Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Last updated 34 min ago
Nov 14 2012 | 12:55pm ET
BlackRock is spinning off the leveraged-finance portfolio of its Obsidian Funds as a stand-alone hedge fund.
The new Fundamental Credit Investors Fund will include the best ideas generated by BlackRock's leveraged-finance desk, Bloomberg News reports. The firm has begun to meet with clients about the new offering and plans to begin marketing it early next year.
Word of the new long/short global credit fund comes from a Citigroup prime brokerage document. Fundamental Credit Investors will seek to replicate Obsidian's leveraged-finance portfolio, investing in high-yield debt, bank loans and special situations. The fund will be managed by James Keenan, an eight-year BlackRock veteran who serves as head of leveraged finance portfolios and investments.
BlackRock has $3.67 trillion in assets, including $113 billion in alternative investment assets. It is unclear how much it hopes to raise for the new fund; the fixed-income Obsidian funds managed less than $1 billion as of 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 McKitish of Peddie School's 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…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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