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Real Estate: National Association of Realtors Issues Report on Cannabis

The National Association of Realtors recently released a report outlining the impact of cannabis on commercial and residential real estate. As legalization spreads across the United States, the industry is booming. Rising cannabis production had created an uptick in demand for industrial and office space. The Association States – where medical and recreational marijuana has been legal for more than three years – have seen more increases in demand for commercial properties. There has been a 42% in demand for warehouses, a 27% increase for storefronts, and a 21% increase for land.

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Investors Pulling Money from Hedge Fund Solus Alternative Asset Management
December 10, 2019

Solus Alternative Asset Management faces a second straight year of high redemption levels. The distressed debt specialist has struggled due to bad investments in firms like Pacific Gas & Electric…

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HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index Gained 1.2% in November
December 10, 2019

The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index gained 1.2% in November, as optimism regarding U.S. economic growth outweighed risks and negative sentiment around trade/tariff negotiations and impeachment proceedings, according to data…

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Pershing Square 13-F: Ackman’s Hedge Fund Buys Agilent Technologies
December 10, 2019

The Pershing Square 13-F filed in November has revealed Bill Ackman’s latest stake. According to the SEC filing, Ackman’s hedge fund has scooped up a 2.9 million-share stake in Agilent…

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Digital Assets: The SEC Thaws; Approves Bitcoin Futures Fund
December 10, 2019

In what Commissioner Hester Peircetook hailed as “a bit of progress,” the SEC cleared the decks for the launch of a bitcoin futures fund. The SEC last week approved the…

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Liquid Alternatives: YTD Returns for Alternative UCITS Strategies Swing Dramatically from 2018
December 10, 2019

YTD Returns for Alternative UCITS Strategies Swing Dramatically from 2018. About 80% of alternative UCITS funds generated positive returns until end-October, with nearly all strategies doing well. According to HedgeWeek,…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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