Saturday, 28 March 2015
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Feb 23 2010 | 8:54am ET
Singapore-based commodity hedge fund Aisling Analytics is going long—and short—equities.
Aisling is readying a US$300 million fund investing in commodities and natural resources companies, Bloomberg News reports. While the Merchant Equity Fund will invest globally, it will focus on Aisling’s home base of Asia.
The Equity fund will debut on March 1. It is targeting returns of approximately 20%.
“We think that we can leverage our source of understanding of commodity price dynamics into identifying opportunities in the equity markets,” Aisling co-founder Michael Coleman said.
Tan Yi-Wa, who has worked at Aisling for about a year and a half, will manage the new vehicle.
Aisling’s Merchant Commodity Fund has soared to US$1.6 billion in assets from US$10 million since its launch six years ago. The fund suffered its worst year ever in 2009, rising just 5% in a year in which the average hedge fund soared by 20%. But it rose 9% in January alone.
Mar 9 2015 | 6:35am ET
As more investors look to diversify, many are beginning to use retirement funds to invest in alternative assets such as private equity and real estate. Kelly Rodriques, CEO & President of PENSCO Trust Company, explains how companies can connect with those looking to use their retirement accounts in a different way. Read more…
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…