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13 Apr. 2018 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 15: Investing - Sequoia takes Facebook stake as shares slide in data controversy, $1.4b hedge fund sees intact fundamentals for Facebook, Jim Cramer reveals some 'suggested hedge fund trades' amid the Trump tariffs [more]

Sequoia takes Facebook stake as shares slide in data controversy From Bloomberg.com: The $4.2 billion Sequoia Fund bought a small position in Facebook Inc. as the stock slid late in the first quarter, investment manager Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb told clients. "The recent controversy enabled us to purchase a very unusual business franchise riding several power...

06 Apr. 2018 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 14: Three technologies revolutionizing fund admin [more]

From Investordaily.com.au: There's no way around it; the fund administration space is ready for a major shake-up. Whether it's banks, hedge funds or venture capital organizations, fund and asset managers have traditionally been burdened with manual, antiquated, labor and time intensive processes that result in massive inefficiencies. Thankfully for fund administrators, new te...

30 Mar. 2018 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 13: Manager Profile - Inside the strange odyssey of hedge-fund king Eddie Lampert [more]

From Vanityfair.com: From Vanityfair.com: Few people on Wall Street are as polarizing as Eddie Lampert, the billionaire majority shareholder of Sears and Kmart. His friends say he is reticent, while his critics find him aloof. His pals talk about his very high standards, while some observers say he is condescending, overly critical, and disengaged. Some people praise his determination and persiste...

23 Mar. 2018 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 12: John Paulson, once the industry's largest hedge fund, to return some investors' money [more]

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: John Paulson is reported to be retuning some of his investors' money as a number of his hedge funds continue to suffer setbacks, reports Bloomberg, citing sources familiar with the matter. T...

16 Mar. 2018 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 11: Investing - Hedge funds amass big bets against world's leading advertisers, Investor Elliott Management buys tiny stake in Wipro [more]

Hedge funds amass big bets against world's leading advertisers From FT.com: Hedge funds have amassed bearish bets of more than $3bn against the world's largest advertising companies in an attempt to profit as the industry undergoes ongoing wrenching disruption and slowing growth. Funds including the UK's Marshall Wace and the US funds Lone Pine and Mave...

09 Mar. 2018 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 10: Performance - Hedge fund mojo is back with investor hopes at six-year high, These hedge funds produce the most consistently great results [more]

Hedge fund mojo is back with investor hopes at six-year high From Bloomberg.com: Hedge funds on the heels of a surprisingly strong performance in 2017 are raising hopes for an encore. Investors expect their managers to return 8.5 percent in 2018, according to a Credit Suisse Group AG survey. That's the most enthusiasm around the smart money since 2012, when globa...

02 Mar. 2018 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 9: Institutions - Sweden's AP6 doubles returns after portfolio revamp, AP3 tackles costs [more]

From IPE.com: Swedish national pension fund AP6 - which invests solely in private equity - reported a 12.3% overall return in 2017, almost twice the investment profit it had made the year before. The Gothenburg-based state pension buffer fund said the return on capital actually invested in private equity funds and unlisted companies reached a record high of 20.3% for 2017, up from 9.5%...

23 Feb. 2018 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 8: Art & Motion launches collectible car alternative investment vehicle [more]

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Luxembourg-based Art & Motion has launched a new investment vehicle dedicated to vintage cars and exceptional high-quality vehicles as this collectible market has grown exponentially the turn of the century to become an asset class in its own right. Founded by Laurent Lef...

16 Feb. 2018 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 7: Chenavari, a $5.4bn hedge fund, told investors it thinks 'we could experience a similar pattern as the 1987 crash' [more]

From Businessinsider.com: A $5.4 billion hedge fund told clients markets could tumble just like they did in the 1987 crash. In a February 14 letter to clients, London-based Chenavari Investment Managers warned about current market conditions. From the letter (emphasis added): "Our view is that the market will experience a "systemic de-risking period". The recent weakness...

09 Feb. 2018 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 6: Investing - Hedge funds bet against some Italian banks on the rise, Short-sellers target Babcock in fears over Ministry of Defense spending [more]

Hedge funds bet against some Italian banks on the rise From Reuters.com: A group of hedge funds have stepped up bets against a string of Italian banks, taking a contrary stance against a sector and broader market on the rise ahead of an election which could yet rattle investors. The negative stance, shown in positioning data filed with the regulator, is at...

02 Feb. 2018 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 5: Investing - Global fund managers are long, unhedged and partying like it's 2019, Greenlight's Einhorn bets on Brighthouse, makes money on GM, RGS Energy moves up after Iroquois hedge fund discloses 6.3% stake [more]

Global fund managers are long, unhedged and partying like it's 2019 From Valuewalk.com: Global fund managers don't see an equity pullback in 2018 and expect the bull market to continue into 2019 according to Bank of America's latest Global Fund Manager Survey. The survey, which the bank conducts on a regular basis to gauge the sentiment of fund managers...

26 Jan. 2018 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 4: News Briefs - Steven Cohen doubles London office space ahead of comeback, Sector ARC Advisors wins Coquest 2017 CTA challenge [more]

Steven Cohen doubles London office space ahead of comeback Hedge fund billionaire Steven Cohen has doubled the floor space of his London office as the controversial figure prepares his highly-anticipated return to hedge fund investing. Cohen, who previously ran SAC Capital, one of the most successful hedge funds ever, has leased an extra 6,000 square feet of space in ...

19 Jan. 2018 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 3: FinTech - Miami bitcoin conference stops accepting bitcoin due to fees and congestion, Vitalik Buterin releases revolutionary new DAICO model for ICOs, TechCrunch founder's new crypto hedge fund invested in Storecoin, Five biggest ICO trends for 2018, The irreversible rise of the investing machines, My most valuable crypto market insights for 2018 and beyond [more]

Miami bitcoin conference stops accepting bitcoin due to fees and congestion From Bitcoin.com: Next week the popular cryptocurrency event, The North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC) will be hosted in downtown Miami at the James L Knight Center, January 18-19. However, bitcoin proponents got some unfortunate news this week as the event organizers have announced they h...

12 Jan. 2018 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 2: Investing - Hedge funds start 2018 with record $19 billion bet on the euro, Hedge fund Kora Management invests in Satin Creditcare [more]

Hedge funds start 2018 with record $19 billion bet on the euro From Reuters.com: Hedge funds have kicked off 2018 with their biggest bet ever on the euro rising, a clear vote of confidence in the single currency but, with positioning so stretched, one which could backfire in the near term. Data from the Chicago Futures Trading Commission show that hedge fu...

05 Jan. 2018 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 1: Carlyle raises $800M for structured credit fund [more]

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Carlyle Group has raised more than $800 million for the Carlyle Structured Credit Fund (CSC). The fund will invest in Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLOs) backed by U.S. and European senior secured corporate loans actively managed by third parties. CSC will opportunistically invest in the primary and secondary CLO market, targeting pools ...

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  1. Investing - Sequoia takes Facebook stake as shares slide in data controversy, $1.4b hedge fund sees intact fundamentals for Facebook, Jim Cramer reveals some 'suggested hedge fund trades' amid the Trump tariffs[more]

    Sequoia takes Facebook stake as shares slide in data controversy From Bloomberg.com: The $4.2 billion Sequoia Fund bought a small position in Facebook Inc. as the stock slid late in the first quarter, investment manager Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb told clients. "The recent controversy enab

  2. Activist Investors - Blue Sky-owned Wild Breads faces uncertain future[more]

    From AFR.com: A Blue Sky private equity investment in artisan-style baker Wild Breads enjoyed multiple valuation upgrades despite losing millions and breaching its lending covenants, accounts lodged with the regulator last week show. Wild Breads lost $2.4 million in 2017, but Blue Sky ascribed a hig

  3. Opalesque Exclusive: Barnegat to close hedge fund to outside investors on weak opportunities[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Bob Treue's Barnegat Fund Management said it is closing its $666m fixed income relative value hedge fund to outside investors. "The negative side to gains in Fixed Income Arbitrage is that unless we find new opportunit

  4. Investing - Hedge fund makes a big bet on malls, British hedge fund manager Odey short UK government bonds on QE bet[more]

    Hedge fund makes a big bet on malls From Barrons.com: The dominant narrative on American shopping malls is that they're dead. Crushed by Amazon.com, many brick-and-mortar retail stores are destined for bankruptcy. And where is the most retail, clustered all together? Malls. From a

  5. Performance - Hedge funds suffer first back-to-back loss in two years, Netflix performance burns hedge fund short sellers, Macro hedge fund up 14.5% in first quarter sees dollar falling, Renaissance Technologies rebounds across hedge funds in March[more]

    Hedge funds suffer first back-to-back loss in two years From Bloomberg.com: Hedge Fund returns sank for a second straight month in March, the first back-to-back loss since the first two months of 2016, as trade wars, tech-sector woes and a Fed rate hike dragged down the S&P 500 from its