Wednesday, 1 October 2014
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May 20 2011 | 12:26pm ET
A Connecticut town in the heart of hedge fund country has picked Brevan Howard Asset Management to handle its first commodities investment.
The Town of Fairfield Joint Retirement Investment Board awarded the firm a $9 million mandate, HFMWeek reports. Brevan Howard bested GE Asset Management and Invesco for the allocation.
The Brevan mandate is deemed a commodities investment by Fairfield, but the firm joins two other hedge funds hired in November, the first by the board, which manages both the Town of Fairfield Employees Pension Fund and Town of Fairfield Police & Firefighters Pension Fund, with a total of $273 million in assets. Wellington Management and Conatus Capital won the hedge fund mandates, totaling $15 million.
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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