Wednesday, 17 September 2014
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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 | 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.
Sep 17 2014 | 9:07am ET
Capita Asset Services has acquired hedge fund service provider Throgmorton for an undisclosed amount.
Sep 17 2014 | 7:13am ET
Sussex Partners, an independent specialist advisory firm focused on alternative investments, has appointed Frederic Neefs as a partner.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…
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.