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Jul 7 2011 | 9:27am ET
Towers Watson has merged three of its investment research teams, including a pair of specialist teams covering hedge funds and private equity.
The consultancy has unified its manager research, asset research and Thinking Ahead groups, it said. Manager research covers both traditional and alternative investments.
Towers' 20-strong hedge fund team, which works with clients on direct hedge fund investments, and its 30-member private markets team, which works with clients on direct private equity, real estate, infrastructure and private markets portfolios, are also included in the new group, headed by Craig Baker. The hedge fund team advises on about $15 billion in assets and the private markets team $40 billion.
"The new structure will allow us to better resource investment opportunities as they arise as well as reinforce the inclusive framework for beta and alpha which we advocate," Carl Hess, global head of investment, 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 ...