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Hedge fund assets up slightly in August

(Hedgeweek) Global hedge fund asset flows were just slightly positive in August 2018, with USD4.74 billion added to the USD3.3 trillion-plus industry, according to eVestment’s latest Hedge Fund Industry’s Asset Flows Report. To read this article:

Victory Asset and Michael D Franko to pay $2.3m CFTC penalty over spoofing scheme

(Hedgeweek) The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued two orders filing and settling charges against Victory Asset (Victory) and Michael D Franko for spoofing – bidding or offering with the intent to cancel the bid or offer before execution […]

First Blockchain Incubator launched in Crypto Valley

(Opalesque) In only a few years, the area between the Swiss cities of Zug and Zurich has established itself as the epicenter of the blockchain revolution, becoming home to over 600 companies associated with the new technology. Lakeside Partners, a […]

Cryptocurrency has hit bottom, bitcoin due for renaissance

(Reuters) – Michael Novogratz, former macro hedge fund manager and founder of cryptocurrency asset management firm Galaxy Digital Capital Management, on Thursday said that the bottom in cryptocurrency prices has been reached and bitcoin is due to bounce back. To […]

Hedge Funds Stay Bullish on Brent while Trimming WTI

(Reuters) Hedge fund managers have remained bullish towards Brent even as the approach of Hurricane Florence turned them against WTI and refined fuels were hit by liquidation.Hedge funds and other money managers cut their combined net long position in the […]

Treasury Yields Take Flight, Setting Up Big Shorts for Rewards

(Bloomberg) Liftoff may finally have arrived for yields in the world’s biggest debt market. That’s good news for the fast-money crowd that’s rarely been more bearishly positioned on 10-year Treasury futures. Yields on all maturities have taken flight this week, […]

Hedge-Fund Veteran Shuns Volatility Wagers This Time Round

(Bloomberg) Stephen Diggle, who co-founded a hedge fund that made $2.7 billion on volatility wagers during the global financial crisis, isn’t betting on similar fluctuations now even as central banks begin to roll back years of extraordinary stimulus. Governments and […]

MGM Could Be Forced To Exit Huge Market As Hedge Fund Places $500 Million Bet

(Investors.com) MGM Resorts International (MGM) stock rose on news that Starboard Value has built a $500 million position, which the activist investor could use to force the sale of the casino giant’s properties in Macau. Starboard is said to be […]

Hedge funds outflows slow substantially in July as investors redeem $1.0bn

(Hedgeweek) Outflows from the hedge fund industry slowed substantially in July amid mixed signals on trade and the global economy, according to the Barclay Fund Flow Indicator. Hedge fund industry assets rose to an all-time high of USD3.1 trillion in […]

Hedge Fund Shorts on Danske Bank Hit 11-Month High before Money Laundering Report

(Reuters) Short positions on Danske Bank shares hit an 11-month high on Monday, rising 46 percent from Friday, data from industry tracker FIS’ Astec Analytics showed. The rise to 1.9 million shares out on loan, from 1.3 million on Friday, […]

How Emerging Market Turmoil Is Affecting Central Banks in Africa

(Bloomberg) Central banks around Africa — poised to reveal their first response to the emerging-market turmoil of the past month — are likely to usher in an end to the continent’s easing cycle. There’s a week to go before the […]

Hedge Funds Call Time on Investors’ Persistent Fee Squeeze

(Bloomberg) The fees that hedge funds charge are unlikely to get any cheaper as portfolio running costs rise, according to a PwC and Alternative Investment Management Association study. More than three-quarters of respondents in the survey of 140 asset managers […]

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