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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:

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: