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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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Morgan Stanley AIP Adds To P.E. Secondaries Team

Sep 22 2014 | 12:08pm ET

Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners  has named Kumber Husain as an executive director on its private equity secondary team.

Children Of Wall Street Elite Launch Hedge Funds

Sep 22 2014 | 10:56am ET

Launching your own hedge fund may be a rite of passage for the children of Wall Street's elite.

Activists Eye Canadian Pipeline Company

Sep 22 2014 | 10:33am ET

Activist hedge funds may have a new target in their sights: Canadian pipeline operator TransCanada Corp.

Equilibrium Capital Adds Two Directors

Sep 22 2014 | 10:00am ET

Equilibrium Capital Group, which specializes in sustainability-driven real assets for institutional investors, has named former CalPERS CIO Janine Guillot as a director. The firm has also appointed Guy Jaquier, most recently CEO of Prologis Private Capital, as a director.

Merrill Lynch Fires Brokers For 'Selling Away'

Sep 22 2014 | 9:39am ET

Merrill Lynch has fired two veteran brokers from its private banking and investment group for advising clients to invest in a hedge fund outside the firm.

Griffin Donates $1M To Rauner's Illinois Gov. Campaign

Sep 22 2014 | 9:29am ET

Ken GriffinKen GriffinHedge fund billionaire Kenneth Griffin definitely has a dog in this race. The Citadel founder and CEO just gave another $1 million to the Illinois gubernatorial campaign of Republican Bruce Rauner.

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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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The London Whale: Rogue risk management

Credit default swaps brought down the London Whale and cost JPMorgan $6.2 billion. Here is how it happened.

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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.