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By Ginger Szala Notwithstanding the evident benefits of HFT in electronic markets, many market participants…
February and April 2014, Pershing Square acquired 9.7% of the shares of Allergan, a pharm company based in…
Hedge Funds, Access to Alternatives
For seekers of alpha, recent headline news seems bearish for the euro and bullish on the U.S. dollar. The…
Asset Allocation
Wealth Management Unwrapped is Charlotte B. Beyer’s new book about how high-net-worth individuals ought to go…
State of the Industry, Asset Allocation, Access to Alternatives
A new Preqin report discusses the rate of private fund investment in the infrastructure associated with…
Private Equity, Infrastructure, ESG
Modern markets are hugely complex environments. CME Group, for example, trades in excess of three billion…
Asset Allocation
For years now, the Singapore-based hedge fund advisor GFIA has sent out its monthly report, Research Insights…
Manager Selection, Hedge Funds, Asset Allocation
Our readers are probably aware by now that Mercuria has closed on its purchase of JP Morgan’s energy trading…
Access to Alternatives
A front-page story in The Wall Street Journal for Wednesday, October 29 discussed possible insider trading in…
Hedge Funds
A new Financial Stability Paper from the Bank of England offers some re-assurance about the adequacy of the ‘…
Risk Management
A recent paper by Nathan Swen, of the McCombs School of Business, University of Texas, compares the “timing…
State of the Industry, Risk Management, Asset Allocation
On August 15, 2014, an official of the Bank of Papua New Guinea spoke at the opening of the Women’s Micro…
ESG, Asset Allocation
Unseal the Doomsday book! Yes, though, I know: governments never run out of excuses to keep secrets. Further…
Access to Alternatives
By Andrew Beer As of mid-month October, the S&P 500 was down over 5% and the MSCI World was down 6%. In…
Manager Selection, Hedge Funds
Early this month the price of gold dipped briefly below $1,200 an ounce. Since then it has risen, not all…
Asset Allocation