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The Symbiosis of Institutional Investors and Activist Hedge Funds

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  Second quarter 2016 has waxed brutally for hedge funds in the realm of regulatory compliance. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has called on investigative authority over hedge funds such as RD Legal Capital LLC and Platinum Partners LP for full disclosure of investment vehicles and practices. Of late, Visium Asset Management has joined […]

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Emerging Economies – Black Holes or Treasure Troves?

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It is often said that there is no gain without risk. The greater the risk, the greater the potential gain; and the greater the potential gain, the greater the potential risk. Investors look to emerging economies because the potential for gain is great; but at the same time, the potential risk is great. Until just […]

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Financial Impacts of Foreign Events

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Events around the world have an impact on financial policy, investment strategy, trade and commerce, and each of these has an impact on the others. It is time to do another review of global events and their financial impact. This article contains both analysis and my own editorial opinion. It does not necessarily reflect the […]

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Hedge Fund Performance and Regulation

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The hedge fund industry has taken quite a hit over the past year, leaving institutional investors fairly disappointed with ROI expectations. Preqin, the industry’s leading investment analytics company cited its 2015’s aggregate 2.02% return as the worst since 2011. Preqin further reported that 44% of fund managers reported failure to meet return objectives. The hedge […]

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The World In a (Cracked) Nutshell: Things Happen

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Picture used with permission from William Reid of www.northernpecans.blogspot.com Investors and people in the business world need to be aware of world events and the impact they have on their business outcomes. Recent events of which we should all be aware are: The Russian-Turkish Rivalry The Apparent Steadying of the European Economy The Death of […]

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