Thursday, 2 October 2014
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Mar 14 2013 | 1:22pm ET
Magnetar Capital has raised $370 million for a mortgage hedge fund.
The Evanston, Ill.-based hedge fund disclosed the figure in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing last year. Magnetar launched the Mortgage Securities Fund last year; the vehicle invests in mortgage-backed bonds.
Magnetar, which manages about $9 billion, is one of the larger and more prominent investors in collateralized debt obligations. The firm has never been accused of wrongdoing, but banks involved in its CDOs have been fined hundreds of millions of dollars.
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 McKitish of Peddie School's 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…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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