Tuesday, 16 September 2014
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Aug 24 2011 | 12:26pm ET
Bank of America Merrill Lynch's former top Asian commodities executive will launch a hedge fund in the fourth quarter.
Diego Parrilla, who left BofA in March, has founded NARECO Advisors—which stands for natural resources and commodities—in Singapore. The firm, which Parrilla serves as chief investment officer and CEO, has already built a team of three. It will avoid stocks and physical commodities, investing instead exclusively in raw-material derivatives, Bloomberg News reports.
"Initially I'm focusing on a relative-value, market-neutral type of fund as there's a gap in the market," Parrilla told Bloomberg.
Parrilla hopes to raise US$500 million for his Commodity Low Vol Alpha Fund within three years. He's also still seeking two more employees, in trading and analysis.
Before joining BofA, Parrilla worked at Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase.
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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