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The Illiquidity Illusion

(Harvest) Financial markets have gone through seismic changes since the global financial crisis, including the passage and continued implementation of both Dodd-Frank and European Market Infrastructure Regulation. These new regulations, geared to increase financial stability and reduce systemic risk, have […]

NYC’s Largest Hedge Funds squeak out Quarterly Gain;

(Hedgetracker.com) The Top New York Hedge Funds overcame a tough quarter by squeaking out a 0.3% gain. This past quarter’s positive performance was driven by an elite group of 29 hedge funds who all saw their assets increase by more […]

US Senator’s Bets on Hedge Funds to be Looked into

(Yahoo News) Washington DC watchdog group Campaign for Accountability has just sent a letter to the SEC and the Senate Select Committee on Ethics, asking them to investigate Corker because he allegedly “concealed information about his stake in several hedge […]

Why Hedge Fund Pain Could Mean Stock Market Gains

(CNBC) Investors are getting caught paddling upstream, and as they turn their bearish boats around, the tide will continue to rise for stocks, argues Tom Lee of Fundstrat Global Advisors.”Investors are offsides right now,” Lee said Friday on CNBC’s “Trading […]

Market Neutral Funds Post Modest Gains in February

(Daily Alts) The 68 mutual funds and ETFs in the market neutral category averaged modest gains of 0.08% in February while flows to the category turned positive for the first time since September 2014. The Vanguard Market Neutral Fund (VMNIX) […]

The Best and Worst of February: Long/Short Equity Funds

(Daily Alts) Long/short equity mutual funds and ETFs suffered another month of losses in February, falling 0.33% in the aggregate versus a drop in the S&P 500 Index of 0.13%. Of the universe of 179 funds with a full month […]

Hedge Funds Score Tiny Gains in February

(Reuters) The average hedge fund posted tiny gains last month to beat the broader stock market index, according to new data released on Monday.Even so, investors and analysts said many of the most prominent funds were nursing heavy losses for […]

U.S. Hedge Fund Managers Pour Money Into 2016 Race (And Yes Trump Is A Factor)

(Yahoo News) Reuters reports major U.S. hedge fund managers are on pace this year to more than double the amount they gave in the 2012 election campaign, with independent fundraising groups backing Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton and Republican rival […]

Hedge Funds Look To Space With New China Economy Gauge

(Bloomberg) “What we have is an independent third look at the facilities in China.” Here’s the latest way to get a read on China’s economic pulse: view it from space. San Francisco-based SpaceKnow Inc. has launched the China Satellite Manufacturing […]

AIMA Launches Hedge Fund Director DDQs

(Alternative Investment Management Association) AIMA, the global representative body for alternative asset managers, today has launched a set of Due Diligence Questionnaires (DDQs) for hedge fund directors. These are the first set of AIMA DDQs – questionnaire templates that fund […]

Hedges Just Picked a Fight With United Airlines

(Fortune) The hedge funds Altimeter Capital Management and PAR Capital Management, which together own 7.1% of the United Airlines operator, went public on Tuesday with a sharply worded letter seeking to replace as much as half of the company’s board […]

FCA Expects Hedge Fund Managers to Focus on Liquidity Risk

(Hedge Fund Law Report) Investment managers must ensure that they appropriately manage liquidity risks in their funds and disclose those risks to investors, according to the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Working with the Bank of England to assess risks […]

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