Saturday, 30 August 2014
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Aug 10 2010 | 10:57am ET
A hedge fund founded by a nephew of Walt Disney is among the hedge funds fired by a quartet of New York City pension funds.
Not only was Roy Disney’s Shamrock Capital Advisors fired, it was chastised by three of the funds on their way out, Bloomberg News reports. The three blasted former Shamrock Activist Value Fund manager Dennis Johnson for “failure to devote substantially all of his business time and attention” to the fund, which posted double-digit losses for the Big Apple pensions.
Johnson is now chief market strategist for Comerica’s asset management business.
All told, the four city pension funds invested $275 million with Shamrock. They paid the firm a total of $7.6 in fees to the firm during the three years they invested with it.
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 ...