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21 Oct. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds popular again as 17% of all outstanding bonds trade at negative interest rates: hedge fund news, week 43 [more]
14 Oct. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies are the Internet in the 1990s: hedge fund news, week 42 [more]
07 Oct. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds seen as main contributors to Initial Coin Offerings and critized for flipping: hedge fund news, week 41 [more]
30 Sep. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: Old guard keeps closing their hedge funds as new ones step in: hedge fund news, week 40 [more]
23 Sep. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: Ray Dalio not a believer in cryptocurrencies: hedge fund news, week 39 [more]
17 Sep. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: Crypto hedge funds aim to crack $1.2bn in assets: hedge fund news, week 38 [more]
09 Sep. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: Geopolitics is now the number one concern of institutional investors: hedge fund news, week 37 [more]
02 Sep. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: Dozens of new cryptocurrency hedge funds push onto the market: hedge fund news, week 36 [more]
26 Aug. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds turn bearish for 2nd half of 2017 despite turnaround in performance and inflows: hedge fund news, week 35 [more]
19 Aug. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds increasingly use alternative data to detect emerging trends: hedge fund news, week 34 [more]
12 Aug. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: Over 70 cryptocurrency hedge funds in launch pipeline: hedge fund news, week 33 [more]
05 Aug. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: New studies vindicate funds of hedge funds and ability of smaller hedge funds to survive: hedge fund news, week 32 [more]
29 Jul. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: Explosion of new hedge funds focused on cryptocurrency: hedge fund news, week 31 [more]
22 Jul. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: Institutions and family offices shift to hedge funds and alternatives despite valuation concerns: hedge fund news, week 30 [more]
15 Jul. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: Majority of hedge fund investors to "significantly or moderately" shift money to quant funds: hedge fund news, week 29 [more]
08 Jul. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: One third of surveyed hedge funds break even with $50m or less assets: hedge fund news, week 28 [more]
01 Jul. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: Investors shift assets as quants start dominating hedge funds: hedge fund news, week 27 [more]
25 Jun. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: Number of hedge fund now 9,733 as launches rose in Q1: hedge fund news, week 26 [more]
18 Jun. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: Not all hedge funds reject the bitcoin rally: hedge fund news, week 25 [more]
10 Jun. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: Proportion of European pensions allocating to hedge funds grew by 4.6% year on year [more]
03 Jun. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund icons warn of market risks and keep dry powder: hedge fund news, week 23 [more]
27 May. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: Artificial intelligence continues its march through hedge fund land: hedge fund news, week 22 [more]
20 May. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: Former NYC pension chief wants to seed five to seven women- and minority-led hedge funds: hedge fund news, week 21 [more]
13 May. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: How a long/short hedge fund model based on blue-green algae cell biology made 32% in one day: hedge fund news, week 20 [more]
06 May. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: Investors redeemed from hedge funds investing in Emerging Asia giving up double digit quarterly returns: hedge fund news, week 19 [more]
29 Apr. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: More hedge funds enter digital currencies sector: hedge fund news, week 18 [more]
22 Apr. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: Smaller hedge funds only segment with net inflows as industry assets peak : hedge fund news, week 17 [more]
16 Apr. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: Family offices turn again to hedge funds: hedge fund news, week 15 [more]
08 Apr. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: Next generation hedge fund managers more innovative and flexible with fees: hedge fund news, week 14 [more]
02 Apr. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: How hedge fund investors get consistently fooled by fund names: hedge fund news, week 13 [more]
26 Mar. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund liquidations surpass 2009 numbers as industry shrinks below 10,000 funds: hedge fund news, week 12 [more]
18 Mar. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: Are new hedge funds abandoning equity strategies? Hedge fund news, week 11 [more]
11 Mar. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: A new hedge fund seeder emerges out of Chicago: hedge fund news, week 10 [more]
05 Mar. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: Despite improvements in performance and fee structures, hedge funds of funds to further consolidate: hedge fund news, week 09 [more]
25 Feb. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: Former Citadel head of equities could top this year's hedge fund launches with $1bn fund: hedge fund news, week 08 [more]
18 Feb. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: All hedge fund strategies except macro and managed futures up nicely in January: hedge fund news, week 07 [more]
11 Feb. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: Two of the last hedge funds of funds standing join forces to launch $30bn liquid alts firm: hedge fund news, week 06 [more]
04 Feb. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: Three systematic funds now among the top 20 all time performers: hedge fund news, week 05 [more]
28 Jan. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds can't keep up with UCITS sales in Europe: hedge fund news, week 04 [more]
21 Jan. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund fee debate enters new round as investors focus on pass-through fees: hedge fund news, week 03 [more]
14 Jan. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund launches in 2016 lowest since 2008: hedge fund news, week 02 [more]
07 Jan. 2017 Opalesque Roundup: Hope for hedge funds as mutual fund study finds that size will not always impact returns: hedge fund news, week 01 [more]
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  1. Regulatory - David Stockman: Trump tax reform overhaul is a pipe dream, stocks are heading for 40-70% plunge, Carried interest tax: How much does it matter?, Odey sees 'terrifying' mix in MiFID, tapering, asset values, Hedge funds come together to share cost of MiFID and research, SEC turns up the heat on U.S. investment advisers, India's Sebi asks hedge funds to report investments in commodity derivatives[more]

    David Stockman: Trump tax reform overhaul is a pipe dream, stocks are heading for 40-70% plunge From CNBC.com: David Stockman is warning about the Trump administration's tax overhaul plan, Federal Reserve policy, saying they could play into a severe stock market sell-off. Stockman, the R

  2. North America - Puerto Rico rejects loan offers, accusing hedge funds of trying to profit off hurricanes[more]

    From TheIintercept.com: Puerto Rico has rejected a bondholder group's offer to issue the territory additional debt as a response to the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Officials with Puerto Rico's Fiscal Agency and Financial Advisory Authority said the offer was "not viable" and would harm the islan

  3. Investing - WPP targeted by short-selling American hedge fund, Sun co-founder sells secretive hedge fund on big chip trade[more]

    WPP targeted by short-selling American hedge fund From Cityam.com: An American hedge fund has mounted a bet against WPP, the world's largest advertising group, with a trade worth almost £90m. Lone Pine Capital has built a short position worth 0.51 per cent of the FTSE 100 company,

  4. Hedge funds up as industry adjusts to rising rates[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds have reshuffled their portfolio after nearly four weeks of rising rates as the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +0.2% from 19 September to 26 (+1.1% YTD), fuelled by strong results of global macro funds, Lyxor Ass

  5. Manager Profile - How the world's hedge fund king used 'idea meritocracy' to become a billionaire[more]

    From Forbes.com: In 1982, Ray Dalio made what he calls the biggest mistake of his life. He made a bet that there would be an economic collapse stemming from a debt crisis. And he was wrong. He lost money. He lost his client's money. He had to let people go from his firm and borrow money from his dad