Saturday, 20 September 2014
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Sep 29 2010 | 8:56am ET
The Blackstone Group’s fund of hedge funds unit has struck upon a new business line: seeding former proprietary traders’ new hedge funds.
Blackstone Alternative Asset Management plans to launch a fund dedicated to seeding traders chased from banks by the newly-enacted Volcker rule, which bars proprietary trading. The new vehicle could close as soon as next month, Reuters reports.
The move comes after BAAM agreed to back a new hedge fund headed by Credit Suisse’s top commodities arbitrage trader, George Taylor. Blackstone is investing $150 million in the unnamed fund, which will invest in commodities and energy, as well as currencies and other macro strategies.
BAAM has $28.5 billion in assets under management.
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…
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