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Puerto Rico Can Manage Debt, Hedge-Fund Backed Study Finds

(Bloomberg) A report released by a group of hedge funds that own $5.2 billion of Puerto Rico bonds said the island’s central government can pay what it owes, showing the resistance the commonwealth faces as it seeks to restructure its […]

Hedge Funds Are Most Bearish On U.S. Oil Since 2010

(Bloomberg)Hedge funds are more bearish about the outlook for U.S. oil prices than at any time for almost five years, according to data from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.Hedge funds and other money managers had a net long position […]

Greece Extends Market Showdown As Government Begins Discussions

(Bloomberg) The Greek government extended the shutdown of its financial markets at least through Monday as it prepared to welcome creditors for negotiations on a third bailout program. A decision on when and under what conditions Greek markets will reopen […]

At 78, Scientist Is Starting A Hedge Fund

(Wall Street Journal) George Zweig discovered the quark at age 26, assisted with a covert military operation during the Vietnam War and helped design one of the first cochlear hearing implants.Now, at 78, he is starting a hedge fund. To […]

China’s Stock Market Pain Is India’s Financial Gain

(Bloomberg) The tumult in China’s stock markets has turned into a blessing for Indian shareholders. International investors are pulling out of China, fueling record outflows through the Shanghai-Hong Kong exchange link, amid a $2.8 trillion plunge in mainland equity values […]

Blackstone Reports FoHF Assets at Record $67.8bn, 6% Revenue Growth

(Hedgefund Intelligence) The big news about Blackstone Group’s second quarter 2015 earnings was that profits were down 74% and total revenues down 46% from the same period a year earlier. But the story in Blackstone Alternative Asset Management’s Hedge Fund […]

Wall Street’s Heavy Hitters Think This Is The Next Big Short

(The Business Insider) Jeff Gundlach thinks junk bonds could be the next big blowup. Carl Icahn agrees. Others are pointing to the burst in non-traditional bond fund inflows and the proliferation of exchange traded products that traffic in some of […]

Tech Models Continue Strong Growth

New York (HedgeCo.Net) It is that time again when the earnings reports are being released in abundance as we have entered the latest earnings season. This past week was a big one for the technology sector as well as the […]

CFOs Cite European Research Unbundling As A “Major Concern.”

(Hedgefund Intelligence) Research unbundling – the separation of research payments from equity trading commissions, a key plank of European regulators’ proposed Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II – is looming large as a major concern among US hedge funds’ chief […]

Warren Buffett Just Lost $700M On This

(CNBC) Warren Buffett doesn’t have many bad days, but he really ought to consider going on vacation whenever IBM (IBM)reports earnings. The company’s shares fell $8.96 at Tuesday’s open after a mixed earnings report , costing the Oracle of Omaha […]

Alternative Assets Could Pass $15 Trillion by 2020

(Hedgefund Intelligence) Alternative investments could reach more than $15 trillion by 2020, according to a new study by PricewaterhouseCoopers. The report, titled Alternative Asset Management in 2020: Fast Forward to Centre Stage, examined a range of factors that may help […]

Apollo, Oaktree, Hedge Funds Gear Up For Another Big Short

(Wall Street Journal Interactive) Wall Street is preparing for panic on Main Street. Hedge funds are lining up to profit from potential trouble at some “alternative” mutual funds and bond exchange-traded funds that have boomed in popularity among retirees and […]

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