Saturday, 30 August 2014
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Jun 22 2007 | 12:23pm ET
Progress Investment Management plans to launch an emerging manager fund of funds focused on the 130/30 strategies later on this year. The new offering will target plan sponsor investors.
“This is a new, alternative long-only strategy designed to offer plan sponsors the potential to enhance the returns that can be realized from the traditional long-only allocations the strategy seeks to supplement,” said Alex Hsiao, the firm’s CIO. “There is definitely a need for such a strategy, as plan sponsors seek alternative ways to generate excess alpha, particularly in an environment where alternative investments, such as hedge funds, begin to converge.”
The Progress fund of funds will employ a range of “emerging” firms that are registered investment advisors and manage up to $2 billion in assets at the time they are hired. “Those represented in our fund of funds are not rookies in any sense,” said Jose Balagot, director of manager research. “They are seasoned veterans in the field who typically have broken away from larger mainstream firms in order to achieve greater independence and control over their often innovative ideas.”
Balagot noted that Progress is currently completing its due diligence on emerging management firms who may participate in its upcoming 130/30 fund of funds.
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 ...