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Nov 4 2011 | 10:54am ET
It's been a banner year for Renaissance Technologies, which can boast a pair of funds up in excess of 30%.
That's par for the course for the East Setauket, N.Y.-based firm's flagship Medallion Fund, which has managed almost exclusively internal capital for a year. Medallion is up 32% this year, the New York Post reports. But just a few steps behind is RenTech's Institutional Equities Fund, which has done more disappointing than impressing since it was launched six years ago.
RIEF, which RenTech founder James Simons once dreamed of raising $100 billion for, is up 31% this year after rising almost 5% last month. The fund, which once managed as much as $28 billion, currently has $6.1 billion in assets.
A third RenTech fund, Institutional Futures, isn't doing nearly as well. That fund was up just 4.36% through September.
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 ...