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Category Archives: Institutional Investors

Banks Demand 11th-hour Reprieve On Key Part Of MiFID II

The clock is ticking down and there are only about three weeks to go before the dreaded MiFID II regulatory structure is implemented on 3 January 2018. While it’s been difficult to judge the industry’s preparedness for the change, several aspects of the new regulations have attracted the most debate and concern. These have included […]

Banks Issue Last Minute Warning About Risks Of Bitcoin Futures, Ask Regulator For Review

As we countdown to the launch of bitcoin futures trading on the CBOE (10 December) and CME (18 December), the big banks – via the Futures Industry Association – have suddenly got cold feet about the risks. We don't blame them, somebody's going to get hurt, the only question is who. The banks are worried […]

Signs Of A Market Top? This Pole Dancing Instructor Is Now A Bitcoin Guru

Pole dancing instructor Dee Heath built a successful fitness business in western Sydney teaching “stripper fitness” classes that seem to be in vogue among millennial women. But recently, Heath has discovered a new passion: Investing in digital currencies. Heath has spent $5,800 on Bitcoin since July and has more than tripled her investment. "Look, I […]

EU SMBs Can Benefit from Smart Financial Regulation

In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, countries all over the world suffered dire consequences. The irresponsibility of the globe’s biggest banking institutions, institutional investors, regulators, and consumers plunged economies in the United States, Europe, and Asia into a panic. The blame lies with those who exercised poor judgment in their creation and sale […]

Emerging Market Junk Debt Issuance Surges To New Record As The “Search For Yield” Intensifies

It seems that the never-ending “thirst for yield” from the world’s massive pension funds, combined with the ever-present “cash on the sidelines” problem, is driving the creation of yet another global financial bubble in emerging market junk bonds.  Alas, as the FT points out today, the world’s largest fixed income investors can’t seem to get […]

Bitcoin Spikes Back To $6000: Five Reasons Why It’s Not A Bubble

Bitcoin is surging once again this morning, up over 8.5% to retest $6000 once again (after dropping to $5366 just 2 days ago), but according to Nasdaq, "Bitcoin is not a bubble," citing five reasons demonstrating why it's nothing like Tulip Mania… Via Nasdaq's Alex Lielacher, The digital currency bitcoin rallied by over 300 percent […]

The World’s Largest ICO Is Imploding After Just 3 Months

Earlier this summer, Tezos smashed existing sales records in the white-hot IPO market after the company’s pitch to build a better blockchain for cryptocurrencies made it one of the buzziest ICOs in the world. As we noted at the time, the company capitalized on that buzz by courting VC firms and other institutional investors with […]

It Has Never Been Cheaper To Hedge A Market Crash Using This One Trade

In mid-August, at the height of the North Korea geopolitical turbulence, and amid uncertainty about the Fed balance sheet unwind, fears of a government shutdown and the US debt ceiling, as well as the fate of Trump tax reform and Obamacare repeal, when the VIX soared following a series of missile launches by Kim Jong […]

SocGen: “Global Earnings Are Back To 2014 Levels; Stocks Are 15% Higher”

Is it QE or is it earnings? With the Dow starting off the final quarter with a bang, surging to new all time highs alongside the S&P, few care what is prompting the latest surge in risk assets, which is a problem because as One River CIO Eric Peters noted yesterday, we have gotten to […]

Sticker Shock: Small Hedge Funds Seen Ditching I-Banking Research Under MiFID

For the past several months we’ve discussed many theories about how the new MiFID II rules in Europe might drastically change the investment banking research business model.  For those who haven’t followed this narrative, MiFID II is a new set of regulations in Europe that requires investment banks to charge separately for research as opposed […]