Sunday, 29 March 2015
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Jan 9 2013 | 12:32pm ET
A former power trader at Amaranth Advisors and Brevan Howard Asset Management has launched a hedge fund of his own.
Ulf Ek founded Northlander Commodity Advisors in London. A former trader at Barclays, he was part of the flood of successful gas and power traders to quit the bank recently; Ek himself left in September 2011.
Northlander has been seeded by an unidentified source and has not begun marketing to outside investors. Ek incorporated the firm in December 2011 and registered it last January.
He's now also made his first hire: Power and energy trader Luis Adrian Mancebo Lomeli joined the firm this month, after stints at Nordic utility Vattenfall, Constellation Energy Group and Sempra Energy, Bloomberg News reports.
Ek, for his part, also formerly worked at Enron Corp.
Mar 9 2015 | 6:35am ET
As more investors look to diversify, many are beginning to use retirement funds to invest in alternative assets such as private equity and real estate. Kelly Rodriques, CEO & President of PENSCO Trust Company, explains how companies can connect with those looking to use their retirement accounts in a different way. Read more…
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…