Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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Mar 16 2007 | 12:28pm ET
Ascendant Asset Advisors has launched its JLDeVore Elite Trading program, trading options in multiple futures markets, and in its first two months, it has delivered. Since its January debut, the program is up 17.54%.
Elite, which trades the same markets as but has a higher minimum investment requirement than its predecessor Strategic 1 and Strategic 2 options programs, opened to investors to by invitation only, according to founder Payam Pedram. It managed seven accounts, with some $2 million in assets, at the end of last month.
The Strategic 1 and 2 programs have also enjoyed strong starts to the year, up 9.38% and 17.19%, respectively. “Our trading programs have been very successful in such a volatile market and this reflects our strategy,” said Pedram.
Elite charges no management fee and a 50% performance fee, with a $500,000 minimum investment requirment. Ascendant currently manages some $22 million in total assets.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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