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Feb 13 2013 | 11:03am ET
The University of Texas' endowment, one of the richest in the world, may invest an additional $345 million in hedge funds over the next six months.
Specifics were lacking in the documents presented to the University of Texas Investment Management Co.'s board last week, Pensions & Investments reports. But they show that the endowment is likely to invest $60 million in a European equity long/short hedge fund, as well as make additional investments of $75 million and $25 million to two existing investments, an unnamed equity long/short fund and a discretionary global macro fund. An emerging markets manager will also get a bump up, by an undisclosed amount.
In addition, UTIMCO is mulling another $60 million bet on an equity long/short hedge fund, specifically one with less than $500 million in assets, and a $100 million mandate for another emerging markets manager.
The news is not all good for the endowment's stable of alternative investment funds: UTIMCO staff said that it was redeeming entirely from one equity long/short hedge fund, pulling between $30 million and $60 million from a distressed credit manager and making staggered redemptions from an emerging markets manager.
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 ...