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After arranging and coaching speakers for numerous short videos filmed by Asset TV during two recent Hedge Fund industry conferences – Hedgeopolis in New York and Global Fund Forum in Bermuda – I wanted to share a variety of takeaways including media advice a/k/a speaking tips for newbies. Many of these short videos by industry professionals representing hedge fund managers, allocators, service providers and regulators reflected first time experiences on camera and were unplanned or scheduled on extremely short notice including hours or even minutes in advance. Overall, the presenters stepped up to the challenge remarkably well, especially with very condensed or no media coaching. Whether you are considering this type of opportunity for the first time, planning further videos or completely frightened of the camera lights, my observations and advice are designed to provide useful tips and help you avoid common traps

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  Index • Emerging Markets • The United Kingdom • The Eurozone • Europe • Japan • The United States • Equity Markets • Alternatives • Energy • Commodities • Bitcoin • Food for Thought Emerging Markets 1. Let’s begin with the situation in Egypt, where the central bank hiked rates as it prepared to

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Global Fund Forum 2016 was a fantastic experience, and we’d like to thank the delegates, speakers and sponsors that made the event possible. Many have been kind enough to offer testimonials regarding the event and their experiences. Thank you for the kind words and we are looking forward to GFF2017. Enjoy a short video recap of Global Fund Forum 2016.

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Every so often a complaint pops up in the SEC’s filings that just leaves me shaking my head. Did the defendants actually think they could pull this off? Did Ryan Gilbertson, who the SEC filed a complaint against on Monday, really believe he and his business partner Michael Reger could get away with what the SEC presents as a highly choreographed money siphoning scheme? When it’s all laid out, it seems stupendously brazen

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Taste the rainbow! Grrr…   In September of this year, a curious story started making the rounds on my Facebook feed. It seems that the CDC had underestimated the rate of cat scratch disease among the general population, determining that it was both more common and perhaps more severe than previously thought. Folks in my

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