Wednesday, 17 September 2014
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Jul 14 2011 | 2:26am ET
Hedge fund Trafelet & Co. has added a Morgan Stanley derivatives trader and, appropriately as we are in the midst of the World Series of Poker, a pretty good poker player.
Jason Strasser was named lead analyst at Trafelet, reporting directly to firm founder Remy Trafelet, Business Insider reports. The 26-year-old had been an industrials and materials book runner at Morgan Stanley, which he joined in 2007.
Before that, he spent two years playing poker professionally, earning himself $1.3 million and playing in the 2006 World Series, the same one in which Greenlight Capital's David Einhorn came in 18th place.
Trafelet is a long/short equities fund.
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…
There are two things currency analysts agree on: Currencies have never gone through such a period of low volatility and the dollar must lead the sector out of the current malaise.