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Difficult market environment in 2018 highlights importance of active/passive fund choice

(Hedgeweek) 2018 was a very difficult year for active managers – one of their worst in over a decade – according to new research published by Lyxor Asset Management (Lyxor), which compared the performance of active funds domiciled in Europe […]

JPMorgan Veterans’ Hedge Fund Eyes First Target in Mexican Peso

(Bloomberg) After 17 years trading Latin American markets at JPMorgan Chase & Co., Giovani Silva is starting his own hedge fund — and eyeing a bet against the Mexican peso as one of his first moves. BlueLine Asset Management, which […]

GF Securities Hong Kong Chief Tang Xiaodong Resigns From Firm

(Bloomberg) GF Securities Co. said Monday the head of its Hong Kong unit has resigned from the firm, after losses rocked one of its hedge funds. Tang Xiaodong, who joined in May, stepped down for personal reasons, GF Securities said […]

John Paulson Plots Path to Spin Off Funds in Transition to Family Office

(Bloomberg) John Paulson has segregated most of his personal capital from that of outside investors in his hedge funds, setting the stage for a potential spinoff that would transform the billionaire’s advisory firm into a family office. Paulson & Co. […]

Goldman Slashes Bonuses as Profits Tumble

(New York Post) Working for Goldman Sachs doesn’t pay like it used to. The Wall Street behemoth slashed its average pay package by a fifth during the first quarter, as traders struggled with bad bets and the bank hired more […]

$4 Trillion Stock Rally Has Buyers Flooding World’s Largest ETF

(Bloomberg) State Street’s SPY had its best weekly inflow since December Growth ETFs are also adding cash as earnings season begins. To read this article:

Hedge Funds Fretting U.S. Stock Doom Have Nimble Counter-Plan

(Bloomberg) Hedge funds are snubbing broad bets on the stock melt-up and shifting to market-neutral strategies, according to Nomura Holdings Inc., underscoring the skepticism dogging this gravity-defying bull run. Fast-money exposure to U.S. equities has plunged to the lowest since […]

Methanex Settles With M&G Investments, Offers Board Seats

(Reuters) Methanex Corp, the world’s largest methanol producer, said on Friday that it had reached a settlement with M&G Investments in which the Canadian company handed two board seats to its biggest investor. The company said Paul Dobson, one of […]

Specialty Insurer Argo Fires Back at Activist Hedge Fund

(Express Newsline) Argo Group International Holdings is firing back at a San Francisco activist hedge fund waging a proxy fight against the specialty insurer. In a letter to shareholders today, Bermuda-based Argo’s board asked for their support “to prevent the […]

Building Your Hedge Fund’s Communications Marketing Plan

(Harvest) There are 2 parts to marketing investments to sophisticated investors: sales marketing and communications marketing. Sales marketing is the process of selling to these prospects and their advisors. But what is it that the prospects are told? That’s the […]

This Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Bucked the Trend

(ETF Trends) A recent article in Forbes profiles Jeffrey Talpins, a 44-year-old hedge fund manager that has “bucked the trend” with his firm Element Capital, returning “about 21% annually net of some expensive fees since its inception in 2005—an incredible […]

Alternative UCITS trends: asset outflow and growth in quant strategies

(Opalesque) B. G., Opalesque Geneva: The market for alternative UCITS – the more hedge fund-type of UCITS funds, has doubled since 2008, but underwent its first outflow since then in 2018. According to LuxHedge’s database, it now stands at €400bn […]

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