Tuesday, 23 September 2014
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May 18 2012 | 4:13am ET
Two QVT Financial founders are preparing the delayed launch of their hedge fund, some two years in the works.
Kevin McGoey and Yi Cen founded Lees Hill Capital Management in 2010, after leaving QVT. The New York-based firm is set to finally launch its maiden hedge fund—delayed by market uncertainty—in the third quarter, with more than $100 million in initial assets.
Lees Hill will run an event-driven fund focused on both stocks and bonds, HFMWeek reports.
The firm is still finalizing several allocations. HFM reports that several Lees Hill clients are waiting for calmer market waters to commit to the new hedge fund.
Both McGoey and Yi worked at Deutsche Bank's QVT desk prior to the hedge fund's spinoff in 2004.
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 McKitich, CIO of Petty 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…
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…
Credit default swaps brought down the London Whale and cost JPMorgan $6.2 billion. Here is how it happened.