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Hedge Funds are Selling Oil Again

NYMEX and ICE WTI data show that hedge funders were net sellers of crude oil for the week ending January 14. Funds sold roughly 99 million barrels in the six primary crude futures and options contracts. With funds less focused on geopolitical tensions in the Middle East, concerns are rising about the status of the global economy.

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Black Tuesday: Banks on Both Sides of the Atlantic Announce Major Job Cuts
December 5, 2019

Black Tuesday: Banks on Both Sides of the Atlantic Announce Major Job Cuts. On Tuesday, December 3, Unicredit, Italy’s largest lender, said it planned to cut 8,000 bank jobs as…

Mark Wiseman Out at BlackRock
December 5, 2019

Mark Wiseman found himself in the running to replace BlackRock Chief Larry Fink. Now he finds himself out of a job. Multiple media outlets report that Wiseman allegedly violated BlackRock’s…

CBRE Talks U.S. Net-Lease Investment for the Third Quarter
December 5, 2019

CBRE, the global real estate investment and advisory firm, released the third quarter U.S. Net-Lease Investment Report.

Liability Mismatch Strikes Again: £2.5 Billion M&G Property Fund in the U.K. Suspended
December 5, 2019

Is the Woodford Income Fund saga in replay? Property or unlisted shares – both are hard to sell. M&G Investments suspended dealings in its £2.5 billion M&G Property Portfolio with…

CalPERS Fires External Equity Managers For Long-Term Underperformance
December 5, 2019

CalPERS, the largest pension system in the US, just took a scalpel to funds allocated to external equity managers. In a major restructuring of its investment process, CalPERS slashed allocations…

Natixis Investment Managers Survey Shows Shift To Private Investments
December 5, 2019

Natixis Investment Managers has released the results of its survey of investment managers this week. Natixis surveyed 500 institutional investors, who collectively manage more than $15 trillion in assets. These…

Real Estate: Ashford Hospitality Trust Sells 102-room SpringHill Suites Jacksonville
December 5, 2019

Ashford Hospitality Trust announced the sale of the 102-room SpringHill Suites Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Florida for $11.2 million. That price works out to be $109,000 per key. The sales price…

“Activist Wolf Packs” Could Close in on European ESG Laggards
December 4, 2019

The A&M Activist Alert is an analysis and predictor of shareholder activism in Europe. A&M used ESG ratings by Refinitiv of 1,300 European companies to segregate them into a ranking…

Melvin: Private Equity Firms Struggle to Deploy Capital – Now What?
December 4, 2019

Fundraising by private equity funds will set a record in 2019. As of last month,  PE funds have raised $248 billion of new commitments. There were still two months left…

Sequoia’s $3.4B Fund Raise: US-China Politics Take a Back Seat to Opportunity
December 4, 2019

Sequoia Capital has raised about $1 billion for late-stage U.S. investments and approximately $2.4 billion for venture and growth deals in China. Sequoia Capital has usually taken the path less…