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Bloomberg Pronounces The Early Death Of The Traditional Long-Short Hedge Fund Model

Bloomberg has apparently just taken it upon itself to pronounce the early, unceremonious demise of the traditional Long/Short Hedge Fund model after seemingly declaring that stocks will continue to march higher in perpetuity, with minimal volatility, thus rendering traditional financial analysis and stock picking about as obsolete as a Motorola pager from 1982.  Of course, […]


John Burbank Shuts Flagship Hedge Fund, Plans Launch Of Cryptocurrency Unit

The writing for John Burbank’s Passport Capital was on the wall back in August, when as we reported, in his latest letter to investors Burbank reported that at what was once a multi-billion fund, total firm assets at Passport had shrunk to just $900 million as of June 30 as a result of net outflows […]


Paul Tudor Jones: “This Market, Which Is Reminiscent Of The 1999 Bubble, Is On The Verge Of A Significant Change”

Just hours after Neil Chriss announced that his $2.2 billion Hutchin Hill hedge fund is shuttering due to underperformance and admitted that “we fought hard, but did not deliver the performance that you expected from us”, another legendary hedge fund announced it was undergoing a significant restructuring as a result of relentless investor withdrawals: citing […]


“This Is A Paralyzed Market”: Hedge Fund Turnover Drops To All Time Low

Back in July, Canaccord analyst Brian Reynolds put out a contrarian piece which broke with numerous conventional wisdom norms about the state of the market, key among which was that traders are not complacent, but rather – in light of collapsing trading volumes, something which has plagued bank income statements in the past 2 quarters […]


Massive Hedge Fund CEO “Ready To Add Bitcoin To Investment Universe”

Just yesterday we noted that billionaire hedge fund legend Mike Novogratz said "the institutionalization of [the crypto space] is coming… and it's coming quick." Novogratz said he expects major financial firms will soon start to offer bitcoin or similar products as an investment option, one that could be easily purchased over the phone. “When it’s […]


FANG Futures Launch

Authored by Kevin Muir via The Macro Tourist blog, The other day, after reading one of my posts, my old boss sent me a note. It was a comment about the madness of investors chasing the hot momentum tech stocks. “We were reminiscing about this stuff last night and I clearly remember that near the […]


Founding Trio Of $158 PE Titan Carlyle Is Stepping Down From Day To Day Operations

Carlyle, the favorite private equity firm of Washington D.C. and the “military industrial complex”, has named two executives as successors to the ageing founders of the $158 billion fund, the latest rare move in an industry where similar succession plans are not usually telegraphed in advance.  Kewsong Lee and Glenn Youngkin have been appointed as […]


Founding Trio Of $158 Billion PE Titan Carlyle Is Stepping Down From Day To Day Operations

Carlyle, the favorite private equity firm of Washington D.C. and the “military industrial complex”, has named two executives as successors to the ageing founders of the $158 billion fund, the latest rare move in an industry where similar succession plans are not usually telegraphed in advance.  Kewsong Lee and Glenn Youngkin have been appointed as […]


Macquarie Identifies The Winners And Losers Of MiFID II

Macquarie’s equity research team has just offered up a valuable economics lesson which seems to perfectly, if inconveniently, explain why their business model is doomed by the upcoming implementation of MiFID II.  So what happens when you compete in a ‘slightly’ fragmented market (see below) to sell a highly commoditized product to a customer that […]


Ken Griffin’s Citadel Is Returning Money To Some Hedge Fund Clients

Despite the expert guidance of one Ben Bernanke, the world’s once most levered hedge fund, Citadel, is reportedly returning money to some global hedge-fund clients. Bloomberg reports that Ken Griffin’s Citadel LLC is forcing out some of the clients in one of its multistrategy hedge funds as it seeks to tighten up its investor base, according […]


Financial Advice From Man Who Made $1+ Billion in 1929 – Importance Of Being Patient and “Sitting”

Financial Advice From Man Who Made $1+ Billion in 1929 – Importance Of Being Patient and “Sitting”   – Listen to Jesse Livermore and ignore the noise of short term market movements, central bank waffle and daily headlines   – Stock and bond markets are overvalued but continue to climb… for now– What goes up must come […]


Pine River Closing Master Fund Following Surge In Redemptions

Back in January 2016, we reported that Pine River Capital Management, then run by noted hedge fund investor Steve Kuhn, was shuttering its Fixed Income fund, and returning roughly $1.6 billion to investors. The wind down was surprising for one of the industry’s most prominent names: Kuhn was one of four managers who helped the […]