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A cautious approach to alternative investing?

August 28, 2013

Advisers and investors should continue adding alternative-investment products to portfolios, but not at the expense of proper due diligence. Continued volatility both in the near- and midterm make this an optimal time to hedge downside risk...

Hedge fund trackers shooting the lights out

August 23, 2013

A pair of funds that track hedge fund filings are turning out to be much better at producing alpha than the real McCoys, but questions remain about how they will do if stocks head south. The $117 million Global X Top Holdings ETF (GURU) and...

The Takeaway: Muppet portfolios

August 21, 2013

Portfolio Americans have no clue about how rising interest rates affect their portfolios.  (The Reformed Broker) Barry on what we see when portfolios come into the firm.  (The Big Picture) Hedge funds have been dumping Apple but they still...

Raymond James offers alts to RIAs

August 18, 2013

In an effort to provide a broader array of alternative investments to its advisers, Raymond James Financial Inc.'s investment adviser division will give affiliated RIAs access to the firm's alternative investment platform, beginning next month....

Take Five: Challenges and opportunities of hedge fund ads

August 6, 2013

With the $2 trillion hedge fund industry just weeks away from being able to openly advertise and market individual funds and strategies, the financial advice industry could be facing a whole new set of challenges. As the 80-year ban on hedge...

New covered-call fund from M.D. Sass hedges stock and bond markets

August 1, 2013

Veteran investor Martin Sass is homing in on what he sees as a keen opportunity in the retail investor arena. The chief executive of the $8.5 billion asset management firm M.D. Sass Investors Services Inc. thinks that the time has come to start...

The Takeaway: The best (and worst) ETFs in every sector

July 31, 2013

Portfolio No change in Fed policy, in case you're working out of a cave today. Wait, but then you wouldn't be reading this either...  (Business Insider) If you really feel that this is a helpful exercize, feel free to read about what words...

SEC accuses Cohen of missing insider trading red flags

July 19, 2013

Steven A. Cohen, the billionaire founder of hedge-fund firm SAC Capital Advisors LP, was accused by U.S. regulators of failing to supervise two employees facing criminal charges that they illegally traded stocks based on confidential information....

Hedge funds sitting on record amount of capital

July 18, 2013

Roaring stock markets and rising concerns over the Federal Reserve's five-year quantitative-easing program is playing right into the hands of the hedge fund industry, which now sits on a record $2.4 trillion. “It's not at all surprising that...

Paulson sticks to guns on gold

July 14, 2013

John Paulson, the billionaire hedge fund manager seeking to rebound from losses tied to bullion, posted a 23% decline in his PFR Gold Fund last month, according to a letter to investors. The drop brought losses in the strategy, formerly known...

Reg D advertising for public gets OK

July 14, 2013

The Securities and Exchange Commission approved a rule last week that will allow advertising for private-placement securities offerings. In a 4-1 vote, the SEC opened the door for private-equity and hedge funds, as well as brokers selling unregistered...

What's so bad about hedge fund advertising, anyway?

July 12, 2013

Earlier this week when the Securities and Exchange Commission voted in favor of lifting a 70-year ban on hedge fund advertising, there was a slight buzz in the wonkiest corners of the financial world. Beyond that, the news seemed to quickly...

Hedge liquidity debated

June 9, 2013

Hedge funds are champing at the bit to bring their strategies to the masses, but there are concerns about how well they would perform during a crisis. “How big can these markets get, and how much can they absorb, is going to be a challenge,”...

Liquidity could be a problem for liquid alts

June 4, 2013

Hedge funds are champing at the bit to bring their strategies to the masses, but there are concerns over how well they'd perform in a crisis. “How big can these markets get, and how much can they absorb, is going to be a challenge,” Girish...

ETF follows famous hedgies' lead

May 26, 2013

Investor fascination with hedge funds has been on full display for the past two weeks in response to managers' filing their quarterly holding reports, known as 13Fs. Everyone wants to know what David Einhorn, John Paulson and David Tepper are...

Do hedge funds deliver?

April 23, 2013

I love meeting with clients. Sharing insights and engaging in lively dialogue about their fears, concerns, wants and needs, our ideas and strategies, and the ever-evolving capital markets… what's not to love? Well, maybe one thing. Downtime...

Size matters: Gundlach says DoubleLine will cap assets around $100 billion

April 12, 2013

Jeffrey Gundlach may be one of the biggest stars in money management today, but he plans to keep the size of his firm in check. Mr. Gundlach doesn't see DoubleLine Capital LLC, the asset management firm he founded in 2009, growing to more than...

Senior manager at SAC Capital indicted for fraud

March 29, 2013

SAC Capital Advisors LP fund manager Michael Steinberg was indicted by a federal grand jury on five counts of conspiracy and securities fraud as the U.S. government's wide-ranging probe of insider trading at the $15 billion firm got one step...

SEC charges Belesis, hedge fund manager with fraud

March 22, 2013

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Anastasios “Tommy” Belesis, owner of independent broker-dealer John Thomas Financial, and a Houston-based hedge fund manager for together defrauding investors. The regulator said it found...

Google the new Apple of big investors' eyes

March 7, 2013

Google Inc. was the favorite stock of both mutual fund and hedge fund managers at the end of last year, replacing Apple Inc., according to research from FactSet Research Systems Inc. and Citigroup Inc. The king of Internet search was among the...

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