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Mar 22 2012 | 2:35am ET
The London Borough of Camden, having whittled the list of candidates for its first hedge fund mandate to five top names, has made its choice. It's just not saying which it's chosen yet.
The borough's £972.4 million (US$1.5 billion) pension plan will invest £50 million in the hedge fund, HFMWeek reports. Camden had narrowed an initial list of 54 to Aurum Funds, Blackstone Group, BlueCrest Capital Management, Brevan Howard Asset Management and Prisma Capital Partners.
The disappointed applicants may get another bite at this particular central London apple: Camden will consider further allocations.
"During the manager presentations, councillors and officers were impressed with the standard of product available," the pension's director of finance wrote. Camden can invest up to 5% of its assets in hedge funds.
Mar 9 2015 | 6:35am ET
As more investors look to diversify, many are beginning to use retirement funds to invest in alternative assets such as private equity and real estate. Kelly Rodriques, CEO & President of PENSCO Trust Company, explains how companies can connect with those looking to use their retirement accounts in a different way. Read more…
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…