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Mar 2 2007 | 2:40pm ET
The $3.5 billion University of Virginia Investment Management Co. plans to increase its targeted hedge fund allocation from 45% to 47% this year, while cutting its private equity exposure from 14.8% to 12%, according to its 2006 year-end investment report.
The system’s decision to bump up its hedge fund exposure may have something to do with its perceived underperformance last year–its returned just 12% in 2006, trailing its benchmark. “While acceptable on an absolute basis, this return is disappointing in the context of the high returns delivered by our public,” noted the report.
“Our hedge fund portfolio also underperformed its Tremont composite benchmark, which returned 14% for the calendar year,” the report said. “The year is a tale of two halves, with the first half marked by lackluster returns and underperformance, and the second half with strong returns, outperformance and a good relative start to the new fiscal year.”
The system’s private equity portfolio didn’t fare much better: Venture capital returned 8% return for the calendar year, trailing its benchmark return of 10%, and its buyout portfolio returned 23% for the year, merely matching its Cambridge benchmark.
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 ...