Tuesday, 23 September 2014
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Feb 28 2011 | 11:33am ET
Azentus Capital, expected to be among the largest hedge fund launches of the year, has recruited a trio of brand-name prime brokers to handle its trades.
The Hong Kong-based hedge fund, founded by former Goldman Sachs proprietary-trading chief Morgan Sze, will use the services of his old firm, as well as those of Morgan Stanley and UBS, Reuters reports. The new fund is expected to debut in the second quarter with more than US$1 billion in initial assets.
Sze, who has been planning the fund since last year after Goldman decided to pull the plug on its prop. trading operations, officially left the firm earlier this month and registered Azentus with Hong Kong regulators a week ago. He is thought to be building a team of about 30 for the firm, including Roger Denby-Jones, former Boyer Allan Investment Management CEO, as chief operating officer, and at least four former members of his team at Goldman.
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 McKitich, CIO of Petty 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…
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…
Credit default swaps brought down the London Whale and cost JPMorgan $6.2 billion. Here is how it happened.