Jacob Wohl (Finally) Charged With Felony By California Prosecutors

The odyssey of finance miscreant Jacob Wohl has finally led to felony fraud charges for the 21-year-old and his Montgomery Assets partner, Matthew Johnson. Q2 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc Wohl is the high school jock turned “hedge fund manager” who made outlandish performance claims and ultimately was banned for [...]

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Alternative Data Continues To Shine, But Finding Alpha Takes Skill

Is alternative data becoming, well, less alternative? Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc geralt / Pixabay A recent Greenwich Associates report points out that close to half of all investment managers surveyed are dipping their toe into alternative data, with some diving headfirst. Add to this another 25% planning on getting [...]

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Cliff Asness Has Smashed His Computer Screen… Again

Cliff Asness has smashed his computer screen, again. Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc 2018 has been a challenging period for “Mr. Momentum” and his firm, AQR Capital Management. Nearly $25 billion has walked out the door since September, leaving the firm with just over $200 billion under management. AQR [...]

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Opportunity Zone Investing Gaining Steam

Opportunity zone investing is gaining steam. The bi-partisan Congressional creation, sponsored by two African-American US Senators, one Democratic and another Republican, and championed under the Trump administration, had key regulatory hurdles cleared recently. This has created a groundswell of investor interest, according to fund managers and real estate investors. [...]

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Are North American Market Forces Doing What MiFID II Intended?

With the implementation of MiFID II more than a year ago, European hedge fund trading “underwent a tectonic shift,” according to a Greenwich Associates report. The new regulations, which unbundled research and other “soft” services from the commissions bulge bracket brokerage firms charged institutional clients, were designed to take [...]

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Institutional Investors Increasingly Turn To Social As The Financial Times Ranks Top Among Legacy Media

In 2011, as social media was starting to become a popular societal mainstay, financial professionals who used it were sometimes looked upon as a retail-focused publicity seeking oddity who deviated from institutional communication channels – even though social media was then deemed an effective method to achieve communications goals. [...]

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Mozido Founder Indicted On Wire Fraud

Almost three years ago, June 28, 2016, the story of asset transfers out of a little-known technology company, Mozido didn’t make headlines except in ValueWalk. The company provided low-income clients who didn’t have a bank account the opportunity to use a cell phone – an often-overlooked demographic. Q4 hedge fund [...]

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This Small Austin Based Hedge Fund Founded By A Successful Polish Entrepreneur Is Beating Market By Recognizing Growing Moats

Lukasz Tomicki, the founder of Austin, TX-based LRT Capital, had a life-changing moment after he achieved a degree of success. This led him into the hedge fund business where his emerging strategy has outperformed the major stock and hedge fund indices, he told ValueWalk. How the fund outperforms “the markets” [...]

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Hedge Funds Focused Outside US Top HSBC’s 2019 Rankings

As the US stock market swings from the lows of December to a strong January rebound, an early trend is potentially in the early stages of formation. Some of the best performing hedge funds in 2019 are focused outside the US. Q4 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc cloudhoreca / Pixabay At [...]

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