Thursday, 24 July 2014
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Mar 2 2012 | 6:51am ET
Three New York City pension funds have showered nearly $1 billion on three hedge funds.
The pensions for the Big Apple's police, firefighters and public employees awarded $350 million mandates to Brevan Howard Asset Management and D.E. Shaw Group. Brigade Capital Management will run $200 million.
The mandates at a stroke triple the pensions' hedge fund allocation, which now totals $1.35 billion. The plans, with a combined $70 billion in assets, have a $3 billion hedge fund target.
"We have put together a hedge-fund program that will help further diversify our portfolio and guard against volatility in the market," a spokesman for New York City Comptroller John Liu said.
Two other city pensions, for its teachers and educational administrators, have no hedge fund allocations at all.
Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET
The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…