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Greek crisis, China crash and low rates: hedge funds’ horror year

The nightmare has wider effects, with a quarter of the industry’s assets managed for pension funds<p>The panic that swept the markets in August was tough for investors the world over, but particularly for the macro hedge funds, who bet big on economic trends.<p>Despite a reputation as “the smartest guys …

Did the Volcker rule really harm the bond market?

Slide 1 of 5<p>Suddenly, everybody is talking about liquidity in the bond market — or the lack of it.<p>The theme of declining liquidity has been the …

Julio Bashmore: ‘People have misconstrued what house music is’

The ‘French touch’ sound, with its cut-up samples, oodles of soul and garage-house beats, inspired producer Bashmore’s debut album Knockin’ Boots. Here he lists the tracks that most influenced him<p>There’s a scene in Eden, the critically acclaimed film about the French house scene in the early 90s, …

The immoral housing bubble

LONDON — I don’t know how many readers of POLITICO have had the misfortune to try buying a house in London over the past few months — as I have (and …

House Prices

Glamour is out as Pimco recovers from Gross exit

Dan Ivascyn, who succeeded Bill Gross as Pimco's new chief investment officer nearly a year ago, acknowledges that life at the firm is now "less …

Glamour is out at Pimco as it begins to recover from Gross exit

NEW YORK, Aug 4 (Reuters) - Dan Ivascyn, who succeeded Bill Gross as Pimco’s new chief investment officer nearly a year ago, acknowledges that life at the firm is now “less glamorous.”<p>Unlike Gross, who was widely known as “the Bond King” and has rarely been away from the headlines in both …

Tracker funds get cheaper as BlackRock cuts charges in half

Price cuts at giant BlackRock means passive fund investing is getting even cheaper<p>Investors looking to access the stock market on the cheapest terms possible have been handed more choice after BlackRock cut the price of its tracker fund range by as much as half.<p>The price of BlackRock funds tracking …

Aberdeen Asset Management shares hit by emerging market fears

Aberdeen Asset Management, one of the UK’s biggest investment companies, said emerging markets are continuing to cause it trouble as expectations of higher interest rates in the US curbs investor appetite.<p>The firm took a further hit as institutional investors pulled out of Asia and emerging …

What Happens to Your Body When You Skip the Gym?

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters, Life by DailyBurn</i><p>No matter how dedicated you are to fitness, sooner or later, it’s going to happen: You’re going to skip a …

'Brexit' fears haunt London's roaring trade in euros

LONDON (Reuters) - If there is a symbol of British ambivalence to Europe then it may be the euro itself.<p>An illustration picture shows Euro coins, photographed in Warngau April 3, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Dalder<p>The capital of euro trading prospers outside the euro zone, but London’s dominance of the …

China's stock market swings, as measured in Greek economies

In the span of a week, investors have been flung from worrying about Greece to China and now back to Greece, with a brief stop at the New York Stock …

'Buy this fund when Greece is no longer in the headlines’

Gary Potter, who buys funds for F&C Investments, names a European fund that is positioned to soar when European shares recover from their recent woes<p>Are there any funds that will jump if, as many expect, a compromise is found to defuse the latest debt crisis in Greece?<p>Gary Potter, who runs several …

'It's time to hold physical cash,' says one of Britain's most senior fund managers

It may be time to put money under the mattress. High profile fund managers explain how to prepare for a 'systemic event'<p>The manager of one of Britain’s biggest bond funds has urged investors to keep cash under the mattress.<p>Ian Spreadbury, who invests more than £4bn of investors’ money across a …

These Are Wall Street's Must-Read Books of the Summer

As things slow down a bit on Wall Street during the summer months, many of its best and brightest will find more time in their schedules to read. We …

The playlist: new bands – Day Wave, Boycrush, Rangleklods and more

Lo-fi synth angst from Day Wave, Sunflower Bean hear voices, and Boycrush ft Madeira wreak lovely, summery electro fluff<p>Jackson Phillips has only been creating music as Day Wave since late 2014 – he was one half of Californian electropop duo Carousel before that – but already the 25-year-old DIY …

Authentic Paris

Rugby World Cup

I'm Business Insider's math reporter, and these 10 everyday things drive me insane

Math, statistics, empirical analysis, and data visualization are all incredibly powerful tools for understanding the world.<p>Unfortunately, these tools are misused and abused in many ways that, to greater or lesser degrees, lead to confusion rather than clarification and make the world just a …