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Category Archives: Hedge Funds

Alternative Investments: Why?

What do investment industry experts when they add the adjective alternative to their investments?  According to CEO of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIAA) William J. Kelly, regular investments are those made in cash, bonds and stocks etc. Alternative investments are ones in intellectual property, land, private equity and real estate. 

Toward the end of 2018, India’s Securities and Exchange Board (SEBI) changed one of its policies.  This resulted in a lifting of the ban on Alternative Investment Funds operating from the International Finance Services Center Gift City.  This was implemented to help bring the Alternative Investment Fund sector out from offshore regions such as Singapore and Maritius.  Kelly believes this is making “Venture Capital Funds even more attractive…for AIFs.”

Alternative investments can be very beneficial as a diversification potential, guard against inflation, provision of new opportunities and more.

Equity Investment Firms: Recent Awards

Awards presented to private equity investment firms are given for a variety of reasons, including recognition of excellence in the establishment, growth and management of a new or existing acquisition, a testament to consistent performance and a high chance of continued stability.   They are selected via senior, experienced members of the industry.  Here we take… Continue Reading

Hedge Fund Fluctuations

Hedge funds are a very fluid industry.  As Alan Greenspan once said: “One of the problems with hedge funds is that they are changing so rapidly. If you have the balance sheet that closed business last night, by 11 A.M. this morning, that won’t tell you very much about what they’re doing.” In this article… Continue Reading

Hedge Funds: Current Trends

There are various fluctuations among the hedge fund industry vis-à-vis trends in their investment.  These are often not publicized but we do get some clue as to swings and inclinations via SEC quarterly documentation.  Recent SEC 13F forms show the following: An increase in S&P 500 of 15 percent in the first quarter; an average… Continue Reading

Good News for Hedge Funds in Recent Surge

Figures from hedge funds are looking good for the first quarter of 2019.  According to Hedge Fund Research president Kenneth Heinz, acute gains were posted from hedge fund capital “as investor risk tolerance increased.” This figure – 5.7 percent gain – marks the strongest Q1 numbers hedge funds have had in 13 years. An increase… Continue Reading

Hedge Fund Managers and Global Growth

Hedge fund managers are (rightly) concerned about global growth.  According to Hayman Capital CIO Kyle Bass it seems like South East Asia is headed for a recession this year; Europe also but the US with its fiscal impulse from tax stimulus will wear off toward the end of the year.  We have to realize that… Continue Reading

Hedge Funds and AI: A Great Combination

Artificial Intelligence (AI) machines are increasingly being used for analysis, investigation, and the decision-making process with hedge fund activity.  One example of this is Aidyia, a hedge fund that generated a 2 percent return on its first day of trading US equities using an AI machine.  According to research conducted by alternative assets market financial… Continue Reading

Hedge Fund Manager on Global Economy

This video presents a brief overview on the world’s largest hedge fund manager – Ray Dalio who talks about how the dollar is losing its reserve currency status. Over the past 34 years Dalio has seen China do something unprecedented.  A massive shift which has made it “the greatest economic miracle ever.” Charts show what… Continue Reading

Trading FOREX Like a Hedge Fund

In this video, Asia Forex Mentor founder Ezekiel Chew, discusses “how hedge fund managers, hedge fund companies trade. Be it forex, stocks etc. In order for us retail forex traders to be profitable. We need to have the same trading mentality and style as a forex hedge fund manager.” Continue Reading

Cryptocurrency Investment Funds

More than half of the 466 cryptocurrency investments funds have been established as hedge funds.  According to Crypto Fund Research, 255 of the 466 funds are set up this way and 195 of these are created as VC funds.  16 represent private equity funds. In 2017 around 100 crypto funds were launched; this year the… Continue Reading