Comment - Giving global macro funds a second glance... [more]From Morningstar.com: Morningstar's rapidly expanding multialternative category can be informally divided into three groupings: multistrategy funds (the largest cadre, either subadvised by external managers or run internally), hedge fund replicators (who try to capture so-called hedge fund betas thr
Legal - Ex-Wyoming fund executive John Johnson to replead to insider trading... [more]From Reuters.com: A former Wyoming Retirement System chief investment officer whose insider trading guilty plea was called into question after a major appellate ruling limited the reach of such laws has decided to enter a new guilty plea.
John Johnson, who previously admitted to trading on a t
North America - Wall Street putting cash on these presidential horses... [more]From CNBC.com: Wall Street's political kingmakers are reaching for their wallets again. The presidential election campaign may be in its infancy, but prominent members of the financial community are already picking favorites. Those getting involved include hedge fund magnate Bob Mercer backing Ted C
MENA - Challenges for Mena hedge fund managers... [more]From Zawya.com: With allocators complaining of a shortage of high quality Mena hedge fund managers, Rob Langston asks what challenges there are for specialists in the region. The region's burgeoning hedge fund industry suffered something of a setback in 2014 as performance struggled against an econo
Commodities - Nuveen Gresham fund leads the commodity pack in Q1... [more]From Reuters.com: Below are the tables for the best and worst performers in the first quarter of 2015, ranking the actively managed commodity funds in the Lipper Global database.
The return performance is calculated in the fund's local currency. The tables use the latest available data provide
Activist News - Alliance Trust makes new plea for shareholder backing... [more]From Proactiveinvestors.co.uk: Alliance Trust has sent another plea to shareholders for support in its on-going battle with US hedge fund Elliott Advisors ahead of its upcoming AGM. The self-managed, 127 year old trust has been embroiled in a public feud after with Elliott after the US hedge fund pr