VC Market Got a ‘Reality Check’ in 2016: KPMG
U.S. venture capital deal activity and funding both declined significantly, the consultancy reports.
Hedge Funds’ 2016 Performance Reverses 2015 Loss
Event-driven funds lead all major strategies with an annual return of 10.2%.
SIFMA Recommends Full-Market Close on MLK Day
The move would cover government securities, muni bonds and other products.
Sovereign Wealth Funds Shift Focus to Private Markets
Despite SWFs’ success in private markets, internal debate continues about risks.
ProShares, UBS Launch 2 Oil-Linked ETNs: Top Portfolio Products
In other product news, Thornburg launched its first liquid alternative fund.
Swaps Cop Massad Will Step Down, Letting Trump’s CFTC Take Shape
Regulator drew criticism for pushing rules as term neared end; move eases risk of panel’s Democrats outnumbering Republicans.
Top 10 Forecasts for Hedge Funds in 2017
Agecroft Partners predicts new asset highs and more liquidations.
Women in Alts Still Face Hurdles, but Optimism Abounds
Mandates for funds run by women have increased, but most still believe it's harder for women to raise capital, KPMG reports.
10 Analysts’ Predictions for Private Equity, Venture Capital and M&A in 2017
The private equity and venture capital sectors face a lot of questions in 2017 as they come off a year marked by huge fundraising even as dry powder continued to pile up.
Trump’s Tweets Are Reviving Gold as Haven
Bullion price seen jumping 12% in 2017, analyst survey shows; 140-character missives by president-elect signal new paradigm.