Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Last updated 21 min ago
Aug 26 2011 | 9:54am ET
Brevan Howard Asset Management's flagship hedge fund has jumped more than 6% this month, even as many of its peers nurse huge August losses.
The London-based firm's US$25 billion Master Fund is up 6.1% this year, doubling its year-to-Aug. 19 return to almost 12%, Bloomberg News reports. Brevan Howard has employed "tactical trading" to great effect this year, it told investors in a letter to clients yesterday.
"While the rapid changes in risk appetite and existence of extreme tail risks makes longer-term investment and positioning difficult, these conditions provide very fertile trading opportunities," the firm's BH Global feeder fund wrote.
Brevan's gains on the month amount to US$1.5 billion in profits.
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…
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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