earning potential. Our client has one of the best performance and award structures globally, including strong ...


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Warren Buffett Trims Stake in Apple, Doubles Down on Banks  Bloomberg

Warren Buffett, Stan Druckenmiller and the rest of the U.S. hedge fund pantheon disclosed their equity investments for the fourth quarter of 2018. The takeaway: ...


13F Filings: Hedge Funds Cut U.S. Equity Holdings  Bloomberg

Warren Buffett, Stan Druckenmiller and the rest of the U.S. hedge fund pantheon disclosed their equity investments for the fourth quarter of 2018. The takeaway: ...


Oil price risks shift to upside: Kemp  Reuters

John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own)


Prominent investors stock up on eBay, then activists flex muscle  Reuters Canada

EBay Inc.'s stock price slumped for most of last year but a number of prominent hedge funds were so convinced that change is on the horizon for the ...


Prominent investors stock up on eBay, then activists flex muscle  Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - EBay Inc.'s stock price slumped for most of last year but a number of prominent hedge funds were so convinced that change is on the ...


Big hedge funds dumped China stocks, Apple as market tumbled  Yahoo Finance

Prominent hedge fund managers sold out of Chinese technology stocks and dumped Silicon Valley majors such as Apple Inc and Facebook Inc while global ...


Jeff Vinik offers fee cuts to help bring in cash for new fund  Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Prominent U.S. investor Jeffrey Vinik is promising potential clients a cut in fees and said that it had been tougher to raise money than he ...


Hedge Funds From Appaloosa to Third Point Slash Stocks: 13F Wrap  Bloomberg

Hedge fund managers were busy protecting performance and taking risk off the table in the fourth quarter, according to regulatory filings Thursday.


Big hedge funds dump China stocks, Apple as market tumbles  Free Malaysia Today

Shares have rebounded sharply on a broad global rally powered by hopes of a new trade deal between the US and China and the Federal Reserve's decision ...


The VIX may be about to get some competition. VIX is the “fear gauge,” the very visible measure of expected price fluctuations in the S&P 500 index options. On the foundation of its popularity, CBOE has built a monopoly on exchange-traded volatility products. VIX derivatives have become among the mostRead More


B. G., Opalesque Geneva: "ESG metrics today are terrible," Peter Kellner, social entrepreneur, activist and ESG investor, tells Matthias Knab on Opalesque TV. This is because they are self-reported, he continues, they are non-periodic, and their time series are not well weighted. &...
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Aberon Capital Boss Denies $20M Hedge Fund Racket  Law360

Aberon Capital Management principal Niket Jain on Thursday denied criminal charges brought over an alleged $20 million scheme to con investors in the ...


Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The State Street Global Exchange Private Equity Index (GXPEI) posted a moderate increase of 3.03% in the third quarter of 2018. The Venture Capital category continued to lead for the third quarter in a row with a 4.65 % gain, followed by Buyout Funds with 2.84 %; Private...
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From Bloomberg: Even for this Gilded Age of 0.0001 percenters, Kenneth Griffin drips money. The hedge-fund mogul recently closed on a New York penthouse for an eye-watering $240 million. Before that he picked up a $122 million London mansion. He can hang his $200 million Pollock in one and his $300 ...
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From Business Insider: Hedge funds suffered one of their worst years on record in 2018, and they underperformed the market for years before that. Managers, however, believe that part of the blame lies with big Wall Street investors that have cramped their strategies. Pensions and other large invest...
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Artisan launches Ucits version of $2bn EM fund From City Wire: US investment house Artisan Partners has launched a Ucits version of its Developing World fund, which is overseen by Lewis Kaufman. Kaufman said the fund would target financially sound, free cash flow generative companies with compellin...
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Hedge funds from Appaloosa to Third Point slash stocks From Bloomberg: Hedge fund managers were busy protecting performance and taking risk off the table in the fourth quarter, according to regulatory filings Thursday. Many saw the value of their U.S. equity holdings drop in the period, as the ind...
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Texas County earmarks $100m for first direct-lending fund in 2019 From PIonline.com: Texas County District Retirement System, Austin, made its first commitment to a direct-lending credit strategy in 2019, a transaction report showed. The $30 billion defined benefit plan earmarked $100 million to ...
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SkyBridge Capital announces appointment of Joe Grano as senior advisor SkyBridge Capital, an alternative investments firm, announced the appointment of Joseph J. Grano, Jr. as a senior advisor to the firm. As senior advisor, Joe will provide counsel on the strategic direction of the firm with an ...
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Grayscale crypto fund got $359m investments from institutional investors in 2018 The largest crypto managing fund Grayscale owned by Digital Currency Group is reported to have raised around $359 mln in 2018 despite the strong sellers' market. Grayscale, the biggest crypto management fund in the w...
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UPDATE 1-Big hedge funds dumped China stocks, Apple as market tumbled  Reuters

Prominent hedge fund managers sold out of Chinese technology stocks and dumped Silicon Valley giants like Apple Inc and Facebook Inc while global stock ...


The revolutionary way of using artificial intelligence in hedge funds The integration of artificial intelligence and the financial industry has always been a match made in heaven-high volumes, the quantitative aspect of finances, need for expediency and accuracy are ideal for the unique skill-set o...
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From Business Standard: The share of sovereign wealth funds (SWFs), as a proportion of total foreign portfolio investments in Indian equities, is at its highest for the current fiscal at 5.74 per cent. However, the value of their investment was Rs 1.54 trillion as of January; lower than the Rs 1.56 ...
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Jeff Vinik offers fee cuts to help bring in cash for new fund From Reuters: Prominent U.S. investor Jeffrey Vinik is promising potential clients a cut in fees and said that it had been tougher to raise money than he initially thought, as he prepares to relaunch Vinik Asset Management after six year...
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EMs takes centre stage for Swiss investors in 2019 From City Wire: Emerging markets look set to dominate Swiss fund selectors' agendas as the region is one of the most in-demand of the asset classes both in equities and bonds. Half of the professional fund buyers gathered at Citywire Geneva 2019 b...
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Hedge funds play tug-of-war with the volatile Australian dollar From Bloomberg: Hedge funds are ratcheting up wagers on the Australian dollar -- in both directions -- after it became the most-volatile Group-of-10 currencies in the past month. "It's one of the best times to trade,&quot...
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Lampert reveals plans for Sears after bankruptcy From Reuters: Sears Holdings Corp will sell or sublease some of the 425 stores of the retail chain and open smaller stores with more focus on tools and appliances than on apparel, said Chairman Edward Lampert in an interview with the Wall Street Jour...
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A court in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan on Thursday reserved its decision on whether claims by a hedge fund against insurer Manulife Financial Corp should be dismissed following a change of rules in the province. Manulife has been fighting the case, brought by Mosten Investment LP two year...
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Here's The Problem With Sears' New Strategy  Fortune

Sears and Kmart have a new strategy, post-bankruptcy: more tools and appliances but less clothing and smaller locations. Eddie Lampert, the hedge fund king ...


Prominent investors stock up on eBay, then activists flex muscle From Economic Times: eBay's stock price slumped for most of last year but a number of prominent hedge funds were so convinced that change is on the horizon for the e-commerce company that they established new or added to existing posi...
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Charlie Munger targets active managers, Elon Musk; praises China From Euro News: Charlie Munger, the longtime business partner of Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway Inc, on Thursday criticized active fund managers, bankers and even Elon Musk as he urged investors to court simplicity and temper ex...
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From Sfgate.com: The winner of a $1.54 billion lottery jackpot in South Carolina has yet to come forward. That means the state of South Carolina might be a big loser too. Economic officials on Thursday removed the estimated $61 million windfall the winner was expected to pay in state income taxes f...
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Billionaire Stanley Druckenmiller placed bet against Tesla during fourth quarter  Reuters

Billionaire investor Stanley Druckenmiller bet against electric carmaker Tesla Inc during the fourth quarter, wagering that its share price will fall, according to ...


  By David Drake   The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one of the leading Science and Technology institutes in the US, has predicted that blockchain will become the norm in 2019. As a critical part of the infrastructure governing digital coins, the technology is embedded with potent features such as transparency and tracking mechanisms, that will prove vital to […]


The bridesmaid of the local investment industry  Moneyweb.co.za

On April 1, 2015, hedge funds in South Africa became recognised as collective investment schemes. This means they are now regulated in the same way as unit ...