Tuesday, 23 September 2014
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Jan 10 2013 | 2:03pm ET
Duet Asset Management's former top commodities traders have launched a hedge fund of their own.
Tony Hall and Arno Pilz incorporated Hall Commodities in London last month, Bloomberg News reports. It is unclear what the new firm's precise strategy will be, when it will launch its maiden fund or how much it hopes to raise.
Hall and Pilz left Duet in July after a run of rough performance: The duo's Duet Commodities Fund suffered losses in nine of their last 10 months at the helm. The US$100 million hedge fund did manage a 26% return in 2011, the only full year that Hall and Pilz ran it after launching it in the summer of 2010.
Prior to joining Duet, Hall was global head of distillates oil trading at Credit Suisse-Glencore and Deutsche Bank. Pilz was a metals trader at UBS and Apollo Management.
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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