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Hedge Funds Give Up Ground Through Mid-August

(FINalternatives) Hedge funds have given up some ground so far in August, according to a flash update from Hedge Fund Research, as equity markets slip, the dollar rises and asset volatility increased around geopolitical tension and valuation concerns. To read […]

Two Sigma Risk Premia Strategy Keeping Its Head Just Above Water

(Valuewalk) In a market environment where CTA and algorithmic strategies are struggling, systematic investment manager Two Sigma is no exception. In a July 13 letter to investors reviewed by ValueWalk, the Risk Premia strategy that manages factor exposure was up […]

Ex-Harvard Money Manager Is Launching a Digital-Currency Hedge Fund

(Bloomberg) Lewis Fellas, a former portfolio manager at Harvard University’s $35.7 billion endowment, is planning a hedge fund that invests in digital currencies such as bitcoin. Fellas, who left Harvard Management Co. in Boston last year, is launching Bletchley Park […]

Ackman’s Pershing Square Says ADP Needs to Streamline, Modernize

(Reuters) Billionaire activist investor William Ackman on Thursday said Automatic Data Processing Inc’s (ADP.O) stock price could double in the next five years if the human resources outsourcing company cuts costs, streamlines its business and invests in technology upgrades. Ackman’s […]

How the Next Quant Fund Crisis Will Unfold

(Bloomberg) Most everyone knows that this month marks the 10th anniversary of the start of the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression. There was another significant event back then that gets overlooked but was still very significant. I’m referring […]

Michigan State Has 15.4% Annual Gain With Boost From Hedge Funds

(Bloomberg) Michigan State University’s endowment had an investment gain of 15.4 percent in its last fiscal year, thanks to the robust performance of hedge funds.“Our performance was driven by strong returns in our hedge fund portfolio, and active management was […]

After Alibaba Bonanza, Manager Said to Plan New Hedge Fund

(Bloomberg) Hari Ravisankar, who helped Janchor Partners make an eight-fold return on an investment in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., is starting his own Asia-focused stock hedge fund, said people with knowledge of the matter. His Ishana Capital, based in Hong […]

Billionaire Barrage: Lee Cooperman Is Stepping Up His Attack Against Bill Ackman

(The Business Insider) Billionaire investor Lee Cooperman is stepping up his attack against fellow billionaire Bill Ackman. In a phone call with Business Insider on Thursday, August 17, Cooperman laid out an argument against Ackman’s attempt to change ADP, charging […]

Distribution of Alternatives – Technology and Democratization

(Harvest) Technology is prepared to bring significant disruption to the distribution of alternatives. Traditionally alternatives managers raise capital from large sophisticated investors through a series of in-person meetings and information exchanges. Private Wealth investors have looked from afar as access […]

Managed Futures As An Alternative To Corporate Bonds

(Harvest) Corporate bond risk is rising. Of course, with improvement in the overall economy and continued bond flows many will not believe it, but the statistical data suggest that spread moves are no longer symmetrical. There is more potential for […]

The Robots Are Coming… To Help You

(Harvest) Based on our analysis, the robotics industry will be much larger than most experts anticipate, but it will not drive the unemployment rate up. Collaborative robots have become a disruptive force in the traditional industrial robots industry, and will […]

36% Of Managers Offer Low- or No-Fee Alternatives To Investors

(FINalternatives) More than a third of hedge fund managers currently offer reduced or no-fee alternatives to their investors, according to a new survey from BarclayHedge, and a further 20% plan to do so in the next three to six months. […]

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