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Family offices turn again to hedge funds

(Opalesque) In the week ending 14 April, 2017, Alessandra Tocco of JPMorgan Chase said that family offices are back to their historic levels of interest in hedge funds. Fa-mag said it’s a buyer’s market in hedge funds, and wealthy families […]

Trends in Asset Allocation

(Harvest) This article looks at two lenses on individual investor asset allocations. Doing this allows us to have a gauge for where the average investor is, compare and contrast our own allocations, and get an insight into any signals that […]

Commodity Hedge Fund Blenheim Opens Up Ownership for First Time

(Bloomberg) Willem Kooyker, a pioneer of investing in commodities, broadened the ownership of his $1.5 billion hedge fund for the first time since it was created almost three decades ago. One of the most powerful and enigmatic traders in the […]

There’s No ‘Sugar Coating’ Goldman’s Disappointing Earnings, Says Oppenheimer Senior Analyst

(CNBC) Goldman Sachs’ earnings are disappointing, but there is still reason to be bullish, Chris Kotowski, senior analyst at Oppenheimer, told CNBC’s “Power Lunch” on Tuesday. “The comparisons coming off last year are distorted, but if you look at comparisons […]

US Treasuries Rally Turns Some Investors Cautious: JPMorgan

(Reuters) Some investors turned cautious on longer-dated U.S. Treasuries as benchmark yields reached five-month lows on safe-haven bids due to weak U.S. data and geopolitical concerns, J.P. Morgan’s latest Treasury client survey showed on Tuesday. The share of “neutral” investors […]

Banks and Hedge Funds Aligned on Poor Prospects For Wheat Prices

(Agrimoney) Analysts concur with hedge funds that wheat prices may be in for a long spell of weakness, but are more upbeat on prospects for cocoa and soybean futures, and more pessimistic on cotton values. Banks, including Australia & New […]

Liquid Alternatives Gain $17.6B in AUM As Fund Numbers Contract

(FINalternatives) Investors continued to allocate capital to liquid alternative strategies during the first quarter, according to Q1 2017 edition of the Wilshire Liquid Alternatives Industry Monitor, although the net number of funds fell. To read this article:

Rhode Island Names GSAM’s Stais As Pension Fund CIO

(FINalternatives) Rhode Island has named former Goldman Sachs Asset Management executive Alec Stais as chief investment officer of the state’s Treasurer’s office, including oversight of the company’s $7.9 billion Employees’ Retirement System of Rhode Island pension fund. To read this […]

Opus Fund Services Unveils New Admin Platform For Marketplace

(FINalternatives) Fund administration specialist Opus has announced the launch of a new system designed to ease the burdens of loan-level accounting for marketplace lending portfolios. To read this article:

Einhorn’s Greenlight Claims GM Misled Credit Raters on Stock

(Bloomberg) Billionaire David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital doubled down on its pitch for new General Motors Co. dividend shares, saying the carmaker misrepresented the hedge fund’s proposal for a stock split to sway ratings agencies to opine against it. GM presented […]

Morgan Stanley Compliance Chief Fenrich Leaving for Hedge Fund

(Reuters) Morgan Stanley’s chief compliance officer Billy Fenrich is leaving the firm just over a year after being named to the position.Fenrich will be replaced by Raul Yanes, according to an internal Morgan Stanley memo reviewed by Reuters, which was […]

Pierre Andurand’s Commodities Fund Lost 11.6 Pct in Q1

(Reuters) The Andurand Commodities Fund, run by asset manager Pierre Andurand, lost 11.6 percent in the first quarter of the year, according to a document prepared by a bank seen by Reuters. The $1.53 billion hedge fund continued its descent […]

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