In the week ending 17 November, 2017, a group of prominent hedge funds have roared back with market-trouncing returns in 2017, with at least 20% performance returns. Alkeon Capital returned 16.23% year-to-date but still sees massive opportunities in tech sector. The Barnegat Fund is up 19.2% in 2017 (+0.7% in October); Singapore's PruLev Global Macro Fund is steaming ahead with a 47% gain this year; Light Street Capital is up 53% through October and is betting on further drop in IBM stock.
Marc Malek is the Founder and Managing Partner of Conquest Capital Group, an alternative asset manager based in New York with roughly a half billion dollars in assets under management. The firm’s Conquest STAR program was launched in 2010 as a best ideas, all-weather strategy, and has returned 10.80% net of fees since inception.
In the week ending 10 November, 2017, Opalesque reported how some of the larger family offices have started to enter close partnerships with skilled independent investment managers and integrating their trades and strategies directly to their own portfolio management. BetBox says it is using the power of Machine Learning and Deep Neural Networks to turn Sports Betting into an alternative asset class. Finland's FIM launched a Nordic fund powered entirely by artificial intelligence.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".