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Altana Launches UCITS Version Of Long/Short Systematic Equity Strategy

(FINalternatives) Lee Robinson’s alternative asset manager Altana Wealth has launched a UCITS-compliant version of its systematic long/short U.S. equity fund that aims to generate alpha by filtering director’s transactions in large and mid-cap stocks. To read this article:

Global Funds Scramble To Be Early Birds In China’s MSCI Entry

(Reuters) Global fund managers are ramping up their presence in China, aiming to be well ahead of next June’s inclusion of mainland-listed stocks into MSCI’s benchmark index that is set to boost investment into the economy’s $8 trillion equity market. […]

BlackRock’s Portfolio Rose 16% in the Second Quarter, but Earnings Miss

(HITC Business) The world’s largest asset manager reported second-quarter adjusted earnings per share of $5.24 on revenue of $2.965 billion. In the year-earlier period, the company had posted adjusted earnings of $4.78 per share on sales of $2.804 billion….BlackRock shares […]

Brexit: KPMG Says a Three-Year Transitional Deal Is Desirable And Necessary

(Independent) Brexit Secretary David Davis must negotiate a smooth transition by Christmas if he wants to avoid lorries queuing at the UK border, according to a report by the professional services firm In order for the UK economy to function […]

Rise of the Robots: The Quant Revolution

(Harvest) Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms, Quants, Computer Driven Strategies, FinTech. No matter how you phrase it, those buzz words are here to stay in the financial realm. And what stories they have become… with yesterday’s more “normal” quant stories of machines […]

These Are Not Normal Markets

(Harvest) Four years ago, markets threw a “tantrum” when the Federal Reserve hinted at tapering its quantitative easing (QE) program. Over the past fortnight we’ve endured a “mini-tantrum” in government bond markets as the Fed girds itself to shrink its […]

India: Country at a Crossroads

(Harvest) Bank asset quality is a major concern. According to the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) latest fiscal stability report, approximately 12% of Indian banks’ assets are stressed (non-performing loans/ require restructuring). As the banks’ non-performing loans (NPLs) are still […]

SS&C GlobeOp: Hedge Fund Performance Index Up 0.04% In June Jul 14 2017 | 9:59pm ET

(FINalternatives) Hedge funds posted slightly positive performance in June, according to new data from fund administrator SS&C GlobeOp, while the July reading of the company’s asset flows indicator dipped. To read this article:

Greenlight Capital Said To Suffer $400M in Redemptions

(FINalternatives) David Einhorn’s hedge fund manager Greenlight Capital reportedly suffered a rash of redemptions at the six-month market of 2017, as more than 15% of investors eligible to receive their money back elected to cash out. To read this article:

Dollar Bears’ Case Grows Stronger as Wagers on Fed Hikes Fade

(Bloomberg) The dollar’s deepening slide is making a winner of hedge funds and other speculators who are the most bearish in four years. The greenback sank to a 10-month low Friday, rounding out its worst week since May, as weaker-than-forecast […]

Hedge Funds See MiFID Win in EU Warning to Trading Platforms

(Bloomberg) Hedge funds and high-speed traders have been fighting for years to level the playing field with banks on derivatives trading. They just won a round in Europe. The European Securities and Markets Authority said earlier this month that trading […]

Bullish Oil Funds Lead Hedge Fund Losers at Half-Year Mark

(Reuters) Many of last year’s most successful oil market bulls have seen their winnings dissolve in the first half of this year, as the crude price has wallowed below $50 a barrel despite output cuts by some of the world’s […]

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