Saturday, 30 August 2014
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Mar 22 2010 | 10:39pm ET
Credit Suisse Asset Management has added three new indices to its series of Liquid Alternative Beta indices.
The firm has launched its Liquid Alternative Beta Index, Event Driven Liquid Index and Merger Arbitrage Liquid Index. They join the existing global macro and long/short LAB indices.
“In the wake of current investor sentiment, liquid alternative beta strategies are gaining in popularity due to their ability to provide risk/return characteristics similar to those of hedge funds,” Jordan Drachman, head of research for alternative beta strategies, said. “These strategies can provide portfolio diversification benefits and can also be used as a transition management tool, a hedging tool or as a liquidity buffer for institutional investors and fund of hedge funds.”
The LAB indices seek to replicate hedge fund strategies with liquid, tradeable instruments.
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…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...