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Trump Says He Still Wants to End Carried Interest Tax Benefit

(Bloomberg) President Donald Trump, still rankled by the preferential tax treatment of investment profits at hedge funds and private equity firms, says he wants another crack at ending so-called carried interest. To read this article:

Alternative UCITS continue to edge higher

(Hedgeweek) After a strong first quarter of the year, most alternative UCITS funds continued to edge higher in April with the LuxHedge Global Alternative UCITS Index posting a gain of 0.58 per cent bringing year-to-date results for the average fund […]

Funds sell oil as economic fears trump supply threats

(Reuters) – Hedge funds continued to liquidate some of their bullish position in oil last week as concerns about the economy and the outlook for consumption outweighed escalating tensions and the threat to supplies in the Middle East. Hedge funds […]

US Investor Urges First Group to Split and Pull Out of ‘Destructive’ UK Rail Network

(City A.M) Activist hedge fund Coast Capital has issued a list of demands against First Group, including that it pull out of Britain’s railways, split its UK and US assets and overhaul its board. Coast, a top ten shareholder in […]

JP Morgan Warns 3M’s Troubles Will Continue, May Cut Dividend ‘after 37 Straight Years of Increase’

(CNBC) Shares of industrial products maker 3M have been hit hard since the company’s disappointing first-quarter earnings report in April, and J.P. Morgan warned investors on Friday that there is more pain to come. J.P. Morgan analyst Stephen Tusa said […]

The Tiny Activist Fund That Reaped 24% Return by Unearthing ‘Cockroaches’

(Bloomberg) Ben Axler’s Spruce Point Capital became one of the most impactful short sellers by spotting problems and digging deeper. The stock market’s closing bell has just rung on the third day of short seller Ben Axler’s campaign against Dexcom […]

HSBC GAM Adds to Alternatives Team

(HedgeWeek) HSBC Global Asset Management has appointed Shantini Nair as Senior Product Specialist for infrastructure debt investments in the Alternatives team. With over 20 years’ experience in institutional asset management, Nair will focus on developing and expanding the team’s infrastructure […]

Veteran Lawyer Says Emerging-Market Debt Is Headed for Trouble

(Bloomberg) For developing countries facing down creditors, Lee Buchheit was the cavalry. During his 43-year career at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, the quick-witted restructuring lawyer gained a reputation for shattering investors’ dreams of sky-high returns. Buchheit, 68, brought […]

Frontier Markets Present Untapped Potential

(Harvest) Frontier markets are often attractive to investors as they include countries or economies that are underdeveloped. In this Q&A, Matthews Asia Portfolio Manager Robert Harvey discusses his current views on investing in frontier markets. To read this article:

Gold near two-week low as dollar eclipses safe-haven appeal

(Reuters) – Gold steadied on Monday, trading near a two-week low hit in the previous session, as strong U.S. economic data underpinned the dollar amid geopolitical as well as trade tensions. To read this article:

Coatue may lead $120 mn funding in Faasos parent

(Reuters) New York-based technology hedge fund Coatue Management is in talks to lead a $120 million funding round in Mumbai-based Rebel Foods, best known for its Faasos brand of cloud kitchens, said three people aware of the matter on the […]

Trade Jitters Kill Global Crude’s Longest Bull Run Since 2011

(Bloomberg) The U.S. and China have just killed the longest run of bets on a global oil rally since 2011. To read this article:

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