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Hedge Funds: Four Portfolio Managers Leave Citadel

Volatility has shaken the markets. The Dow had its worst quarter in history. The U.S. economy could see GDP fall by 30% this quarter. And four portfolio managers at Citadel won’t be around to see what happens next.  Bloomberg reported that the hedge fund fired four portfolio managers last week. Chris Conner, Tio Charbaghi, Steve Bergman, and Chip Fortson are out, according to the report. The four all worked in Citadel’s Global Equities group. The timing coincided with the hiring of Justin Lubell, a Point72 alum, to take over that group.

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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…

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“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…

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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…

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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…

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Japan’s Mammoth Pension Fund Will No Longer Lend Shares to Short Sellers
December 4, 2019

Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) feels a pang of ESG conscience and bans lending its foreign holdings to bears. The GPIF fund will lose a small but lucrative stream…

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Troubles in Start-Up Land? Postmates Shuts Mexico City Office; Lays Off Workers
December 4, 2019

Postmates’ actions in Mexico City do not sit well with its $ 225 million fund raise in September. Postmates Shuts Mexico City Office; Lays Off Workers According to a report…

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Hedge Fund Performance Fees Drop 11% in 2019
December 4, 2019

Hedge fund performance fees dropped 11% from the start of 2019 through October. Eurekahedge says that the average performance fee hit 13.3% in October. That figure is down from 15%…

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KKR European Fund V Details
December 4, 2019

The KKR European Fund V will focus on buyouts in Western Europe. The company announced this week that it has raised more than €5.8 billion from investors. In addition, the company…

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Another High-Level Exit, and Job Cuts, At Scandal-Rocked GAM Holding
December 4, 2019

No respite for GAM Holding as it weighs a 40% cut in its workforce and the departure of its Head of Investments. GAM Holding announced Monday the departure of Matthew…

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Hedge Fund Manager, NFL Owner David Tepper Fires Ron Rivera in Carolina
December 3, 2019

Hedge fund manager David Tepper had announced plans to shakeup Appaloosa Management in January 2020. But today, he’s shaking up his NFL team, the Carolina Panthers. Tepper has fired the…

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