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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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Real Talk on Joe Biden, Bill Ackman, Martin Shkreli, and Daniel Loeb

Jun 26 2017 | 10:22pm ET

Today we discuss Joe Biden’s Thoughts of Bill Ackman, Martin Shkreli’s Inability to Keep Quiet, Daniel Loeb’s Sweet Tooth, and the 20th Anniversary of the Asian Financial Crisis.

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Preqin: European Hedge Fund Industry Contracted In 2016

Jun 27 2017 | 11:25pm ET

The European hedge fund market contracted last year as redemptions continued and AUM declined, according to new data from Preqin, although performance has been positive in eleven of the past twelve months. 

Ares Management Taps Ex-BlueBay PM Higgins For Leveraged Finance Role

Jun 27 2017 | 11:13pm ET

Global alternative asset manager Ares Management has named former BlueBay Asset Management executive Peter Higgins as a partner and portfolio manager in the company’s credit group. 

Scaramucci Named Chief Strategy Officer of U.S. Export-Import Bank

Jun 27 2017 | 11:02pm ET

Skybridge Capital founder and key Trump supporter Anthony Scaramucci has been named chief strategy officer for the U.S. Export-Import Bank.

Meketa Investment Group Appoints Eisenberg As Principal And Consultant

Jun 27 2017 | 10:19pm ET

Meketa Investment Group has named former Mercer executive David Eisenberg as principal and consultant working out of the firm’s Boston office. 

Icahn Enterprises To Seed Ex-Sargon PM Schechter's New Firm

Jun 27 2017 | 10:02pm ET

Carl Icahn's Icahn Enterprises has reportedly agreed to back the new private investment management company being formed by David Schechter, who managed the firm’s $8 billion Sargon Portfolio along with Icahn’s son Brett until last year. 

Waymark Tech Debuts AI-Assisted Tool To Spot Regulatory Crossovers

Jun 27 2017 | 9:33pm ET

Regtech specialist Waymark Tech has launched a new tool that automatically identifies a company’s regulatory crossovers and conflicts between incoming regulations, such as MiFID II, GDPR, and PRIIPS.

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

Jun 23 2017 | 8:17pm ET

The 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.

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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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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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