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Aug 18 2011 | 2:25am ET
Two steps down, one to go: The Houston Municipal Employees’ Pension System has hired two more hedge fund managers for its new absolute return program.
The $2.1 billion public pension picked Wexford Capital and York Capital Management in the second stage of the program, HFMWeek reports. The latter received a $10 million allocation to its multi-strategy Spectrum Fund, and the latter a $5 million allocation to its flagship event-driven strategy.
The hires follow that of Anchorage Advisors, Davidson Kempner Capital Management, Ox Management and Paulson & Co. earlier this year. HMEP plans to complete it’s three-stage plan this quarter and will begin searching for managers.
The pension now has some $69 million invested in hedge funds, up from just $20 million last year. HMEP hopes to have $100 million invested by the end of the third quarter in between 12 and 15 managers.
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…
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