Thursday, 2 October 2014
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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.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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