Saturday, 30 August 2014
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Jul 20 2007 | 10:46am ET
The $12.5 billion Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund is in its initial phase of searching for market neutral long/short managers as the fourth and final leg of its portable alpha program.
Since 2005, the system’s portable alpha program has allocated or committed $100 million each to active currency managers Mellon Capital Management and FX Concepts, approximately $315 million to global macro managers Bridgewater Associates and AQR Capital Management and $235 million to derivatives-based enhanced equity manager Western Asset Management.
“This is the fourth step in our portable alpha program that do include some hedge funds but not exclusively,” said spokesman Dave Graham. “Our target is to have the portable alpha strategy total 10% of our portfolio, which is currently $12.5 billion, and we hope to issue that at some point within the next few months but nothing has been developed yet. We’re not only waiting for board approval but what goes into the RFP and the specific details of what the search will be.”
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…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...