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Copper is the New Gold, Predicts Global Macro Hedge Fund Manager

Steve Shafer, Chief Investment Officer for Covenant Financial Services, LLC (“Covenant Investors”), thinks copper may soon rival gold as the world’s most sought-after metal because of its key role in China’s unprecedented electrification efforts. Unlike gold, he adds, the copper […]

New Merlin White Paper: The Importance of Business Process Maturity and Automation in Running a Hedge Fund

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Over the past two years, Merlin has published several white papers that are designed to highlight and help managers imple- ment industry best practices, from shoring up their business model to identifying their target investors based […]

Federal and State Securities Law on Finders, Brokers, and Finder’s Fees

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Federal and State securities law recognizes a finder as “someone who finds, interests, introduces and brings parties together for a business transaction that the parties themselves negotiate and consummate.” Unlike a broker, a finder has no […]

Warren Buffett: Stop Coddling the Super-Rich

NYT – Our leaders have asked for “shared sacrifice.” But when they did the asking, they spared me. I checked with my mega-rich friends to learn what pain they were expecting. They, too, were left untouched. While the poor and […]

The Global Hedge Fund Association Responds To Short Selling Bans

New York (HedgeCo.net) – The global hedge fund association, AIMA, has responded to the temporary short selling bans introduced by France, Italy, Belgium and Spain. “We do not think these bans will help the current market situation.” The Alternative Investment […]

New Hedge Fund Whitepaper: Increased Volatility, Increased Opportunity?

New York (HedgeCo.net) – A new white paper entitled, “Commodities Outlook: Increased Volatility, Increased Opportunity?” has been released by Credit Suisse’s Asset Management division. The paper examines the recent rise in the volatility of commodity prices within the context of […]

How Bad Is It?

New Yorker – After the prime-time drama of showdowns on Capitol Hill, agita in the West Wing, and a doomsday deadline averted comes the local news, wherein bad things happen to real people. Friday’s payroll report for July showed that […]

BHA Hedge Fund Investor Research

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Despite fears over the European debt crisis, many investors ramped up their hedge fund allocations during the second quarter, according to the Brighton House Associates Q2 2011 Research Report. Wealth advisors were among those who increased […]

Dirty Players Exposed: Fed, Hedge Funds, Cantor

Business Insider – The Dodd-Frank bill has the predicted response from the dirty players in the financial system. The main dirty player is the Fed. Law.Hukuki.net has an article devoted to a really dirty guy, Fed Governor Daniel Tarullo. This guy […]

New Residency Ruling Creates Uncertainty For Taxpayers

New York (HedgeCo.net) – A recent decision issued by the New York Tax Appeals Tribunal which further expands the definition of “permanent place of abode” (PPA) opens the door to increased taxation for out-of-staters who own a second home in […]

New Yorker Review: Ray Dalio And His Hedge Fund

New York (HedgeCo.net) – In the July 25, 2011, issue of The New Yorker, in “Mastering the Machine”, John Cassidy talks to Ray Dalio and gets an exclusive look inside Bridgewater Associates, the world’s biggest hedge fund, of which Dalio […]

New Yorker Review: Preet Bharara on the Galleon Hedge Fund Trial

New York (HedgeCo.net) – The June 27, 2011, issue of The New Yorker, on page 42, “A Dirty Business”, George Packer, writes about the biggest insider-trading case in history, and has an exclusive interview with Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the […]

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