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Two Sigma – a New York-based hedge fund that oversees more than $60 billion, started selling its software program Venn. The software analyses client positions and guides them towards better risk management strategies. The Hedge fund joins other giants like BlackRock in establishing a business to monetize its-in-house software. In the past, we have not seen top hedge funds give outside investors a peek behind the curtains. But Two Sigma...
Hedge-fund managers unwound bets that crude oil would fall at the fastest pace in 16 months. Prospects for a trade war deal and a slowdown in Shale drilling helped futures rebound. According to the Friday data, oil short-sellers cut their bearish positions on West Texas Intermediate crude by 41% in the week that ended Nov.12. They will be contributing to oil’s 10% rebound since early October as they come into the market as buyers to close p...
ExodusPoint Capital Management intends to reopen a fundraising drive in the second quarter of 2020. The funding push could add billions to its coffers when its peers are capping their sizes and handing cash back to their investors. ExodusPoint is the largest hedge fund launched last year with a record of $8 billion in assets. Now, it’s setting out to raise $2 billion more. It closed to investors after breaking records with more than $...
All fingers are pointing at hedge funds after Japan’s government bond prices dropped. The bond prices reverberated around global debt markets. Benchmark bonds in Germany, U.S., and the UK have all taken a tumble in recent weeks. An unusual rise of optimism about the global economic outlook has boosted equities drove bond prices. However, the sharp price falls in a typically tranquil Japanese government bond market have stood out. Some analy...
A venture capital firm – Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), is launching a free, 7-week crypto start-up school in February 2020. The firm announced the program on Nov. 8. The firm is famous for its investments in the crypto industry names such as Ripple and Coin base. The general public to access free materials online According to the firm, the program will entail in-person lectures in Metro Park, California. The lectures will cover a broad...
Short-sellers build up £180m short position
Asia-focused lender to also sell majority of private equity investment portfolio
Coinbase is in the final stages of closing on a deal that would see the company’s value stand at about $8 billion, making it one of the highest valued start-ups in the United States. A $500 million investment With this deal, Coinbase continues to make further strides in the cryptocurrency space, as well as convincing conventional financial bodies warm up to its operations. According to sources close to the deal, Coinbase is i...
Yasuo Matsuda, a former foreign-exchange dealer at Deutsche Bank has joined FXcoin Ltd., a startup Japanese crypto exchange as a strategist. Later this September, Matsuda will be part of the FXcoin team and is expected to help lay the right strategies in place that will see the firm improve its trading business. His day-to-day procedure will involve providing dependable crypto market analysis, as well as submitting daily repor...
Facebook shares closed higher Monday amid reports the tech giant is close to buying UK startup Bloomsbury AI.
Gibraltar-based ‘The Acorn Collective’ will on Saturday (May 26) launch the main phase of its ICO, following a wildly successful pre-sale which sold out. The hard cap for the main phase is $35 million and it will last one month, concluding on June 24. The name of the token is OAK.
Blockstack and ShapeShift offer $50,000 bounty for the best open-source solution
Asia-focused lender sends teaser documents to potential bidders
The Protos hedge fund will invest in bitcoin, ether and Litecoin in addition to upcoming ICOs. The PRTS token will be treated as a security by the SEC.
Clayton Dubilier & Rice and Bain Capital team up to make offer for division
Property crowdfunding platform, The House Crowd, is celebrating five years of growth, having raised over £44million in capital since its 2012 launch.
Investoo Group, one of the world’s biggest FX affiliates, has announced the purchase of 100ForexBrokers.com. It is the Group’s largest acquisition to date.
Gold Dips as Investors Wait For Fed Clues in Interest Rates
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Division takes cut of Rush hair salon
Last week has seen two leading peer-to-peer lending platforms receive HMRC ISA plan manager approval, paving the way for two more Innovative Finance ISAs entering the market in 2017.
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Anglo-Dutch oil major agrees to offload certain assets in Gulf of Mexico
LDC generates 2.6x return on Waterfall sale