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Hedge Funds: Shades of LTCM Lurk, Only This Time It Could Be Much Bigger

Regulations hobbled banks’ risk-taking abilities after the last global financial crisis. But risk never really went away, it just switched masks. And hedge funds are the new face of unbridled financial adventurism, according to the IMF and the European Central Bank (ECB).

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VC Giant Sequoia Capital Raises $3.4 Billion for U.S. and China Investments
December 10, 2019

Venture capital giant Sequoia Capital has raised $3.4 billion for two new investment funds. The first fund will invest in late-stage companies in the United States. The second will invest…

Hedge Fund Asia Research & Capital Management Shorts Premier Oil
December 9, 2019

Premier Oil is the target of a massive short position. Asia Research & Capital Management (ARCM) has reportedly built a massive bet against the energy company.

Magnetar Capital Aims to Launch $400 Million Health Fund
December 9, 2019

Magnetar Capital will launch its first healthcare hedge fund in 2020. The firm aims to close a $400 million fund by mid-2020, according to Bloomberg. The company will look to…

Hacker Uses Ingenious MO to Siphon $1M from VC Firm
December 9, 2019

Security researchers at cybersecurity firm Check Point relate how Chinese hackers hijacked $1 million of seed money that was supposed to travel from a Chinese venture capital firm to an…

Hedge Fund Billionaire Bill Ackman Looks for 50% Returns in 2019
December 9, 2019

Billionaire Bill Ackman and his hedge fund are having a great 2019. Last month, Ackman’s hedge fund added another gross return of 3.4% — or 3.2% after fees. This gain…

Hedge Fund White Elm Capital to Shut Down Despite Big Gains
December 9, 2019

White Elm Capital is shutting down its hedge fund operations. Founder Matthew Iorio wrote a letter to investors Friday announcing the decision.

Five Star Funds Launches Hedge Fund to Focus on Vegas, Baby
December 9, 2019

Five Star Funds announced it would create the Flamingo All Weather Fund, a new fund aimed to capitalize on favorable economic conditions in Las Vegas.

Canadian Pensions Home in on Lucrative Indian Private Debt
December 9, 2019

A lending crisis has opened up profitable opportunities to lend to Indian performing companies. The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan, may deploy up…

SEC Blocks NYSE Bid for Direct Listings
December 9, 2019

What are direct listings? They are not allowed by the SEC at the New York Stock Exchange. Direct listings allow firms to engage in the public equity markets without selling…

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Rejects Elliott Demand for “Proactive Sale”
December 9, 2019

Alexion Pharmaceuticals will not obey Elliott Management’s demand for a “proactive sale.” The company says that the process of seeking a buyer doesn’t suit shareholder interest. The biotech firm has…