“Directors at David Harding’s Winton Capital Group hedge fund shared dividends totaling 311 million pounds ($453 million) for 2015 after the payout was boosted by 145 percent from a year earlier as assets under management rose.”
Winton Capital’s 11 Hedge Fund Directors Share $453 Million – (Bloomberg)
“The percentage of alternative assets being held in IRAs is growing, but they still account for a small portion of overall IRA balances.”
The IRS attack on illiquid IRAs – (Financial Planning)
Asked whether the CFTC will bring more insider-trading cases in the near future, Aitan Goelman, director of the agency’s division of enforcement, replies: “I would not say Motazedi is a one-off. Stay tuned.”
CFTC clamps down on insider trading in derivatives – (Risk.net)
“After reaching its destination in early April, the ship churned in circles for 20 days before it got a chance to deliver its cargo.”
Oil’s Recovery Under Threat as Tankers Run in Circles Off China – (Bloomberg)
“10 other top banks slid by a combined 40 percent year-on-year in the three months though March to $1.1 billion, according to analytics firm Coalition Ltd. That was the least since the third quarter”
Banks Suffer Worst Start to a Year in Commodities in Decade – (Bloomberg)
“We’re facing a chance of a lifetime to become a global pricing center for commodities,”
China Wants to Set Prices for the World’s Commodities – (Bloomberg)
“The Treasury likes to see large, liquid markets, and something like a 50-year bond is not going to be particularly liquid,”
Boring Is Beautiful to U.S. Treasury Shunning Latest Bond Craze – (Bloomberg)
“Hedge funds and managed futures are betting big on a weather market for beans but they are trying to thread a needle with a long term weather forecast. If it doesn’t materialize, the selling could get ugly.”
BIG WHEAT HARVEST LOOMING – (Agriculture)
Liquid Alternative Mutual Funds Leave Investors Disappointed – (FT)
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