Hedge funds panic over Greece... [more]Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Some investors are in panic mode as Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced Sunday night that the banks and the stock market would be closed Monday, said
John Paulson launches new stock fund... [more]From WSJ.com: John Paulson’s latest comeback just got a new chapter. The hedge-fund billionaire is launching a new fund, Mr. Paulson told investors in a letter reviewed by the Wall Street Journal. The fund will initially bet on or against healthcare, pharmaceutical, technology and consumer stocks —
Volatility favors active hedge fund managers... [more]From Barrons.com: They’re back. Posting their best performance across a wide swath of strategies after a six-year stretch of underperformance, hedge funds have found their second wind. Four strong months have revived demand for alternative investment vehicles, which are favored for their absolute-re
Qbasis gets $200m-plus investment in 'black swan' hedge fund... [more]From Reuters.com: A hedge fund that more than doubled clients' money during the 2008 financial crisis has attracted more than $200 million from an investor aiming to cash in on fresh ructions in global markets. Qbasis Invest has secured the investment from Britain's Omada Capital, Florian Wagner, wh
Industry leaders sound off on hedge fund-like mutual funds... [more]From Barrons.com: Multi-asset alternative funds, those using several alternative strategies and also that can “short” securities, have seen some of the fastest-growth within the liquid alternatives universe.
The number of funds has grown from 15 in 2008 to 140 today, with product launches acce
Outlook - Jim Rogers: Turmoil is coming... [more]From Peakprosperity.com: Two years since his last interview with us, investor Jim Rogers returns and notes that the risks he warned of last time have only gotten worse. In this week's podcast, Jim shares his rational for predicting:
increased wealth confiscation by the central planners
SWFs - Sovereign wealth funds increasingly turning to alternative assets... [more]Sovereign wealth funds, the secretive behemoths of the institutional investor universe, have been increasingly turning to alternative assets in recent years, according to the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review.
Although sovereign wealth funds are only small in number – constituting less
People - Hedge fund boosts Hong Kong team with Goldman hire... [more]From Asianinvestor.net: Hedge fund Pharo Management has revamped its Hong Kong team with a number of hires from Goldman and Mizuho. The local hires stand out for the hedge fund’s Hong Kong operation, which has tended to recruit from overseas since the office was established five years ago.
Commodities - Hedge funds shun sugar as supply glut extends into fifth year... [more]From Bloomberg.com: Even sugar’s best rally in a month wasn’t enough to make hedge funds bullish. Money managers instead expanded their net-short position to the most in 11 weeks, U.S. government data show. Speculators wagered on a rally just once since August and while prices jumped 3.5 percent las
…And Finally - Man sues New York City over ‘right to rip off’ tourists... [more]From Newsoftheweird.com: Gregory Reddick, 54, and his employer, SJQ Sightseeing Tours, filed a lawsuit in June against New York City for "harass(ing)" them and hampering their ability to rip off tourists, specifically, interfering with their "right" to sell tickets for $200 or more for trips on the