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Hedge Fund Performance Update: December 2019

Hedge fund performance was strong at the end of 2019. The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark returned +2.00% in December, bringing the 2019 return to +11.58%. Funds of hedge funds gained 1.32% in December, generating a 2019 return of +8.34%, the highest annual return since 2013 (+8.82%).

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Dennis Davitt Joins Hedge Fund Malachite Capital (And Other People on the Move)
November 19, 2019

Malachite Capital has hired David Davitt as a Portfolio Manager and Head of Malachite Equity Strategies.

There’s Hope Still for a Bitcoin ETF; SEC Reviewing Bitwise Rejection
November 19, 2019

The SEC is revisiting its rejection last month of the proposal from Bitwise Asset Management for a Bitcoin ETF. In a document published on November 18, 2019, the United States…

Blurring Lines of Distinction Between Banks and Fintechs
November 19, 2019

Fintechs and techs are trying more and more to masquerade as banks. Should banks take the battle into the fintech camp? Here’s an interesting viewpoint: Incumbent and traditional banks are…

Spotify’s First Backer Northzone Closes $500 Million Venture Capital Fund
November 19, 2019

Northzone, the Swedish venture capital firm that backed Spotify out of the gate, announced its largest fund to date.

Mitsubishi Prepares to Launch U.S-Based REIT
November 19, 2019

Japanese trading giant Mitsubishi Corp. will launch its first U.S.-based real estate investment trust.

Buyout Shop Warburg Pincus Sells Accelya to Vista Equity Partners
November 19, 2019

Warburg Pincus has sold European airline services giant Accelya to private equity giant Vista Equity Partners. Multiple reports valed the deal at €1.5 billion.

Recap of the Brookfield Asset Management Earnings Report
November 19, 2019

The Brookfield Asset Management earnings report emerged last week. The company had another solid quarter. Fee-related earnings before performance fees increased 35% over the prior-year quarter.

Workers Trust Artificial Intelligence More Than Their Bosses
November 19, 2019

Industrial automation is a major risk to jobs, according to thought leaders like Elon Musk. Even though robots could replace up to 800 million jobs by 2030, employees are happy…

Your ‘Feel-good’ ESG Fund is on a Tear: But Do You Know Why?
November 19, 2019

Investors should examine the underlying holdings of their ESG-focused funds to determine hidden portfolio risk. CNBC’s Mitch Goldberg warns that a lot of the outperformance in many ESG funds has…

AI Can Now Predict Lightning Strikes
November 19, 2019

An inexpensive tool combines machine learning and AI to forewarn of lightning bolts. A team of researchers from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, has found a way to use…