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12 Feb. 2016 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 6: Credit Suisse cherry picks hedge fund ideas [more]

From Credit Suisse Asset Management plans to cherry pick profitable concepts from hedge funds with the launch in Europe of a “best ideas” strategy. The investment arm of the Swiss bank said the strategy will separate it from other funds blighted by “overcrowding problems”. It comes at a time when the industry, characterised by high fees, struggles to deliver outperformance. The...

05 Feb. 2016 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 5: How Einhorn survived a nightmare year [more]

From Even when a hedge fund has an awful year, which was the case for David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital, there are lessons to be learned. Many funds would have had a tough time surviving a year like Einhorn experienced in 2015, when all the stars seemed to align against him and Greenlight Capital lost more than 20 percent. Investors tend to flee funds that underperform like th...

29 Jan. 2016 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 4: Performance - Odey near top of hedge fund list on back of short China bet, Automated hedge funds make millions in January’s market selloff, Seth Klarman's super-secretive hedge fund had its third losing year -- here's what happened [more]

Odey near top of hedge fund list on back of short China bet From Hedge fund manager Crispin Odey found a late holiday gift in market volatility, as his long / short fund, now in second place on the HSBC Hedge Weekly list with 12.72% year to date performance as of January 14, erases memories of a bad 2015. Some hedge funds such as Odey European and Horse...

22 Jan. 2016 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 3: Stonehaven's top 16 alternative investment trends for 2016 [more]

By: David Frank, CFA CEO & Managing Partner at Stonehaven, LLC Over Stonehaven’s 15 year history we have witnessed and played a role in many shifting dynamics across the alternative investment industry. We are well-positioned in the marketplace to see trends with a 26 person platform representing over 20 asset managers to the global investment community. Below we have sum...

08 Jan. 2016 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 1: Blackstone’s Byron Wien announces ten predictions for 2016 from Clinton’s victory, weak U.S. economy, global instability, yuan devaluation, etc. [more]

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Blackstone ’s vice chairman of multi-asset investing Byron R. Wien on Monday issued his annual list of ten surprises on a number of economic, financial market and political surprises for 2016. His predictions ranges from Hillary Clinton’s victory in the upcoming U.S. presidential el...



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  1. Asia - Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass estimates China's foreign reserves below critical level[more]

    From Investor Kyle Bass stepped up his attack on China's currency, arguing in an investor letter distributed Wednesday that the second-largest economy's foreign reserves are "already below a critical level." The comments mark the latest effort by hedge funds and other investors to raise

  2. Investing - Some hedge funds want to make subprime auto loans next big short, 11 hedge funds that are “all in” on the FANG stocks, Hedge funds short London luxury homes, Cynet raises $7 million from U.S. hedge fund[more]

    Some hedge funds want to make subprime auto loans next big short From A group of hedge funds, convinced they have found the next Big Short, are looking to bet against bonds backed by subprime auto loans. Good luck finding a bank willing to do the trade. Money manage

  3. Investing - Hedge funds see selloff in European bank stocks as buying opportunity[more]

    From The massive selloff in European bank stocks and bonds is overdone and presents a “phenomenal” buying opportunity, according to some of Europe’s top hedge-fund managers. Despite a 28% slump in European bank stocks this year, including a 38% fall in Deutsche Bank AG and a 34% drop in Soc

  4. Legal - Carlyle accused of fraud by ex-employee, Hedge funds win CDS breach of contract suit against Deutsche Bank, Hedge fund asks for OK on $27.5m Goldman CDO deal, SFO examines Barclays hedge fund profits[more]

    Carlyle accused of fraud by ex-employee From A former portfolio manager claims he was fired for blowing the whistle on “crazy” and “irresponsible” investments. Carlyle Group has been sued by a former portfolio manager for one of its hedge funds, who accused the firm of “knowi

  5. Illiquid assets are all the rage for hedge funds[more]

    From …Institutional investors are increasingly turning to illiquid assets and active management strategies to combat macroeconomic trends, anticipated market volatility and diverging monetary policy, according to a new survey by Blackrock. And this week, Bloomberg has reported that at