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Hedge Funds Cheer Trump Tax Reform Proposal

Apr 26 2017 | 11:40pm ET

U.S. hedge fund managers began warming to President Donald Trump soon after his surprise election ignited a powerful stock market rally, but the dramatic tax cut plans announced on Wednesday give them even more reasons to cheer.

 

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The Daily Alpha: Real Talk on the Trump Tax Code

Apr 27 2017 | 2:57pm ET

Today, we discuss Barack Obama’s Fat Cat Fees, David Einhorn's Tesla Bet and Sen. Rand Paul's Calls for Tax Cuts.

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eVestment: Alternative Assets Under Administration Up 14% in 2016

Apr 27 2017 | 11:22pm ET

Alternative assets under administration jumped more than 14% last year to reach $7.64 trillion, according to the 17th edition of eVestment's annual Alternative Fund Administrator survey. 

Preqin: Investors Commit Record $14B To Private Equity Secondaries Funds in Q1/17

Apr 27 2017 | 10:56pm ET

Private equity secondaries firms attracted a record level of investor capital in Q1 2017, according to new data from Preqin, as six funds raised $14 billion - surpassing the sector’s previous all-time high of $13 billion reached in Q4 2014 and outpacing the $10 billion raised in the previous two quarters combined. 

Cerberus Realigns $8B Global Real Estate Platform

Apr 27 2017 | 10:29pm ET

Cerberus Capital Management has realigned its real estate platform by combining its domestic and international capabilities to help facilitate cross-border and cross-asset class cooperation.

Warburg Pincus Names Casserley As Senior Advisor To Financial Services Group

Apr 27 2017 | 9:56pm ET

Private equity company Warburg Pincus has appointed former Willis Group CEO Dominic Casserley, who led his firm into a merger of equals with fellow global risk and benefits consultancy Towers Watson in January 2016, as a senior advisor in its financial services group. 

Lombard Odier Investment Managers Unveils New Responsible Equity Fund

Apr 27 2017 | 9:31pm ET

Lombard Odier’s asset management unit has debuted a new ESG-oriented UCITS-compliant fund that will invest into globally responsible equities.

Cambridge Associates Rehires Blazek For Pension CIO Role

Apr 27 2017 | 9:11pm ET

Institutional consulting company Cambridge Associates has announced the appointment of Jeff Blazek as a chief investment officer in the company’s pension practice. 

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GSAM's Papagiannis: Liquid Alternatives For The Long Run

Apr 21 2017 | 8:44pm ET

Interest in liquid alternatives cooled a bit last year amid a broad shift in investor perceptions around alternative investments in general and hedge funds in particular, but their core attraction – access to sophisticated investment strategies in liquid form and for low cost & minimums – remains relevant as scrutiny on hedge fund fees mounts. In this contributed article, Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s Nadia Papagiannis provides a review of the segment’s performance last year and her latest thinking on how liquid alternative investments can fit inside broader portfolios.

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