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New York Fund Manager Pleads Guilty to Ponzi Scheme Charges

(Reuters) A New York hedge fund manager on Thursday pleaded guilty to federal charges that he defrauded investors through a nearly $22 million Ponzi scheme. Michael Scronic, 46, entered his plea to one count of securities fraud before U.S. District […]

Rising Treasury Yields Are a Good Problem to Have

(Bloomberg) Ten-year Treasury yields are fast approaching 3 percent, a level they haven’t breached since 2013. And in that instance, rates immediately fell again. Before then, the 3 percent level hadn’t been attained since 2011. The yields on the shorter […]

John Paulson Pushes Investors Out of Some Hedge Funds

(Bloomberg) Billionaire John Paulson, whose hedge fund’s assets have plunged, is opening the door for more money to leave. Paulson’s namesake firm, once one of the biggest in the industry, will return money to investors in some funds including the […]

China’s $814bn Fund Will Cut Exposure to Volatile Markets

(Bloomberg) China’s $930 billion sovereign wealth fund plans to expand investments in areas such as real estate, hedge funds, infrastructure and private equity for more stable returns, as it reduces exposure to volatile public markets. China Investment Corp., which recently […]

Risk Parity Is the Weak Hand in Markets ‘Tethered’ to Volatility

(Bloomberg) Risk parity funds, a popular strategy that was battered during the volatility shock that rocked financial markets in February, are still the most vulnerable around, said Paul Britton, founder of Capstone Investment Advisors LLC. “That strategy has been so […]

Credit Suisse Sued by Investor Over Crashed Volatility Note

(Bloomberg) Credit Suisse Group AG was sued by an investor who got burned last month betting against stock-market turmoil, as more people seek to recoup steep losses on VIX exchange-traded products. Rajan Chahal filed the lawsuit Wednesday in federal court […]

Peter Thiel Is Bullish on Bitcoin, the Heartland and Trump

(Bloomberg) Billionaire investor Peter Thiel praised Bitcoin and U.S. President Donald Trump while criticizing big, liberal-leaning cities and Democrats during a talk at the Economic Club of New York. The Facebook Inc. board member on Thursday said Bitcoin will become […]

World War Trump

(Dealbreaker) If you thought the Trump Administration’s steel tariffs caused a stir, just wait until it unveils its planned suite of new duties on Chinese goods…. To read this article:

Volatility may be back, but with a Whimper More than a Vengeance

(Reuters) “Volatility is back,” the Bank for International Settlements reckons, and speculators are betting big on its return. But after a brief and dramatic appearance earlier this year, volatility in fact seems to have slunk back into the shadows. Hedge […]

Lessons From 15 Years Of Short Selling: 10 Reasons To Short

(Seeking Alpha) In my most recent column, Lessons From 15 Years Of Short Selling: 12 Reasons Not To Short, I gave a dozen reasons why, based on my long experience running a long-short hedge fund, I recommend that most people […]

Hedge-Fund Billionaire Buying Bitcoin Is Cautionary Tale

(Bloomberg) Last week it dipped below $8,000, marking a decline of more than a third this month alone. Its fellow digital currencies including Ripple and Ethereum have inflicted similar losses on holders — or hodlers, as crypto-fanatics call the ever-bullish […]

Congressional Black Caucus Turns to Asset Managers for Diversity

(Bloomberg) The Congressional Black Caucus wants more African-Americans to sit on boards and in the C-suites of U.S. companies, and they’re asking some of the financial industry’s biggest lobby groups for help.The caucus, in a letter dated Wednesday, urged leaders […]

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