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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 […]

There’s One Big Trading Company That’s Loving All This Uncertainty

(Business Insider) The stock market hasn’t been this dead in 24 years, but there’s still plenty of money to be made in investment products that bet on price swings. Just ask CBOE Holdings, the world’s largest provider of volatility instruments, […]

Einhorn’s Greenlight Claims GM Misled Credit Raters on Stock

(Bloomberg) Billionaire David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital doubled down on its pitch for new General Motors Co. dividend shares, saying the carmaker misrepresented the hedge fund’s proposal for a stock split to sway ratings agencies to opine against it. GM presented […]

Commodity Investing – Not for The Buy and Hold Crowd

(Harvest) An article in the Wall Street Journal , “Why Commodity-Index Investing May be Futile” has gotten a lot of interest by investors although there was not any new information in the story. The reasons for avoiding commodity indices should […]

May River Capital Closes Oversubscribed Debut Fund At $165M

(FINalternatives)Private equity company May River Capital has raised $165 million in capital commitments for its inaugural buyout fund. To read this article:

Auditor Charged With Insider Trading on Client’s Nonpublic Information

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that an auditor based in the Silicon Valley has agreed to settle charges that he traded on inside information about a client on the verge of a merger.The SEC’s order finds that […]

Marijuana Helped the World’s Top Hedge Fund Gain 145%

(Bloomberg) Bets on marijuana companies helped an Australian manager soar 145 percent last year to become the world’s best-performing hedge fund. Stock and credit investments in North American marijuana producers contributed to 22 percentage points of last year’s gain for […]

Harvard Endowment Gives Boost to Hedge Funds in Return to Basics

(Bloomberg) Not everyone is down on hedge funds. While institutional investors nationwide are trimming them from their portfolios, the world’s biggest academic endowment will soon allocate billions of dollars to the beleaguered sector…. To read this article:

Volatility in the Age of Trump

(Harvest) Many readers of our investor letters know that Trump’s victory was not a surprise to Artemis… as I observed with fascination how many of friends and family from my birth state of Michigan, most of whom voted for Obama […]

HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index Gains 0.86% In December; Up 2.5% for 2016

(FinAlternatives) Hedge funds gained in December as global financial markets posted gains across global equities, the dollar and energy commodities while credit yields continued a broad move up, according to new data from Hedge Fund Research. The results pushed some […]

First Time Since 2009 Hedge Funds On Track For Yearly Outflows – Managed Futures Targeted

(Valuewalk) Despite redemption pressures that continued into November, hedge fund assets remain solidly above the $3 trillion AUM mark. November’s outflow was the industry’s third consecutive month of redemptions, its fifth in the last six months, and the seventh month […]

The Golden Era of Hedge Funds Draws to a Close With Clients in Revolt

Bloomberg posted on Thu 29 Dec 2016 Permalink Print Drinks flowed as hedge fund titan Robert Mercer, dressed as Mandrake the Magician, partied with Donald Trump, dressed as, well, Donald Trump. The occasion that early December evening was Mercer’s 2016 […]

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