Category Archives: Syndicated

Bitcoin’s inefficiencies are creating arbitrage trades for crypto hedge funds

(Hedgeweek) As more hedge funds pile into cryptocurrencies, market inefficiencies and price dispersion are bringing fresh arbitrage opportunities for managers. To read this article:

M&A deal volumes up 18% and deal values increase 94% in H2 2020

(Opalesque) M&A dealmaking jumped in the second half of the year with total global deal volumes and values increasing by 18% and 94%, respectively compared to the first half of the year, said a study. Besides, both deal volumes and […]

Total hedge fund capital jumped to $3.6 trillion as of year-end

(Opalesque) Hedge fund industry capital surged to conclude a volatile 2020 as strong performance gains drove hedge fund assets globally, and in particular Equity Hedge strategies, to significant new milestones. Total hedge fund capital jumped to $3.6 trillion as of […]

Stock futures rise slightly in overnight trading ahead of Biden’s inauguration

(CNBC) Stock futures inched higher in overnight trading on Tuesday as investors awaited President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 75 points. S&P 500 futures gained 0.3% and Nasdaq 100 futures climbed 0.5%. To read […]

Alibaba founder Jack Ma appears for the first time since crackdown on his tech empire

(CNBC) Alibaba founder Jack Ma has emerged after weeks out of the spotlight, which sparked speculation about his whereabouts as his companies face increased regulatory scrutiny. Alibaba’s Hong Kong-listed stock was up over 8% on news of his reappearance. To […]

Here’s what Biden’s plan for a $15 minimum wage means for Main Street:

(CNBC) President-elect Joe Biden will on Wednesday deliver an inauguration speech centered on unity as the United States faces one of its most chaotic transfers of power in the modern era. To read this article:

Treasury nominee Yellen says U.S. can afford higher corporate tax rate if it coordinates with other countries

(CNBC) Janet Yellen, President-elect Joe Biden’s choice for Treasury secretary, testified Tuesday that the U.S. could afford a higher corporate tax rate if it coordinates with other economies around the globe. “We look forward to actively working with other countries […]

Active-management alpha now key to hedge funds’ success, as economies emerge from Covid slump

(Hedgeweek) K2 Advisors, the hedge fund investing unit of Franklin Templeton, says active-management alpha will be critical to hedge funds’ success this year, as the global economy mounts a tentative recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. To read this article:

Avelacom survey finds growing demand from trading firms to enter new emerging markets in 2021

(Hedgeweek) A survey by Market Intelligence specialists, Acuiti, commissioned by Avelacom, a global connectivity and IT infrastructure provider for the financial services industry, has found that in their efforts to stabilise trading revenues, proprietary trading firms are overwhelmingly interested in […]

Yellen says U.S. must ‘act big’ on next coronavirus relief package

(CNBC) Janet Yellen, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to run the Treasury Department, will tell the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday that the government must “act big” with its next coronavirus relief package. Biden, who will be sworn into office […]

Low-value deals dominate global venture capital investment volume in Q4 2020

(Opalesque) As low-value deals (where the investment was less than or equal to $10m) accounted for the majority of global venture capital (VC) investment volume as big-ticket, billion-dollar deals were mostly non-existent during Q4 2020. To read this article:

Hedge fund positions in crude, gasoline start to look stretched

(Reuters) Hedge funds boosted their bullish petroleum positions last week, focusing on crude and gasoline, betting on continued output restraint by OPEC+ and an early resumption in domestic business activity. But they sold middle distillates, likely reflecting concerns about a […]