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Mar 14 2011 | 2:24pm ET
Plenum Investments will launch a new hedge fund investing in something familiar, but in an unfamiliar place.
The Zurich, Switzerland-based firm has hired a manager for a fund that would invest in energy markets in continental Europe, south of its primary focus on the Nordic power markets. Plenum has also begun discussing the new fund with potential investors, Bloomberg News reports.
"We see demand for energy commodities from the investors, and the Americans are clearly ahead of the curve," CEO Rainer Gruenig said. "Such a fund would be economically viable at €15 million to €20 million."
But Plenum is thinking bigger for the new fund, which does not yet have a launch date. The firm aims to raise €250 million for the fund, more than five times the size of its Nordic-focused Power Surge fund.
The new fund would be managed by Trond Svanes Jensen, who would join Plenum fron Norway's European Commodity Management. And it would invest in German and French power futures, Dutch natural gas, emissions and coal, according to Bloomberg, with 70% of assets in a quantitative model. Jensen's models at ECM have produced positive results for five years.
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 ...