Saturday, 5 September 2015
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Aug 31 2015 | 6:36pm ET
The deflation and growth scares morphed into a vicious cycle last week, according to Lyxor Asset Management’s latest weekly briefing covering the period 18 August to 25 August – i.e. during the worst of the recent market volatility.
Lyxor observed high dispersion among managers’ returns, particularly among global macro funds, and multiple trading anomalies. This was especially the case on the 24th, suggesting that systematic and algorithmic trading amplified the sell-off.
Sep 4 2015 | 7:15pm ET
Newfleet Asset Management has launched a new liquid-alternative unconstrained bond ETF on Virtus’s ETF services platform.
Sep 4 2015 | 6:53pm ET
Famed U.K. hedge fund manager Patrick Degorce is facing an £8 million tax bill after an appeal he filed against a finding that he sheltered millions in a tax avoidance scheme involving films was denied.
Sep 4 2015 | 5:55pm ET
Alan Fournier’s Pennant Capital Management is closing its Broadway Gate fund citing a need to simplify Pennant’s organization and a desire to reduce its capital base, according to founder Alan Fournier.
Sep 4 2015 | 5:26pm ET
Bridgewater’s All Weather Fund fell 4.2% in August and is down 3.76% for the year, despite being billed as a vehicle able to generate positive returns in most economic environments.
Sep 4 2015 | 1:54pm ET
Bernhard Capital Partners, formed by former executives of energy services giant Shaw Group, is reportedly close to closing on its first energy services investment vehicle.
Sep 4 2015 | 1:24pm ET
Today's U.S. jobs numbers were not definitively good or bad enough to help the Federal Reserve decide whether to raise interest rates later this month, meaning it will pay even greater attention to financial market volatility over the next couple of weeks.More News
Aug 27 2015 | 5:35pm ET
Deal sourcing is understandably a hot topic among private equity firms because it takes considerable time, energy and money to do effectively. But is courting the busiest intermediaries – i.e. those that have the most deals – the right strategy? Not necessarily, says Nadim Malik, CEO of Sutton Place Strategies, who approached this question from a quantitative perspective.
Sep 1 2015 | 10:56am ET
FATCA is now a way of life for those in the financial industry and most professionals are familiar with its requirements. However, as Keith Diamond of Kaufman Rossin Fund Services explains, the first year of FATCA compliance has highlighted eight common pitfalls hedge funds and investment managers should avoid.
Aug 27 2015 | 6:47pm ET
A new fund is trying to provide investors with greater access to an emerging asset class that boasts little correlation to volatile equity markets: Collectible cars.
Aug 31 2015 | 10:53pm ET
The folks at ENSO Financial Analytics understand that prime brokers can be a source of alpha-generating value, so they’ve developed a suite of tools to help hedge funds develop comprehensive views of all their relationships across multiple prime brokers and counterparties.
Jun 4 2015 | 10:13am ET
The Alpha Pages, parent of FINalternatives and Futures magazine, introduces Modern Trader magazine. After 43 years, publishing more than 500 monthly issues, Futures magazine is being re-introduced as a high-production value print publication with vastly expanded content for professional traders and self-directed investors.
May 27 2015 | 2:15pm ET
Support Hedge Funds Care, also known as Help For Children (HFC), by participating in this year's raffle. All proceeds go to support HFC's mission of preventing and treating child abuse. Read more…