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Introduction to QuantLib Development with Luigi Ballabio June 29th - July 1st, London

Sentiment Analysis in Finance 

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FINalternatives wrote a new blog post titled Aberdeen to Acquire FLAG Capital Management
Aberdeen Asset Management announced it will acquire FLAG Capital Management, a manager of private equity and real asset solutions, to boost its global alternatives capabilities. read more
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FINalternatives wrote a new blog post titled European Finance Shifting as Funds Become Banks In All But Name
A growing number of financiers are teaming up with insurers and pension funds to build loan books to rival banks, turning some fund firms into banks in all but name. read more
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The Reformed Broker wrote a new blog post titled Hot Links: Investigation!
What I'm reading this morning ...
2 hours ago
FINalternatives wrote a new blog post titled Buffett-Backed Chinese Automaker Plans $1.9 Billion Placement
Chinese automaker BYD Co., backed by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc., plans to raise up to $1.9 billion in a share offering in mainland China, IFR reported on Tuesday, citing a source familiar with the plans. read more
12 hours ago
FINalternatives wrote a new blog post titled Cypress Funds Hires Michael Wang as Co-Chief Investment Officer
Cypress Funds has hired Michael Wang, a former senior analyst at Tourbillon Capital Partners, to run the firm's portfolio beginning June 1.  read more
12 hours ago
FINalternatives wrote a new blog post titled Goldman Appoints Cohen to Global Head of Financial Sponsor M&A
Goldman Sachs Group announced the appointment of Stephanie Cohen to global head of financial sponsor M&A. The new role has been created to bolster the firm's private equity dealmaking efforts. read more
12 hours ago
Quantitative Finance at arXiv wrote a new blog post titled Conditional Asian Options. (arXiv:1505.06946v1 [q-fin.PR])
Conditional Asian options are recent market innovations, which offer cheaper and long-dated alternatives to regular Asian options. In contrast with payoffs from regular Asian options which are based on average asset prices, the payoffs from conditional Asian options are determined only by average prices above certain threshold. Due to the limited inclusion of prices, conditional Asian options further reduce the volatility in the payoffs than their regular counterparts and have been promoted in the market as viable hedging and risk management instruments for equity-linked life insurance...
13 hours ago
All About Alpha wrote a new blog post titled Copper Prices: Why the Downslope?
How long will it take before the world again sees copper at around $10,000 a ton, the going price it touched (though briefly) in early 2011? Perhaps several more years and another full business cycle. There may be a lot of down before an upturn gets us there.
14 hours ago
FINalternatives wrote a new blog post titled Hayman's Bass Aims At Horizon's $50/Day Vimovo in Latest IPR Filing
Kyle Bass has trained his short-activist sights on Horizon Pharmaceuticals’ patent on arthritis drug Vimovo. read more
18 hours ago
Eze Castle Integration wrote a new blog post titled Starting a Hedge Fund: Your IT and Cybersecurity Checklist
If you missed our 'Starting a Hedge Fund' webinar last week, you missed a lot. Luckily, our webinar replay is available here, and we're now onto Part Two of our recap. If you missed Part One - which focused on the structural and formation basics of starting a new hedge fund - click here. In Part Two, we're recapping what our very own Managing Director Vinod Paul covered, specifically around IT infrastructure decision-making, cybersecurity protections and common technology mistakes. 2015 Technology Priorities Before looking at the specific technology infrastructure components...
18 hours ago
FINalternatives wrote a new blog post titled Stafford Capital Partners Closes on $484M Timberland PE Fund
Stafford today announced a final close on Stafford International Timberland VII Fund of $484 million from investors in the UK, Europe and Australia.   read more
19 hours ago
FINalternatives wrote a new blog post titled Mackinac Partners Hires Kevin Bruce as Senior Managing Director
Mackinac Partners announced that corporate growth executive Kevin Bruce has joined the firm as Senior Managing Director. read more
19 hours ago
The Reformed Broker wrote a new blog post titled What happens to your portfolio when (if) interest rates rise?
When (if) interest rates rise, perhaps in 6 months or sometime around when my grandchildren are graduating space college, there will likely be some pressure on various portions of your portfolio. But where? And how bad might it be? And for what duration will the pain last? We can’t know in advance. But we can......
19 hours ago
FINalternatives wrote a new blog post titled Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index Up 0.53% in April, 3.32% YTD
The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index gained +0.53% in April, driven by strong global equity markets.   read more
19 hours ago
FINalternatives wrote a new blog post titled Franklin Templeton Launches Canadian Multi-Strat Liquid Alternative Fund
Franklin Templeton Investments has introduced its first multi-manager liquid alternatives strategy for Canadian investors.  read more
20 hours ago
FINalternatives wrote a new blog post titled BofAML: Hedge Funds Buy S&P 500 at Fastest Pace in Three Months
Hedge funds bought the S&P 500 at the strongest pace in three months and have moved to a net long stance, according to the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch Hedge Fund Monitor for the week ending May 20. The diversified hedge fund index tracked by BofAML is up 0.52% for the period, again underperforming the 1.3% gained by S&P 500 on a price returns basis. Macro funds topped the performance tables, up 1.02%, while Equity Market Neutral funds were down 0.16%.  read more
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