Who’s Shutting Down, Insider Traders Beware, and the Fall of the Bond King Dec3

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Hedge Funds Shut as Managers Struggle in Year of Two Percent Returns Hedge funds are shutting at a rate not seen since the financial crisis, as many managers post disappointing returns and an elite group of firms dominate money raising. The $37 billion Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP is the latest firm to close a… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Hedged News: BofA’s Problem, Fast Trading Data, and the IRR Disclosure Probe Oct29

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SEC Splits on BofA Business Curbs An internal disagreement within the Securities and Exchange Commission is threatening potentially lucrative revenue streams at Bank of America Corp. , according to people close to the situation. At stake is whether banks should face business restrictions after settling SEC enforcement actions. The SEC is deadlocked on whether to allow Bank… Read more »

Distilling The October Surprise: Dan Loeb’s Letter To Investors Oct22

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From Dan Loeb’s latest letter to investors:   Before October, both market corrections and rallies back had been quick and dramatic this year. We feared that there had been a paradigm shift until the last few days, but it now seems the market may be continuing this established pattern. Pinpointing the cause of the initial sharp… Read more »