Wednesday, 27 August 2014
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Jun 16 2010 | 2:52am ET
Charles Schwab Corp.’s top alternative investments executive is leaving the firm to found a hedge-fund-like mutual fund.
Josh Kernan, who as director of alternative investments and managed accounts oversaw Schwab’s alternatives sales and the firm’s two alternatives platforms, worked his last day at Schwab Monday. He had been with the firm for 16 years.
Kernan is founding a money management shop with plans to launch an absolute-return mutual fund of funds in the fourth quarter, Investment News reports. Simple Alternatives will run multi-manager mutual funds featuring “leading hedged-equity managers,” he told clients and friends in a memo last week.
Simple Alternatives’ first offering will be called S1 Fund, according to the memo.
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 ...