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Aug 31 2011 | 1:17pm ET
A pair of hedge funds have won a combined US$210 million in mandates from Mercer's Asia-Pacific unit.
Arrowstreet Capital Partners will manage US$150 million for Mercer's Overseas Shares Small Companies Portfolio, some 40% of that basket. The quantitative shop and Fidelity Investments are the only two managers in the Small Companies portfolio.
In addition, fellow quant shop AQR Capital Management was awarded a US$60 million mandate for Mercer's alternative assets portfolio. AQR has been charged with investing in liquid, transparent alternative strategies.
"What we're looking for is low long-term average correlation to traditional markets," Stephen Roberts of Mercer Investment Management, told the Financial Standard.
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 ...