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Investors Race To Escape Risk in Once Booming Emerging Market Bonds

(New York Times) The large funds that helped fuel rapid growth in developing countries have begun hastily retreating from those investments, contributing to the recent sharp decline in global markets. In the last week alone, investors pulled $2.5 billion from […]

U.S. Asset Manager Warns Over “Risk Parity”

(Financial Times) AllianceBernstein, a big US asset manager, has warned that the swelling popularity of an investment strategy known as “risk parity” is exacerbating the fragility of financial markets and worsening sell-offs. Equity and bond markets have been hit hard […]

Investors Redeem $5 Billion From Hedge Funds In July

(Think Advisor) Global investors redeemed $5 billion from hedge funds in July, according to eVestment. Still, the month ended in the black, as positive performance increased assets under management by an estimated $16 billion, bringing total hedge fund assets to […]

China Hedge Funds Lose $10B After Market Collapse

(CNBC) Hedge funds focused on China suffered around $10 billion in outflows in July, after the Shanghai Composite posted a fall of over 14 percent for the month, new data shows. The HFRI Index, which tracks hedge funds that predominantly […]

Hedge Fund Bears Circle Aberdeen As China Compounds Grief

(Bloomberg) Even after a 21 percent plunge this year, short sellers see more trouble ahead for Aberdeen Asset Management Plc. Short interest in the Scottish firm jumped to 7.4 percent of shares outstanding this month, up from a low of […]

China Devaluation Rattles Investors

(Financial Times) Stocks and emerging market currencies are in retreat, while traders seek safety in Treasuries as the impact of China’s decision to devalue the renminbi continues to reverberate through markets. The mood in equities is decidedly sour. The pan-European […]

Madoff Criminal Case Finally Comes To An End

(HITC Business) In 1964, Irwin Lipkin became one of the first employees at a small New York trading firm called Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities. Reuters reports that five decades later, Lipkin, 77, is set to be sentenced on Wednesday […]

Billionaire Ken Griffin Might Bring Back The Hedge Fund IPO

(Forbes) Billionaire Ken Griffin has rebuilt his Citadel, the Chicago hedge fund firm that nearly collapsed during the financial crisis and now manages $26 billion. Now, Griffin is once again thinking about taking his hedge fund firm public. The Wall […]

Robot Hedge Fund Traders Fight Back

(Wall Street Journal) Computer-driven hedge funds have had a torrid time of late. But this month, at least, they are making a comeback. So-called CTAs (commodity trading advisors), which use complex algorithms to try and profit from trends in financial […]

China Freezes US Fund Citadel’s Account In War Stock Speculation

(Reuters) China’s markets regulator has frozen a trading account linked to Citadel Securities, a unit of the U.S. group that also owns hedge fund Citadel LLC, as Beijing battles against speculators to prop up China’s ailing stock markets. The regulator, […]

Meet Patrick Walsh, The Do-It-Yourself Hedge Fund Activist You’ve Never Heard Of

(Forbes) In the increasingly crowded world of flashy activist hedge fund managers, Patrick Walsh, 39, plays against type. The founder of the $150 million PW Partners in Chicago wasn’t schooled at Wharton and has no Ivy League pedigree or M.B.A. […]

Fortress Joins Growing List

New York (HedgeCo.net) – This has not been a good month for alternative asset managers, at least not in terms of their own earnings performance. On Thursday, Fortress Investment Group joined a growing list of alternative investment firms that have […]

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