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Bitcoin slips to around $16,300, futures volumes drop →  December 12, 2017

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Virtual currency bitcoin dipped slightly from the previous session’s record highs on Tuesday, after a month of whirlwind and volatile gains leading up to the launch of bitcoin futures on the weekend. Bitcoin was quoted at $16,390 on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange, down half a percent or $80 from its previous close. […]

Armstrong: from corporate intelligence to hedge fund management →  December 13, 2017

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City of London Investment Management Co. Ltd. Raises Stake in Swiss Helvetia Fund, Inc. (The) (NYSE:SWZ) →  December 13, 2017

City of London Investment Management Co. Ltd. grew its holdings in Swiss Helvetia Fund, Inc. (The) (NYSE:SWZ) by 488.6% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 198,755 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 164,987 shares during the period. […]

32886 Shares in Praxair, Inc. (PX) Purchased by FNY Partners Fund LP →  December 13, 2017

FNY Partners Fund LP acquired a new stake in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 32,886 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,595,000. Praxair comprises about 0.8% of FNY Partners Fund LP’s portfolio, making […]

Cayman Finance CEO Jude Scott participates in Bloomberg/Hedge Fund Association’s 2017 Global Regulatory Briefing →  December 13, 2017

  George Town, Grand Cayman – Jude Scott, CEO of Cayman Finance, spoke as a panelist on Wednesday, November 1, at the Hedge Fund Association’s 2017 Global Regulatory Briefing. The event took place at the office of Bloomberg LP in New York City, New York. “Regulators, law enforcement authorities and industry associations like Cayman Finance […]

Is Another Ethereum Hard Fork Needed with Current All Time High? →  December 13, 2017

Credit:iStock.com/BackyardProduction With Bitcoin Futures grabbing all the limelight, the number two cryptocurrency is not far behind. Ethereum is trading near all-time high, and ETH prices are hovering around $550.00. With more banks opting for the platform to meet stricter regulations, the currency shall keep grabbing headlines in future. At present, ethereum hard fork news has […]

Daisy Ridley wows at Star Wars: The Last Jedi UK premiere  →  December 12, 2017

The Force arrived in London on Tuesday night at the out-of-this world UK premiere of hotly anticipated film Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Lead stars Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill made a dazzling entrance into the London premiere at the Royal Albert Hall, looking truly out-of-this-world as they posed up in front of a army […]

Bitcoin slips to around $16,300, futures volumes drop →  December 12, 2017

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Virtual currency bitcoin dipped slightly from the previous session’s record highs on Tuesday, after a month of whirlwind and volatile gains leading up to the launch of bitcoin futures on the weekend. Bitcoin was quoted at $16,390 on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange, down half a percent or $80 from its previous close. […]

A Hedge Fund Giant Found Lots of Value in Failure →  December 12, 2017

(Bloomberg) By any conceivable measure, Ray Dalio, head of Bridgewater Associates LP, is a wild success. The founder of the world’s largest hedge fund with $160 billion in assets under management is one of the world’s 100 wealthiest people; the firm he built has been called the fifth most important private company in America; his […]

Australia’s crackdown on property lending fuels lucrative debt market →  December 12, 2017

[SYDNEY] Australia’s push to control a housing bubble by reining in bank lending to property developers has unleashed a highly profitable market for shadow lenders, including international hedge funds. The lenders are funding some developers at more than double the interest rate for the same type of loans that banks were providing just a few […]

AI firm to use machine-learning programs to decipher corporate earnings announcements →  December 12, 2017

SYDNEY – After applying his machine-learning programs to central bank policy statements to churn out trading calls, a hedge fund-backed political economy specialist is aiming his sights on corporate earnings announcements. Evan Schnidman, a 31-year-old who set up his own firm after a Harvard University Ph.D. dissertation that looked at the Federal Reserve’s communications, is […]