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Jan 20 2011 | 1:06pm ET
Buying FrontPoint Partners cost Morgan Stanley $400 million. Selling the hedge fund hasn't come much cheaper.
Morgan Stanley said is took a $126 million charge from the October spin-off. In November, the firm said it expected to take a $70 million pre-tax loss on the sale of the $7 billion hedge fund.
Terms of the spin-off were not disclosed. But Morgan Stanley did retain a sizeable minority stake in FrontPoint and hopes its share of the fund's profits will help it offset the amount it paid for the firm.
The FrontPoint charge was revealed as Morgan Stanley said it posted a 35% jump in fourth-quarter profit.
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 ...