Monday, 20 October 2014
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Apr 13 2007 | 11:12am ET
The Washington State Investment Board’s private markets committee recently approved up to $550 million in commitments to three private equity funds.
Specifically, the committee recommended a $250 million allocation to Providence Equity Partners VI, a $12 billion media and entertainment buyout fund. The committee also recommended an allocation of up to $100 million in Affinity Asia Pacific Fund III, a $2.5 billion fund that makes controlling equity investments in Pacific Rim countries. Both are new additions to Washington’s hefty p.e. portfolio.
The committee also voted on a $200 million allocation to Blackstone Capital Partners V.
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…
Most traders agree that proper risk management is the key to successful trading. However, many traders depend on the deeply flawed measure of standard deviation as a benchmark of risk. Here we put it ...