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Hedge Funds Alter Strategies In China as Regulatory Crackdown Bites

(Reuters) Hedge funds are ditching their ambitions of pioneering Western-style high-speed trading strategies in China’s fledgling equity derivatives market and are styling themselves as traditional asset managers to weather an intensifying regulatory crackdown. These aspiring ‘Flash Boys’ have been hamstrung […]

Expect Higher Correlations And Volatility In This Fed Manipulated Market

(Harvest) It’s interesting because normally correlations rise during a bear market. But right now we’re hitting record highs while many global markets are still in an old cyclical bull. These high linkages are why, on Friday’s sell-off, there was hardly […]

There’s a $300 Billion Exodus From Money Markets Ahead

(Bloomberg) With a seismic overhaul of the $2.6 trillion money-market industry weeks away from kicking in, money managers are bracing for a last-minute exodus of as much as $300 billion from funds in regulators’ cross hairs. Prime funds, which seek […]

Hedge Funds Across Globe Cut Fees in Battle For Investors

(Reuters) Hedge funds across the globe are cutting their management fees as they struggle to attract investors in the face of weak returns, industry data shows. U.S.-based Caxton Associates this week became the latest firm to tell investors it would […]

Bridgewater Associates Planning Employee Layoffs in ‘Renovation’

(Fin Alternatives) Ray Dalio’s Bridgewater Associates is reportedly trimming staff in what the world’s largest hedge fund manager is describing as a “renovation.” To read this article:

Eurekahedge: Hedge Funds Flat in August, Up 2.5% YTD

(Fin Alternatives) Hedge funds were essentially flat in August after five straight months of gains, according to a flash update of the Eurekahedge Fund Index, impacted by weakness in CTA/managed futures and macro managers. To read this article:

Space Robots Are Helping Hedge Funds Invest

(Bloomberg) The most valuable commodity for investors is information, and hedge funds and asset managers are going to great lengths to get it — even to outer space. This week on the Odd Lots podcast, Tracy Alloway and Bloomberg View […]

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 […]

Funds Dump Gold at Fastest Pace Since May as Fed View Shifts

(Bloomberg) Gold investors seem to agree: Don’t fight the Federal Reserve. With the Fed’s next policy meeting looming this week, hedge funds are exiting from gold. Speculators cut their bets on a bullion rally by the most in more than […]

Lansdowne’s Roden: Hedge-Fund Woes Not the Fault of ETFs

(Bloomberg) Hedge funds perform badly because their investment analysis has failed and not as a result of an increase in exchange-traded and quant funds, according to Stuart Roden, chairman of Lansdowne Partners. Blaming passive investing strategies and volatility for poor […]

Hedge Fund Launches, Liquidations Decline in Q2/16

(Fin Alternatives) Hedge fund launches and liquidations both declined in the second quarter, as the alterative asset class posted fairly steady gains through a relatively volatile period, according to new research from HFR. To read this article:

Trump Tax Plan Drops 15% Rate for Hedge Funds, Partnerships

(Bloomberg) Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has dropped a major tax cut for businesses organized as pass-through entities, including partnerships, from his tax overhaul proposals, according to the latest version of those plans.The change will make Trump’s plan much less […]

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