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Bridgewater Combines Strategies To Create First New One Since ‘96

Sep 19 2014 | 2:15pm ET

Bridgewater Associates has launched its first new strategy in nearly two decades.

The world’s largest hedge fund on Wednesday rolled out its Optimal Portfolio Strategy. The new fund is actually a combination of Bridgewater’s two existing strategies, Pure Alpha and All Weather.

 

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Peak6 Hedge Fund To Strike Out On Its Own

Sep 19 2014 | 2:13pm ET

Peak6 Investments is spinning out its hedge-fund business, selling the unit to its top management.

Top Traders Take Leave Of Point72

Sep 19 2014 | 2:11pm ET

Steven Cohen has lost his self-proclaimed “right-hand man,” as well as a number of other longtime traders.

Citi, Argentina Seek Help In Debt Battle

Sep 19 2014 | 2:08pm ET

Citigroup pleaded with a federal appeals court to free it from its catch-22 situation in Argentina, which that country’s president prepared an appeal to a higher authority.

Mako Set For Fundraising Push For Euro Hedge Fund

Sep 19 2014 | 2:06pm ET

Mako Global Investors is preparing to launch a European equities hedge fund run by a former Marble Bar Asset Management portfolio manager.

Ex-Highfields Manager Bets On Churchill Downs

Sep 19 2014 | 9:30am ET

One of the biggest hedge-fund launches of the year has surged out of the gate with a big bet on a legendary horse-racing palace.

SAIF Hedge Fund Hits $130 Million

Sep 19 2014 | 9:29am ET

SAIF Partners Group is well on its way to raising the US$500 million it seeks for its new China-focused hedge fund.

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Q&A: Brevan Howard’s Charlotte Valeur Talks Strategy

Sep 18 2014 | 11:18am ET

Charlotte Valeur chairs the board of Brevan Howard Credit Catalysts, an LSE listed company investing in the $4.9 billion Brevan Howard Credit Catalysts Master Fund. Valeur has 30 years' experience in the financial services industry, ranging from floor-trading on the Danish Stock exchange to investment banking in London to running her own alternative investment funds start-up consultancy. Valeur recently spoke with FINalternatives' Mary Campbell about the BHCC.

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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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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.