Tuesday, 23 September 2014
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Apr 30 2010 | 12:01pm ET
Over the past month, Gartmore Group has learned how dangerous it can be to rely solely on two star hedge fund managers. So the firm is adding to its stable in the wake of the suspension of one of them.
Gartmore has hired Darrell O’Dea to co-manage the hedge funds helmed by Roger Guy. Guy’s co-manager, Guillaume Rambourg, was suspended from the firm last month for allegedly directing trades to favored brokers. The move angered Guy, sent Gartmore’s stock price tumbling and led to some investor redemptions and much investor grumbling.
Rambourg has since been reinstated, but only as an analyst, pending the U.K. Financial Services Authority’s approval of Gartmore’s probe of Rambourg. Rambourg was found to have violated company rules, but is still in line to resume his portfolio management duties.
O’Dea joins Gartmore from Threadneedle Asset Management.
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 McKitich, CIO of Petty 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…
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…
Credit default swaps brought down the London Whale and cost JPMorgan $6.2 billion. Here is how it happened.