The Barometer is a quarterly report provided to Hedge Connection by John Lowry, Managing Director at ML Capital, a leading global investment firm. The report is designed to help investment professionals identify key moves regarding demand across the various Alternative UCITS strategies. Respondents range across insurance, pension funds and the growing number of financial advisers allocating increasing client assets to the sector. Mr. Lowry leads the conversation in the Hedge Connection Boardroom as one of our featured Executives.
Hedge Connection is pleased to introduce this week’s DAILY INTELLIGENCE BRIEFING provided by McAlinden Research Partners. A unique briefing is presented early each week as a way to quickly glean important current trends in the global news flow and economic data. This extremely comprehensive report provides a way to identify actionable investment themes early. A snapshot of this… Read more »
BlackRock Second-Quarter Profit Climbs 11% as Assets Rise BlackRock Inc. (BLK), the world’s biggest money manager, said second-quarter profit rose 11 percent as investors added money to its funds, boosting assets and the fees for managing them. Net income increased to $808 million, or $4.72 a share, from $729 million, or $4.19 a share, a year earlier,… Read more »
The following thought piece was exclusively written for Hedge Connection and is a fascinating look at the current bull market from McAlinden Research Partners, a firm that specializes in identifying actionable investment themes early. Specifically, this report focuses on housing and tobacco and where MRP believes the current bull market is heading from here…
Popular liquid alts funds face regulatory scrutiny The fastest-growing segment of the mutual fund business is facing new scrutiny this summer from regulators who say they plan to zero in on both the marketing of the funds and the investment strategies they employ. Sources familiar with the Securities and exchange Commission’s plan to focus on… Read more »