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Blackstone Hires First Traders For Huge Concentrated Stock Fund

Aug 29 2014 | 8:24am ET

The Blackstone Group is recruiting traders from some big-name hedge funds for its planned big-bet best ideas vehicle.

The alternative investments giant is set to launch the multi-billion dollar hedge fund in a few weeks. And Blackstone Senfina Advisors has now hired the first traders for the vehicle.


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Hedge Funds Keep Dumping Gold

Sep 2 2014 | 6:20am ET

Hedge funds continued to pare their gold bets last week, according to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Hedge Funds Miss Natural Gas Surge

Sep 2 2014 | 6:19am ET

Hedge funds were apparently caught off-guard by the recent rally in natural gas prices.

Millennium Researcher Out After Short Stay

Sep 2 2014 | 6:18am ET

Redburn Partners researcher Tim Marshall recently joined Invesco Perpetual—but not, it seems, before an exceedingly brief stop at one of the world’s top hedge funds.

Biggest Israeli Hedge Fund Loses Pharma. Chief

Sep 2 2014 | 6:17am ET

The top pharmaceuticals trader at Israel’s top hedge fund is leaving the firm, to be replaced by a veteran of Wexford Capital.

Two Hedgies To AXA Credit Team

Sep 2 2014 | 6:16am ET

AXA Investment Managers is bolstering its fixed-income unit with a pair of former hedge fund managers.

Keogh To Lead Asia Alts. Services For State Street

Sep 2 2014 | 6:15am ET

State Street Corp. has a new point-man for alternative investment services in Asia.

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Q&A: Open Season For Closed-End Funds

Aug 29 2014 | 10:00am ET

When Maury Fertig and Bob Huffman, former Salomon Brothers coworkers, launched Relative Value Partners in 2004, the only people they knew with money were “other Wall Street people.” So they started managing money for money managers and today financial industry types still account for about half their clientele. RVP invests in closed-end funds, managing $950 million across a number of strategies, the oldest of which—their Balanced strategy—is up 7.33% on an annualized basis since inception in '04.

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Editor's Note

    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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