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Blackstone Reports FoHF Assets at Record $67.8bn, 6% Revenue Growth

(Hedgefund Intelligence) The big news about Blackstone Group’s second quarter 2015 earnings was that profits were down 74% and total revenues down 46% from the same period a year earlier. But the story in Blackstone Alternative Asset Management’s Hedge Fund […]

Wall Street’s Heavy Hitters Think This Is The Next Big Short

(The Business Insider) Jeff Gundlach thinks junk bonds could be the next big blowup. Carl Icahn agrees. Others are pointing to the burst in non-traditional bond fund inflows and the proliferation of exchange traded products that traffic in some of […]

CFOs Cite European Research Unbundling As A “Major Concern.”

(Hedgefund Intelligence) Research unbundling – the separation of research payments from equity trading commissions, a key plank of European regulators’ proposed Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II – is looming large as a major concern among US hedge funds’ chief […]

Cognios Appoints New Chief Executive and Regional VP

(Daily Alts) John Brandmeyer, co-founder of the quantitative asset management firm Cognios Capital, has stepped down as CEO of the company and transitioned to the role of chairman. Replacing Mr. Brandmeyer as chief executive is Gary DiCenzo, who served as […]

Warren Buffett Just Lost $700M On This

(CNBC) Warren Buffett doesn’t have many bad days, but he really ought to consider going on vacation whenever IBM (IBM)reports earnings. The company’s shares fell $8.96 at Tuesday’s open after a mixed earnings report , costing the Oracle of Omaha […]

Blackstone Champions Hedge Funds For The Little Guy

(Reuters) John McCormick has been on a mission for the past five years: to bring hedge funds to the masses.That may seem like a tough sell. Traditional hedge funds, those lightly regulated investment pools open exclusively to large institutions and […]

“Brexit” Fears Haunt London’s Roaring Trade In Euros

(Reuters) – If there is a symbol of British ambivalence to Europe then it may be the euro itself.The capital of euro trading prospers outside the euro zone, but London’s dominance of the $5.3 trillion-a-day foreign exchange market could wane […]

Alternative Assets Could Pass $15 Trillion by 2020

(Hedgefund Intelligence) Alternative investments could reach more than $15 trillion by 2020, according to a new study by PricewaterhouseCoopers. The report, titled Alternative Asset Management in 2020: Fast Forward to Centre Stage, examined a range of factors that may help […]

Apollo, Oaktree, Hedge Funds Gear Up For Another Big Short

(Wall Street Journal Interactive) Wall Street is preparing for panic on Main Street. Hedge funds are lining up to profit from potential trouble at some “alternative” mutual funds and bond exchange-traded funds that have boomed in popularity among retirees and […]

Hedge Fund Withdrawl Requests Drop to 2-1/2 Year Low in July

(Reuters) Investors kept their money in hedge funds in July amid market volatility over Greece and China, data showed on Tuesday, with requests to take cash out dropping to their lowest levels in 2-1/2 years.The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator, […]

BlackRock Steps Up China Drive With New License To Raise Onshore Funds

(Reuters) – U.S. fund giant BlackRock Inc has won a special new licence that will allow it to raise funds in China directly for the first time, a senior executive told Reuters, paving the way for the world’s largest money […]

Greek and Chinese Debacles Create Lockdown Fears For Hedge Funds

(Yahoo Finance) The Greek market has been shut down since June 29. As for China, 1,300 stocks announced halts in trading last week. This made investors lose access to assets in the stock market that are valued at an estimated […]

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