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ValueAct Partner Steps Down From Board At Citi Credit Rival

(Reuters) Credit card and loyalty programs firm Alliance Data Systems Corp (ADS.N) said a board member representing ValueAct Capital has stepped down, removing one conflict of interest which could have prevented it gaining a board seat at Citigroup Inc (C.N). […]

Blackstone special situations executive Geiling leaves firm –

(Reuters) – A senior Blackstone Group (BX.N) executive who oversaw special situations investments at the private equity giant’s hedge fund unit Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, has left the firm, two people familiar with the matter said. Greg Geiling was a […]

Eric de Montgolfier appointed as new Invest Europe CEO

(Opalesque) Invest Europe has appointed Eric de Montgolfier as new CEO to lead the world’s largest association of private capital providers and investors. De Montgolfier will take the helm at Invest Europe, the association representing Europe’s private equity, venture capital, […]

U.S. value fund managers betting shift to value stocks won’t last

(Reuters) – The massive U.S. market rotation into value stocks over the last two weeks is finally giving value fund managers a reason to be hopeful after years of underperformance. To read this article:

CQS Hedge Fund Says Curve Inverting on Technicals Won’t Last

(Bloomberg) As sovereign bonds around the world continue their relentless climb and a closely watched segment of the U.S. yield curve inverts — seen as a harbinger of recession — the level of anxiety about the global economy can’t be […]

Private debt market continues to flourish and is expected to top $1.4tn in next five years: Preqin

(Opalesque) Despite slowing growth, the private debt market continues to flourish and is expected to top $1.4tn within the next five years, said a report. Approximately $100bn was raised by private debt funds in 2015 and again in 2016, matching […]

CFTC obtains USD2.1m judgement against Iowa commodity trader over fraudulent scheme

(Hedgeweek) Commodity trader Lon Olen Friedrichsen (Friedrichsen) of Alton, Iowa is to pay USD2.1 million to settle a CFTC charges relating to a fraudulent scheme to illegally trade NYMEX West Texas Intermediate Light Sweet Crude Oil futures contracts on behalf […]

Markets Picking Up Steam?

(Capital Trading Group) Ok here is just a sample of what has peaked our interest this week.Nat Gas is definitely on our radar and considering everyone in the global warming camp is forgetting that gigantic ball of hydrogen in the […]

Currents of Disruption: Tech Set for Disruption Amid Sector Shakeup

(Harvest) The creation of a new Communication Services sector could provide a further tailwind for tech stocks as generalist mutual funds gain a potential opportunity to allocate more capital to the space. After Sept. 28, technology stocks will be split […]

SaxoSelect sees 43 per cent increase in quarterly inflows for growth portfolios

(Hedgeweek) SaxoSelect, a fully digital and automated investment service that enables clients of Saxo Bank to invest in pre-selected portfolios, has reported that its growth and risk-on managed portfolios have seen a 43 per cent increase in net capital flows […]

One of Hottest Hedge Funds in Korea Returns 14% as Stocks Slide

(Bloomberg) A hedge fund firm is causing a stir among investors in South Korea, delivering strong returns even as the stock market declines and attracting a flood of money. Timefolio Asset Management has gained almost 14 percent this year in […]

Take A Closer Look At Pershing Square’s $4.8 Billion Portfolio

(Harvest) On May 15th, Bill Ackman’s firm Pershing Square filed its quarterly Form 13F regulatory filing . I reviewed the filing to gain a glimpse into the firm’s large portfolio. Pershing Square’s stock portfolio totals $4.8 billion according to the […]