Wednesday, 1 April 2015
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Mar 31 2015 | 7:25am ET
Blackstone’s Byron Wien is well known for his contrarian approach to investing. This week in his market commentary, he explores four concepts that most people believe to be true, but that he thinks are wrong.
He writes that the consensus is that American exeptionalism is a thing of the past; The price of oil is likely to stay low for a long time; Europe’s economy is in a slow growth deflationary trap; And Abenomics is not working, which may lead to Japan falling back into a recession.
Apr 1 2015 | 8:46am ET
Former executives from hedge funds Blackrock and Element Capital Management are setting up a new fund that will utilize complex data aggregation tools.
Apr 1 2015 | 4:13am ET
Investment consultancy bfinance has made two new appointments to its investment teams. Witold Witkiewicz joins as a director in private markets and John Amoasi joins as a senior associate in fixed income.
Mar 31 2015 | 5:38pm ET
Activist investors Blue Clay Capital may have board members losing sleep at Select Comfort as they ramp up a proxy fight.
Mar 31 2015 | 5:20pm ET
Stephen Kirk, a former partner at Lansdowne Partners, is in the early stages of launching his own hedge fund this summer.
Mar 31 2015 | 4:59pm ET
Vivendi employees have come out in support of chairman and largest shareholder Vincent Bollore and have opposed a call by a U.S. hedge fund to sell one of the French media group's two remaining businesses.
Mar 31 2015 | 2:36pm ET
The SEC has accused billionaire private equity maven Lynn Tilton and her company, Patriarch Partners, of defrauding investors through improper disclosures.More News
Mar 26 2015 | 11:11am ET
Funds that mimic strategies used by active managers for a fraction of the cost could be forced to carry a health warning by regulators who are concerned they may pose greater risks than are being disclosed.
Mar 31 2015 | 6:48am ET
Investors are languishing in a yield-starved, low-interest rate environment, looking for ways to capture yield without taking on increased risk. Andrew Plevin and Philip Siller, Co-CEOs of BroadRiver Asset Management, explain why more and more invetsors are looking at 'longevity risk' as a strategy.
Mar 25 2015 | 6:51pm ET
Trouble at home leads to trouble in the market for fund managers, according to researchers at the University of Florida and Singapore Management University. When a hedge fund manager gets divorced, he or she underperforms by 7.4%.
Mar 27 2015 | 6:02am ET
Money managers and investors are flocking to online matchmaking sites in an effort to streamline the investment process. But while firms that focus on crowdfunding and P2P lending have successfully proven that anonymous online transactions can work, the same does not hold true in the big money world of hedge funds. The founders of Hedge Connection understand this, and have created a hybrid platform that combines virtual introductions with real life meetings.
Mar 9 2015 | 6:35am ET
As more investors look to diversify, many are beginning to use retirement funds to invest in alternative assets such as private equity and real estate. Kelly Rodriques, CEO & President of PENSCO Trust Company, explains how companies can connect with those looking to use their retirement accounts in a different way. Read more…
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…