Monday, 30 March 2015
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Mar 27 2015 | 2:59am ET
The co-founder of Oaktree Capital Group, Howard Marks, has issued a warning to investors in liquid alternatives.
"So-called 'liquid alternatives' or 'liquid alts' are another recent innovation," Marks wrote, suggesting that the source of increased liquidity is “usually illusory, fleeting and unreliable, and it works (like a Ponzi scheme) until markets freeze up."
Mar 27 2015 | 7:30pm ET
The Dow Chemical Company announced plans to spin-off its chlor-alkali unit and downstream derviatives business to smaller chemicals maker Olin Corporation. The move comes after many months of pressure from activist hedge fund Third Point.
Mar 27 2015 | 7:00pm ET
Yahoo! Inc. will buy back $2 billion in company stock as it prepares to spin off its stake in Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba.
Mar 27 2015 | 6:30pm ET
Property title giant Stewart Information Services has reached an agreement with activist shareholder Bulldog Investors to nominate a new, independent board member, among other provisions.
Mar 27 2015 | 6:00pm ET
The near-total implosion of Canarsie Capital earlier this year has reportedly come under the scrutiny of federal regulators.
Mar 27 2015 | 5:46pm ET
A lender to bankrupt RadioShack Corp. told a U.S. judge on Friday it was prepared to present a new offer that was a "significant improvement" over a rival proposal that was selected as a winning bidder at an auction this week.
Mar 27 2015 | 4:00pm ET
Is the retirement market the next frontier for liquid alternatives? That's the question Pershing Prime Services has explored in a new paper to help alternative fund managers better understand what to consider when looking to include liquid alternatives in defined contribution (DC) plans.More News
Mar 26 2015 | 11:11am ET
Funds that mimic strategies used by active managers for a fraction of the cost could be forced to carry a health warning by regulators who are concerned they may pose greater risks than are being disclosed.
Mar 26 2015 | 1:06pm ET
High-frequency trading has been a persistent storyline for several years. The trading strategies, fast and perceived to be elusive, have occupied the imagination and instilled fear in many investors. Drastic regulatory reforms have been proposed to curtail the abuses thought to accompany HFT. A private sector solution for hedging the HFT risks, however, has been considered impossible – until now. Irene Aldridge and Steve Krawciw explain.
Mar 25 2015 | 6:51pm ET
Trouble at home leads to trouble in the market for fund managers, according to researchers at the University of Florida and Singapore Management University. When a hedge fund manager gets divorced, he or she underperforms by 7.4%.
Mar 27 2015 | 6:02am ET
Money managers and investors are flocking to online matchmaking sites in an effort to streamline the investment process. But while firms that focus on crowdfunding and P2P lending have successfully proven that anonymous online transactions can work, the same does not hold true in the big money world of hedge funds. The founders of Hedge Connection understand this, and have created a hybrid platform that combines virtual introductions with real life meetings.
Mar 9 2015 | 6:35am ET
As more investors look to diversify, many are beginning to use retirement funds to invest in alternative assets such as private equity and real estate. Kelly Rodriques, CEO & President of PENSCO Trust Company, explains how companies can connect with those looking to use their retirement accounts in a different way. Read more…
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…