Study - Only 30% of institutional hedge fund portfolios beat the benchmark... [more]Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A new study from CEM Benchmarking, an independent provider of cost and performance analysis for pension funds, shows that only 30 percent of institutional investors hedge fund portfolios beat the benchmark after fees. The study provides in depth analysis of real
Investors removed $1.9 Billion from hedge funds in April... [more]Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: While investors redeemed just under $1.9 billion from hedge funds in April, performance gains helped boost assets by $6.86 billion, bringing total hedge fund industry assets to $2.986 trillion, according to eVestment’s just-released April Hedge Fund Asset Flows
UCITS fund sales fall sharply in Q1, Efama data shows... [more]From International-adviser.com: Rock-bottom interest rates and plummeting consumer confidence saw a big drop in net sales of Ucits funds in the first quarter of the year, according to the latest figures published by the European Fund and Asset Management Association (Efama).
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Fund Profile - This $2 billion hedge fund buys Japan’s dividend stocks... [more]From Barrons.com: When even big money managers like BlackRock are losing faith in Abenomics, Asian hedge funds seem to be talking up Japanese companies’ ability to pay dividends. The investing thesis is simple: now that the Bank of Japan has pushed Japanese government bond yields to negative, boring
Comment - Investors in search of instant gratification but patience needed... [more]From IASG.com: …Very few active investors are making money. Making money in choppy markets is just not that easy, and active investors tend to take fewer risks when their profitability is low or negative. What this means is that price movements are becoming more erratic as fewer traders and investor
Europe - Hedge funds seek brexit trading advantage before voting closes... [more]From Bloomberg.com: Hedge funds and banks are seeking to cash in on the outcome of next month’s referendum on British membership of the European Union hours before the first results are known. Staff at two opinion-polling companies, speaking on the condition of anonymity because discussions are priv
…And Finally - Suicide by lion sparks outrage... [more]From BizarreNews.com: They may not be the most practical, but Chileans definitely have a flair for the dramatic. This was demonstrated by one Chilean man who tried to commit suicide by lion.
How do you do that? Well, first you have to find some lions. Any reasonable sized zoo will do. This p