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techcrunch.com May 17, 2018

Boston Startups May See Some Fresh Checks As Underscore Vc Closes On Its Second Fund - Techcrunch

There's a whole lot of data and information that's stored in the cloud, and it's critical that consumers and enterprises alike be able to trust that this information is safe and accurate. Such is the primary investing thesis of Underscore VC, a three-year-old, Boston-based early-stage firm that is today taking the wraps off a second [...]
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venturebeat.com May 17, 2018

Heartland Tech Weekly: Can A Fund Of Funds Direct More Venture Capital To Midwest Startups?

In places with fewer venture capitalists and a less established tech industry like the Midwest, I've often heard from venture capitalists that it can be difficult to get institutional investors off the sidelines and investing in local venture capital funds. They're hesitant to invest in venture capital in general, and even more hesitant to invest in newer [...]
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hfalert.com May 16, 2018

Hedge Fund Alert :: Search Results

A large fund-of-funds manager raised a red flag about Premium Point Investments' asset-valuation policy seven years before a federal grand jury indicted the firm's founder and two other executives on fraud and conspiracy charges.In 2011, while conducting a due-diligence review of Premium Point, the unidentified fund of funds challenged a proposal by the fund manager to use "imputed" broker quotes to mark portfolios of...
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hfalert.com May 16, 2018

Hedge Fund Alert :: Search Results

A large fund-of-funds manager raised a red flag about Premium Point Investments' asset-valuation policy seven years before a federal grand jury indicted the firm's founder and two other executives on fraud and conspiracy charges. In 2011, while conducting a due-diligence review of Premium Point, the unidentified fund of funds challenged a proposal by the fund manager to use "imputed" broker quotes to mark portfolios of mortgage-backed securities -- rather than the actual bids quoted by brokers.
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allaboutalpha.com May 15, 2018

Operating Expenses, Strategies, And Scale | Allaboutalpha: Alternative Investing Trends And Analysis | A Finance Blog About Private Equity, Commodities, And Other Alternative Asset Classes.

Meketa Investment Group has issued a paper on the state of hedge fund operating expenses, the point of which is to offer actual and potential fund investors and their managers alike a benchmarking tool. By definition operating costs are those costs associated with day-to-day operations and the needs of anRead More.
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hedgeweek.com May 15, 2018

Barclay Hedge Fund Index Up 0.49 Per Cent In April

Hedge Funds gained 0.49 per cent in April according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge, versus a 0.38 per cent gain in the S&P 500 Total Return Index. Year to date, the Barclay Index remains up 0.30 per cent, while the S&P has lost 0.38 per cent. "Increasing tension in the middle east and White House displeasure with the Iran nuclear deal provided a lift to share prices of energy companies," says Sol Waksman (pictured), founder and president of BarclayHedge. Overall, 13 of Barclay's 17 hedge fund indices had gains in April.
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pehub.com May 14, 2018

Ardian Sells Esim To Sun European Partners

Buyouts Insider/Argosy Group LLC produces several free newsletters that are sent directly to the email you provide at registration (namely, PE Hub Wire, PE Hub Canada Wire, PE Hub Wire Top Story of the Week, Buyouts Daily, and VCJ Alert). To enable us to keep providing these services free of charge, we reserve the right to contact you with special invitations to sample or purchase private equity-related products. By submitting this free subscription request for any of these products, you are also consenting to this communication.
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businessinsider.com May 13, 2018

Bitcoin Hedge Fund Pantera Capital Made A Strong Comeback In April - But Passive Indexes Did A Lot Better

Pantera Capital made a big comeback in April, thanks to a boom in the crypto markets. Still, a number of small passive index fund beat the $1 billion fund manager. Pantera Capital, one of the largest cryptocurrency hedge funds, made a big comeback in April, according to documents reviewed by Business Insider. The firm's Digital Asset Fund gained 46.2% in April, riding a bullish surge across the market for digital currencies. That's a big turn around for the fund, which was down 45.7% in March, according to documents. In March, the crypto market shed almost 50% of its value.
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crainsdetroit.com May 13, 2018

Renaissance Seals Up $81m Fund | Crain's Detroit Business

Tom Henderson - The VC fund of funds, created to lure capital to Michigan in the depths of the recession, keeps going after delivering solid returns to investors.
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cpifinancial.net May 13, 2018

$100m Vc Fund Launched To Support Middle East Start-ups | Cpi Financial | Cpi Financial News | Banking And Financial News,islamic Business And Finance, Commercial Banking

The Bahrain Development Bank (BDB) launched a $100 million Venture Capital Fund of Funds aimed at boosting the start-up ecosystem in Bahrain and the Middle East.
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