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Crispin Odey Puts Mining Deal In Jeopardy

(Times Online) Hedge fund tycoon Crispin Odey is threatening to torpedo a deal that would settle a long-running tax dispute between London-listed Acacia Mining and the Tanzanian government. Odey has written to the UK Listing Authority (UKLA) raising concerns over […]

Hedge Fund Stock Pitches: Are You The Beneficiary Or The Product?

(Seeking Alpha) A new study shows that hedge funds pitching stocks at well-attended conference sell their ‘high-conviction’ ideas following the conference. Overall returns, nonetheless, remain above average. To read this article:

Trump Approves Tariffs on $50 Billion of Chinese Goods

(Bloomberg) President Donald Trump has approved tariffs on Chinese goods worth about $50 billion, said a person familiar with the decision, ratcheting up a confrontation on trade as Beijing warns of an immediate response. The Trump administration is preparing to […]

Changes To Dodd Frank Impact Private Funds

(Opalesque) On May 24, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act. While much of the Act was designed to provide smaller financial institutions and community banks with relief from regulations implemented under […]

Ampersand white paper covers structuring overlays to hedge equity risk

(Hedgeweek) Ampersand Portfolio Solutions has published a new white paper in its series entitled ‘Looking Under the Hood’ To read this article:

In SandRidge proxy fight, Icahn’s reputation for turnarounds at stake

(Reuters) When SandRidge Energy Inc (SD.N) shareholders on Tuesday cast their votes for directors, the only question is how much sway over the embattled oil and gas producer they will hand to activist investor Carl Icahn. To read this article:

Short-Volatility Bets Boom as Hedge Funds Take Banks’ Baton

(Bloomberg) The short-vol trade is dead. Long live the short-vol trade.Investors are discovering fresh ways to bet volatility across asset classes will tumble anew even as hawkish monetary policy, emerging-market turmoil and February’s vol-mageddon underscore headwinds to the complex trade. […]

Ackman’s Hedge Funds Gain After Years Of Losses, Chipotle Helps

(Reuters) William Ackman’s private hedge fund has gained more than 9 percent this year while his publicly traded fund is up double digits, marking a dramatic reversal for the billionaire investor after three years of losses. Pershing Square International climbed […]

Wall Street Wants More Female Traders, But Old Perceptions Die Hard

(Reuters) As a biomedical engineering student at Duke University, Priya Karani thought she did not have the right skills to break into the heavily male-dominated field of Wall Street trading. “I was never interested in a career in trading at […]

Greece Passes Fast-Track Reform Package To Unlock Bailout Cash

(CNBC) Greece is due to exit its latest bailout programme in August and will then have to rely on financial markets to cover its borrowing needs.The nation has a debt-to-GDP ratio of 179.8 percent — the highest in the 19-nation […]

Comcast-Fox Deal Could Earn Wall Street Nearly Half A Billion Dollars In Fees

(CNBC) M&A bankers including Goldman Sachs stand to share $180 million in advisory fees, according to Freeman Consulting.The bigger haul comes from financing Comcast’s $65 billion all-cash offer, which could result in $300 million in fees.Investment bankers were already on […]

Quantamental Investing: The Future Is Now

(Harvest) Applied Equity Advisors combines factor investing with stock-specific research. Tapping both sources of excess returns helps us achieve greater consistency of returns and avoid behavioral pitfalls. To read this article:

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