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Something Has to Give !?

This graph/chart from the Economist really blew my mind and got me thinking: The hedge fund industry held $2.9 trillion of assets in June. Exchange-traded funds did better […] The post Something Has to Give !? appeared first on Trends... Find them, ride them and get off..

Hedge funds are getting smoked by the commodities slump

The collapse in commodity prices has burnt another hedge fund. Vermillion, a commodity hedge fund backed by Carlyle Group, has seen its flagship fund's assets fall from nearly $2 billion to less $50 million, The Wall Street Journal is reporting. Show More Summary

It looks as if Chris Christie's got himself another billionaire

Steve Cohen, the billionaire hedge fund manager and founder of Point72 Asset Management, has donated $1 million to the "super PAC" supporting New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), according to government filings. His wife, Alexandra, who runs the Cohen family charitable organization, has also donated $1 million to the group, America Leads. Show More Summary

Hedge fund magnate donates $11 million to Cruz super PAC

Hedge-fund magnate Robert Mercer contributed $11 million to the Keep the Promise I super PAC, which is supporting Sen. Ted Cruz's bid for the Republican presidential nomination, a Federal Election Commission filing revealed Friday. Mercer's donation is the largest single donation by any donor to a super PAC reported thus far. That single donation accounts […]

Head Trader Of World's 4th Largest Hedge Fund Caught In HFT Frontrunning Scandal

Shortly after we reported the latest market-rigging scandal, in which ITG was busted for frontrunning sellside clients in its dark pool in what has been since dubbed a "trading experiment" (because it sounds better than criminal conspiracy...Show More Summary

10 Friday AM Reads

Another interesting 5 day run hurtles towards the weekend — we have your back with our morning train reads: • A Ten-Year Love Affair with Hedge Funds. Part four of CIO’s Google Trends series: How investors fell in and out of love with hedge funds—and how the relationship survives (Chief Investment Officer) • Flat stock markets: It’s not all doom and gloom...Read More

Macro Musings: Yelp and Twitter are In Trouble, and Gig Economy Unicorns Ain’t Feeling So Hot

Silicon Valley is the new Wall Street. Learning to code is the new ticket to riches… Google is the new Goldman Sachs… and tech startups with stock options are the new hedge funds (where you might fizzle out but also might hit it big). Show More Summary

Queens billionaire donates $8.5 million to charter schools

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

A Queens-bred billionaire hedge fund manager has donated $8.5 million to open new charter schools in the city.

ACTIVIST HEDGE FUND: There is 'no such thing as a permanent trend in the markets'

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Paul Singer's $27 billion hedge fund Elliott Associates is worried about Europe's prospects and is bracing for fresh market turbulence. In a letter to investors dated July 23 and seen by Reuters on Thursday, the New York-based firm told clients that it has returned 2.8 percent in its Elliott Associates, L.P. Show More Summary

U.S. Asks Supreme Court to Review Insider Trading Ruling

The solicitor general asked the court to examine the ruling that tossed out the convictions of two hedge fund managers, Anthony Chiasson and Todd Newman.

Hedge Fund Billionaire John Paulson Gives $8.5 Million To Open New Success Academy Schools

John Paulson, the billionaire head of hedge fund Paulson & Co., said on Thursday he would donate $8.5 million to charter school network Success Academy, as it opens new middle schools schools in the New York City area.

There's a billionaire hedge fund manager in the new Google CFO's Wall Street fanclub

Billionaire hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman, the founder of $10 billion Omega Advisors, is super bullish on Google and its new CFO. The 72-year-old investor said in his fund's second-quarter letter that he snapped up a position in the tech giant in mid-April. Show More Summary

Here are some incredible toys hedge fund boss Steve Cohen has bought with his billions

SAC Capital founder Steve Cohen has an estimated net worth of more than  $11 billion. These are some of the incredible things he does with all that money.   Produced by Eames Yates Follow BI Video:   On Facebook  Join the conversation about this story »

The hedge fund managers who work for tips

Hedge funds are for suckers,” Bloomberg proclaimed in a headline in 2013. According to the article, one reason they’re “for suckers” is they are expensive. The industry standard for the management of these funds is known as the “2 & 20” rule: firms take 20% of the earnings on the money they manage, and a 2% “management fee” of the total assets. Show More Summary

The Confusion Over China’s Stock Market

“To predict Chinese stocks is mission impossible,” says Troy Gayeski, senior portfolio manager at Skybridge Capital, the $13.5 billion alternative asset manager that largely invests in hedge funds. “China is the epitome of a market where outcomes are completely divorced from any rational input you can calculate.”

Investors and Their Bankers Want Everything From Puerto Rico

3 days agoNews : Truthdig

Martin Teschner / CC BY-ND 2.0 Billionaire hedge fund managers have demanded that Puerto Rico lay off teachers, close schools, raise taxes, sell billions of dollars worth of public buildings and drastically cut public spending in order...Show More Summary

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