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NYHFR Survey: Insider Trading Still A Risk

Eight years have passed since the FBI’s insider trading investigation into Galleon Group, but the subject remains a concern in the minds of alternative investment industry participants, according to a new survey by the New York Hedge Fund Roundtable. Insider trading was the topic of NYHFR’s August event, entitled From Trader to Whistleblower: How Tom…

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Hedgie says SEC is ‘very wrong-footed in what they do’

Leon Cooperman is still smarting from his battle with the Securities and Exchange Commission. “They are — I don’t want to say a criminal enterprise — but they basically abuse their position and they’re very wrong-footed in what they do,” Cooperman said Wednesday at a breakfast hosted by the New York Hedge Fund Roundtable. Read…

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Leon Cooperman says Ackman’s attack on ADP is ‘disgraceful’

Bill Ackman’s proxy battle against Automatic Data Processing is “disgraceful” — and it’s going to be a disaster, according to hedge-fund tycoon Leon Cooperman. “He’s going to lose, he’s not even going to be close and he’s going to further tarnish his reputation,” Cooperman of Omega Advisors told The Post Wednesday morning. Read More

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NY hedge fund body thinks quant funds best fundamental investing

Quantitative investing has been experiencing a resurgence of interest among investors in alternative investments -fueled by big data, ever-more sophisticated algorithms and increasingly efficient technologies. Given investors’ interest in quantitative investment funds, the New York Hedge Fund Roundtable recently looked at how the alternative investment community views the strategy compared to the way it looks…

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Is Cannabis the New “Alternative” Alternative Investment?

The New York Hedge Found Roundtable, made up of professional investors who generally focus on “alternative investments,” the other day said its members believe investing in cannabis companies is “appealing.” The normal alternative investments one thinks of, derivative securities, hedge and private equity funds and managed futures, tend to be reserved for rich people, institutions…

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GOP, Trump Taxes Ding Texas, Boost Rich Investors

The Trump Administration and the Republican-controlled Congress could bring about major changes in tax law and, if passed, Texas would be the state most affected by the proposed border tax, according to Vadim Blikshteyn, financial service senior tax manager with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause. Read More

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