An SEC Ease, An Ackman Raise, And Permabear Hibernation? Oct1

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SEC Eases Citi Hedge Fund Restrictions With Waivers: WSJ Back in late August, Citigroup (C) struck a deal with the government related to its sale of collateralized debt obligations in 2006 and 2007, which would have limited its ability to sell investments in hedge funds and private equity. However, regulators have had a change of heart: A five-member Securities… Read more »

The Great Convergence, the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect, and Zero Hedge Sep25

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2014: The Great Hedge Fund Convergence? After wildly varying hedge fund performance in 2013, managers have struggled to be different this year. A range of just 16 percentage points separated the best and worst performing hedge funds in the first half of 2014, according to data from BlackRock. Top decile funds in the asset manager’s universe… Read more »

Report: High-Powered, The Energy Revolution Sep23

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What are the opportunities and implications of the energy revolution for both managers and investors? In this LAB Report, you will find surprising insights into how the Energy Revolution is changing both the economy and investing: • Early energy investors were big winners but great opportunities still lie ahead: Demand for both capital and energy is… Read more »

Thiel’s Mission to Cheat Death, the Scottish Rise, and a New Tiger Play Sep19

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Peter Thiel: the billionaire tech entrepreneur on a mission to cheat death The co-founder of PayPal and likely the most successful venture capitalist in Silicon Valley is on a mission to change the world through technology – and to find a cure for death. An hour into my conversation with Peter Thiel the conversation turns, as… Read more »

New SEC Sanctions, Sears’ March to Oblivion, and China’s Japanification Sep17

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SEC sanctions 19 firms and one individual trader for short selling violations The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has imposed a further 20 sanctions in its continuing enforcement initiative against hedge fund advisers and private equity firms illegally participating in stock offers short selling the stock during a restricted period. The SEC last year announced the… Read more »