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Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Cantor Fitzgerald Asset Management (CFAM), a subsidiary of Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P is acquiring California-based Fintan Partners, LLC, a fixed income absolute return fund of hedge funds. Fintan is led by founder Alexander Klikoff and will become part of CFAM.
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Emerging market-focused hedge funds suffered sharp losses at the start of 2014 as the HFRI Emerging Markets (Total) Index declined by 2.5% in January on weakness in Eastern Europe and Latin America. Comparatively, the index gained 7.1% in the final four month
From WSJ.com: The hedge-fund firm D.E. Shaw Group will cut its fees on nearly-decade-old illiquid investments, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The $32 billion multistrategy firm, which historically used sophisticated computer models to determine when to buy and sell assets, has tol
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: Mr. Guessas, a commodity trading advisor, has recently appointed Peter Halmshaw as Head of Operations.
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The US Treasury and IRS have issued their final rules and guidance on the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). Alternative investment firms and their lawyers have been eagerly awaiting the finalization of the law which has seen some delays. The proposed
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Near Term Trend: PositiveFriday's Close: 1.38006 (+ 97)UPDATE: The Euro still remains between the 1.32500 to 1.38500 regions for the last 6 months. As we noted three weeks ago: "The slope of the 21- Day M.A. Line has shifted positive signaling the "crowd" is now legitimately Neutral to Positive". More importantly, we stated, "Odds favor a continued pop higher- but not a lot of juice in an intermediate term trade". Post those comments, the Euro remains bid, and is threatening to break above key resistance (1.38500). Next few days are critical as key resistance is tested.