Saturday, 25 October 2014
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May 27 2010 | 3:58am ET
The Montana Board of Investments issued a request for proposals for funds of hedge funds almost two years ago. Apparently, the public pension fund manager didn’t like what it saw.
MBI has decided against awarding the mandate after finding the fees too high, the transparency too opaque and the liquidity too dry. Firms responding to the RFP offered “a constant flow of bad hedge fund news,” according to a memo obtained by Pensions & Investments.
“Perhaps the most troubling discovery was that three of the 24 RFP respondents had exposure to the Madoff ‘Ponzi’ scheme,” the memo said.
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…
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