6 Hedge Fund Trends to Watch in 2018

Hedge fund assets have hit record highs in each of the five past quarters, to some $3.2 trillion, and will grow by 5.5% over the next 12 months, according to Don Steinbrugge, head of Agecroft Partners, in his annual predictions of industry trends. Assets have risen despite a drumbeat of bad news about hedge funds, Steinbrugge… Please follow and like us:

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Hedge Fund AUM to reach an all-time high in 2018 for the 10th year in a row?

Each year, Agecroft Partners predicts the top hedge fund industry trends stemming from our contact with more than two thousand institutional investors and hundreds of hedge fund organizations. The hedge fund industry is dynamic, and participants are best served by anticipating, rather than reacting to, change. Below are Agecroft’s 9th annual predictions for the biggest trends… Please follow and like us:

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Trump touts economic development bill ‘nobody knows about’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he has an economic development bill, “which nobody knows about,” that would provide incentives to keep companies in the U.S. and “severely” penalize them if they move offshore. “It’s both a carrot and a stick,” Trump said in an interview with Forbes that appeared online Tuesday. “It is an incentive… Please follow and like us:

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Technology jobs should stay in America

Today up to one-third of all U.S. companies outsource work abroad to save money. Keep in mind there are plenty of hidden expenses with offshore outsourcing, and they add up quickly. Vendor contracts can be complicated and expensive to terminate, and in addition to paying salaries overseas, U.S. businesses still need local managers on hand to… Please follow and like us:

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Intellectual property rights enforced by strong patent rules

A deteriorating intellectual property regime in the U.S. has been quietly unfolding over the last decade and has contributed to the declining standard of living for middle class Americans, the stagnant economy, and the outsourcing of high-tech manufacturing. The Great Recession of 2008 technically ended in June 2009, but normal recovery never got traction in the… Please follow and like us:

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Buy American — But Hire Abroad

President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order urging the U.S. to “buy American,” in part by encouraging the Departments of Commerce and State to prioritize American firms when they dole out often lucrative contracts. But that directive, a report released last week found, may not fulfill Trump’s second stated goal — “hire American” — because… Please follow and like us:

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