Mitch Lasky is a general partner at Benchmark, one of the world’s leading VC funds. Lasky discusses the decision-making process at Benchmark, why he prefers smaller VC teams and areas that he feels are highly investable.
The venture capital-backed deal market has recorded its largest ever quarter, as 2,062 deals were announced worth a combined $47 billion. Preqin expects these figures to rise by around 5% as more information becomes available, but Q2 2017 already surpasses the previous record of $43 billion in venture capital-backed deals recorded in Q3 2015.
After spending three decades focusing on things like economic trends, currency moves, politics and policy, Spindel has been confounded by markets shaped by low volatility, algorithms and more. He finally gave up and closed his nine-year-old hedge fund. “I felt the intensity of following markets at a time of increasing political and economic confusion very hard,” said Spindel, founder of Potomac River Capital in Washington. “My entire career had centered on an understanding of monetary politics and I had trouble getting my head around it all. It was exhausting.” These are troubled -- and troubling -- times for macro managers,...
French cooperative Axereal said on Wednesday (July 5) that Singapore's state investor Temasek and French farmer-controlled investment fund Unigrains had taken a stake in its Boortmalt unit, the world's fifth largest malt producer, through a capital increase.
Chinese investment in foreign real estate reached a record $133.7 billion in calendar year 2016. While investment has slowed somewhat in 2017, it's still projected to top $100 billion by the end of the year. Here's why Australian real estate is particularly attractive among the Chinese.
The favored targets of activists, said corporate attorney David Katz, at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, are "companies that have a lot of cash that haven't been returned to shareholders."
Tages Capital (Tages) in partnership with Chicago & Bellevue based Rotella Capital Management (Rotella), has launched the Tages International Funds SICAV – Tages Rotella UCITS Fund. This will be the fourth sub-fund of Tages International Funds SICAV, a UCITS-compliant umbrella fund structure domiciled in Luxembourg and regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF).
UMass Amherst's equal-weighted CISDM hedge fund index gained 0.18% in May, according to a flash update from the school on June 30, largely tracking with other hedge fund industry metrics showing gains for the month.
Is it time to prepare for another tech crash? Seth Klarman is considered to be one of the best value investors alive today. Even though it's impossible for most investors to benefit from his success as his hedge fund, Baupost...
LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - Hedge fund managers had amassed a record number of short positions in petroleum futures and options by the start of last week, which primed the oil market for a sharp short-covering rally at the end of the month.