Hedge funds investing in Asia are on track for the biggest outflows in 4 years


  • According to the latest estimates from data provider Eurekahedge Pte, hedge funds investing in Asia suffered $1.6 billion of withdrawals through November 2016.
  • Asian Hedge Funds are on track for the biggest outflows in four years, as their returns trailed the industry globally.
  • Hedge funds investing in Europe are providing even worse returns whilst North America has seen the strongest growth and inflows during the same period.

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Source: Eurekahedge / Bloomberg

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Brick & Mortar U.S. Retailer Market Value – 2006 Vs Present Day


These numbers are not just bad, they are brutal!

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Source: Yahoo Finance

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Most Active Corporate Venture Capital Firms. We have some way to go!


We all have aspirations, whether they be personal, for family, for work, for society, and for mankind. I am no different when it comes to these aspects of my life, but for this post my focus is on (part of) my business and my passion – venture capital!
Continue reading “Most Active Corporate Venture Capital Firms. We have some way to go!”

Top 3 reasons to crowd fund according to UK Directors: Diversify portfolio (47%), Potential returns (42%), and Hobby (30%)


The May Institute of Directors (IoD) Policy Voice survey addressed the topics of energy, crowd funding, and the National Living Wage. Below are some of the survey highlights:

  • 61% would be negatively affected by increase in oil prices.
  • 50% would not choose to pay to have a smart meter, 0.7% are willing to pay actual costs.
  • 74% want decarbonisation, 68% do not think energy is competitively priced.
  • Support for: offshore wind (79%), biomass (68%), wave (88%) and fracking (56%).
  • 94% heard of crowd funding, 55% considered but only 6% used it.
  • Top 3 reasons to crowd fund: diversify portfolio (47%), potential returns (42%), hobby (30%) (see chart below). 
  • 77% have not been affected by the National Living Wage

Top 3 reasons to crowd fund according to UK Directors June 2016 IoD

Source: May 2016 Policy Voice Survey, IoD

 

Market liquidity has reverted back to pre-global financial crisis levels, whereas liquidity risk has actually increased


market liquidity has reverted back to pre-global financial crisis levels, liquidity risk has actually increased

Source: New York Fed

  • This disparity has resulted in wider bid-ask spreads and an inability to easily sell a position.
  • In other words, liquidity is there but when you (and everyone else) need it, it may cost you.
  • Time for another bubble!

 

Berkshire’s Shares continue to out-perform Activist and Hedge Funds.


Berkshire's Shares continue to out-perform Activist and Hedge Funds

  • Berkshire’s Class A shares surpassed the activist index in 2013, and maintained their bull-market lead this year even as they dropped.
  • The company ended last month with an increase of 148 percent, beating a 100 percent advance for the activists and a 50 percent gain for the Hedge Fund Research composite index.

Source: Bloomberg