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Stimulus Measures Help Equity Hedge Funds Beat S&p 500 In 2020

Hedge fund industry assets reached a record high of $3.5 trillion last year. : Hedge funds had their best performance since 2009, thanks to a solid fourth quarter of 2020. Hedge fund industry assets reached a record high of $3.5 trillion last year. WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 28: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) heads back to her office ... [+] after she opened up the House floor on December 28, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump signed a COVID relief bill and government funding bill into law Sunday night, averting a government shutdown.
Read by 62% of LPs 2 hours, 6 minutes ago

Stock-picking Hedge Funds Land Investors Double-digit Gains In 2020 | Reuters

(Reuters) - The average hedge fund underperformed the wider stock market in 2020 but saw less volatility while stock-picking funds got a lift from technology and stay-at-home shares in a year beset by a pandemic and uncertainty around the U.S. election. Hedge funds, which aim to protect assets in market downturns and have faced criticism for many years for high fees and lacklustre returns, in 2020 showed a divergence in performance. The average hedge fund made 7.3% in the first 11 months of the year.
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Hedge Funds Sold Moderna, Biontech Shares Before Vaccine News

BOSTON (Reuters) - A number of hedge funds sold positions in two drug companies leading the race to a coronavirus vaccine in the quarter before both announced breakthroughs that lifted their stock prices, while a few took stakes in the companies during that time. Regulatory filings show that hedge funds sold millions of shares in drugmakers Moderna and BioNtech during the third quarter, missing out on big gains this month when each announced their vaccines are more than 94% effective.
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Istox Exec Says Digital Securities To Grow By "leaps And Bounds" As Dlt Based Platform Secures $50M Via Series A Round

iSTOX Exec Says Digital Securities to Grow by "Leaps and Bounds" as DLT based Platform Secures $50M via Series A Round Crowdfund Insider.
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Bitcoin Was Not A Response To The Financial Crisis Of 2008

In spite of the timing, bitcoin wasn't created as a result of the 2008 crisis - and this misunderstanding matters.
Read by 67% of LPs January 24, 2021

Hedge Funds Bet On Recovery In 2021

TORONTO (Reuters) - Some global hedge fund investors are going into 2021 optimistic about a speedy snap-back from the economic challenges related to the coronavirus pandemic. Hedge funds, which use leverage and employ more aggressive, often riskier strategies than other investors, believe many previously undesirable sectors, ranging from energy to retail, will rebound in 2021. Accounting for roughly $3 trillion in assets, hedge funds showed resilience in 2020, with many outperforming the market, according to investors.
Read by 76% of LPs January 22, 2021

Dentons Asset Management & Investment Funds Group: Real Estate Funds Outlook 2021 - Cautious Optimism But A Long Way To Go | Dentons

January is traditionally the time when experts look into their crystal ball and predict the outcome for the next 12 months. It would have taken some effort to correctly forecast what happened to real estate funds during 2020. Now, as a new administration prepares to take over in the US and, with mass vaccinations being implemented, we are hopefully on the path to returning to some form of normality, what lies in store for real estate funds in 2021?...By: Dentons.
Read by 72% of LPs January 22, 2021

A Quant Hedge Fund Has Decided To Back Some Human Stock Pickers

Bainbridge Partners, a $900 million hedge fund firm that relies on algorithms to make its money, is now giving human traders a chance. The London-based money manager is investing $60 million in Andra Asset Management, which uses fundamental analysis to bet on small- and medium-sized companies in Europe, according to a company statement. Bainbridge will also get a stake in the firm co-founded by Sarunas Mazeikis and Jacob Brahms.
Read by 62% of LPs January 22, 2021

Meet 7 Wealth Management Acquirers To Watch In 2021

Summary List PlacementAfter a record year for wealth management combinations, with acquirers scooping up more small wealth managers than in any year past, more deals are expected to take shape in 2021. Registered investment advisors, or RIAs, operate as independent shops managing wealthy clients' money and financial lives. They have multiplied in recent years, luring financial advisors away from the largest bank-owned US wealth managers with offers of more flexibility and control over their clients. The universe has now grown steadily in recent years, and now is larger than it has ever been.
Read by 47% of LPs January 22, 2021

Capreit Acquires Virginia Portfolio For $167M

The four properties span more than 1,000 units in the Richmond-Hampton Roads market. : Developer Waverton Associates Inc. has sold a four-property apartment portfolio in Virginia for $167 million, buoyed by a strong multifamily market in the Richmond-Hampton Roads region. CAPREIT, a large regional investor, purchased the 1,063-unit collection of assets, according to Yardi Matrix. NorthMarq, which represented the seller as well as the buyer, said in a statement that the properties were financed through the Virginia Housing Development Authority and that the off-market transaction involved the assumption of existing debt.
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