Tuesday, 23 September 2014
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Sep 8 2011 | 12:57pm ET
It seems that not every new hedge fund manager wants to be John Paulson: Increasingly, newer and smaller hedge funds are closing their doors to new investors, many before even reaching $1 billion in assets under management.
At least a half-dozen such firms, many led by managers with impressive pedigrees, have done so this year, The New York Times reports. Lakewood Capital Management is the latest, telling investors it will close after seeing assets soar almost fivefold to $900 million.
Lakewood was founded four years ago by SAB Capital Management and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts veteran Anthony Bozza. Other funds founded by veterans of Farallon Capital Management, MSD Capital and TCS Capital Management have already put the breaks on new money.
Brenner West Capital Advisors, founded by Craig Nerenberg and Josh Kaufman, formerly of MSD, did so this month after tripling its assets to $480 million in less than a year. Point Lobos Capital and RouteOne Partners, both set up by former Farallon Capital Management money managers, have also done so, as have Jericho Capital and Redmile Group.
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 McKitich, CIO of Petty 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…
Credit default swaps brought down the London Whale and cost JPMorgan $6.2 billion. Here is how it happened.