John Paulson rallies investors to look at opportunities in Puerto Rico... [more]Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Puerto Rico may be getting a bad rap for defaulting on its credits and the plan of Gov. Alejandro García Padilla to restructure $70 billion in debt, but hedge fund manager John Paulson thinks there are opportunities in the unincorporated U.S. territory.
Pershing Square hedge fund sheds 18.6% in January... [more]Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Activist hedge fund manager William Ackman is not having a good start
this 2016. His Pershing Square Holdings declined 18.6% this year on the
back of lingering market volatility, reported
Chilton said to close commodity hedge fund as manager retires... [more]From Bloomberg.com: Chilton Investment Co., the $3 billion firm founded by Richard Chilton Jr., closed a hedge fund that bet on and against stocks of commodity companies after its portfolio manager left, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.
Leigh Goehring, who ran the global n
Outlook - Morgan Stanley says a massive short squeeze could be coming... [more]From Valuewalk.com: Markets are approaching extreme levels, observes a trade note from the Morgan Stanley futures desk, and it is hedge funds that have been selling this stock market in a big way and a massive short squeeze could be approaching. The bank’s futures desk “Pain Trade Monitor,” meanwhi
Comment - Bridgewater is troubled over transparency... [more]From AFR.com: …So far, Bridgewater's discontent has been contained. Mr Dalio and Greg Jensen, who works with him as co-chief executive and co-chief investment officer, seem to have settled their argument. They have done so using its unusual, seemingly kooky, framework for ensuring "radical transpare
Regulatory - MFSA announcement - Malta launches new investment fund structure... [more]The Malta Financial Services Authority [MFSA] has announced the launch of a new framework applicable for notification of Alternative Investment Funds [the Notified AIFs] which will be promoted to qualifying or professional investors. The AIFs falling within the scope of the notification process shal
People - ITG Canada lands Wassenaar as trader and hedge fund salesman... [more]From Tradersmagazine.com: ITG Canada just landed a new institutional trader and hedge fund salesman. According to a source, John Wassenaar was hired for the execution broker’s office. He was absent from the financial markets and battled cancer but is now healthy and ready for action. At ITG he will
ETFs - Alternative ETFs to fight the slump... [more]From Zacks.com: With sell-off and volatility being the catchwords in the broader equity market since the start of the year, investors might be clueless about the future movement and apprehensive of more corrections lurking ahead. This was true given the steepening of the longstanding woes in the Chi