Agecroft’s Top 10 Hedge Fund Trends For 2018

Agecroft’s Top 10 Hedge Fund Trends For 2018

 

By Donald Steinbrugge

A very insighful and timely article from Agecroft

Hedge fund industry assets to reach an all-time high in 2018 for the 10th year in a rowEach year, Agecroft Partners predicts the top hedge fund industry trends stemming from our contact with more than two thousand institutional investors and hundreds of hedge fund organizations. The hedge fund industry is dynamic, and participants are best served by anticipating, rather than reacting to, change. Below are Agecroft’s 9th annual predictions for the biggest trends in the hedge fund industry for 2018.

Despite the plethora of negative articles about the hedge fund industry, hedge […] Read more

Tudor Jones Closing Macro Fund

Tudor Jones Closing Macro Fund

Big change coming in macro trading– Paul Tudor Jones

From Bloomberg

November 30, 2017, 10:52 PM EST Updated on December 1, 2017, 8:55 AM EST

By Hema Parmar

Paul Tudor Jones is shaking up his hedge fund, which has been battered by investor withdrawals.

 Tudor Investment Corp. is closing its Discretionary Macro fund and letting investors shift assets to the main BVI fund as of Jan. 1, according to an investor letter seen by Bloomberg News. Jones will also principally manage Tudor’s flagship BVI fund, which will be the firm’s only multi-trader fund next year, the Nov. 30 letter said.
 

Andrew Bound and Aadarsh Malde, who were co-chief […] Read more

Photos From Our Boca Raton Deal Making Social !!

Photos From Our Boca Raton Deal Making Social !!

We had a great turnout for our November 16th Deal Making Social  in Boca Raton!  Generously sponsored by Integrated Solutions, our members mingled, networked, forged and reignited friendships, made deals, and connected with the South Florida hedge fund and alternative asset community.

Despite the very inclement weather, a wide variety of investment professionals and accredited investors attended.  Everyone from a San Francisco based crypto currency fund manager and a unique hedge fund finding alpha in Broadway plays  to global macro traders and market timers connected with defaulted Sovereign debt purchasers to institutional bond traders.    It was a wonderfully diverse group […] Read more

Palm Beach Hedge Fundee Donates $125 Million to University of Chicago

Palm Beach Hedge Fundee Donates $125 Million to University of Chicago

Way to go, Ken !!

 

BY Sharon Donnelly– Palm Beach Daily News

 

In academia, there are the guys who teach economics, theorize economics, write economics and win Nobel Prizes in economics, and then there’s the guy who strides in, slaps a horse gagger on the table and shows what real money is.

That guy is Ken Griffin.

The University of Chicago has announced that the seasonal Palm Beach resident is the donor of $125 million, earmarked for the Department of Economics. It brings Griffin’s total support of the department to $150 million and is the second-largest gift in the school’s history.

That’s right, second-largest. The first is $300 million […] Read more

What It Is Really Like To Raise Capital

What It Is Really Like To Raise Capital

Although this article is focused on start-ups and VC capital, the insights are very applicable to the hedge fund and alternative asset capital raising.    Many of us have experienced exactly what the”Biotech Rebel” has faced.     Enjoy!!    Dave

 

From CNBC 

 

Biotech rebel’: Here’s what it’s really like to raise money in Silicon Valley

So-called biotech rebel Ethan Perlstein describes fundraising as a whole lot of rejections and “crippling self-doubt,” but he got through it.
Here are the three biggest lessons he learned.

Ethan Perlstein

Published 4 Hours Ago  Updated 3 Hours AgoCNBC.com

 

the birth of a start-up is greeted with fanfare and expectation. As a culture, […] Read more

Miami’s Venture City Launches $100 Million Start-Up Fund

Miami’s Venture City Launches $100 Million Start-Up Fund

We are thrilled to see Miami’s theventure.city launch a $100 million start up fund for technology companies.  Thanks to  South Florida becoming a critical global financial hub.  Bravo to Clara Bullrich &  Laura González-Estéfani founders of  theventure.city !!!

By<NANCY DAHLBERG

ndahlberg@miamiherald.com

NOVEMBER 01, 2017 6:00 AM

From The Miami Herald

This summer, when former executives of Facebook, Google, eBay and other hyper-growth companies formed a global “city” based in Miami with everything a tech startup needs to scale internationally, they were missing one key element: the money.

But not anymore.

The founder and CEO of TheVentureCity, Laura González-Estéfani, former director of international business development and mobile partnerships for Facebook, […] Read more

Hedge Fund Managers Need To Think Like Amazon

Hedge Fund Managers Need To Think Like Amazon

From FinAlternatives

Oct 24 2017 | 5:56pm ET

Editor’s note: Hedge fund managers need to understand the expectations of today’s Amazon-conditioned consumers if they want to grow their businesses, explains Harvest co-founder and CEO Peter Hans in this contributed article. Change is often a four-letter word at many alternative investment managers, but those who fail to adopt a more customer-centric model risk being eclipsed by a select group of managers who can deliver a superior experience.

Hedge Fund Managers Have To Think Like Amazon
By Peter Hans, Co-Founder & CEO, Harvest

Hedge fund managers looking to grow their businesses need to embrace the expectations of today’s Amazon-conditioned consumers – […] Read more

West Palm’s Flagler Shore Project: Anti-Business?

West Palm’s Flagler Shore Project: Anti-Business?

The Palm Beach Hedge Fund Association Is Named Dropped in this Interesting Article…

Many Thanks To Alexandra Clough and Palm Beach Post

Posted: 12:07 p.m. Monday, October 16, 2017By Alexandra Clough – Palm Beach Post Staff WriterRead original here: http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/business/west-palm-beach-flagler-shore-experiment-called-anti-business/P8rBdkdrKKxQT0hEZe1BxK/

On a top floor of West Palm Beach’s Phillips Point office tower, the offices are plush and the water views divine.

But down on the street below, cones now block off the eastern lanes of Flagler Drive, baffling Dennis Hammond, chief executive of SandPointe Asset Management, which leases the penthouse office.

On Oct. 7, the city blocked off the eastern lanes going north on Flagler Drive, from Banyan Boulevard on the north to […] Read more

Palm Beach County Makes Case As Home For Hedge Funds

Palm Beach County Makes Case As Home For Hedge Funds

Palm Beach County makes case as home for hedge fund firms

 

By Alexandra Clough – Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Hedge fund heaven?

 

see original here http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/business/palm-beach-county-makes-case-home-for-hedge-fund-firms/JKOpjpZYfcDJdFrYb8nfQI/

Four years ago, five people got together at E.R. Bradley ’s Saloon in West Palm Beach to create a new group, the Palm Beach Hedge Fund Association.

Today the group boasts 1,560 members from Jupiter to Miami and continues to grow, said David Goodboy, the association’s founder. The state’s low tax environment and warm weather increasingly are drawing firms to the area, and the trend shows no signs of slowing, Goodboy said.

On Oct. 5, about 118 attendees mingled at SandPointe Asset Management’s offices in West Palm Beach, discussing […] Read more

An Incredible Season Kick Off Party!!!

An Incredible Season Kick Off Party!!!

A fantastic time was experienced by all at our 2017/2018 Season Kick Off Social and Educational Event on October 5th.   The monsoon like rains did little to dampen the mood on the 18th floor of 777 Flagler.  Sincere thanks go out to our sponsor host Sandpointe Asset Management.  Their team went above and beyond our expectations to make everyone feel comfortable and well provisened with food/drink for the event.  New strategies and market ideas were learned, many friendships formed, and several deals were launched among our members.   I can’t wait for our next event!!

We are excitedly looking forward to meeting […] Read more