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Dan Loeb’s Third Point Partners Increasing Pressure on Nestle
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Dan Loeb’s Third Point Partners has increased its pressure on Nestle, calling for more aggressive divestitures, a corporate reorganization, and improved transparency on strategy at the Swiss foods giant. In a 34-page presentation, the activist investor urged Nestle to be “bolder in re-shaping [sic] the portfolio” of its many businesses, referencing global M&A opportunities. Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops
Hedge Funds Saw $1.59 Billion of Outflows in May 2018
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For a second consecutive month, net flows for hedge funds were near flat, but with noticeably different underlying themes than in prior months of 2018. While most of the year had been defined by larger allocations to a targeted group of strategies and funds, in the last two months we’ve seen this trend reverse. Some elevated losses within managed futures
Ray Dalio Says Bridgewater Going To Broader, More Formalized Partnership
Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associates founder and co-chairman, discusses the firm’s plan to change its partnership to give more employees ownership. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Erik Schatzker on “Bloomberg Markets.” Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc, Also read Lear Capital: Financial Products You Should Avoid? Ray Dalio Says Bridgewater Going To Broader, More Formalized Partnership Transcript Let's begin with the
Japan Is Still Attracting Activists
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Levels of activism in Japan are just shy of last year’s record numbers as of June 18, according to data from Activist Insight Online, driven mostly by outside investors for the first time in at least six years. Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc, Also read Lear Capital: Financial Products You Should Avoid? sasint / Pixabay So far in
Cliff Asness Talks Strategies for High Risk Markets
Cliff Asness, founder, managing principal and chief investment officer of AQR Capital Management, shares his views and strategies for investing in today’s expensive and risky markets in Consuelo Mack WealthTrack’s Season 15 premiere “Strategies for High Risk Markets” this Friday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m. ET nationwide on public television (check local listings) and online at wealthtrack.com. Q1 hedge fund
Hedge Funds Returned an Average of +0.65% in May 2018
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Similar to earlier months of 2018, hedge funds were generally positive during the month of May, but there were segments of the industry meaningfully impacted to the downside by notable events. Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc, Also read Lear Capital: Financial Products You Should Avoid? In May, the re-emergence of European sovereign debt issues caused segmented losses which
Paul Singer Talks Corporate Governance and 'Business Ethics'
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Notes from The Deal Corporate Governance Conference which took place on the 7th of June, 2018. Find the previous coverage here and full notes here. For the third year, Jim Cramer and The Deal will host an exclusive gathering of corporate decision makers and their key advisors to discuss the best strategies to meet and master the latest and most
Cliff Asness: Free Markets, Investing and Fighting Warren Buffett
An interview with billionaire quantitative investor and co-founder of AQR Capital Management, Cliff Asness. In this interview, Cliff discusses learning about and his views on free markets and quantitative investing. Cliff also talks about fighting Warren Buffett on Twitter and critiquing Obama. Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc, Also read Lear Capital: Financial Products You Should Avoid? Cliff Asness:
Carson Block Says Chinese Companies ‘Don’t Play by the Rules’
Carson Block, chief investment officer at Muddy Waters Capital, talks about his views on China with Bloomberg’s Erik Schatzker at the Bloomberg Invest Summit in New York. Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc, Also read Lear Capital: Financial Products You Should Avoid? Image source: YouTube Video Screenshot Carson Block Says Chinese Companies 'Don't Play By The Rules' Transcript Well
Crypto Funds Launches Outpacing Hedge Fund Starts for Second Straight Year
Since 2017, crypto funds have been the fastest growing sector of the hedge fund industry. Despite falling cryptocurrency prices this year, the number of new crypto funds being launched has actually accelerated. In just the first five months of 2018, there were a whopping 61 crypto fund launches, according to Crypto Fund Research. This number includes 41 crypto hedge funds