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A $423bn Investor Explains Why Tech Stocks Are Defying A Warning Sign

(The Business Insider) Measures of valuation like the cyclically adjusted price-earnings ratio show that stocks are as expensive as they were during the dotcom bubble. But this time it’s different, tech valuations can be justified, according to Jim McCaughan, CEO […]

Delivering Negative Alpha

(Seeking Alpha) There are more Hedge Funds in the world than Dunkin Donuts. What does that statement have to do with negative alpha? Everything. Too many funds + similar strategies + limited opportunity set + high fees = underwhelming returns. […]

HSBC Calls Banker’s $2.4m Bonus Suit a Waste of Time

(Bloomberg) A former HSBC Holdings Plc banker filed a lawsuit after being told he couldn’t have his bonus because he helped clients cheat on their taxes. The bank responded by counter-suing him for wasting its time…. To read this article:

Marvell Technology Clinches Roughly $6bn Deal To Buy Cavium

(Reuters) Chipmaker Marvell Technology Group Ltd (MRVL.O) has agreed to acquire smaller peer Cavium Inc (CAVM.O) for around $6 billion, as it seeks to expand in the networking equipment sector, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. The deal […]

Ivy League Performance – Competing With Top Tier Endowments Can Be Done

(Harvest) The latest performance numbers of Ivy League endowments have been nicely displayed in the chart below along with the 60/40 stock/bond portfolio. Since the development of the “endowment” model associated with Yale and the attention on Harvard, the largest […]

Self-Driving Vehicles: Evaluating the Possible Impacts

(Harvest) The race to develop truly autonomous vehicles continues to pick up speed. Not only are passenger cars in the race, but also trucks and buses. Autonomous vehicle technology truly holds the potential to reshape many industries, in ways we […]

A Most Unusual Cycle – The Shrinking of the High-Yield Market

(Harvest) Along with many asset classes, so-called “junk” bonds are experiencing a year of unparalleled tranquility. Indeed, the Bank of America U.S. High Yield Index is trading in the tightest spread range of the past 20 years, with a high-to-low […]

Potential Growth Opportunities in Healthcare

(Harvest) Healthcare legislative headlines have shifted the focus from fundamentals to politics. However, we believe the fundamentals are likely to outlast short-term legislative uncertainties. Healthcare valuations currently look relatively cheap while underlying fundamentals appear strong. We highlight the biotech and […]

Mistrial in NY Corruption Case Against Union Chief, Hedge Fund Exec

(Reuters) A U.S. judge on Thursday ordered a mistrial in the corruption case against the former head of New York City’s correction officers’ union and a co-founder of the now-defunct hedge fund firm Platinum Partners, after jurors said they were […]

Bitcoin Exchange Wants to Be Digital Safe House for Hedge Funds

(Bloomberg) Coinbase, one of the most popular digital-coin exchanges for retail investors, has its eye on institutional cash looking for a way into cryptocurrencies.The San Francisco-based firm will sell what it bills as digital-coin custodial services for money managers like […]

SS&C GlobeOp: Hedge Fund Performance Index Up +0.86% In October

(FINalternatives) Hedge funds notched their fifth consecutive month of positive returns in October and their tenth of the year to date, according to SS&C GlobeOp, while net asset flows advanced. To read this article:

Hedge Fund Tries to Block UK Quant Fraudster’s Return to China

(Bloomberg) A London hedge fund analyst convicted of stealing millions of pounds worth of secret algorithmic trading strategies shouldn’t be allowed to be deported from the U.K. in case he sells the data to rival firms in China, lawyers for […]

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