Monday, 4 May 2015
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Feb 6 2012 | 3:06pm ET
CQS has launched a new mortgage-backed securities hedge fund with US$140 million in initial assets.
The CQS ABS Alpha Fund debuted this month, Bloomberg News reports. In addition to the initial assets, the fund has another US$60 million in commitments, but CQS told clients that "further inflows will be contingent on market opportunity."
The new fund will be run by Alistair Lumsden, who managed the firm's existing ABS Fund. That vehicle has managed a 29.3% annualized return since its inception in 2006; CQS restricted inflows into the $2 billion fund in May.
ABS Alpha will be a riskier play than the ABS fund, using more leverage, less hedging and building a more concentrated portfolio of less-liquid investments. Given those plans, the fund has a one-year lockup with early-withdrawal penalties. In addition, investors will only be able to pull a quarter of their money each quarter.
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…