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Hedge funds run by women outperform industry index: In recent years, female hedge fund managers have delivered significantly better turns for clients than hedge funds as a whole, according to a report by the consulting firm Rothstein Kass. During a period of 6.5 years ending in June 2013, an index measuring the performance of female alternative investment managers gained 6% while an index of the overall performance of hedge funds declined 1.1%.[…] Continue Reading »

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Stats guru Nate Silver takes to Grantland (wait … a sports site?) to offer 6 observations about the government shutdown. “The folks you see on TV are much too sure of themselves. They’ve been making too much of thin slices of polling and thinner historical precedents that might not apply this time around.”

With the Federal Reserve openly relying on economic data to determine the course of its quantitative easing program, CME Group chief economist Blu Putnam points out the impact the government shutdown will have on the very data upon which the Fed relies.[…] Continue Reading »

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The Economist goes covert (sort of) to get a look at what Goldman Sachs is doing to reform from within.

The Milken Institute published a white paper analyzing how countries around the world are dealing with systemically important financial institutions in the aftermath of the financial crisis.[…] Continue Reading »

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Regulators move to soften Dodd-Frank rule on mortgages makes waves: The decision by U.S. regulators to soften a proposed rule regarding the kinds of loans banks can parcel out to investors without having to keep any ‘skin in the game’ has sparked a good amount of chatter.[…] Continue Reading »

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Given the fun events over at the Nasdaq yesterday, this primer on high-frequency trading from the FT’s Philip Stafford seems pretty prescient. HFT might not have caused the Nasdaq trading halt, but regulators will certainly use yesterday’s events to shine a spotlight on those who CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton oh-so-affectionately refers to as “cheetah traders.”

While CME Group, Eurex, NYSE Liffe and NASDAQ NLX battle it out to grow their share of the European exchange-traded derivatives market, Fidessa’s Steve Grob says the major exchanges would do well to learn from what TOM (The Order Machine) is doing in the Dutch equity options market.[…] Continue Reading »