Monday, 20 October 2014
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Oct 17 2014 | 7:46am ET
Noted short-seller Carson Block is again mulling a foray into hedge funds.
“We are more so than ever very seriously considering becoming a fund manager, but it would not be the same sort of Muddy Waters 8,000-page reports,” Block said. “When you’re running a fund management business, it takes a lot of resources to put those out.”
Oct 17 2014 | 7:43am ET
Point72 Asset Management is enjoying every bit of the success of its predecessor, SAC Capital Advisors.
Oct 17 2014 | 7:43am ET
The Blackstone Group fell short of third-quarter earnings estimates, but the mood at the alternative investments giant is upbeat all the same.
Oct 17 2014 | 7:42am ET
Allergan Inc. has been lying about would-be buyer Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Pershing Square Capital Management founder William Ackman said yesterday.
Oct 17 2014 | 7:07am ET
Greenlight Capital will accept new investments for the first time in more than two years beginning next month, the New York-based firm told clients.
Oct 17 2014 | 7:06am ET
The new shape of Lansdowne Partners continued to emerge yesterday, with the appointment of one of the firm’s top portfolio managers as its first chairman.
Oct 17 2014 | 7:05am ET
A former hedge-fund analyst was sentenced to five years in prison for passing a tip about an impending merger to 15 people.More News
Oct 14 2014 | 10:16am ET
Global placement agent Eaton Partners has raised close to $60 billion for some of the largest private equity and hedge fund firms in the world. In April of this year, Eaton acquired a secondary advisory group and will now assist clients wishing to buy or sell limited partnership interests. To find out more, FINalternatives' Mary Campbell spoke recently to partner Jeff Eaton.
Oct 16 2014 | 4:12am ET
European equity hedge fund managers have had a tough time so far this year. The EuroHedge European Long Short Hedge Fund Index is up just 2.1% through August and many pure long/short equity managers have reported negative YTD returns. The underlying rotations within European equity markets that have taken place this year have been counter-intuitive at times and difficult to navigate. Melanie Rijkenberg, Associate Director at PAAMCO, explains.
Oct 7 2014 | 9:00am ET
Definitive and complete ratings require an in-person examination of an artwork, so expert Emily MacDonald-Korth could not rate these paintings, all of which have been either bought or sold for fabulous sums by hedge fund managers in recent years. She was, however, willing to offer insight into the works, their materials, and similar works that will inform people as to their stability.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
Most traders agree that proper risk management is the key to successful trading. However, many traders depend on the deeply flawed measure of standard deviation as a benchmark of risk. Here we put it ...