Thursday, 2 October 2014
Last updated 39 min ago
Jul 19 2011 | 8:10am ET
Quantitative hedge fund AQR Capital Management has launched a $20 million, no-load mutual fund that will employ a “broadly diversified portfolio of alternative strategies” traditionally used by hedge funds.
Greenwich, Conn.-based AQR says the Multi-Strategy Alternative Fund targets low correlation to traditional asset classes and will provide exposure to nine different types of alternative strategies: convertible arbitrage, event driven (including merger arbitrage), fixed income relative value, equity market neutral, long/short equity, dedicated short bias, global macro, managed futures and emerging markets.
“By providing investors with access to nine different alternative investment strategies,” said David G. Kabiller, founding principal and head of client strategies at AQR, “the AQR Multi-Strategy Alternative Fund attempts to provide a comprehensive solution to their alternative investment needs. In addition, by targeting low correlation to traditional asset classes, the fund has the added benefit of potentially increasing investors' portfolio diversification.”
The new fund is AQR’s ninth mutual fund. The AQR Funds managed over $4.7 billion AUM as of June 30, 2011.
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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