Opalesque Radio: An educator’s views on alternative investments... [more]Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Where is asset allocators’ attention turning to? If you are a financial educator, you can see the answer to this question through the eyes of the students, who are apparently focusing more on emerging markets, infrastructure and real estate, private debt, pri
Another hedge fund backed by investing legend Julian Robertson is shutting... [more]From Businessinsider.com: Emerging Sovereign Group is shutting one of its hedge funds after redemptions from investors, according to people familiar with the matter.
The Emerging Sovereign Master Fund, a macro strategy, manages about $330 million — a figure that includes borrowings – according
Hedge funds get big or go home, amping up risk along way... [more]From Theglobeandmail.com: Hedge funds have had a rough year. They have delivered unimpressive returns. They’re battling one another for a stagnant pool of investor money. They’re steadily lowering fees. The pressure is bifurcating the $3-trillion industry, helping to make big hedge-fund firms even b
Asia - Abenomics bears have it all wrong, Soros alumnus says... [more]From Bloomberg.com: Reports of the death of Abenomics have been greatly exaggerated. That’s according to top Japan managers including a former stock-picker for George Soros and a T. Rowe Price Group Inc. executive, who predict that investors who fled the market this year before the world’s steepest
South Africa - South African fund boutiques gain ground on larger rivals... [more]From Globalinvestormagazine.com: Independent asset managers in South Africa have attracted nearly four times the net inflows over the past three years then their bank/insurance-lead competitors. Although the larger, traditional players still control 50% of industry assets, a new study by RMI Investm
Commodities - Top trader Andurand says Opec deal a turning point... [more]From FT.com: Hedge fund manager Pierre Andurand has returned almost 15 per cent this year by betting on a recovery in oil prices and he forecasts the rally has further to run after Opec’s agreement last week to cut supplies.
The French founder of Andurand Capital, which has grown to be one o
…And Finally - Christmas bulb bandit steals 150 bulbs... [more]From BizarreNews.com: A Seattle woman whose home was targeted by a Christmas light-stealing "bulb bandit" said she eventually caught the culprit on video -- a neighborhood squirrel.
Margaret Rican said the "Christmas bulb bandit" stole more than 150 bulbs from her outdoor decorations in the spa