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Jun 14 2010 | 12:22pm ET
Most hedge funds took a dive in May, but not all.
GLG Partners saw its macro hedge fund continue a strong run of performance in 2010 with an 8% jump last month, while the average hedge fund shed between 2% and 3%, according to several hedge fund indices.
May’s performance leaves the year-old fund, which manages just US$160 million, up 25% this year, the Financial Times reports. The fund, managed by former Goldman Sachs proprietary trader Driss Ben-Brahim and former PIMCO manager Jamil Baz, returned about 6% last year.
GLG launched the macro fund last year as part of its expansion, as the firm struggled to bounce back from several years of poor performance, most notably at its flagship special-situations fund.
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.