Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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Aug 6 2010 | 11:20am ET
Morgan Stanley, which is currently working to spin-off its FrontPoint Partners hedge fund, could be mulling a second hedge fund spin-off.
The firm is pondering its options for a proprietary trading desk called Process Driven Trading, The Wall Street Journal reports. The newly-enacted Dodd-Frank financial regulation reform law bars banks from prop. trading.
Among the possibilities are a spin-off of PDT, which is headed by Peter Muller. Morgan Stanley may also move the desk to its investment management business, where it would also begin accepting outside investment.
A decision on PDT is expected within the next few months, the Journal reports. The desk has earned Morgan Stanley billions of dollars since its creation in 1993.
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…
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…