Activist hedge fund assets increase 269% over last 5 years

Source: P&I by Christine Williamson on 24th Feb 2015

Assets managed by activist hedge funds increased 269% to about $120 billion in the five years ended Dec. 31, said estimates from Hedge Fund Research, in a new paper released Tuesday by the Alternative Investment Management Association.

World equity index flirts with new high

Source: Financial Times by Dave Shellock on 25th Feb 2015

US and European stocks took a breather following their recent strong gains but a gauge of global equity prices hovered near its highest ever level as bulls focused on the prospect of continued policy accommodation from the world’s central banks.