Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Last updated 18 min ago
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.
Sep 17 2014 | 7:13am ET
Sussex Partners, an independent specialist advisory firm focused on alternative investments, has appointed Frederic Neefs as a partner.
Sep 17 2014 | 6:21am ET
Senrigan Capital Management is poised to end a three-year losing streak.
Sep 17 2014 | 6:20am ET
Hedge fund Standard General stands ready to keep RadioShack Corp. a “going concern.”
Sep 17 2014 | 6:19am ET
BlackRock and several hedge funds are among the 19 firms rapped for violating a short-selling restriction.
Sep 17 2014 | 6:17am ET
Fund manager Van Eyk’s relationship with a British hedge fund has proven to be its downfall.
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.More News
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.
Sep 16 2014 | 11:28am ET
New regulations have dramatically curtailed proprietary trading activity in investment banks. While this may have made the business of investment banking somewhat duller, it has created many exciting opportunities for hedge funds, as well as new risks for financial markets. PAAMCO’s Sam Diedrich explains.
Sep 15 2014 | 8:40am ET
It's that time of year again—when hedgies trade in their spreadsheets for guitars and rock out for a good cause.
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…
The Federal Reserve keeps baby-stepping toward a “normalization” of monetary policy. But just what is normal?