Monday, 20 October 2014
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Mar 16 2011 | 12:01pm ET
Albourne Partners has replaced Aksia as the hedge fund consultant for New York's largest public pension plan.
Aksia's contract with New York expires at the end of the month.
The $140.6 billion New York State Common Retirement Fund, which was wracked a few years ago by a pay-to-play scandal, said the decision came down to price: Aksia's services cost $1.7 million for the pension's last fiscal year, while Albourne's universal access service goes for just $400,000 per year.
"We're concluding our relationship with Aksia and entering a new relationship with Albourne," spokesman Olayinka Fadahunsi told Pensions & Investments. "We believe the consultant change will generate cost savings for the fund."
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 McKitish of Peddie School's 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…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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