Tagged: hedge funds

Ian Anderson from ArchOver Says “Read Everything You Can” to Turn Knowledge into Financial Gains

Peer to peer business lender ArchOver notes that it’s “wonderfully ironic” when Michael Burry, who had been played by actor Christian Bale in the Big Short, tells us that the GameStop antics are “unnatural, insane and dangerous.” Bale also noted that there must be “legal… Read More

Investing Firm Renaissance Technologies, which Recorded Worst Returns Ever Across Hedge Funds, to Deal with $5B in Redemptions

Renaissance Technologies, the investing firm that recently recorded its worst returns across its public funds, is now having to deal with around $5 billion in redemptions. Customers decided to pull about $1.85 billion across the three different hedge funds back in December 2020 and also… Read More

More than 30 Lawsuits Now Filed Against Stock Trading App Provider Robinhood Markets Inc., Suits Allege Company Is Manipulating Markets

Digital investment platform Robinhood is reportedly facing around 30 different lawsuits from traders for shutting down or not supporting GameStop trading. Several groups of Robinhood‘s clients have filed lawsuits against the stock trading service provider. Lawsuits have alleged the firm violated certain laws by imposing… Read More

70% of Hedge Fund Managers are Now Hosting At Least Part of their IT and Fintech Platforms in the Cloud: Survey

Enfusion, an established provider of global investment management software and fund services that’s focused on “automating and simplifying full front-to-back office functionality with one vendor,” notes that as funds continue to grow, many patch together tech solutions, adding new functionality or capabilities as they become… Read More

Active Digital Asset Managers Out-performed Passively Holding Bitcoin (BTC) Since Early 2018: Report

New York-based Vision Hill Cryptocurrency Hedge Fund, a full-service digital asset management and solutions company, recently released its Q1 2020 returns reports. As noted by the firm, its active crypto indices are “non-investable” reference indices that have been designed to be “representative of the overall… Read More

Renaissance Technologies’ Medallion Funds Approved to Offer Products Involving Bitcoin (BTC) Futures Market

A somewhat secretive but promising hedge fund has reportedly been approved to make investments in the Bitcoin (BTC) futures markets. As noted in a document dated March 30, 2020, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has now permitted Renaissance Technologies’ Medallion Funds to offer… Read More

Crypto Fund Manager: Shut Downs Looming for Crypto Hedge Funds

Anthony Pompliano, a founder and partner at Morgan Creek Digital assets, has shed light on the inner workings of crypto fund management in a recent blog post, and believes a number will close up when a fund performance reckoning becomes crystal clear at the end… Read More

Digital Asset Prime Dealer Lumina Announces Launch of Services & $4 Million Seed Funding Round

Lumina, a digital assets prime dealer and financial platform, announced on Wednesday the launch of its service following the company securing $4 million in seed funding. Lumina reported that its mission is to help family offices and hedge funds around the world gain exposure to… Read More

Report: Crypto Hedge Fund Performance Tanks

  A report in the FT is pointing to the fact that cryptocurrency / blockchain hedge fund returns have dropped dramatically in recent month as volatile markets impacted the price of Bitcoin and other alt coins. Bitcoin began the year trading far higher. On January… Read More

Sliced Investing CEO Michael Furlong: Successfully Connecting Investors to Hedge Fund Investments

2014 proved to be a strong year for fledgling Sliced Investing, an investment platform connecting accredited investors to hedge fund investments: in November the platform closed seed financing of $2 million to develop new funds for investors and accelerate the platform’s growth. Venture capital firms… Read More

UK Peer Lending Platform Zopa Raises £15M

London-based peer lending platform Zopa has closed a £15 million funding round led by Arrowgrass Capital Partners. Augmentum Capital, Wellington Partners and Balderton Capital also took a stake. As part of the deal, Arrowgrass CEO Henry Kenner will receive a seat on the board. Zopa… Read More

Mary Jo White: JOBS Act “Facilitates Greater Transparency And Openness”

SEC Chair Mary Jo White addressed a crowd at today’s Managed Funds Association Outlook 2013 Conference in New York City. She spoke at length about the JOBS Act and specifically about Rule 506(c) and general solicitation. It may come as a bit of lip service for… Read More

For Fund Managers, There’s One Big Question Invested.in Alpha Will Help Answer

For entrepreneurs and investment professionals, opportunity lies where there is access to investors. It is a reality that has paid dividends for AngelList, especially in light of the recent release of AngelList Syndicates. AngelList focused on the network first. Now Title II and general solicitation… Read More

AngelList Syndicates: Turn Thought Leadership Into Startup Cash

AngelList has been testing a new feature called AngelList Syndicates. Synidcates allow accredited investors to pool resources, and the syndicator can charge a carry for value adds similar to many hedge funds and VCs. AngelList explains… Here’s an example. Sara decides to invest in a… Read More

“Crowdfunding” Is a Real Disruptive Innovation—for Better or for Worse

The (absurdly named) JOBS (aka Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act hasn’t really been phased in yet, but when it is it’s going to become a lot easier for vendors of exotic financial products to market themselves loudly and publicly. In principle, for example, you might… Read More

Can Mature Firms Benefit from Crowdfunding?

Like the entrepreneurs on Kickstarter trying to raise money to sell hot-chocolate cubes, cut an album, or manufacture a wireless dive-log device for scuba divers, later-stage private companies may soon be finding investors online. But will crowdfunding for firms that are more established and have… Read More

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