Featured Stories

28 October 2019, Pensions and Investments

Betting on the gradual liberalization of regulatory and corporate standards of the Eastern world appears on first glance to be an unusual and risky thesis on which to base a hedge fund strategy.  But that strategy is exactly what Simon Sadler was focused on when he set up his Hong Kong-based firm Segantii Capital Management Ltd. — and his $3.5 billion Segantii Asia-Pacific Equity Multi-Strategy Fund — a dozen years ago in the eye of the financial crisis.


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7 October 2019, The Wall Street Journal

Hedge funds on average generated less than half the returns of the stock market in the first half of 2019, posting a net return of 7.2%, according to industry data tracker BarclayHedge. The S&P 500 returned 18.5%. This is an improvement over last year’s mid-year report.  And while equity funds have been the top-performing strategies this year, looking back 1, 3, and 5 years generally reveals a lack of consistency by most strategies.

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THE CASE FOR INVESTING IN AUSTRALIA

Author: Eric Uhlfelder

8 September 2019, The Wall Street Journal

Because of its out of the way location, small market capitalization, and recent spate of bad news, Australia continues to ignored by US investors--despite a record-thriving economy.  But with many healthy fundamentals still in place and domestic firms establishing themselves as potent global players, a sharp decline in the Aussie Dollar is not only boosting international sales but making local shares even more attractive for foreign investors. 

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September 2019, WestView News

Entering into the spacious TWA Terminal is like walking into a museum. No. It’s like walking into a painting; wherever you look is extraordinary composition of form, light, and color.  When TWA commissioned Eero Saarinen, the Finnish sculptor and architect, to create its flagship international terminal at JFK, he redefined the experience of air travel. Saarinen offered travelers a place as spectacular as any destination to which they may have been heading. 

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ROME CALLING: Caesar & Cleopatra

Author: Eric Uhlfelder

12 Oct 2019, New York Theatre Wire

Bernard Shaw’s dramatic-comedic take on the Roman conquest of Egypt and the power play the ensues between Caesar and the neophyte Queen of Egypt whom he takes under his wings. 

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A NEW TAKE OF ALCOTT’S LITTLE WOMEN

Author: Eric Uhlfelder

5 June 2019, New York Theatre Wire

New York theater is dominated by mega hits.  But for those looking for more personal, thought-provoking evenings, Ms. Hamill, just 36, is making quite a name for herself in not just transcribing classic literature into plays, but doing so in a modern, wickedly fast meter that leaves nothing sacred.  Hamill’s rendition of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” keeps pace with her previous work, set during the US Civil War, where a nation viciously tearing itself apart is echoed in a family that does likewise to itself.

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5 May 2019, The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal’s first formal review of hedge funds tracked more portfolio metrics than any other periodical review. It revealed not only the potential of smaller-sized funds, but dozens of all sizes that have not only outpaced the market over the short- and long-term, but have done so with less volatility, drawdown, and risk than straight market exposure.
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WHAT HEDGE FUNDS CAN DO

Author: Eric Uhlfelder

May 2019, SALT Conference, Las Vegas

Written for the preeminent hedge fund industry conference, this story addresses the paradox between poor broad industry performance and a select number of funds that actually deliver on the promise of hedge funds. The story identifies the underlying characteristics that make investing in certain hedge fund managers worthwhile.

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3 December 2019, New York Theater Wire

If Eric Tucker was given a shoebox in which to direct a play, he could concoct a hit. Played out across his trademark minimalist staging that focuses attention on actors and their words, Tucker’s latest production--Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible”—is extraordinary.  And the play is an apt reminder of where Alternative Facts can lead us.

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