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U.S. presidential contest takes center stage for investors →  September 24, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO Who becomes the next U.S. president will be a primary focus for Wall Street next week and beyond, starting on Monday with the first debate between candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. While the White House race has so far had little discernible effect on the market, that may soon change as polls […]

Court rules Kentucky pension systems can be sued for bad investments →  September 25, 2016

Kentucky Retirement Systems cannot cite sovereign immunity to avoid a lawsuit alleging it has squandered hundreds of millions of dollars on “illegal and imprudent investments,” the state Court of Appeals ruled Friday. The suit, filed as a class action in 2014 by the Northern Kentucky city of Fort Wright, alleges that KRS violates the law […]

McDonald’s (MCD), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Among Hedge Funds’ Favorite Dividend Aristocrats →  September 25, 2016

Dividend aristocrats are by definition some of the most wide-moat and dependable stocks available on the market today. Dividend aristocrats are stocks that have had their dividend payments increased for at least the last 25 years, passing the tests of the 2002 and 2008 recessions with flying colors. Each one also has strong pricing power and considerable […]

Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA)’s Growth Is Pushing Hedge Funds Towards Lithium Stocks →  September 25, 2016

Undoubtedly, Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) has been a major disruptor in the auto industry with its battery-operated cars, but the electric car maker has been shaking up metal markets as well. Tesla and other electric-vehicle makers are viewed as the major factor in the growing demand for lithium in the upcoming years and decades. Lithium […]

N.J. hedge fund wins $40M in defamation lawsuit, report says →  September 25, 2016

MORRISTOWN — A Parsippany-based hedge fund and two of its principals received about $40 million in damages over a defamatory report in 2002 about the men and the company, the Daily Record reported. An eight-person civil jury in Morris County awarded NuWave Investment Corp. and its principals Troy Buckner and John S. Ryan a total of $40,407,446 in […]

Yahoo! Inc.: This Could Be a Big Problem for YHOO Stock →  September 24, 2016

Yahoo Stock Could Tumble as Hackers Put Verizon Deal in Doubt It appears as if investors remain optimistic that Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) and Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) will conclude their deal. But, a “significant and serious” data leak at Yahoo, affecting hundreds of millions of users, threatens to bring down the value of Yahoo stock. […]

Jeremy Corbyn is poised for ANOTHER crushing victory in leadership battle as Andy Burnham warns that more bitter infighting with MPs could KILL Labour →  September 24, 2016

Jeremy Corbyn demanded rebel MPs fall into line today after securing another crushing victory in the leadership contest. The veteran left-winger played down the prospect of concessions to bring the deeply divided party back together – instead critics had to respect the fact he received 61.8 per cent of the votes from activists.  It is […]

U.S. presidential contest takes center stage for investors →  September 24, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO Who becomes the next U.S. president will be a primary focus for Wall Street next week and beyond, starting on Monday with the first debate between candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. While the White House race has so far had little discernible effect on the market, that may soon change as polls […]

Proposed rule changes open door to ‘retail-ization’ of hedge funds in Canada →  September 24, 2016

TORONTO • Canada’s securities regulators are proposing changes that will open the door to retail investors who want to put their money into investment funds pursuing alternative strategies, such as hedge funds. The Canadian Securities Administrators published the proposals, which have been in the making since 2013, on Thursday. “This can be viewed as a […]

Hedge Fund Fees Need to Fall Further, Investor Survey Finds →  September 24, 2016

Hedge fund fees need to fall further according to an investor survey by Preqin Ltd., as the industry struggles to justify its 2-and-20 fee structure amid lackluster returns. Seventy-three percent of institutional investors said management fees need to decline further over the next 12 months, according to the survey, released Friday. Fifty-four percent said performance […]

Exploring The Alignment Of Interests Between Hedge Fund Managers And Investors →  September 24, 2016

Exploring The Alignment Of Interests Between Hedge Fund Managers And Investors Foreword I am delighted to contribute the foreword to this important new AIMA paper, “In Concert ? Exploring the alignment of interests between hedge fund managers and investors” on behalf of the AIMA Investor Steering Committee (ISC).1 Since the global financial crisis, the nature […]