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Deutsche Bank Survey: Growth Expected among Large Funds, Quant & Asian Strategies

March 3, 2015 by FINalternatives   Comments (0)

A new survey by Deutsche Bank’s Global Prime Finance unit reveals investors are continuing to favor the largest funds for new allocations, while quantitative strategies are gaining in popularity and Asia is rapidly coming back onto the radar. read more

The Riskalyze Report: Advisors Sell Fake Bond Holdings

March 3, 2015 by The Reformed Broker   Comments (0)

At the request of so many investment advisors, my friends at Riskalyze share the big trends in the assets going into and coming out of advisor portfolios every week. The underlying data is aggregated from hundreds of thousands of client accounts across the $44 billion and counting that advisors manage on the Riskalyze platform*. I......

BelHealth Promotes New Managing Director

March 3, 2015 by FINalternatives   Comments (0)

BelHealth Investment Partners has promoted Nathan Kronforst to managing director and hired Jonathan Spero as an associate.  Kronforst joined BelHealth in 2012 as a Vice President and has been involved in the origination, structuring, due diligence, and overall execution of transactions.  read more

Investor Survey: Grexit Risk Rising Despite Cash Lifeline

March 3, 2015 by FINalternatives   Comments (0)

Chances of Greece leaving the euro zone in the next 12 months are the highest since late 2012 even though Athens's financial lifeline has been extended, a survey of investors based mainly in Germany showed on Tuesday. read more

Frontier Capital Closes $390 Million Growth Equity Fund

March 3, 2015 by FINalternatives   Comments (0)

Frontier Capital announced the final closing of Frontier Fund IV, a $390 million growth equity fund investing in lower middle market software and technology-enabled business services companies. read more

Why Information Grows: The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies: Cesar Hidalgo

March 3, 2015 by Complexity Digest   Comments (0)

Why Information Grows: The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies [Cesar Hidalgo] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. What is economic growth? And why, historically, has it occurred in only a few places? Previous efforts to answer these questions have focused on institutionsSee it on Scoop.it, via CxBooks

Bitcoin Investment Trust Receives FINRA Approval

March 3, 2015 by FINalternatives   Comments (0)

Barry Silbert’s Bitcoin Investment Trust (BIT) has received approval from FINRA to become the first publicly traded bitcoin fund. BIT launched in 2013 as a private fund for accredited investors, and took advantage of a legal loophole that allows public fund holders to sell their shares into the secondary market after a 12-month waiting period. Each share of the trust is worth around one-tenth of a bitcoin. read more

Apex Acquires Pinnacle Fund Administration

March 3, 2015 by FINalternatives   Comments (0)

Apex Fund Services has acquired Pinnacle Fund Administration, making Apex one of the largest independent administrators globally. read more

Advances in Artificial Economics

March 3, 2015 by Complexity Digest   Comments (0)

The interactions between Computer Science and the Social Sciences have grown fruitfully along the past 20 years. The mutual benefits of such a cross-fertilization stand as well at a conceptual, technological or methodological level. Economics in particular benefited from innovations in multi-agent systems in Computer Science leading to agent-based computational economics and in return the multi-agent systems benefited for instance of economic researches related to mechanisms of incentives and...