Wednesday, 17 September 2014
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Sep 17 2014 | 1:50pm ET
The Blackstone Group has begun fundraising for its seventh flagship fund, hoping to attract $16 billion in commitments.
The new fund, Blackstone Capital Partners VII, is set to match the size of its predecessor, which took four years to net $16 billion before closing in 2012.
Sep 17 2014 | 1:49pm ET
Goldman Sachs’ in-house Asia hedge fund has garnered US$1 billion in assets and closed to investors less than a year after its debut.
Sep 17 2014 | 1:48pm ET
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has revoked SAC Capital Advisors’ registration due to its guilty plea to insider-trading charges.
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.
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.
Sep 17 2014 | 9:36am ET
Real estate private equity specialist Park Madison Partners has promoted John H. Sweeney to vice president.
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.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…
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