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Jan 18 2011 | 3:04pm ET
Centaurus Energy suffered its first-ever annual loss last year, dropping almost 4%.
The Houston-based natural gas hedge fund was battered by the market in that commodity, an investor told Reuters. The fund was up 30% in 2009.
"No one made any real money on natgas last year and for Centaurus it was harder, with the authorities breathing down their neck," the source said. The $5 billion firm was slapped with a $15,000 fine earlier this month for violating position limits on the New York Mercantile Exchange. What's more, proposed trading limits are thought to have caused Centaurus founder John Arnold to rein in his trading.
Despite that speculation, Arnold has said he is in favor of imposing limits on speculative natural gas trading.
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 ...