Oklahoma Firefighters reduces hedge fund allocation... [more]Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Troy Brown, director of consulting at The Bogdahn Group said that the Oklahoma Firefighters Pension & Retirement System, Oklahoma City has reduced its allocation into hedge funds and private equity to 8% from 11% of its assets. The Bogdahn Group, is a consultant to
New Zealander CTA manager takes his own life... [more]Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Rob Holroyd, founder of a CTA called Commodity Strategies, took his own life on Friday 12th December.
His death is "a big shock and loss to the NZ alternatives community," a hedge fund manager told Opalesque.
Hedge fund inflows resume, assets reach $3.1tln... [more]From Thinkadvisor.com: Hedge fund investors renewed their interest in the sector in November after two months of outflows, allocating $5.4 billion to hedge funds, according to eVestment. The inflows plus performance gains brought hedge fund assets under management to $3.1 trillion in November, eVest
Sainsbury's beseiged by short-sellers in 2014... [more]From Telegraph.co.uk: J Sainsbury has been besieged by short-sellers this year as hedge funds bet the supermarket group will be hit by the escalating price war in the grocery industry. Shares in the company have seen the most sustained shorting activity in 2014 of any business listed in the FTSE 100
Comment - Ignore investing predictions and focus on allocation... [more]From Buffalonews.com: Look around you: This is the time of year when the pages of newspapers and magazines are filled with predictions and lists and all manner of money-losing nonsense. I have pushed back against much of this silliness over the years. Today, I am going to suggest you take a differen
Regulatory - Hard-to-value assets among top AIFMD reporting worries... [more]From Assetservicingtimes.com: Kinetic Partners has outlined the three top challenges faced by firms under the alternative investment fund manager’s directive (AIFMD) Annex IV reporting requirements. The financial services advisory firm outlined the main concerns for companies, as well as advising st
…And Finally - This Swedish mother happened what many fear... [more]A Swedish mother happened what many fear: Her Christmas present, a
yellow sweater, didn't go well with her 36 year old son who promptly
reported the "crime" to the police. The officials documented the case
but assured the newspaper "Kvällsposten" that no action would be taken.