Opalesque Sept 9, 2017 - In the week ending 08 September, 2017, among outlooks, Allianz Global Investors said that geopolitics has now become the number one concern of global institutional investors. A number of U.S.-based hedge funds are deeply concerned about the deteriorating geopolitical events in the Korean Peninsula. Nader Naeimi said that North Korea could eventually bring down the long bull run in equities.

The New York Hedge Fund Roundtable said that hedge funds believe that insider trading would remain a serious threat. Privacy campaigners and watchdogs have raised concerns about hedge funds use of location data; and Bill McNabb does not believe that record breaking inflows into ETFs were helping inflate a stock market bubble.

Man Group was given authority by China's AMAC to launch as a private securities investment fund manager; UBS plans to launch a yuan-denominated hedge fund after its wholly-owned asset management unit in China received the go-ahead to raise money; Diameter Capital has raised about $1bn for a new credit hedge fund billion to make wagers on company debt; Protos Cryptocurrency is planning to hold an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) to raise capital for a data-driven crypto hedge fund; Swarm Fund has launched an ICO with a compliance-oriented structure tailored to meet the evolving regulatory environment; Peter Hargreaves has pledged £25m to boutique fund Blue Whale; CIO Matthew Beddall has quit Winton Group to set up consultancy and investment management firm Havelock London; Lansdowne Partners is planning to launch a long-biased ...

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