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U.S. Rule Gives Investment Advisers Anti-Money Laundering Duty

(Reuters) U.S. fund managers and other investment advisers would have to take steps to combat money laundering and report suspicious transactions to authorities under a long-awaited U.S. Treasury rule proposed on Tuesday. If made final the proposal by Treasury’s Financial […]

How Did Managed Futures Do While The Dow Was Down 1000

(Attaincapital.com) Now that the dust has settled somewhat after the mini crash of last Friday and Monday – we’re getting calls fast and furious asking how managed futures fared during the Dow losing a few thousand points.Here’s how the Managed […]

China Falls Back On Rate-Cut Lever To Stem Stock Market Rout

(Bloomberg) China’s surprise yuan devaluation on Aug. 11 led to a tightening in liquidity as the PBOC subsequently bought its currency to stabilize the exchange rate and curb capital outflows. The yuan may face more downside pressure as a result […]

Hedge Funds Set to Bank Millions by Short Selling During London Square Slump

(The Guardian) Hedge funds are set to bank tens of millions of pounds from the slump in share prices in London. The funds making the bets include Lansdowne Partners, which is run by George Osborne’s best man, Peter Davies, and […]

Hedge Funds Just Nailed Their Short Bets On U.S. Stocks

(Bloomberg) Decisions to step away from stocks by everyone from professional speculators to clients of U.S. mutual funds are proving prescient amid the worst rout since 2011. Hedge funds that aim to profit from global economic trends, a group that […]

Hedges Ready To Ride Out Stock Turmoil

(Wall Street Journal Interactive) Hedge-fund managers are in a buying mood. Despite getting battered in recent days along with the rest of the investing world, many of these highly paid traders say they are convinced this latest turn will be […]

World’s Richest People Lose $182 Billion in Market Rout

(Bloomberg) The world’s 400 richest people lost $182 billion this week from their collective fortunes as weak manufacturing data from China and a rout in commodities sent global markets plunging. The weekly drop for the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a group […]

Asia Stocks Climb With U.S. Futures After $2.7 Trillion Wipeout

(Bloomberg) Asian stocks rose with U.S. index futures after a selloff that wiped $2.7 trillion from global equity markets on Monday. Oil climbed from six-year lows, while the yen retreated with government bonds. Australian and Korean equities led gains through […]

Hedge Funds Put Brave Face On Stocks Turmoil

(Reuters) Just after the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged over 1,000 points on Monday morning, New York-based hedge fund manager Sahm Adrangi sent around his weekly note showing his fund lost 2 percent so far in August. His conclusion regarding […]

China’s Black Monday: Panic Grips Global Financial Markets As Stocks Undergo “Bloodbath” of Selling

(The Telegraph) Chinese market plunges 8.45 per cent, triggering widespread selling across Asia which has wiped off more than €5 trillion off global stocks in two weeks….The latest wave of flagging growth indicators is set to force Beijing into drastic […]

Investors Race To Escape Risk in Once Booming Emerging Market Bonds

(New York Times) The large funds that helped fuel rapid growth in developing countries have begun hastily retreating from those investments, contributing to the recent sharp decline in global markets. In the last week alone, investors pulled $2.5 billion from […]

U.S. Asset Manager Warns Over “Risk Parity”

(Financial Times) AllianceBernstein, a big US asset manager, has warned that the swelling popularity of an investment strategy known as “risk parity” is exacerbating the fragility of financial markets and worsening sell-offs. Equity and bond markets have been hit hard […]

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