Other Voices: Five Rules for Interviews in a New Media Era... [more]By: Thomas Walek
President-elect Donald Trump's precedent-shattering approach to press relations has set a new tone in the media.
Executives and business leaders from all industry sectors who sit for interviews should know that they will now face a more aggressive "and defensive&quo
Z Capital's Edwards heads to Lovell Minnick... [more]Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: $1.8 billion, Lovell Minnick Partners, a private equity firm specializing in financial and related business services companies, has hired Irene Hong Edwards as Principal and Head of Investor Relations.
Edwards, who will be based in New York, was most recentl
Investcorp Hires CalPERS Ramos... [more]Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Investcorp has hired Nelson Ramos to the Alternative Investment Solutions Group in New York as co-Portfolio Manager of the Alternative Risk Premia portfolios, Deputy Head of Cross Asset Investments, and a member of the Cross Asset and Investment Committees.
Avendus Capital to enter structured finance with new fund... [more]From Livemint.com: Avendus Capital, backed by global private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Lp, is all set to mark its presence in the structured finance space with a dedicated Rs500 crore fund, a top executive told Mint. The fund - a major part of which is being raised from domestic inve
Fifth straight quarter of growth for Guernsey funds... [more]Guernsey's fund industry has enjoyed five consecutive quarters of growth according to the latest figures, released today.
Statistics from the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) show that, at the end of September 2016, the net asset value of all funds under management and administrat
The HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gained +0.31% through mid-January... [more]Global financial markets gained through mid-January to begin 2017, discounting expectations for new policies from the Trump administration and PM May's policies regarding Brexit implementation. Global equity markets gained through mid-month led by Biotechnology, Technology and commodity sensitive, t
This man's algorithms will manage your money - with a conscience... [more]From Ozy.com: What ingredients does a financial technology startup need to make it big? How about an eight-year veteran from the world's largest hedge fund as CEO, a former colleague turned serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur as CTO and a Harvard- and Stern-educated expert in the company's chosen nic
Regulatory - AQR's Cliff Asness critiques the DoL's fiduciary rule... [more]From Institutionalinvestor.com: A new and unexpected voice has joined the chorus of those in financial services opposed to the U.S. Department of Labor's fiduciary rule: Cliff Asness, the founder of hedge fund firm AQR Capital Management. This week Asness threw a few punches at the new rule. And, as
Legal - Ex-Visium manager found guilty of fraud in about 90 minutes... [more]From Bloomberg.com: A onetime portfolio manager for hedge fund firm Visium Asset Management LP was convicted of federal securities-fraud charges in the culmination of a three-year case that included the suicide of a fellow executive who was also charged.
The jury deliberated for a little more
People - Ramius names interim leader after departure of CEO... [more]From PIOnline.com: Fred S. Fraenkel was named interim head of asset management at hedge fund manager Ramius. He will assume the duties of Michael Singer, Ramius' former CEO who left to pursue other opportunities, until a permanent replacement is hired, said Thomas Strauss, chairman of Ramius and vic
...And Finally - Enforcing political correctness... [more]From Newsoftheweird.com: University of Kentucky professor Buck Ryan disclosed in December that he had been punished recently (loss of travel funds and a "prestigious" award) by his dean for singing the Beach Boys classic "California Girls" for a lesson comparing American and Chinese cultures -- beca