Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Last updated 14 hours ago
Oct 21 2014 | 12:41pm ET
In the second half of our interview with Nouriel Roubini, FINalternatives editor-in-chief Deirdre Brennan speaks with the renowned economist about IMF policies, the risk posed by shadow banking systems, and the possibility of a hard landing in China.
"Our view at Roubini [Global Economics] is that there are two extreme views about China and they’re both wrong," he says. "So our baseline has growth this year is barely above 7% reaching 6.5% by next year and 5.5% by 2016. Now 5.5% is not a real hard landing, but it’s not a soft landing."
Oct 21 2014 | 1:21pm ET
Morgan Stanley vet Daniel Melhem aims to raise $150 million for a hedge fund focused on Argentinian securities.
Oct 21 2014 | 1:05pm ET
If Paulson & Company has its way, two headline-making companies could become one.
Oct 21 2014 | 12:22pm ET
Denmark is cracking down on risk-taking by pension funds.
Oct 21 2014 | 11:54am ET
Douglas Ryder has joined Kirkland & Ellis as a corporate partner in the New York office.
Oct 21 2014 | 10:59am ET
New money and a stronger U.S. dollar helped boost GAM Holdings' assets under management to CHF 75.6 billion (US$79.7 billion) in Q3 2014.
Oct 21 2014 | 10:24am ET
Illinois-based fund of funds Evanston Capital Management has hired the former co-head of Man Group's U.S. business.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 20 2014 | 9:20am ET
A group of alleged stripper-thieves—whose victims include a hedge-fund manager—all face jail time under plea deals proffered by prosecutors.
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 ...