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What ‘Billions’ Gets Right About Insider Trading

(Bloomberg) From the start, “Billions” has been a guilty pleasure…The central plotline revolves around an epic struggle between a U.S. attorney named Chuck Rhoades (played by Paul Giamatti) and the fictional hedge fund titan Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (played by Damian […]

Albourne Partners Takes Apart Texas “1-or-30” Hedge Fund Fee Structure

(Valuewalk) The alternative investment industry is chock full of alternative thought. Take Albourne Partners, the London-based hedge fund advisor who is often at odds with the hedge funds they recommend to clients. In a December report to investors reviewed by […]

Financials and Energy: Have Value Investors Missed the Boat?

(Harvest) Being a deep value investor can be a lonely endeavor. We crunch the numbers to find unloved companies that we believe have bright futures ahead — years ahead, in many cases. But if you wait long enough, market sentiment […]

Endowments Turn to Tech for a Portfolio Boost

(Equities) In 2016, US colleges raised a record $41 billion, with Harvard University leading the pack with $1.2 billion from donations and Stanford coming in a close second at $951 million. While these statistics reflect well on the generosity of […]

Tiffany to add directors in deal with activist hedge fund Jana

Reuters) – Luxury jewelry retailer Tiffany & Co said it would appoint three independent directors to its board in a deal with activist investor Jana Partners LLC. The company said it would add Roger Farah, a former co-chief executive of […]

CME Group sees Chinese hedge funds, state-owned firms driving Asia growth

(Reuters) – China’s 2015 market crash sparked a surge in Asian trading for futures exchange giant CME Group as Chinese funds hedged their risk offshore and growth prospects remain strong, the bourse’s head of Asia said on Tuesday. Christopher Fix, […]

Hedge Funds Bet Big on Oil as OPEC Gives Them a Free Put Option

(Reuters) Hedge funds and other money managers have amassed a very large bullish position in crude oil futures and options without so far having much impact on oil prices. Hedge funds raised their combined net long position in the three […]

India Widens Market for Foreigners Easing Derivatives Limits

(Bloomberg) A recent change to India’s trading rules has opened the door for fund managers to increase their holdings of derivatives in the country, loosening restrictions that had stifled trading. The Securities and Exchange Board of India last month increased […]

Hedge Funds Hike Bullish Ag Bets – Spurring Fears of Grains Selldown Ahead

(Agrimoney) Hedge funds hiked their bullish bets in agricultural commodities near to the highest in nine months, led by a buying spree in grains – which commentators cautioned could herald revived selling pressure. Managed money, a proxy for speculators, boosted […]

The Biggest Hedge Funds Have Been Piling into Bank Stocks

(Yahoo News) The biggest hedge funds recently revealed the stocks they bought and sold after the presidential election. The financial sector gained popularity, seeing the largest inflows during the fourth quarter, according to a new report from FactSet that tracks […]

Hedge Fund Fees Under Pressure from Students

(Valuewalk) Hedge fund fees with paltry performance is causing consternation on college campuses. For every $1 an Ohio university pension fund or endowment receives in investment earnings, 0.65 cents goes to pay hedge fund fees, a new study claims. Students […]

Goldman: ‘Cognitive Dissonance Exists in the US Stock Market’

(Yahoo News) Goldman Sachs analysts believe investors and traders in the stock market are acting irrationally. “Cognitive dissonance exists in the US stock market,” Goldman Sachs’ David Kostin said. “S&P 500 (^GSPC) is up 10% since the election despite negative […]

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