Thursday, 18 September 2014
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Jul 3 2007 | 11:42am ET
United Capital Markets is restricting redemption requests from its hedge funds in an effort to avoid being the next Bear Stearns.
United Capital’s Horizon Strategy hedge funds made “the defensive move because we had an unusually high number of redemption requests and we didn’t want to be a forced seller in this market,” spokesman Michael Gregory told Bloomberg News. One of the withdrawal requests came from an investor representing about a quarter of the Key Biscayne, Fla.-based firm’s $619 million in assets under management.
Like the troubled Bear, which is liquidating one fund and taking over $1.6 billion in secured loans for the other to keep it afloat, Horizon manager and United Capital founder John Devaney invests in sub-prime mortgages and other asset-backed securities. Its flagship, the Horizon ABS Fund, was down 5% in April and May after returning almost 40% last year.
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…
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