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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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MAPs offer springboard for emerging managers

Managed account platforms allow institutions to broaden out their hedge fund allocations and invest in emerging managers with confidence, thanks to the strong operational controls they provide. At a time when some of the larger established names have suffered performance issues, diversifying into a wider mix of unknown managers is becoming of strategic import to…

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