Tuesday, 23 September 2014
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Jul 31 2012 | 11:54am ET
Venture capital veteran Rob Chandra has put one foot into the hedge fund world with a planned $250 million launch.
Bessemer Venture Partners' former India chief has founded Avid Park. The new long/short hedge fund is already closed to investors after having won $250 million in commitments, and will focus on technology stocks, a staple of Chandra's portfolios. Bessemer has invested in LinkedIn, Pinterest and Yelp.
While he's set to run his own hedge fund, Chandra isn't leaving Bessemer behind entirely. He plans to retain a part-time position at the firm, at least for the new few years, Reuters reports.
Chandra had led Bessemer's India investments until recently and helped the firm raise its $1.6 billion fund last year.
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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