Friday, 29 August 2014
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Jan 16 2013 | 11:25am ET
Five Louisiana public pension funds have fired or appear set to fire the consultant that suggested they invest with Fletcher Asset Management.
Three of the pensions invested $100 million with Fletcher in 2008. But Fletcher's International Fund filed for bankruptcy after the pensions succeeded in imposing liquidation on it in the Cayman Islands, a move they took after months of talks following Fletcher's filling their July 2011 redemption request with promissory notes.
The Fletcher investment was championed by Memphis, Tenn.-based Consulting Services Group. One of the three pensions to invest with Fletcher has already dumped CSG in favor of New England Pension Consultants, and a smaller Louisiana plan that did not invest with Fletcher has also replaced CSG. Three other state pensions are set to decide CSG's fate in the coming weeks, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
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 ...