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Preqin: Billion Dollar Club Expands By Eight In Past Year, AUM By 6%

May 26 2017 | 8:37pm ET

 The exclusive club of hedge fund managers with at least $1 billion in assets under management has continued to expand despite well-publicized travails in the industry, according to new research from Preqin, while capital invested in hedge funds by these institutions has grown by 6% over the past year to surpass $800 billion.

 

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The Daily Alpha: Real Talk on Dan Loeb, Gary Brinson, Man Group and Insider Trading

May 25 2017 | 10:09am ET

Today we discuss Dan Loeb’s chemical peel-ing away of the Dow-DuPont deal, Gary Brinson’s beef with hedge funds, Google’s talent grab and another insider-trading scheme.

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Paul Singer's Elliott Management Discloses Five Major Investing Lessons

May 26 2017 | 8:13pm ET

Paul Singer’s activist hedge fund manager Elliott Management has reportedly disclosed some of the core lessons it has learned over the years in a private letter to investors seen by Business Insider

Instinet Debuts MiFID II-Compliant Research Hub For Plazma Platform

May 26 2017 | 7:47pm ET

Global institutional brokerage company Instinet has rolled out a new provider-neutral application within its Plazma research and commission management platform that will allow investment managers to review, edit and confirm assessment information about research and seamlessly authorize payments.

Citrone's Discovery Capital Management Smacked By Brazilian Swoon

May 26 2017 | 7:33pm ET

The severe volatility in Brazilian assets as well as the hiccup in U.S. equity prices last week has reportedly hammered the flagship fund at Robert Citrone’s Discovery Capital Management.

Vx Capital Partners Raises $107M For Debut Aviation-Focused Fund

May 26 2017 | 6:51pm ET

Aviation financing specialist Vx Capital Partners has raised $107 million in capital commitments for its inaugural private equity fund, beating its $100 million target.

Purported Hedge Fund Manager Pleads Guilty To Fraud Conspiracy Charges

May 26 2017 | 6:25pm ET

Matrix Capital Markets founder Nicholas Mitsakos has pled guilty in Manhattan federal court to one count of conspiracy to commit securities and wire fraud, nearly a year after he was arrested in August 2016.

Real Talk with Said Haidar of Haidar Capital Management

May 26 2017 | 5:11pm ET

Said HaidarSaid HaidarToday, FINalternatives sits down with macro-fund manager Said Haidar. His firm Haidar Capital Management is a catalyst driven niche/tactical global macro fund with a systematic component. The firm, which had $314 million in assets under management as of March 31, 2017, also develops customized portfolios for institutions seeking to invest in niche quantitative strategies and various combinations of currency trading and managed futures strategies.

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bfinance: Fees Falling Across Asset Classes, Yet Overall Investor Costs Still Climbing

May 16 2017 | 9:53pm ET

Despite unprecedented attention on fees, new research from investment consultancy bfinance reveals the average pension fund is paying out a higher proportion of their AuM in investment costs than they were ten years ago despite declines in fees across several asset classes.

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Risk-Based Compliance: Why Oversight Of Outsourcing Is Critical

May 10 2017 | 7:02pm ET

Compliance is notoriously one of the trickiest middle office functions for funds to consistently master, not only because it’s a regulatory minefield, but also because the requirements are complex, constantly changing, and expensive to manage. The advent of risk-based compliance is a welcome development, writes KOGER’s Wasseem Ghorayeb in this contributed article, but it can quickly become very onerous. The result, especially for smaller firms, can be a fire-and-forget approach to the outsourcing of this critical function that carries its own set of risks. 

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Lifestyle

CFA Institute To Add Computer Science To Exam Curriculum

May 24 2017 | 9:25pm ET

Starting in 2019, financial industry executives sitting for the coveted Chartered Financial Analyst exams will need to add a series of computer and data science topics to the body of knowledge they need to know in order to earn one of the industry's most selective designations.

The move comes as the fintech sector booms and quantitative investment models, algorithmic trading and alternative data sets play increasingly prominent roles in the asset management industry.     

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FINtech

Synechron: The 'Power of 3' Approach To Fintech

Mar 2 2017 | 9:08pm ET

As the fintech space expands and matures, financial services firms are increasingly turning to one-stop-shops that combine the best of start-up innovation in areas like blockchain with process, design and technology development capabilities that can all wrap together in pursuit of broad, strategic goals. The key, according to the team at New York-based Synechron, is what the company terms the "Power of 3" - being agile enough to meet the changing needs of clients, continually investing in R&D, and yet still being large enough to scale any global project.

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From The Archives

Exotic Assets: Investing In Rare Violins

Jan 17 2017 | 4:43pm ET

By definition, alternative investments include exotic assets far beyond your typical equity and debt securities, and fund managers are increasingly interested in the attractive - and largely uncorrelated - investment characteristics of such things as artwork, classic cars, and as Emily Lane of Elan Fine Instruments explains in this in-depth article, rare instruments such as violins. 

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