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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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Analytic Investors To Sub-Advise 361 Capital Long/Short Fund

Sep 17 2014 | 11:01am ET

Liquid alternatives specialist 361 Capital is launching a long/short equity mutual fund sub-advised by Los Angeles-based quant Analytic Investors.

Mariner Makes 3 Senior Hires

Sep 17 2014 | 9:42am ET

Leawood, Kan.-based Mariner Wealth Advisors has made three senior hires, adding Sarah Tiedt, Mark Vlasic and Jeff Maher to its team.

Real Estate PE Firm Park Madison Names Sweeney VP

Sep 17 2014 | 9:36am ET

Real estate private equity specialist Park Madison Partners has promoted John H. Sweeney to vice president.

Emerging Hedge Funds Post Biggest Gains

Sep 17 2014 | 9:30am ET

Emerging hedge funds—those with an under two-year track record—have outperformed over the 12 months ending in Q2, returning an average of 11.3% compared to 9.1% for the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index.

Capita Buys Hedge Fund Services Specialist Throgmorton

Sep 17 2014 | 9:07am ET

Capita Asset Services has acquired hedge fund service provider Throgmorton for an undisclosed amount.

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. 

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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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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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September 2014 Cover

Forex: What happened to the volatility?

There are two things currency analysts agree on: Currencies have never gone through such a period of low volatility and the dollar must lead the sector out of the current malaise.

The Alpha Pages

TAP July/August 2014 Cover

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.