Tuesday, 23 September 2014
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Jul 12 2012 | 10:04am ET
Hatteras Funds has launched a flat-fee variable annuity giving investors access to hedge fund strategies.
The North Carolina firm's Hatteras Alpha Hedged Strategies Variable Fund is a multi-manager, multi-strategy offering similar to its 10-year-old mutual fund of hedge funds, Hatteras Alpha Hedge Strategies. But the new vehicle is available on Jefferson National's variable annuity platform, the only such alternatives fund currently available there.
"We believe alternative investment strategies provide higher levels of diversification and risk mitigation than traditional strategies, especially during volatile market environments, but some investors and advisors find the taxes to be an obstacle," Robert Worthington, Hatteras president, said. "Hatteras and Jefferson National have removed this obstacle by offering a daily liquid, multi-strategy, multi-manager alternative fund within a tax-deferred variable annuity."
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…
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