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Mar 15 2012 | 2:41am ET
Healthcare was the death of FrontPoint Partners, but it's given new life to one former executive.
Brian Shim and partner Eli Casdin, formerly of Alliance Bernstein, rolled out an equity long/short healthcare hedge fund earlier this year. Shim serves as CFO and chief operating officer at Casdin Capital, which he and Casdin set up in November, HFMWeek reports.
Shim left FrontPoint's Brookville Funds, where he was an executive director, in July. FrontPoint went out of business in January, little more than a year after its top healthcare hedge fund manager, Joseph Skowron, was named in an insider-trading scandal. Skowron went to prison, and FrontPoint never recovered, closing or spinning off all of its hedge funds.
Casdin was an analyst for four years at Alliance Bernstein, also leaving that firm in July. He formerly worked as an analyst at Goldman Sachs.
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 ...