Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Oct 20 2014 | 9:57am ET
What keeps renowned economist Nouriel Roubini up at night? In a wide ranging interview with FINalternatives’ editor-in-chief Deirdre Brennan, the professor and chairman of Roubini Global Economics discusses the challenges facing the global economy, including the threat of a hard landing in China, the risk of a triple dip recession in the Eurozone and the possibility of a stalled U.S. recovery.
Oct 20 2014 | 3:41pm ET
African private equity deals are on the rise according to a new survey from global law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
Oct 20 2014 | 2:52pm ET
Interdealer broker ICAP has made a further investment in ENSO, a provider of market intelligence and analytics for fund managers.
Oct 20 2014 | 1:58pm ET
Elliott Management has picked up the torch from Carl Icahn in the battle with Family Dollar Stores.
Oct 20 2014 | 1:57pm ET
A number of prominent hedge funds took a beating when pharmaceutical company AbbVie abandoned a $54 billion takeover of Ireland’s Shire—but Eton Park Capital Management wasn’t one of them.
Oct 20 2014 | 11:21am ET
Lightyear Capital, a financial services private equity firm, has tapped former AIG CEO Martin Sullivan as operating partner.
Oct 20 2014 | 11:07am ET
The week to October 15th was the worst week for hedge funds since 2011, according to the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch Hedge Fund Monitor.More News
Oct 21 2014 | 2:57am ET
If D.J. Paul were a real estate development, he would be described as “multi-use.” Before co-founding the New York-based real-estate crowdfunding platform Propellr with his college roommate, Todd Lippiatt, Paul studied philosophy, sold mortgage-backed securities, produced movies and lobbied Washington to get the JOBS Act passed—among other pursuits.
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 ...