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People Moves: LMR Partners bag ex-Brevan Howard PM; Sylebra appoints new COO
Hedge Funds
Ex-Brevan Howard trader joins LMR Partners. Johan Tellvik, formerly of Brevan Howard and Moon Capital, has joined LMR Partners as a portfolio manager in Hong Kong. Tellvik will be focusing on investing in IPOs and secondary placements, though his mandate does include investing in equity capital markets events across the globe. Bloomberg Sylebra names new COO. Matthew Whitehead has been
It's official, the party is over: VC activity wanes in Q4 2015
Venture Capital
At the start of 2015 it looked as if venture capital would be celebrating one of its best years on record and, for the most part, it was until Autumn arrived. An early snapshot KPMG International & CB Insights 2015 Venture Pulse Report confirms what many of us already suspect: VC activity dropped off sharply in the last three months of 2015.
6 Things your business has that cybercriminals want
The following article is excerpted from Under Attack: How To Protect Your Business and Your Bank Account From Fast-Growing, Ultra-Motivated and Highly Dangerous Cybercrime Rings, which will be published by CelebrityPress on January 14th, 2016. ***** Belief and opinion are the biggest hurdles in implementing effective security that can help prevent an attack by cybercriminals. I remember growing up and
Netizens call for the head of CSRC chair amid fresh China turmoil
Capital Markets
Xiao Gang is not a popular man. Since taking over as chairman of the Chinese Securities and Regulatory Commission (CSRC) in early 2013, he has seen his public image shift from successful banker to national scapegoat. Rightly or wrongly, netizens have been baying for his blood for some time, and now its seems they may be getting their wish. So
'Star Wars' may not save Disney
Capital Markets
There's no question that Walt Disney Co DIS 0.86% struck gold with its latest Star Wars film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." The movie broke records around the world as fans flocked to cinemas in droves to watch it and merchandise relating to the film became a popular holiday gift item. However, now that the hype surrounding "The Force Awakens"
Federal Reserve outlook for 2016
SUMMARY PIMCO concurs with markets on the ultimate speed and distance of the Fed’s path on rates, which is widely expected to be slow and shallow. Our base case is for the Fed to announce three rate increases in 2016. This is consistent with where the central bank’s core leaders have indicated they are leaning, but greater than the two
Daily Scan Asia: Asian shares close higher; SHCOMP loses $1 trillion in one week
Capital Markets
Updated: 5:30 p.m. HKT January 8, 2016 Asian equity gauges held on to most of its gains Friday. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index capped the day up 0.59%, while China’s Shanghai Composite ended the session up 1.97%. Bucking the trend however was Japan’s Nikkei 225, which finished the session down 0.39%. On a weekly basis however things look immensely different.
Bill Gross: Take two Xanax then buy emerging markets, inflation in the morning
Asset Management
The 99% is living in a Xanax world. Bill Gross has some critical words for the world in his January outlook. Sexting, fast food, and cellphone apps are just a few of the things Gross says are pacifying the plebeians in this "Xanax world," distracting them from the U.S. debt and future liabilities of the boomer generation that will slow
Video: Bill Gross sees China stocks opening down 5%-6%; says central banks have replaced homeowners as debt-owners
In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Janus Fund's Bill Gross says central banks have replaced homeowners as the debt-heavy players in the market. "They are writing endless checks and supporting stock markets. They don't run out of cash," says Gross. "It produces distortions in the global economy." For the next few weeks, Gross says he will be focusing his investments
7 reasons George Soros is wrong about this market portending another 2008 meltdown
Asset Management
George Soros spread a lot of worry in the markets Thursday morning, saying we are on the verge of a 2008-style meltdown. Fortunately, David A. Rosenberg, chief economist and strategist at Gluskin Sheff, disagrees. In fact, he calls the idea pure "folly." The start to 2016 has been vicious, he says in Thursday's edition of Breakfast With Dave, available to