Is the New IPR Investment Strategy Bust?

An October 2016 report estimates the number of hedge funds at a staggering 11,000, managing an aggregate of $3 trillion or more. Each firm seeks ways to make a profit for investors and managers through a variety of ways – including conventional methods like identifying certain market-influencing events, mispriced stocks, and betting that share prices will either rise or fall. Dallas-based Hayman Capital is one such firm, led by billionaire investor J. Kyle Bass. According Continue Reading →

STLR Link Roundup – November 11, 2016

Top Climate Change Skeptic to Lead EPA Transition President-Elect Donald Trump has reportedly selected Myron Ebell to oversee the transition efforts at the Environmental Protection Agency. Ebell is the director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based libertarian/conservative think tank. An outspoken denier of manmade climate change and critic of environmental regulatory measures, Ebell has, for example, called the EPA’s Clean Power Plan an “obviously illegal” executive abuse over states and supported Continue Reading →