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Short-sellers increase bets against Wirecard as hedge funds eye bigger pay-off from crisis-hit company’s demise

(Hedgeweek) Hedge funds are holding off from closing their short positions in crisis-hit e-payments firm Wirecard AG – with some even increasing their bets – in expectation that its share price will tumble yet again, boosting short sellers’ returns even […]

Defendant Charged in Fraudulent Ico Ordered to Pay $450,000

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that it has obtained a final judgment in a district court action against Eran Eyal, the founder and former chief executive officer of UnitedData, Inc. d/b/a/ Shopin, for conducting an allegedly fraudulent […]

Cryptocurrency Hedge-Fund Survey Hints at Big Quant Disparities

(Bloomberg) (Bloomberg) — Cryptocurrency-focused hedge funds’ assets under management jumped in 2019, according to a new survey, but there were some big differences in performance during the year. To read this article:

BlackRock, Neuberger Berman apply to set up China mutual fund unit – China securities regulator

(Reuters) BlackRock and Neuberger Berman have applied to set up mutual fund units in China, according to China’s securities regulator.The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has accepted applications from the two asset managers, according to CSRC’s official website. To read […]

Widening valuation spreads offer “significant” rally potential

(Hedgeweek) Portfolios built around value-based positions may be primed for a “significant” rally following the sustained global stock market slide, according to strategists at Man Group. To read this article:

ESG “creating 90s-style tech bubble” as investors ignore fundamentals

(Opalesque) Share prices for ESG focused companies are soaring, as investors ignore fundamentals in the hope of finding the long-term winners which can tackle environmental problems – a move echoing the tech bubble of the late nineties according to RWC […]

Is An Absolute Return to the Good Days Possible?

(Opalesque) Despite the disappointing performance of absolute return funds over the past 18 months, these products still offer opportunities for investors looking for diversification and uncorrelated returns in volatile markets, according to the latest issue of The Cerulli Edge. To […]

Central Bank Group to Assess Potential Cases for Central Bank Digital Currencies

(Opalesque) The Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the Bank of Japan, the European Central Bank, the Sveriges Riksbank and the Swiss National Bank, together with the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), have created a group to share experiences […]

Why Chicago Tribune Staffers Are Terrified of Their Hedge Fund Owner

(Forbes) Two veteran journalists from the Chicago Tribune published an op-ed on Sunday challenging one of the paper’s principal owners, the New York hedge fund Alden Global Capital. To read this article:

Insider-Trading Prosecutions Get Easier with Court Ruling

(Bloomberg) Prosecutors have a stronger hand going after insider trading following a court ruling that lowered the bar for bringing cases.The federal appeals court in Manhattan last week said the government may pursue insider-trading charges under a newer securities-fraud law […]

Dollar buoyed by signs of solid U.S. economy, pound ticks up

(Reuters) – The dollar held firm at the start of a holiday-thinned week on Monday, as U.S. data pointed to solid economic growth while the British pound bounced slightly after having suffered its biggest weekly fall in three years. To […]

Hedge funds up 0.90 per cent in November, says Eurekahedge

(Hedgeweek) The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.90 per cent in November, supported by the market’s optimism towards the progress of the US-China trade talks, according to the December 2019 Eurekahedge Report. To read this report: