Wednesday, 27 August 2014
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Jul 14 2010 | 12:18pm ET
In the wake of the exits of one-third of its principals, Stark Investments is sweetening the pot for its investors—if they’ll agree to a one-year lockup.
The $4.4 billion firm offered fee breaks to investors who agree to leave their money with the Milwaukee, Wisc.-based firm until the end of next July. Clients who hold about 20% of the firm’s assets are “set to commit” to the new lockup deal, Stark told investors in a letter.
Those investors who accept the lockup will win a management fee reduction of between 0.125% and 0.25%, depending on the size of their investments. They will also see their performance fee rate cut to between 10% and 18.5%. The fee reductions would kick in after Stark hit certain thresholds and would apply for two years.
At the end of June, 5 of the firm’s 15 principals, including its president and the heads of its European business, left the firm amidst disagreements about Stark’s future. The firm has seen almost half of its assets disappear over the last year-and-a-half.
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 ...