Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Last updated 27 min ago
Nov 15 2012 | 12:29pm ET
The Texas Permanent School Fund's effort to cut back on its funds of hedge funds is nearing completion.
The $25.9 billion endowment is poised to fire two of its remaining four funds of funds, GAM USA and Mesirow Advanced Strategies, shifting all of its fund of funds portfolio to Blackstone Alternative Asset Management and Grosvenor Capital Management. Those firms benefited earlier this year from the fund's termination of K2 Advisors and would split the roughly $660 million currently managed by Mesirow and GAM, Pensions & Investments reports.
The termination of GAM and Mesirow still needs to be finalized by the State Board of Education.
The two funds of funds would already be out on the street but for a clerical error: The fund's finance committee recommended firing the two in April, but failed to post proper notice in time for a vote by the Board of Education.
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.