Mar 24 2006 | 7:10pm ET
Allstate Investments plans to invest 5-10% of its defined benefit pension fund assets with "lite" fund-of-hedge fund managers by year-end, meaning those that employ a 130-long, 30-short strategy, according to David Walsh, chief investment strategist for the plan. This type of strategy uses 30% of assets to go short, and then reinvests the profits into long-only equities, allowing the fund to increase its long-only exposure to 130% without employing leverage. He described the "lite" fund as a product in-between a long-only fund and a hedge fund.
Walsh, speaking at a Portable Alpha conference in Manhattan earlier this week, said the plan is also working on implementing a portable alpha program. The new program will hire managers to handle up to 10% of the plan's portfolio, which is $3.1 billion, according to the 2006 Standard and Poor's Money Market Directory.
Feb 3 2014 | 9:27am ET
In recognition of his extraordinary dedication to philanthropy, Marathon Asset Management’s Bruce Richards will be presented with the Award for Caring during the 16th Annual New York Open Your Heart to the Children Benefit, which takes place on Thursday, March 6. The gala, the largest gathering that Hedge Funds Care/Help For Children holds worldwide, will bring together 1,000 hedge fund executives to raise funds to help prevent and treat child abuse in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Read more…