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News Worth Reading: November 25, 2016

There’s always great information out there if you know where to look. The following comprises our list of news worth reading from the past week.

Hedge Funds

  • Credit Suisse is raising $2 billion to buy minority stakes in hedge funds (bloomberg)
  • 61% of hedge funds had a net outflow in October (hedgeweek)
  • Hedge fund AUM has grown to $3.24 trillion despite redemptions (finalternatives)
  • It’s been a rough few years for funds of funds (preqin)
  • A rare peak inside the world’s best performing hedge fund (bloomberg)
  • A profile of Winton Capital’s David Harding (ft)


  • Having more data doesn’t necessarily make investing easier (bloomberg)
  • Economists are increasingly relying on machine learning (economist)
  • Tail protection tends to be expensive even in low volatility regimes (alphaarchitect)
  • Inside a matchmaking service for asset managers and alternative data providers (ibtimes)
  • Coal can’t compete with natural gas right now, even if Trump relaxes environmental regulations (technologyreview)
  • Private equity funds have more money than opportunities these days (bloomberg)
  • New York City’s going to have to make a cash contribution to its pensions to offset low returns (pionline)


  • Larger funds mean smaller alphas (ssrn)

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