Thursday, 18 September 2014
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Mar 9 2011 | 11:09am ET
Algebris Investments has teamed up with an Italian bank to launch a new fund investing in the latest investment craze, contingent convertible bonds.
Davide Serra, head of Algebris, noted that some €1 trillion worth of so-called "CoCos" will be issued by banks over the next several years. The bonds are designed to help banks meet stricter new capital ratio requirements, and convert to equity if a bank's capital ratio falls below a set threshold.
The new Duemme CoCo Credit Fund is a joint venture of Algebris and Banca Esperia, in which Mediobanca owns a 50% stake. The two firms said their skill in the "correct determining of pricing could represent an important factor of extra return."
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…
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