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Activist Carl Icahn Is Shorting Mall Owners – Should You?

Occidental Petroleum and Carl Icahn

Activist Carl Icahn has taken another big bet against a sector. This time, the hedge fund manager is targeting mall operators. Icahn could earn $400 million or more if mall operators start to face debt problems. According to the Wall Street Journal and its sources, Icahn likely holds the largest short position against these companies. 

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Alternative Investments: Warning Alarms are Sounding
September 3, 2019

Could the mountain of ‘dry powder’ be too much of a good thing? Warning notes are sounding that fund managers, weighed under by mounting investible funds with few good enough…

ESMA Hikes Frequency of Liquidity Stress Tests on European funds
September 3, 2019

European funds such as UCITs, AIFs, and ETFs must conduct quarterly liquidity stress tests, according to the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) The funds must implement these tests from…

People on the Move – Rivendell Partners, Revolut,iCapital Network, and Gide Loyrette Nouel
September 2, 2019

Rivendell Partners, Revolut, Alpha FMC, iCapital Network, and Gide Loyrette Nouel People on the Move – September 3, 2019 Revolut has faced pressure in recent months due to its customer…

Alternative Investment Fund Launches and Updates – September 3, 2019
September 2, 2019

Investment fund launches for September 3, 2019. First up, venture capital firm Golden Gate Ventures has filed to launch a $200 million fund in partnership with South Korea’s Hanwha Asset…

AI-Dependent Hedge Funds Underperform the Industry
September 2, 2019

Though AI hedge funds have underperformed this year, on the longer timeframe of five years they lead by a wide margin Hedge funds that are dependent on AI technology have…

M&A Deal News – August 30, 2019
August 31, 2019

Hilton Grand Seeks a Buyer, Apollo Scores a Deal with GE, and Another Bank Merger M&A Deal News – August 30, 2019: M&A deal news from around the globe. Each…

Preqin Report: Five Straight Quarters of Hedge Fund Outflows
August 30, 2019

New report shows net outflows yet again in Q2 A Preqin report tracking hedge fund outflows showed more bad news for firms. For the fifth-straight quarter, net outflows hit managers….

Jana Partners May Push for Bloomin’ Brands to Sell
August 30, 2019

Activist fund discloses new stake in Outback Steakhouse Owners Jana Partners disclosed a 9% stake in Bloomin Brands (NASDAQ: BLMN) on Friday. Barry Rosenstein’s shop is one of the most…

Leading global macro fund to launch $1 billion crypto fund for institutions
August 30, 2019

Elwood Asset Management, backed by billionaire Alan Howard, will launch an institutional crypto hedge fund that could raise as much as $1 billion Elwood manages the personal crypto assets of…

Ray Dalio: An Economic Downturn Could Lead to Depression-Like Conditions
August 30, 2019

Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates, the largest hedge fund in the world, has painted a grim picture of current economic conditions Writing on LinkedIn, Dalio said a trifecta…