Monday, 1 September 2014
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Jun 23 2010 | 12:49pm ET
After eight months of managing the strategy with partner money, Beaconcrest Capital Management is opening its maiden hedge fund to outside investment.
The Boston-based firm has hired Virginia Dawson, a capital introduction veteran, to back its newly-launched fundraising effort. Dawson has also served as a portfolio manager at Claremont Investment Partners.
“We think investors need options for strategies that are truly uncorrelated to market indices that focus on capital preservation that deliver absolute returns over time,” Beaconcrest founder Kevin Divney told HFMWeek.
So far, the Beaconcrest Partners Fund has lived up to its uncorrelated billing. The fund is down about 2% this year, while the average hedge fund is up about 1%. The Standard & Poor’s 500 is down about 1.5%.
The long/short Beaconcrest fund uses both quantitative and fundamental selection criteria to build its portfolio of between 60 and 100 longs and 90 to 125 shorts. The fund invests primarily in mid- and large-cap stocks.
The fund charges 1.5% for management and 20% for performance. The is a $1 million minimum investment requirement with monthly liquidity and no lock-up period. The prime broker is Merlin Securities.
Divney founded Beaconcrest after more than a decade at Putnam Investments.
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 ...