Wednesday, 1 October 2014
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Nov 3 2010 | 2:59am ET
One proprietary trading firm plans to take advantage of banks being barred from its industry—by launching a hedge fund.
First New York Securities is preparing to launch a multi-strategy fund, its first vehicle to trade outside capital. And to run it, the $350 million firm may hire as many as 40 traders over the next six months, hoping to tap into the talent leaving bank prop desks, Bloomberg News reports.
Banks have begun dismantling their prop trading operations, which will be barred under the Dodd-Frank financial services reform law.
First New York, which already boasts more than 200 traders, plans to begin fundraising in the first quarter. The fund's prop traders have enjoyed average annual returns of 20% over the last five years, according to Bloomberg.
The firm's move into hedge funds follows the appiontment of new CEO Joseph Schenk, a former CFO of Jefferies Group, and the sale of its prime brokerage business, both last month.
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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