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Algorithmic Trading Is Changing Markets

(Above the Law) The classic Wall Street trader is dead. For decades, or even centuries, the professional investment markets were characterized by smart individuals buying and selling stocks, bonds, currencies, and commodities based on intuition, savvy valuation skills, and luck. […]

HFRX Interim Update: Hedge Funds Mixed Through Mid-September

(Fin Alternatives) Hedge fund performance was mixed at September’s midway point as volatility returned, doubts rose about the strength of the U.S. economy and speculation swirled about the timing of interest rate increases, according to a flash update from Hedge […]

Hedge Fund Marshall Wace Ups Wagers Against Deutsche Bank

(Bloomberg) Marshall Wace LLP expanded its bets against Deutsche Bank AG even as other investors cut their short positions to the lowest in almost three months. Marshall Wace had a short position valued at $151.1 million on Sept. 16 after […]

Align Capital Partners Hits $325M Hard Cap For Inaugural PE Fund

(Fin Alternatives) Align Capital Partners has raised $325 million for its debut private equity investment fund, significantly exceeding its original $250 million target and closing at its hard cap. To read this article:

Goldman Asset Shorts Dollar as More Gradual Fed Tightening Seen

(Bloomberg) Goldman Sachs Asset Management is betting a rally that propelled the dollar to a seven-week high will fizzle. The money manager expects the Federal Reserve to forgo an interest-rate increase this week even after a report Friday showing U.S. […]

Hedge Funds Pile into Gasoline Amid Pipeline, Refinery Woes

(Reuters) Money managers have amassed their largest bullish position in U.S. gasoline in more than three months as pipeline and refinery outages send futures and pump prices of the motor fuel soaring, data showed on Friday. Hedge funds and other […]

Hedge Funds Cut Bearish Pound Bets Before Currency Slides

(Bloomberg) Hedge funds and money managers trimmed net bearish positions on pound futures for the third week, missing out as the currency fell 2 percent this week. Bets that sterling would fall outnumbered bullish wagers by 82,821 in the week […]

Five Major Hedge Fund Themes for Q2 2016

(Harvest) Investors know all too well about the underperformance of the hedge fund industry relative to traditional benchmarks. We won’t talk about that today, but rather look a bit deeper under the hood of the industry to get at the […]

Kumin’s Folger Hill Hedge Fund Said to Hire First Asia Managers

(Bloomberg) Folger Hill Asset Management, the hedge-fund firm led by former SAC Capital Advisors Chief Operating Officer Sol Kumin, hired the first three fund managers for its Asia business, said people with knowledge of the matter.The firm recruited Nobutaka Ariki, […]

Hedge Funds’ Short-Covering Spree in Corn ‘May Have Further to Go’

(Agrimoney.com) Hedge funds took – timely – profits on bets on corn and wheat price falls, but many threw in the towel too early on soft commodities, selling long bets on cocoa and sugar just before price rallies. Managed money, […]

Number of US hedge funds continues to decline

(New York Post) The number of US hedge funds continued to decline in the second quarter, but the pace of the downturn is slowing, according to a report. There were 239 hedge fund liquidations in the second quarter, according to […]

Inside hedge fund manager David Ganek’s uphill fight against the US government

(CNBC) David Ganek is a man on a mission, a hedge funder who believes he was wronged by an overzealous prosecutor who raided his offices in 2010 and charged the co-founder of his firm with insider trading. The charges were […]

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