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Business Insider The money-management industry has a diversity problem. A global study from Morningstar last year showed that only one in five mutual-fund managers is a woman – a rate that hasn’t budged since 2008. In the US, that number drops to one in 10. The US is a laggard, far behind countries such as Singapore […]

→  October 14, 2017

This article was published as a guest post on Hedge Connection on October 12, 2017. It is reprinted here with permission. Pepper Hamilton regularly advises emerging fund managers on the intricacies of launching a new hedge fund and the various legal structure options and documentation terms. Since we are typically an early touchpoint in the process, we […]

→  October 14, 2017

There is no doubt about it. Richard Cordray, the far-left head of the Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB) wants to run for governor of Ohio. Speculation is growing that an official announcement could come at any moment. I have no doubt that my fellow Ohioans will reject Obama-era holdover Cordray’s radical philosophy on Election Day, […]

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While investors globally grappled with the hell of low incomes under European Central Bank president Mario Draghi’s €2.3 trillion stimulus programme, the Church of Ireland’s investment advisers went searching for the promised land in the most unlikely of places. It emerged during the week that two Church of Ireland funds bought a multimillion-euro stake in […]

→  October 13, 2017

Introduction As we continue to migrate towards a world of higher short-term interest rates, hedge  funds  and  other  active managers have the potential to capitalize on an environment of increased dispersion in global asset price movements. We have already seen hedge fund alpha begin to improve in certain areas, despite a record level of assets […]

→  October 13, 2017

Japan, the world’s third-largest economy, may finally have put its deflationary past behind. Mired in malaise for more than three decades, the Japanese economy is showing signs that stimulus and reform policies under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe — known as Abenomics — are kicking in. Gross domestic product expanded for six straight quarters through June, […]

→  October 13, 2017

In March, a New York hedge fund installed a bronze Fearless Girl statue facing down Wall Street’s famous statue of a charging bull. It was an instant sensation. Feminists found it empowering and inspirational. Sen. Elizabeth Warren dropped by to take a photo with it. It was a public relations coup for the hedge fund, […]

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LONDON, Oct 13 (Reuters) – British hedge fund Man Group’s assets rose 7.9 percent in the third quarter, boosted by market gains and net inflows to its funds, including in emerging market debt. Total assets rose from $95.9 billion at the end of June to $103.5 billion at end of September, in line with consensus […]

→  October 12, 2017

It was March 2008 when an Australian banker flew into Harare International Airport as electoral unrest in the Zimbabwean capital threatened to boil over. But Vanja Baros, a London-based employee of $US34 billion ($43 billion) New York hedge fund Och-Ziff, was not involved with the latest trials of this broken country. SHARE Share on Facebook SHARE […]

→  October 12, 2017

In this article, I will take a quick look at TZ Limited’s (ASX:TZL) recent ownership structure – an unconventional investing subject, but an important one. Ownership structure has been found to have an impact on shareholder returns in both short- and long-term. If an activist institution invests the same amount of capital in a stock […]