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December 16, 2016

10 Most Important Reads Of The Week - Dec 16, 2016

<p>The week of Dec. 12 has been a busy one. Bill Gates and a slew of other high-profile investors are creating a $1 billion green energy fund. Trusted Insight profiled how Mark Canavan largely avoided the fallout of the financial crisis and how that led him to generate stellar returns upon joining the New Mexico Educational Retirement Board.&nbsp;Trusted Insight also named the top 30 family office investors in 2016, including an exclusive interview Asher Noor, chief investment officer&nbsp;of the AlTouq single-family office. And that&#39;s just a sneak peak of this eventful week in institutional investing.</p>
Read by 54% of LPs

December 15, 2016

How I Avoided The Financial Crisis, Earned 50% Net IRR | Mark Canavan, New Mexico Educational Retirement Board | Exclusive Q&A - Part 2

Before Canavan pioneered institutional investments&rsquo; charge into a new definition of investing in real assets at New Mexico ERB, he helped his previous employer, the New Mexico Treasurer&rsquo;s Office, avoid the mistakes that crippled institutions across the world &ndash; the prevalence of low-quality asset-backed securities. This is part two of our conversation with Canavan.&nbsp;&nbsp;
Read by 51% of LPs

bloomberg.com January 11, 2016

Former LTCM Managers Start Firm To Tap China Hedge-Fund Demand

Former Long-Term Capital Management executives have started a firm that will connect Chinese investors with international hedge funds, as turmoil in the world&rsquo;s second-largest equities market spurs demand for overseas assets. Sycamore is officially opening for business later this month, joining firms such as Springs Capital and Noah Holdings Ltd. in helping Chinese investors gain access to international investments as the nation makes gradual moves to open its capital account. The...
Read by 35% of LPs

businessinsider.com October 09, 2015

Online lending is becoming huge thanks to a practice blamed for the financial crisis

Online lending is already big, but&nbsp;the inflow of funds from large investors into the sector could make it huge. The money is coming in two ways: investment in the startups, and the&nbsp;securitization of loans, according to a Keefe, Bruyette &amp; Woods&nbsp;report.Startups like SoFi&nbsp;and Commonbond&nbsp;are repackaging consumer loans into asset-backed securities (bonds) and selling them onto investors including hedge funds and banks.Proceeds from the bond sales are turned into more loans.Asset-backed securities were also used to bundle mortgages during the run-up to the financial crisis &ndash; and blamed for excessive risk taking by mortgage lenders who offloaded the debt to other...
Read by 66% of LPs

fa-mag.com September 30, 2015

Fast Flows Amplify Risk of Mutual Funds That Mimic Hedge Funds

Alternative funds experience larger swings in the size of investor redemptions, which could be a big problem if interest rates spur market turmoil.
Read by 50% of LPs

bloomberg.com September 29, 2015

Fast Flows Boost Risk of Mutual Funds Mimicking Hedge Funds

Alternative mutual funds, which mimic the strategies of hedge funds by using leverage and short selling, have outflows that are harder to predict, according to a paper released last week by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. That’s because alternative funds experience larger swings in the size of investor redemptions, with the variation of the typical fund’s flows more than twice as great as that of the broader industry, the agency’s economists...
Read by 36% of LPs

dealbreaker.com September 18, 2015

Market Turmoil Not Done Proving Hedge Fund Manager Right, Hedge Fund Manager Says

Ray Bakhramov has been waiting for these days, when the global markets would plummet and whipsaw and finally make him a mint. Three years, to be precise. Three years during which he lost a money. A lot of money: Down double-digits every year kind of money. And now that they&rsquo;ve come, and made his money back and thensome, Ray Bakhramov isn&rsquo;t ready to let go. Forum&rsquo;s main fund notched a 24 percent gain in July and jumped 60 percent the following month, fueled by short positions in the Chinese yuan and the Taiwanese and Singapore dollars, according to a letter...
Read by 75% of LPs

bloomberg.com September 17, 2015

Hedge Fund Returning 107% Sees More China, Emerging-Market Pain

Bakhramov, the chief investment officer of the $100 million Forum Asset Management, said he&rsquo;s been betting on an emerging-market slump since 2012. His conviction led to three years of losses of 10 percent to 20 percent in his Global Opportunity Fund. Bakhramov finally got his wish in July and August, as did a handful of managers who made multi-year wagers that emerging-market stocks and currencies would begin to tumble, starting with...
Read by 75% of LPs

chicagobusiness.com August 21, 2015

Another day, another giant funding round for Avant

The Chicago-based company has brought in $339 million in new debt financing to fuel its insatiable online consumer lending platform.
Read by 41% of LPs

valuewalk.com June 01, 2015

92% Of Hedge Fund Capital Concentrated Among Top 11%

The hedge fund industry has now reached $3.16tn in assets as of the end of Q1 2015, but a growing proportion of these assets are concentrated among a small pool of large managers. The “$1bn Club”, wh...
Read by 52% of LPs