Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Last updated 22 min ago
May 2 2011 | 12:00pm ET
WisdomTree Investments, the exchange-traded fund house founded by hedge fund legend Michael Steinhardt, posted a small profit in the first quarter, its first in five years of business.
The New York-based firm earned $200,000 between January and March, compared to a $600,000 loss in the fourth quarter. Revenue soared nearly 70% to $14.5 million year-on-year, and assets under management in ETFs grew at about the same clip to $11.3 billion.
WisdomTree, which currently trades as a pink-sheet stock, hopes to list on either the New York Stock Exchange or NASDAQ by the early third quarter. Its shares have risen more than 150% over the past 12 months.
WisdomTree launched its first hedge fund ETFs in 2009 and earlier this year launched the first-ever managed futures ETF.
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 McKitich, CIO of Petty 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…
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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