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Write-Offs: 4.20.15

Greece is still desperate; Hedge funds into single-bet ideas; "Why I started a financial-services firm for pot"; Michael Jordan versus LeBron James debate ends in arrest; AND MORE.

Five Stocks Billionaires Think Can Double In Price

At we strive to curate the best ideas from the world’s best billionaire investors and hedge funds.  Many of the richest investors primarily pursue situations where they believe they can influence change in a company, and subsequently create tremendous value for shareholders. Below are five stocks owned by billionaire investors, [...]

David Einhorn really ripped into GE in his fund's quarterly letter

Closely-followed hedge fund manager David Einhorn, the CEO of Greenlight Capital, blasted General Electric Co. in his fund's first quarter letter. Earlier this month, GE announced plans to exit most of its $500 billion GE Capital business and sell its $26.5 billion real-estate portfolio. Show More Summary

ETF Investors Split On Europe: Street One Financial

European woes spread across the market on Friday, helping perpetuate the slide in stocks and exchange traded funds. Today, Street One Financial’s Paul Weisbruch notes that he observed some “disaster” hedging in the prominent equity-based SPDR Euro STOXX 50 ETF (FEZ) in Friday’s heavy trading volume: The May 35 puts traded in good size (>40,000 [...]

The hot trend in hedge fund land is going all in on one single investment idea

It's like a hedge fund except the fees are lower, your funds are tied up for longer, and the firm is even more secretive than usual about its bets. That, and your money only goes to one single investment. These single-bet funds, called co-investments, are gaining prominence on Wall Street, reports The Wall Street Journal's Rob Copeland. Show More Summary

ETF Assets Will Soon Surpass Hedge Funds: ETFGI

Total ETF assets are approaching record levels, and could soon be greater than hedge funds’ assets. That’s according to Deborah Fuhr, founder of London-based ETFGI, who told Professional Planner’s Simon Hoyle that ETF assets had reached $2.93 trillion at the end of the first quarter. That number puts ETFs on track to probably reach more [...]

Multibillion Hedge Fund Manager: "Ultimately QE Will Fail; US And China Might Enter Recession At The Same Time"

By Russell Clark, investment manager of Horseman Capital Management, March 2015 monthly newsletter I have somewhat depressingly spent most of my time as a fund manager net short. I had expected way back in 2012 that I would move the fund net short, capture a big move lower in markets, look like a hero and go long. Show More Summary

Hedge Funds Push Co-Investments: WSJ

Hedge funds have long been known for their high fees (even if that doesn’t always translate into bigger returns.) Now, however, investors have a chance to invest in these funds at a much lower rate. There’s just one catch…. Specifically, these lower rates apply only for co-investments—secretive, single-investment ideas that require quick-to-the-trigger investors willing to [...]

Activist hedge funds are coming

The stockmarket is ripe for the rise of activist hedge funds — but only if local investors are prepared to embrace them.

Morning Funds News: Carlyle Closing Funds, Gold Slips, Corzine Hedge Fund?

Former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine is mulling a return to finance—specifically launching his own hedge fund. Julie Steinberg and Rob Copland, The Wall Street Journal. Carlyle Group (CG) is liquidating two of its year-old mutual funds as it seeks a new direction in the world of liquid alternative funds. Greg Roumelitois, Reuters. Institutional Investors [...]

Former NJ Gov. Jon Corzine considering hedge fund comeback

23 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

Jon Corzine, the former chief executive of bankrupt financial services firm MF Global, is considering starting his own hedge fund.

Opening Bell: 4.20.15

Jon Corzine wants to be your hedge fund manager; Greece is still screwed; Short-sellers aren't doing so hot; "Chiropractor Performs Exorcisms And Barters For Sex With Patients"; and more.

Wall Street's B.S. About Bernanke's New Job

Former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke announced last week that he had accepted an offer to become a senior advisor to a hedge fund. Wall Street howled that Bernanke had done something so wrong that it was close to criminal. For example, take a look at this piece from CNBC [...]

Vapor Capital Asset Mismanagement LP: Jon Corzine Planning Hedge Fund Launch

Shortly after Jon Corzine not only destroyed MF Global but "vaporized" $1.6 billion in supposedly segregated client funds which were illegally commingled with operating cash, Jon Corzine had a brief encounter with the legal system including several kangaroo court sessions in Congress, which ultimately led to absolutely nothing for two simple reasons. Show More Summary

Almost 4 years after MF Global failed, Jon Corzine is reportedly getting ready for a comeback

Jon Corzine is thinking about making a comeback. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Corzine, who was formerly chairman of Goldman Sachs and the CEO at hedge fund MF Global before it went bankrupt in 2011, is considering...Show More Summary

Say It Ain’t So, Ben

By James Kwak Is it the money? No. Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke, the man who saved the global economy, is becoming an adviser for Citadel, a hedge fund management company. Bernanke will provide advice to Citadel’s fund managers and … Continue reading ?

When Hedge Funds Become Family Offices

For a number of reasons, some hedge funds are returning outside capital and adopting the legal structure of a family office to run their own monies. What is telling is that many of these private investment companies are having some difficulties when they seek to expand the services they provide [...]

What Bernanke's New Employer Had To Say About Him Just 2 Years Ago

Having previously explained the 175,846,629,768 reasons why former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke would join Citadel - the most-levered hedge fund in the world and alleged conduit of fed put protection; we thought it intriguing to note what billionaire Citadel Ken Griffin had to say about Bernanke and his policies just 2 years ago... Show More Summary

The Long Marriage of Mindfulness and Money

Last month, on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Deepak Chopra described the usefulness of meditation for people on Wall Street. Speaking about a friend who manages a hedge fund, he said, “His entire staff meditates. I know many others now on Wall Street that we teach, actually. Show More Summary

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