The Great Convergence, the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect, and Zero Hedge Sep25

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2014: The Great Hedge Fund Convergence? After wildly varying hedge fund performance in 2013, managers have struggled to be different this year. A range of just 16 percentage points separated the best and worst performing hedge funds in the first half of 2014, according to data from BlackRock. Top decile funds in the asset manager’s universe… Read more »

Delaying Volcker, MIT Prof. Pleads Guilty (Video), and a New SEC Examination Aug13

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Banks push US Fed to delay Volcker Rule: WSJ Banks are lobbying U.S. policy makers for a delay of up to seven years from a provision requiring them to sell investments in private-equity and venture-capital funds, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Bank officials, trade groups and lawmakers are quietly pressing the… Read more »

BlackRock Rising, an Alpha Video, and Viking’s Illiquid Investment Jul16

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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 »