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Stock futures are flat as Wall Street tries to recover from 3-week losing streak

(CNBC) U.S. stock futures were little changed on Sunday night as the market tried to bounce back from its longest weekly losing streak in about a year. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures traded 17 points lower, or 0.1%. S&P 500 […]

Retail investing boom may spark concerns, but strategist says markets have lived through it before

(CNBC) Retail investors have been fueling a frenzied buying boom in markets this year, sparking fears that they are driving too much speculation in the market. But Christopher Smart, chief global strategist at Barings Investment Institute, suggested that the risks […]

Markets look to the Fed again to build on S&P 500 record as Congress continues to disappoint

(CNBC) Market pros hold out little hope that Congress will agree to a stimulus package before September, but they will look to Jerome Powell in the coming week to provide a roadmap for what else the Fed might do to […]

Barclay CTA Index gains 1.63% in July

(Opalesque) Managed futures funds were profitable in July as the CTA industry realized a 1.63% monthly gain, according to the Barclay CTA Index, compiled by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions. For the year-to-date CTAs were up 2.49% through July. […]

These are the questions fund managers will be facing on diversity & inclusion

(Opalesque) The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and consultant Albourne Partners Limited have launched a questionnaire for alternative investment managers to increase diversity & inclusion (D&I) transparency in the global hedge fund and alternative investment industry. The questionnaire was developed […]

Refreshing the opportunities in relative value/convertible arbitrage investing: Q&A with Oliver Dobbs, founder of Credere Capital

(Hedgeweek) The impact of the ongoing coronavirus crisis – which has seen an unprecedented market sell-off give way to a dizzying equity rally, with heightened volatility still tentatively looming over all manner of companies and sectors – is providing a […]

Stock futures fall in overnight trading as Trump issues executive orders on Chinese apps

Futures tied to major U.S. equity averages traded in negative territory as U.S.-China tensions continued to heat up. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures slipped about 100 points. S&P 500 futures and the Nasdaq 100 futures also traded in negative territory. The overnight […]

Short-sellers increase bets against Wirecard as hedge funds eye bigger pay-off from crisis-hit company’s demise

(Hedgeweek) Hedge funds are holding off from closing their short positions in crisis-hit e-payments firm Wirecard AG – with some even increasing their bets – in expectation that its share price will tumble yet again, boosting short sellers’ returns even […]

Defendant Charged in Fraudulent Ico Ordered to Pay $450,000

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that it has obtained a final judgment in a district court action against Eran Eyal, the founder and former chief executive officer of UnitedData, Inc. d/b/a/ Shopin, for conducting an allegedly fraudulent […]

Cryptocurrency Hedge-Fund Survey Hints at Big Quant Disparities

(Bloomberg) (Bloomberg) — Cryptocurrency-focused hedge funds’ assets under management jumped in 2019, according to a new survey, but there were some big differences in performance during the year. To read this article:

BlackRock, Neuberger Berman apply to set up China mutual fund unit – China securities regulator

(Reuters) BlackRock and Neuberger Berman have applied to set up mutual fund units in China, according to China’s securities regulator.The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has accepted applications from the two asset managers, according to CSRC’s official website. To read […]

Widening valuation spreads offer “significant” rally potential

(Hedgeweek) Portfolios built around value-based positions may be primed for a “significant” rally following the sustained global stock market slide, according to strategists at Man Group. To read this article: