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Yelp’s big shareholder calls for board overhaul

(Reuters) – Hedge fund SQN Investors LP, one of Yelp Inc’s (YELP.N) top five shareholders, on Monday called for an overhaul of the local search and customer review company’s board and the appointment of new independent directors, blaming it for […]

Akram & Associates continues to focus on emerging managers and US family offices

(Hedgeweek) The introduction of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in the United States last December has been keeping tax specialists and accountants particularly busy, as hedge fund managers and family offices seek to best position themselves under this […]

Why PE Is Outpacing Hedge Funds In Alternative Asset Allocations

(Valuewalk) As technology has advanced, numerous industries have been significantly impacted, and the financial services business is no different. Funds were once looking into the future when thinking about addressing issues such as disruptive technology, changing investor expectations and adapting […]

How Madoff’s Multi-Billion Fraud Changed the Hedge Fund Industry

(Bloomberg) Bernard Madoff’s sordid legacy remains the stuff of headlines. But his fraudulent scheme altered — and transformed — the hedge fund industry. As fund lawyer Steven Nadel at Seward & Kissel LLP put it in a recent interview: “Madoff […]

Slowing Down Investments In Long-Only, High-Net-Worth Investors Look To Hedge Funds and Alternatives

(Opalesque) 90% of high-net-worth investors are willing to invest in hedge funds and other alternative investments, said a survey. High-net-worth investors have slowed their investments into stocks, bonds and mutual funds and instead are exploring opportunities in hedge funds and […]

Paul Tudor Jones Says 2019 Is Better to Trade Than Buy and Hold

(Bloomberg) High market volatility in 2019 may benefit traders more than investors who hold long-term positions, according to hedge fund pioneer Paul Tudor Jones. “This might be a better time to be a trader than to just hold,” Jones, founder […]

ASG Increases Offer to $11.50 Per Share to Buy Mitek

(Reuters) Hedge fund Elliott Management Corp’s ASG Technologies Group Inc raised its offer to buy Mitek Systems Inc to $11.50 from $10 per share previously on Monday. ASG said it released the letter, which was previously private, because Mitek refused […]

Hedge Funds Rent a Lifeline to Stay Afloat in EU Post-Brexit

(Bloomberg) With Brexit threatening to lock some U.K. hedge funds out of Europe, a cottage industry is growing to help keep the door open. Call it the rental business for hedge-fund management. To read this article:

Hedge Funds Notch Up Fourth Consecutive Month Of Negative Returns in November

(Hedgeweek) The global hedge fund industry returned -0.31 per cent in November, bringing year-to-date returns to -2.81 per cent and marking the fourth consecutive month of negative industry returns, according to the just released eVestment November 2018 hedge fund performance […]

Hong Kong Bill May Hand Tax Exemptions to Local Hedge Funds

(Bloomberg) Hong Kong has proposed widening tax breaks to include hedge and private equity funds that are domiciled in the city in a move market watchers say should encourage more of them to move there.Locally domiciled vehicles that can only […]

Money Flow is Fickle

(Capital Trading Group) Last week we touched upon the importance of the Federal Reserve and their waffling in regards to staying consistent with their rate hiking plans. The FED is supposed to be independent of political influence but it seems […]

Ex-Lehman Brothers Executive to Shut Down Major Hedge Fund

(New York Post) A hedge fund run by former executives of Lehman Brothers reportedly plans to close down after devastating client withdrawals. New York-based River Birch Capital, co-founded by former Lehman President and Chief Operating Officer Bart McDade, is returning […]

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