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Jul 26 2011 | 12:34pm ET
Austin, Texas' finest are pulling all of the money they can out of hedge fund Excelsior Investors.
The City of Austin Police Retirement Fund last month voted to redeem its investment with Excelsior due to "poor performance," HFMWeek reports. But the $506.5 million public pension was only able to withdraw $1.2 million, as more than half of its investment, $1.5 million, remains side-pocketed.
The pension's Vernon Webb also said that its investment accounted for more than 10% of Excelsior's assets, a no-no for a public fund.
"It was a restriction that we just kept hitting," he told HFM.
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 ...