Wednesday, 1 October 2014
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Feb 1 2010 | 9:02pm ET
Affiliated Managers Group, which owns stakes in several high-profile hedge funds, swung to profit in the fourth quarter, topping analysts’ estimates. And in addition to being in the black, the firm is also making moves to expand globally.
The Beverly, Mass.-based firm said today that net income was $24.6 million, up from an $83.7 million loss in the year-earlier period. AMG also announced that it was buying a majority stake in British money manager Artemis Investment Management, with the group’s management owning the balance. Artemis is currently owned by Fortis Bank, which, in turn, is owned by BNP Paribas.
According to the firm, the purchase of Artemis is part AMG’s plan to expand overseas. AMG CEO Sean Harley said, “We believe an independent Artemis will be well positioned for further growth in both the retail and institutional markets in the UK, Europe and the Middle East.”
In November, AMG it bought a 5% stake in Hong Kong-based hedge fund Value Partners. The firm also owns stakes in hedge funds AQR Capital Management, BlueMountain Capital Management and ValueAct Capital.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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