Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Style drift, poor communications and credibility fatigue are the biggest red flags for hedge funds investors, said participants of the latest 2016 Opalesque Investor Roundtable, sponso
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Activist investor Elliott Associates, the hedge fund run by Paul Singer, and Elliott International, have rejected GE Germany Holdings AG's $1.4bn tender offer to takeover 3D printing company SLM Solutions Group AG. Elliot Associates, Elliott International and it
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds were flat as of the week ending 18 October (-1.0% YTD), with L/S equity funds outperforming (+0.3%) during the same period, said Lyxor Asset Management. Directionality paid off as markets were risk-on.
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Francisco Partners, a technology focused private equity firm, has closed a new fund - The Agility Fund - on $600 million. The fund will be focused on making smaller investments in technology companies.
"Our natural process of meeting companies has consist
Opalesque Industry Update - Michael Lebowitz from 720 Global writes on Harvest Exchange: When asset valuations are extended well beyond historical norms, as they are today, some investment managers elect to take a more defensive and cautious posture than the consensus. In “Bubbles and Elevators”, we
Opalesque Industry Update - Northern Trust said that it has appointed Caroline Higgins as head of its Global Fund Services business in Asia.
From her Hong Kong base, Higgins will focus on bringing Northern Trust’s range of tailored fund servicing solutions to Asia-based investment manager
Mark Rzepczynski, Founding Partner, Chief Investment Officer AMPHI Research and Trading, writes on Harvest Exchange:
Investment consultants are a force to the reckoned with in the pension world. They advise and drive many pension decisions around the globe. Consultants literally control trillion
Christopher Pavese, Chief Investment Officer of Broyhill Asset
Management, via Harvest Exchange:
According to Morningstar, the average US equity manager, has
underperformed the S&P 500 Index over the past one, three and five
years. Given investors natural tendency to chase what’s working, an
From KB Associates, an offshore fund consulting firm.
In one of the most important political events in recent European history, the UK voted on June 23rd 2016, in an advisory referendum, to leave the EU. This has created great uncertainty. In this article, we
From law firm Sadis & Goldberg LLP: The insider trading case against Leon Cooperman is eerily similar to the SEC's loss to Mark Cuban, by relying on a "he-said, she-said" claim of an oral promise not to trade - but is bolstered by Cooperman as
By Mark Coriaty, Chief Strategy Officer, Eze Castle Integration
As financial firms become increasingly interconnected and globalized, their dependence on cyberspace has skyrocketed. While this amplified reliance on the infobahn has accelerated productivity and growth, it has also exposed firms
By: Donald A. Steinbrugge, CFA – Founder and CEO, Agecroft Partners
Major corrections of the capital markets are a risk that investors always need to consider. The question is not if, but when will it happen. Investors need to consider: What is the probability of it happening in the near future?
By: Chris Tucek, a Partner with Aon Hewitt Investment Consulting in Chicago
Our outlook calls for low returns by historical standards for traditional asset classes over the medium term. Looking backward, we have experienced higher levels of equity market volatility in the past year with notable
The loss of AIFMD passporting rights that enable UK-based alternative fund managers to market products across the EU has been one of the industry’s main concerns since the Brexit vote. Tim Thornton, COO, Fund Services, MUFG Investor Services, explores potential implications.
By Michael S. Young, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder Mediatrix Capital
Sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI) is enhancing the Forex investment approach with next generation algorithmic systems that are able to perform human tasks such as visual perception and multi-input decision-mak
U.S. hedge fund HarbourVest is shock winner in the £1.1bn SVG Capital takeover saga
From Thisismoney.co.uk: The fierce battle to buy Britain's biggest private equity group has come to an unexpected conclusion, with the original bidder walking away with the prize. SVG Capital has agreed
From CNBC.com: Distressed debt specialist Marc Lasry said energy debt is still a "phenomenal opportunity" because investors can get "massively overpaid" for the risk they take on. There are "huge opportunities" in the energy sector especially in restructurings, the Avenue Capital Group CEO said Tues
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: A manager re-emerged from the SAC battleground last year to launch his own hedge fund under the umbrella of New York-based investment firm Endicott Group.
Hedge-fund manager Kyle Bass says the U.S. is on track for stagflation
From Marketwatch.com: Kyle Bass, founder of Hayman Capital Management, on Wednesday warned that the U.S. is headed toward so-called stagflation. Stagflation is typically described as persistently high inflation and hi
From Forbes.com: Greenlight Capital hedge fund manager David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) joined nine other famed investors on Tuesday to talk about stocks at the annual Great Investors’ Best Ideas Investment Symposium in Dallas.
Presenters at the annual conference typically pitch one or severa
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Near Term Trend: PositiveFriday’s Close: 4,851.86UPDATE: The Index traded to a new historical high a week ago.NO CHANGE: For the last three weeks we stated, “Any price action above 4,750.00 keeps this Index on near term solid ground”.
Near Term Trend: Positive
Friday’s Close: 4,851.86
UPDATE: The Index traded to a new historical high a week ago.
NO CHANGE: For the last three weeks we stated, “Any price action above 4,750.00 keeps this Index on near term solid ground”.