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Do hedge funds deliver?
I love meeting with clients. Sharing insights and engaging in lively dialogue about their fears, concerns, wants and needs, our ideas and strategies, and the ever-evolving capital markets… what's not to love? Well, maybe one thing. Downtime in reception areas, which inevitably leads to perusing the
Size matters: Gundlach says DoubleLine will cap assets around $100 billion
Star fund manager says he doesn't want to resort to 'shadow markets' like derivatives.
Senior manager at SAC Capital indicted for fraud
The probe over alleged insider trading at SAC Capital is inching ever closer to boss Steven A. Cohan. On Friday, Michael Steinberg, a senior executive at the besieged hedge fund, was indicted for fraud.
SEC charges Belesis, hedge fund manager with fraud
The SEC on Friday charged indie B-D owner -- and 'Wall Street 2' actor -- Tommy Belesis with fraud, claiming he bullied a fund manager into giving him excessive fees.
Google the new Apple of big investors' eyes
Google Inc. was the favorite stock of both mutual fund and hedge fund managers at the end of last year, replacing Apple Inc., according to research from FactSet Research Systems Inc. and Citigroup Inc. The king of Internet search was among the top 10 holdings of 19 of the top 50 actively managed
Volatile markets call for flexibility
A long-short approach can help navigate uncertainty but requires particular attention
Hedge funds benefit insiders only
The following is an excerpt from “The Hedge Fund Mirage: The Illusion of Big Money and Why It's Too Good to be True,” by Simon Lack (John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2012).
A fourth asset class? Investors are piling in
If asset flows can be trusted as a guide, the appetite among financial advisers for hedged-equity exposure is reaching a fever pitch, and that suggests plenty about the growing unease in the financial markets.
What exactly are managed futures?
In my many conversations with investment professionals about asset allocation, I usually refer to managed-futures investing as participating in a distinct asset class. I'm corrected occasionally with the comment: “Managed futures is an investment strategy, not an asset class.”
Damn the torpedoes, Guggenheim launches hedge fund platform for RIAs
Guggenheim Investment Advisory today launched a hedge fund platform for independent registered investment advisers.
Franklin angles into alts with major acquisition - InvestmentNews
Franklin angles into alts with major acquisition Acquisition expands retail-focused shop's push into alts By Jeff Benjamin November 1, 2012 10:53 am ET Less than two months after announcing the deal, Franklin Resources Inc. (BEN) has completed its majority-stake purchase of K2 Advisors Holdings
Advisers' next chore might be to clip the hedges - InvestmentNews
That was the question in Chicago last week at the InvestmentNews Alternative Investments Conference. Facing off were two noted investors. Arguing the case against hedge funds was Simon Lack, principal and founder of SL Advisors LLC. Defending hedge funds and alternative investments was Ed
SEC must hedge bets on advertising
The agency should go back to the drawing board to come up with a plan that has safeguards in it to minimize the very real dangers facing the investing public.
Big fund companies likely big winners in hedge fund ad rule
Firms with alts like BlackRock, JPMorgan have muscle to seize the opportunity
Taking the alternatives route to portfolio construction
InvestmentNews: Let's ask each of our panelists to take a minute to tell our audience a little bit about themselves, their firms and how they use alternative investments in their portfolios. Why don't we start with you, Richard?Mr. Bregman: I am the founder and CEO of MJB Asset Management. We are a
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