Flurry of M&A activities in May push event driven hedge funds... [more]Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The flurry of M&A activities in May has proved supportive for event driven hedge funds. On a monthly basis, event driven is ahead of the pack, with the Lyxor Event Driven Broad Index up 0.5% as of May 24 (-1.4% YTD), according to
Discretionary accounts projected to reach $4 trillion by 2019... [more]Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A new research by global analytics firm Cerulli Associates on managed accounts showed that discretionary accounts will continue to exhibit strong growth in the United States.
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Why the equity short bias hedge fund underperformed in April... [more]From Marketrealist.com: The Barclay Equity Short Bias Hedge Fund returned -0.83% in April 2016. However, on a year-to-date basis, the fund provided a return of 3.4% through April 30, 2016. The equity short bias strategy works best when the Market is in a downturn.
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Why currency hedging can produce more volatile returns... [more]From AFR.com: The arguments in favour of investing part of your portfolio in global equities are quite compelling. Australia only represents between 2 per cent and 3 per cent of the global equity market, so diversifying into other stock markets around the world can not only enhance returns but poten
Europe - Hedge funds and banks commission Brexit exit polls... [more]From FT.com: Hedge funds and investment banks have commissioned private exit polls in an attempt to make profits from the result of the UK’s referendum on EU membership next month. By finding out the voting patterns early on June 23 and predicting the result, entrepreneurial traders can lay big bets
…And Finally - For the love of the cat... [more]From Newsoftheweird.com: The Moscow Times reported in May that bailiffs in Russia's Perm region, employing originality as yet unseen in America in attempting to collect an overdue debt, arrested the debtor's cat. The bailiffs listed the feline's value at the equivalent of $23, and the man came up wi