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Alternative Investments: Activists Will Get Busy Soon, Says Tim Melvin

As companies become more undervalued as the economy slows because of shutdown orders across the United States, I expect that the pace of activist activity to increase. We should see more filings later this week as investors hit the deadline to file on shares purchased during the selloff that started yesterday.

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Barings Launches Onshore Private Fund in China
November 27, 2019

Barings announced the launch of its first onshore Private Fund in China. The Barings China A-share Private Securities Investment Fund No.1 has registered with the Asset Management Association of China.

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Maxine Waters Takes On The Private Equity Industry
November 27, 2019

Last week, U.S. House Financial Services Committee Chair Maxine Waters held a hearing to discuss private equity firms and their role in society.

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Hedge Fund Alden Global Capital Has Bought Another Stake in Tribune Publishing
November 27, 2019

Alden Global Capital now owns about one-third of Tribune Publishing, according to a new SEC filing. A week after buying a big stake from Michael Ferro, the hedge fund boosted…

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The Elizabeth Warren Hedge Fund Short Bet Has Been Placed
November 27, 2019

Elizabeth Warren and hedge funds go together like oil and water. Over the last month, big hedge fund names like Leon Cooperman and Steven Cohen have warned about the threat…

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Hedge Fund Stone Milliner Asset Management Will Shutter
November 27, 2019

Macro hedge fund Stone Milliner Asset Management is closing its doors. The company announced it would return capital to investors in the face of weak performance and ongoing outflows.

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Liquid Alternatives: SEC Proposes New ETF Derivatives Rules
November 27, 2019

The SEC has proposed new rules on the use of derivatives by mutual funds, ETFs, and closed-end funds. The new rules would also impact business development companies. The new rule…

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Here’s What Private Equity Giant Blackstone Group is Doing With It’s Money
November 26, 2019

Blackstone Group investments are always an interesting subject. The private equity and alternative asset management behemoth Blackstone has had a very successful fundraising year in 2019.

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Alternative Investments: Insurance Company CIOs Between a Rock and a Hard Place
November 26, 2019

Natixis Investment Managers commissioned a survey of 200 Chief Investment Officers (CIOs) at insurers in Asia, Europe, and North America. Nearly 75% said that it was essential to include alternative…

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Activist Hedge Fund Starboard Value Takes Stake in CVS Health
November 26, 2019

Starboard Value Buys a Stake in the Pharmacy Benefits Giant CVS Health has a new activist investor circling around it. The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that Starboard Value has purchased…

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InvestIndustrial’s Seventh Private Equity Fund Raises €3.75 billion
November 26, 2019

Industrial group-turned private equity firm InvestIndustrial overshot the target of €3 billion for its seventh fund. InvestIndustrial, founded in 1990 out of an industrial group, is a leading European investment…

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