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Hedge Funds Continue to Chase the Herd With Record Momentum Bets

(Bloomberg) Hedge funds can’t get enough of momentum — even if it means embracing an investing strategy they hate. Loosely defined as betting on shares that went up the fastest over the preceding nine-to-12 months, hedge funds are the most […]

State Street: Investment Firms Must Embrace The ‘3 I’s Of Data’ To Remain Competitive

(FINalternatives) Despite the rapidly accelerating pace of digital innovation in the financial sector, many investment firms remain digital laggards and are embracing new technologies slowly when compared to their peers, according to recent research from State Street. To read this […]

Melkman’s Light Sky Macro Said To Be Backed By Hedge Fund Giants

(FINalternatives) Ben Melkman’s Light Sky Macro, already thought to be seeded by Point72’s Steven Cohen earlier this year, is reportedly also counting Coatue Management founder Philippe Laffont, Moore Capital’s founder Louis Bacon and Third Point founder Dan Loeb among its […]

Emerging Market Hedge Fund Assets Hit Record $200bn

(Reuters) The assets of hedge funds investing in emerging markets have surged above the $200 billion mark for the first time, rising by $9.3 billion in 2016, according to industry tracker Hedge Fund Research (HFR) said on Thursday. The Chicago-based […]

Renaissance Partner Airs Battle With Mercer Over Trump

(Bloomberg) A Renaissance Technologies partner went public with his strong objections to top executive Robert Mercer’s support for President Donald Trump, telling the Wall Street Journal of a heated confrontation between the two men that may lead to his firing. […]

Charmed by US Tax Plans, Investors Buy Stock, Bond Funds

(Reuters) Investors are showing increasing comfort wading into the markets, lavishing cash on U.S.-based stock and corporate bond funds in the latest week, Lipper data showed on Thursday. Those stock funds attracted $2.7 billion during the week ended Feb. 22, […]

Fatter Company Profits May Extend Emerging Equity Rally

(Reuters) Emerging market equities have a spring in their step as an upswing in company profits extends a year-long 40 percent rally in the sector and allows investors to look past the threat of a global trade war. MSCI’s emerging […]

Elliott Raises Stake in Arconic, Pushes Harder for CEO Ouster

(Reuters) Hedge fund Elliott Management Corp said on Thursday it had raised its stake in specialty metals maker Arconic Inc to about 13 percent and stepped up pressure for the ouster of Chief Executive Klaus Kleinfeld. Elliott also made a […]

A Hot New Hedge Fund is Gearing up for One of This Year’s Biggest Launches

(The Business Insider) A former Citadel money manager is gearing up for one of this year’s biggest hedge fund launches. Brandon Haley’s Holocene Advisors is planning to launch with about $1 billion on April 3.. To read this article:

CalPERS Elects New Chair and Vice Chair of Investment Committee

(Opalesque) Henry Jones has been named Chair and Bill Slaton Vice Chair of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System’s investment committee. Jones was first elected to the CalPERS in 2007 by retired CalPERS members. He was re-elected to terms beginning […]

Trade Secret: Emerging Markets Constrained by US Policy Uncertainty

(Harvest) Uncertainty about US trade policy changes that could potentially harm emerging market economies dragged them down 4% during the fourth quarter of 2016, underperforming developed markets by 2%. Yet emerging market economies generally showed positive signs, with exports beginning […]

Some hedge funds call time on stock market rally

(Reuters) – Stock market optimism about U.S. President Donald Trump’s economic agenda is overdone and political risk in Europe isn’t priced in, according to some hedge funds who are betting that the rally in equities is coming to an end. […]

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