Falcone Steps Down, the HSBC Leak, and Mitigating Taxes Nov26

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Philip Falcone, Hedge Fund Chief in Exile, Is Stepping Down Philip A. Falcone, the hedge fund manager who made billions betting against the housing market and then lost a bundle trying to build a wireless network, is once again trying to reinvent himself. In a surprising move, Mr. Falcone is stepping down as the chief… Read more »

Emerging Manager 2015 Travel Planner Nov20

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Meredith Jones from Alternative Investment Research contributed the following post. As emerging managers start thinking about capital raising for 2015, it’s time to think about travel planning and investor meetings. Even though a recent survey of investors found that two-thirds are willing to meet with a manager in whom they don’t plan to invest, who… Read more »

Increasing Risk Appetite, a Rate Hike Video, and Goldman’s “Best Ideas” Nov19

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State Street Research predicts widespread increase in pension fund risk appetite and alternative allocations Over the next three years, 77 per cent of pension funds expect their appetite for investment risk to increase to enable them to meet long-term liabilities and deliver optimal value for members. That’s according to a new report from State Street,… Read more »

$5.1 Billion in Redemptions, Cohen’s New Giacometti, and Year-End Bonuses Nov12

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Hedge funds redeemed USD5.1bn in September but outperformed S&P 500 The hedge fund industry redeemed USD5.1 billion (0.2 per cent of assets) in September, the largest outflow since December 2013 and only the second outflow this year, according to TrimTabs and BarclayHedge. “Hedge fund inflows slowed sharply in the third quarter,” says Sol Waksman, president… Read more »

Mi Alpha Pi – A Look At The Sources of Alpha Nov11

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Meredith Jones from Alternative Investment Research contributed the following post. While at the Grosvenor Small and Emerging Managers Conference last week in Chicago, I started thinking about alpha. Despite all of the naysayers out there quick to announce the death of alpha, I would actually suggest that alpha is alive and well and living in many portfolios…. Read more »