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Lyxor: Hedge Fund Index Up +0.4% On CTA Surge

(FINalterntives) Hedge funds were up again last week on the strength of a positive reversal in CTAs and a continued rebound in global macro funds, according to a new edition of Lyxor Asset Management’s Weekly Brief. To read this article:

SS&C Acquires CommonWealth Fund Services

(FINalternatives) Hedge fund services provider SS&C Technologies Holdings has acquired fast-growing Toronto-based fund administrator CommonWealth Fund Services, bringing more than 100 fund relationships and some $8 billion in AUA under its umbrella. To read this article:

The Money-Losing Volatility Trade Hedge Funds Can’t Resist

(Bloomberg) Does the lack of worry in global financial markets worry you? A growing number of hedge fund managers are counting on it. To read this article:

Why Hedge Funds Are Bad News For Crypto Investors

(Forbes) If you’re going to invest in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ether, stay away from hedge funds. The math alone will ensure you’ll get hosed. Like Ray Dalio, one of the most successful hedge fund managers, I’m highly skeptical about […]

DTCC white paper sets out framework for assessing fintech impact on financial stability

(Hedgeweek) The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), the premier post-trade market infrastructure for the global financial services industry, has unveiled a new framework of nine key factors to assess when considering its impact on financial stability. To read this […]

Hedge Funds Bet on Euro to Fatten Up Meager Returns

(Reuters) Hedge funds turned their most bullish on the euro in well over six years last week, betting it will rise in value and put a gloss on what has so far been a mediocre year for returns.The latest futures […]

Berkowitz Liquidates Hedge Fund That Owned Sears Holdings Shares

(Bloomberg)Investor Bruce Berkowitz is shutting his hedge fund and distributing its holdings to investors, including a stake in Sears Holdings Corp. To read this article:

Preqin: All Six Top-Level Strategies Positive in Strong September

(FINalternatives) Hedge funds booked their highest monthly return since January last month, according to new analysis from industry data provider Preqin, and the company’s aggregate measure of the industry reached its highest return at this point of the year in […]

Blockchain Startup Digital Asset Raises $40m

(Reuters) The round brings the total raised by Digital Asset, which is led by former JPMorgan banker Blythe Masters, to $110 million. The company also said it had hired Clyde Rodriguez, a former co-chief technology officer of hedge fund Two […]

Trump Blasts 370% Rally in Insurers and Pushes Down Drug Stocks

(Bloomberg) There are two things President Donald J. Trump seems to enjoy about the stock market: watching it go up during his presidency, and sending down the shares of individual companies with his tweets or remarks…. To read this article:

Activist RBR Capital Advisors Confirms Talks With Credit Suisse

(New York Times) Activist investor RBR Capital Advisors on Tuesday confirmed it has built a position in Credit Suisse and has been talking with the Swiss bank’s management. “We have been in contact with Credit Suisse’s leadership and we will […]

Bitcoin: Boom or Bust?

(Harvest) Most mainstream economic theories utilize a supply and demand driven price determination model that generally results in prices tending towards equilibrium. I say “tending” because most serious scholars admit that behavioral and informational issues can distort the price at […]

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