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Level Global's Ganek Argues Case Against U.S. Before New York Appeals Court

Mar 24 2017 | 10:28pm ET

 A three-judge New York federal appeals court heard arguments Friday regarding former Level Global CEO David Ganek's accusations that the search warrant relied upon by the government when it raided his hedge fund in 2010 was improperly based on fabricated assertions of insider trading. 

 

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Investec Hires Baird To Lead Africa Private Equity Efforts

Mar 24 2017 | 10:08pm ET

International asset manager Investec Asset Management has named former Standard Chartered executive Peter Baird as managing principal for its Africa-oriented private equity funds. 

Lazard Said To Recruit Suri For Activist Defense Role

Mar 24 2017 | 9:42pm ET

Financial advisory and management company Lazard has reportedly recruited former Dimensional Fund Advisors portfolio manager Sunil Suri to join its growing activist shareholder defense team.

Union Investment Launches New Multi-Credit Fund

Mar 24 2017 | 9:09pm ET

Frankfurt-based institutional asset manager Union Investment has reportedly launched a new multi-credit fund aimed at combatting the current low-yield environment. 

Investors File For Rehearing In Fannie/Freddie Profits Case

Mar 24 2017 | 8:38pm ET

A group of investors, including recently shuttered hedge fund Perry Capital, have filed for a rehearing of a case on whether the U.S. government has improperly seized profits of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac since 2012.

Twin Brook Capital Partners Taps Ryan To Lead Capital Markets

Mar 24 2017 | 8:20pm ET

Twin Brook Capital Partners, the direct lending unit of private equity giant Angelo, Gordon & Co, has hired former Fifth Third Bank executive Garrett Ryan as a partner and head of capital markets.

EJF Capital To List New Alternative Credit Fund In London

Mar 24 2017 | 8:06pm ET

Financial industry veteran Manny Friedman is planning to list a new vehicle in London that will invest in asset-backed securities and real estate opportunities made available through regulatory upheaval.

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An Interview With Harvest Volatility Management's Rick Selvala

Mar 23 2017 | 5:39pm ET

Several years of extremely low interest rates have pushed some investors into equities because dividend yields were more competitive, while fixed income investors have been forced to extend duration or go down the credit curve. In both cases, investors may be taking more risk than they would like – with significant implications in the event of corrections in equities, bonds or credit spreads.

Recently, FINalternatives' Garrett Baldwin caught up with Rick Selvala, CEO of Harvest Volatility Management, to discuss his thoughts on the current environment and his firm's novel approach to adding incremental yield without taking on more equity, duration or credit risk than desired.

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