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Managed Futures Funds: The Best and Worst of May

(Daily Alts) Managed Futures Funds The Best and Worst of MayManaged futures mutual funds and ETFs posted another month of losses in May, falling by an average of 0.87% on the heels of April’s 1.83% losses. May’s losses compare to […]

Hedge Fund Managers and Former Government Official Charged in $32 Million Insider Trading Scheme

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced insider trading charges against two hedge fund managers and their source, a former government official accused of deceptively obtaining confidential information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A third hedge […]

Blackrock: Investing opportunities to consider before the second half

Blackrock: Investing opportunities to consider before the second half Harvest posted on Wed 8 Jun 2016 Permalink Print Markets today are characterized by low returns and lots of “me-too” trades, but it’s important to remember low return doesn’t mean no-return. […]

Sequoia Fund Cuts Almost Half of Stake in Valeant

(Yahoo) Several days after appointing an investment committee and new holding restrictions in response to substantial losses on Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX), the Sequoia Fund sold a substantial portion of its investment in the company. The filing from a week ago […]

Citi Reviews Hedge Fund Performance for April

(Daily Alts) Citi Reviews Hedge Fund Performance for AprilHedge funds posted gains in April, with aggregate returns ranging from +0.41% to +0.93%, according to two different measures used in Citi Prime Finance’s Hedge Fund Industry Snapshot for May 2016. But […]

Managing SEC Examination Exit Interviews: How to Minimize the Impact of a Deficiency Letter

(Hedge Fund LCD) By all accounts—press releases issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission, speeches given by its commissioners and various department heads, along with the agency’s most recent performance reports—registered investment advisers are in the SEC’s examination crosshairs. The […]

eVestment: Hedge Fund Industry Assets Rise to $2.986T on Performance Gains

(FINalternatives) Despite continued net redemptions totaling $1.9 billion in April, performance gains helped boost total hedge fund industry assets by $6.86 billion to $2.986 trillion, according to the April edition of eVestment’s Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. In spite of […]

Calamos Urges Hedged-Equity Exposure for Retail Investors

(Daily Alts) Calamos Urges Hedged-Equity Exposure for Retail InvestorsEquity volatility has been increasing along with correlations among U.S., international, and emerging-market stocks. With interest rates low and expected to slowly edge higher, bonds may be less attractive as a counterweight […]

(FINRA) may require brokers and dealers to report Treasury cash market transactions to a centralized repository.

(HedgeCo.Net) New efforts are underway to enhance the monitoring and reporting of Treasury cash market transactions.The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that they are working together to explore efficient and effective means […]

Goldman’s Siegel Sees Hedge Fund Rebound From `Day in the Shade’

(Bloomberg) Mike Siegel, who oversees about $190 billion at Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s asset-management arm, said insurers should stick with hedge funds even after their recent slump, because the industry needs investing strategies beyond low-yielding bonds. “All asset classes have […]

Haruhiko Kuroda’s Embattled Hedge Fund

(Barron’s) Moments before Tokyo trading opened yesterday, the Zero Hedge blog fired out a tweet that said it all: “Only 20 minutes until Japan pretends it has a market.” Since April 2013, the Bank of Japan has steadily morphed into […]

3 Stocks Last Year’s Top Billionaire Hedge Fund Managers Are Buying Now

(Motley Fool) NXP Semiconductor, Macy’s, and Cheniere Energy have been on the buy lists of some prominent names in the hedge fund industry — here’s why. By no means are hedge fund managers perfect at their jobs, but some are […]

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