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CalPERS Kicks Hedge Funds To The Curb

Sep 16 2014 | 5:51am ET

Hedge funds have received a huge blow from the largest public pension plan in the U.S. The California Public Employees’ Retirement System has decided to eliminate its hedge fund program, known internally as the Absolute Return Strategies (ARS) program, as part of an ongoing effort to reduce complexity and costs in its investment program.

 

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Sussex Partners Names Credit Agricole Vet As Partner

Sep 17 2014 | 7:13am ET

Sussex Partners, an independent specialist advisory firm focused on alternative investments, has appointed Frederic Neefs as a partner. 

Senrigan Up Nearly 7%

Sep 17 2014 | 6:21am ET

Senrigan Capital Management is poised to end a three-year losing streak.

Standard General, UBS Offer To Save RadioShack

Sep 17 2014 | 6:20am ET

Hedge fund Standard General stands ready to keep RadioShack Corp. a “going concern.”

Hedge Funds Fined For ‘Shorting Into The Deal’

Sep 17 2014 | 6:19am ET

BlackRock and several hedge funds are among the 19 firms rapped for violating a short-selling restriction.

Van Eyk Shuts After Hedge-Fund Flap

Sep 17 2014 | 6:17am ET

Fund manager Van Eyk’s relationship with a British hedge fund has proven to be its downfall.

Scottish P.E. Firms Vote ‘No’ On Independence

Sep 17 2014 | 6:16am ET

If Scotland’s private-equity firms had a vote in tomorrow’s independence referendum, the result would be nigh unanimous: The union with England, Wales and Northern Ireland would be preserved.

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Whisky Business: The Ultimate Liquid Alternative Investment

Sep 15 2014 | 7:02am ET

David Robertson knows his single-malt whisky—he was the Master Distiller at the Macallan on Speyside before moving to The Dalmore in 2006 to head their innovation team. Today, he's putting his knowledge and expertise of the 'liquid gold' to good use as co-founder of U.K.-based The Whisky Trading Company, the first entity of its kind in the world. He spoke recently with FINalternatives' senior reporter Mary Campbell about whisky as an investment.

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    Get A Sneak Peak Of The Alpha Pages

    Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET

    As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…

 

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The Alpha Pages Interview: Senator Rand Paul

Senator Paul sat down in the debut series of the Alpha Pages Interview to discuss the broken tax code, regulation surrounding Bitcoin, and his plans for the 2016 Presidential election.