Neal Berger Earns Big Betting "Wackadoodle" High Prices Will Plunge

From Bloomberg

A veteran trader’s well-timed bet on the end of easy money has achieved triple-digit returns in his new hedge fund’s first full year.
After running Eagle’s View Capital Management as a fund of funds for 16 years, New York-based founder Neal Berger decided to add his own fund to the mix. The Contrarian Macro Fund launched initially with partner capital in April 2021 to load up on bets that the Federal Reserve would unwind a decade of stimulus — even as policy makers were describing inflation as “transitory.” 

By the time the Fed reversed course, Berger was starting to accept external money. 
“The reason why I started the fund was that central bank flows were going to change 180 degrees. That key difference would be a headwind on all asset prices,” said Berger. “One had to believe that the prices we saw were, to use the academic term, wackadoodle.”...

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Get Ready For The Richcession

Well-off Americans could get hurt more than usual in the next downturn

With the important caveat that they were starting off from much higher bases, percentage gains for the rich have been more muted.

Household net worth for the top fifth was 22% higher in the third quarter than before the pandemic, and was down 7.1% from the end of 2021—a consequence of the falling stock market. Paychecks haven’t risen as much, either, with the Atlanta Fed measure showing average annualized monthly wage growth for workers in the top quartile was 4.8%.

Recent layoffs have also inordinately affected higher-income workers. Many of the tech companies that have made headlines with layoff announcements pay extremely well. Securities filings show that the median worker at Facebook parent Meta Platforms made $295,785 in 2021, for example, while the average worker at Twitter made $232,626. And layoffs at those places where the typical worker is less well paid, such as Amazon.com, have largely been aimed at white-collar workers...

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Palm Beacher Ken Griffin Gives $8 Million To Cox Science Center

A year after launching a $40 million capital campaign to fund a large-scale expansion of the Cox Science Center and Aquarium, campaign leadership announced Thursday that it plans to double that goal.
An $8 million gift from hedge fund manager Ken Griffin coupled with a $10 million award from the state of Florida last summer has pushed the campaign goal to $85 million, Cox Science Center Board Chairman Lew Crampton said.

In November 2021, Cox Science Center and Aquarium announced its initial capital campaign and a $5 million endowment initiative. The center changed its name to reflect a $20 million lead gift from Palm Beach residents Wendy and Howard Cox...

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