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Apr 19 2011 | 12:46pm ET
Polar Capital said today that its assets under management rose by 10% in the first quarter.
The US$268 million in inflows and US$181 million in performance gains helped push Polar ever-nearer to its pre-crisis asset level of almost US$4 billion. The firm managed US$3.875 billion at the end of the first quarter, it said, 53% more than it managed a year ago.
But the firm's gains were confined to its long-only products; Polar's hedge funds actually lost about one-fifth of their assets after the firm shuttered its global macro Discovery fund in January.
That move "accounted for a significant proportion of outflows in our hedge fund franchise over the reported period," Polar said.
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 ...