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Ultimus Fund Solutions acquires LeverPoint Management

(Hedgeweek) Ultimus Fund Solutions (Ultimus), an independent provider of fund administration, accounting and investor solutions to traditional and alternative fund managers, is to acquire LeverPoint Management (LeverPoint). To read this article:

U.S. regulator votes to propose new guidelines on shareholder advisers

(Reuters) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday issued new guidance that aims to clarify how investors and advisory firms that cast ballots on their behalf should vote in corporate elections on issues like pay and diversity. To […]

Picton Hedge Fund Most Defensive in a Decade Amid ‘Pain Trade’

(Bloomberg) Picton Mahoney Asset Management is the “most defensive” in a decade as the $5.5 billion Canadian hedge fund bets on a looming sell-off in credit. To read this article:

Japanese Investor Ichigo Latest to Disclose Stake in Unizo

(Reuters) Japan’s Ichigo Asset Management disclosed a 5.56% stake in hotel chain Unizo Holdings Co Ltd (3258.T) on Tuesday, days after a SoftBank Group (9984.T) firm swooped in with a $1.3 billion ‘white knight’ bid that investors see going higher. […]

A Top-Performing Hedge Fund is Making a Big Bet on Gold

(CNBC) A top-performing hedge fund is more than doubling its bet on gold and is ruling the industry with a nearly 30% return this year on its long positions. Sandler Capital Management, with $2.1 billion in regulatory assets under management, […]

Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass sees ‘shallow recession’ potentially in 2020

(Reuters) – Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass told CNBC on Tuesday that he sees a “shallow recession” potentially in 2020, also adding that he thinks U.S. interest rates will follow the global interest rates all the way down to zero. […]

Venture capital value remains slow at $10.1bn on 484 deals in Asia: KPMG

(Opalesque) In Q2 2019 venture capital (VC)-backed companies in the Asia region raised $10.1bn across 484 deals, says KPMG. Overall deal value and volume remained low during Q2 2019 in Asia, well off last year’s record pace, the KPMG report […]

Harrison Street raises $1.3bn for a new fund

(Opalesque) Harrison Street has raised $1.6bn for its seventh US opportunistic real estate fund – Harrison Street Real Estate Partners VII. The Chicago-based firm said that the fund closed at its hard cap of $1.3bn, above its original $950m fundraising […]

Barclay CTA index up 0.98% in July, 5.2% YTD

(Opalesque) Strong uptrends in equities, bonds, the US Dollar and gold helped push managed futures funds to another profitable month. CTA funds posted a 0.98% return in July 2019, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge, a division […]

Capital Benchmark Form SHL For Hedge Fund Managers

(Opalesque) Investment advisers, hedge and private fund managers and U.S.-resident entities should review whether they have any filing obligations under Treasury International Capital Benchmark Form SHL. Form SHL is a five-year benchmark filing requirement administered by the Federal Reserve Bank […]

Hedge funds sell oil as global economy slows

(Reuters) Hedge funds cut their bullish positions in petroleum last week for the second week running as anxiety about the slowing global economy and oil consumption trumped optimism over production restraint by OPEC and its allies. To read this article:

Midwestern Money Manager Becomes Big Player in N.Y. Taxi Industry

(Bloomberg) Midwestern money manager O’Brien-Staley Partners acquired hundreds of New York City taxi medallion loans, becoming a major player in an industry upended by Uber and Lyft. O’Brien-Staley, founded by two former Cargill Inc. executives, bought performing loans secured by […]

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