Wednesday, 27 August 2014
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Jun 18 2010 | 2:16pm ET
While some banks fret about the potential impact of the Volcker rule, Citigroup is moving forward with plans to raise more than $3 billion for its remaining alternative investments businesses over the next two years.
Citi Capital Advisors—the former Citi Alternative Investments—may raise $1.5 billion for p.e. funds and $750 million for hedge funds this year, with another $1 billion in hedge fund fundraising planned for next year, Bloomberg News reports. The plans come even as the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate work to finalize the financial reform bill, which could bar banks from owning, sponsoring or investing in hedge funds or private equity funds.
Some banks are expressing increasing concern that the Volcker rule really will totally bar them from the alternative investments industry.
Citi has sold off some of its alternative investments business, including its fund of funds, hedge fund seeding and advisory businesses to SkyBridge Capital, and may yet sell or wind-down other business. But it is doing so not primarily in fear of the Volcker rule, but under pressure from the U.S. government to sell off more than $500 billion in non-core assets.
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 ...