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Tearful Ex-Broker Avoids Jail Time After ‘Worst Decision’ She Ever Made

(HITC Business) A former bond broker persuaded a federal judge to spare her from prison after pleading guilty to conspiring with a portfolio manager of New York’s main pension fund to funnel state business to her firm in exchange for […]

Preqin: Investor Satisfaction with Hedge Funds Rising Amid Allocation Uncertainty

(FINalternatives) Nearly half of hedge fund investors report being satisfied with the returns they have received, according to new data from Preqin, although nearly the same proportion still expect to reduce their allocations to the asset class over the next […]

Quant Firm AQR Capital Management Seeks SEC Approval to Sell ETFs

(Bloomberg) One of the most profitable quant money managers may soon be taking a dive into the hot exchange-traded fund industry. AQR Capital Management, the $195 billion firm co-founded by Cliff Asness, last week asked the Securities and Exchange Commission […]

Pine River Loses $2 Billion in 12 Months to July

(Reuters) Hedge fund firm Pine River Capital Management’s flagship fund has lost about 68 percent of its assets in the 12 months to July, according to data compiled by HSBC. Assets in the multi-strategy fund dropped from $2.99 billion in […]

SEC Announces Whistleblower Award of More Than $1.7 Million

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced a whistleblower award of more than $1.7 million to a company insider who provided the agency with critical information to help stop a fraud that would have otherwise been difficult to detect. […]

Japan’s Start-Up Stock Market Plunge Could Pressure Small-Caps

(Reuters) Japan’s stock market for start-up firms plunged to two-month lows this week as investors pulled money out of the risky and inflated market, raising concerns the broader stock market could also see some spillover. The Tokyo Stock Exchange’s Mothers […]

AXA IM Taps McDonald To Lead Sustainable Investing At Rosenberg Unit

(FINalternatives) The Rosenberg equities unit of AXA Investment Managers has promoted Kathryn McDonald, previously the company’s director of investment strategy, to the position of head of sustainable investing as it integrates ESG considerations into all portfolios. To read this article:

Maglan Capital: Some Lessons Learned From Puerto Rico

(FINalternatives) Although Maglan Capital has not been invested in Puerto Rico for more than three years, the distressed investing specialist has been closely watching developments concerning the Commonwealth unfold for all the obvious reasons. To read this article:

Barclays and Four Former Execs Charged Over Qatar Probe

(Bloomberg) Barclays Plc and four former executives were charged with conspiracy to commit fraud regarding the bank’s 2008 capital raising from Qatar, following a five-year investigation into one of the most turbulent periods in financial history. The Serious Fraud Office […]

AI Key For Third Wave of Hedge Fund Managers

(Pension & Investments) Veteran hedge fund seeder Jeffrey Tarrant is betting that a new generation of hedge fund managers proficient in machine learning processes will outperform and grow faster than those using traditional discretionary approaches. “Artificial intelligence will fundamentally change […]

Leon Cooperman: I Settled With the SEC Because ‘I’m Wealthy’ and an Easy Target

(HITC Business) Fresh off a settlement with government regulators regarding insider trading charges, hedge fund titan Leon Cooperman said he would have won the case but chose to settle instead. Cooperman’s firm agreed earlier this month to a $4.9 million […]

CFTC Proposal Holds Harsh Surprise for Asset Owners

(Pension & Investments) A little-publicized part of the latest CFTC proposal for speculative position limits on certain physical commodities could make it difficult for asset owners to comply. At issue is the proposed aggregation limit, which would be set at […]

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