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 »

August Gains, Jeffrey Ubben, the Inversion Pioneer, and Easing the Advertising Ban Sep10

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Hedge Funds Rebound in August Hedge funds rebounded strongly in August, with the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index up 1.36%, while the MSCI World Index gained 2.48%. On a year-to-date basis, hedge funds are up 4.22%, falling slightly behind underlying markets, as the MSCI World Index returned 5.96% over the same period…   Via Advisor.ca Inversion… Read more »

Impact Investing: A Message From The World Economic Forum Sep5

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The following is a note from Abigail Noble, Head of Impact Investing initiatives at the World Economic Forum.   Today we are pleased to share with you the second report in the series, From Ideas to Practice, Pilots to Strategy: Practical Solutions and Actionable Insights on How to Do Impact Investing. This series is both an attempt… Read more »

Huge Net Inflows, The 2014 Investor Survey, and Counterintuitive Investing Sep3

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Hedge Funds Buoyed in First Half by Private Wealth Allocations Hedge fund managers may be feeling competitive pressure for investor assets, but their fundraising is thriving. Alternative investments data provider Preqin reported Thursday that 73% of some 100 hedge fund managers it surveyed in June said competition in fundraising had become more intense over the… Read more »