Friday, 19 September 2014
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Jun 23 2010 | 11:42am ET
Despite the name of this publication, hedge funds—long/short hedge funds, especially—should no longer be considered an “alternative” investment, according to Hewitt Associates.
“We believe that the step to include long/short equity is a natural progression from, and complement to, unconstrained active equity management,” Guy Saintfiet, a senior hedge fund researcher at the consultancy, told HedgeWeek. “Hedge funds have an extra degree of freedom to use shorts which can add tremendous value, especially in volatile and bear markets.”
Pension funds are apparently heeding the firm’s advice: Hewitt undertook more than double the number of hedge fund manager searches last year than it did in 2008.
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.