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  • Veteran oil trader Jeffrey Frase has been meeting with investors to test the waters for what he hopes will be his commodities trading comeback, Reuters reports. Frase, who stepped down in November as co-chief executive officer and global head of oil liquids at struggling trader Noble Group, told Reuters in an interview on Wednesday he may launch a Houston-based commodities investment firm in the first half of the year
  • IDFC AMC is launching its inaugural India equity Long/Short strategy called IDFC India Equity Hedge - Conservative Fund. This Category 3 AIF fund will follow a low net/market neutral risk framework, in keeping with its conservative character. It will target annualized returns between traditional fixed income and long term equity, whilst striving to be largely uncorrelated to either asset class across market cycle
  • Jon Corzine, who held the reins of MF Global Holdings when it collapsed, is making his comeback with a new hedge fund that's betting the Trump administration will stir up markets. The JDC-JSC Opportunity Fund, which bears the initials of Corzine's late son Jeffrey and his own, will launch this quarter and aims to attract $100 million to $300 million in its first trading year, according to a person familiar with his thinking,
  • Two veteran investors from BlackRock have left the world's largest asset manager to launch a cryptocurrency hedge fund, joining a growing roster of executives to quit mainstream financial services for the ?edgling sector. The move, which comes as six of the wo......................

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