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DailyAlts Playbook Talks Ackman’s Optimism, The Big “Short-ier”, Carbon Skeptics, and Now That’s Music 29

A number of funds saw massive gains during the breakdown in the market between February 20 and March 20. The latest manager to generate headlines is Kevin Smith at Crescat Capital. His two primary funds earned 40.5% and 34.5% during that period. Smith’s co-portfolio manager compared this selloff and their gains to the book The Big Short. While there are always winners, there are also losers. It appears that Bridgewater and Third Point, both run by dynamic managers, had a tough quarter. Bridgewater’s main fund reportedly lost 20% during the quarter. Dan Loeb’s Third Point had an 11% loss last month. Finally, Glenview shed 30% on paper during Q1.

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The DailyAlts Interview With Daniel Rasmussen of Verdad Advisors
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The DailyAlts Playbook – January 3, 2020
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Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks about tensions in the Middle East, the fall of hedge fund fees, capitalists without capitalism, and the rise of Boise, Idaho.

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Hedge Fund Greenlight Finishes 2019 Up 13.8%
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Hedge fund Greenlight Capital finished 2019 up 13.8% after a small dip in December. The iconic value-oriented fund saw a 0.3% decline last month to finish off the year, according…

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Korea’s largest hedge fund is under probe for involvement in an alleged US Ponzi scheme Lime Asset Management, the large Korean hedge fund, is accused of continuing to market a…

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EY: Private Equity Firms Really Loved Germany in 2019
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Private equity investment in Germany topped out at about 32 billion euros, according to EY. That figure represents a year-over-year increase of about 80%, the firm said this week. Private…

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Hedge fund returns in 2019 averaged 8.5% but fell well short of the broader market rally. Heading into Monday, the S&P 500 has gained 29.1%. HFR says that the firm…

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Digital Assets: Swiss President Says That Facebook’s Libra Has Failed
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Switzerland president Ueli Maurer took a swipe at the Facebook Libra project as he prepares to walk out the door. The nation’s finance minister and the outgoing president called for…

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Digital Assets: Chinese Stock Exchange Sets Up Blockchain Index
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China’s tech-heavy bourse, the Shenzen Stock Exchange, announced December 24 its introduction of an index to track the performance of China’s top 50 blockchain companies including startups. According to a…

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