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Gundlach: Machines Won't Take Over Finance From Humans

Jun 23 2017 | 7:12pm ET

Machines won’t be replacing humans in the finance industry anytime soon, according to DoubleLine Capital CEO Jeff Gundlach, in an interview with Bloomberg reportedly made prior to his induction into the Fixed Income Analysts Society’s hall of fame Thursday evening. 

 

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The Daily Alpha: Real Talk on Amazon Deflation, John Paulson and Jon Ossoff

Jun 21 2017 | 3:50pm ET

Today, we’re discussing the “Virus of Amazon,” family office wealth, John Paulson’s new gig, and the most important election ever.

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SANNE Names Murray Head Of EMEA Fund Services

Jun 23 2017 | 8:36pm ET

Global alternative fund administration services provider SANNE has named former Orangefield executive Sean Murray as its new head of fund services for the EMEA region. 

Q&A: MackeyRMS's Chris Mackey On A High Tech Fix To Broker Votes

Jun 23 2017 | 8:17pm ET

Chris MackeyChris MackeyThe looming implementation of the EU’s MiFID II rules regarding research has put a spotlight on tools that will help managers deal with a host of new requirements and sparked a wave of innovation in the research process at large. We recently caught up with MackeyRMS CEO and founder Chris Mackey to discuss one such innovation, the company’s new cloud-based, secure, device-agnostic BrokerBallot platform aimed squarely at simplifying and automating the buy side’s archaic broker voting process.

Cowen Group Hires Houlihan's Barnes for Financial Sponsor Slot

Jun 23 2017 | 7:25pm ET

Financial services company Cowen has named former Houlihan Lokey executive David M.V. Barnes to the firm’s investment banking team as a managing director in the financial sponsor coverage group. 

Rokos Capital Management Taps Wilson For EM Role

Jun 23 2017 | 5:00pm ET

Chris Rokos’ macro hedge fund manager Rokos Capital Management has hired former Credit Suisse executive Robin Wilson as the $6.8 billion fund builds out staff. 

New Survey: 85% Of Asset Managers Expect MiFID II Compliance in Q4/17

Jun 23 2017 | 4:41pm ET

More than eight out of ten institutional asset managers will wait until the fourth quarter of 2017 to comply with MiFID II rules concerning the unbundling of research, according to a new survey by research aggregator RSRCHXchange.

Steinbrugge: Asia-Focused Hedge Funds Offer Great Opportunities

Jun 23 2017 | 3:33pm ET

Don SteinbruggeDon SteinbruggeEmerging market strategies have outperformed their developed-market peers for five consecutive months through May, according to recent data from eVestment, yet allocations to Asia-focused hedge funds remain flat to down. This will change, predicts Agecroft Partners’ Don Steinbrugge in this contributed article, as there are compelling reasons for investors to look at the funds in the region.

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Q&A: Old Hill's Stone On Private Debt, P2P And Credit Bubbles

Jun 6 2017 | 7:52pm ET

While institutional capital continues to flow into the broader private debt sector, concerns about a bubble forming in the market for structured transactions with small- and medium-sized businesses are overblown, says Old Hill Partners portfolio manager Pat Stone, and the segment continues to offer a compelling yield premium over comparable traded credit instruments. In this interview, Stone shares his thoughts on the advantages of selectivity when originating transactions, the impact of peer-to-peer lending on the private debt space, and asset-based lending at this stage of the credit cycle.

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Steinbrugge: Asia-Focused Hedge Funds Offer Great Opportunities

Jun 23 2017 | 3:33pm ET

Emerging market strategies have outperformed their developed-market peers for five consecutive months through May, according to recent data from eVestment, yet allocations to Asia-focused hedge funds remain flat to down. This will change, predicts Agecroft Partners’ Don Steinbrugge in this contributed article, as there are compelling reasons for investors to look at the funds in the region.

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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 | 10:08pm 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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Exotic Assets: Investing In Rare Violins

Jan 17 2017 | 5:43pm 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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