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Mar 3 2011 | 10:49am ET
New York's Finest are dipping their toes into hedge funds.
The New York City Police Pension Fund has hired the Permal Group to begin investing in funds of hedge funds, the city comptroller's office said yesterday. The pension is still mulling how much to invest in the asset class, although it is expected to be about $150 million.
The police pension has more than $20 billion in assets.
"Subject to satisfactory negotiations, we expect to initiate a hedge fund-of-funds program which is to be followed by a series of direct investments in hedge funds," Lawrence Schloss, the city's chief investment officer, said.
Permal was picked at the pension's March 1 board meeting, although the hire must still be finalized.
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 ...